Here are links to a collection of web sites and blogs that I have enjoyed over recent years. The list is not exhaustive – and some links may be no longer valid or the websites may not be updated.
Dubai based Airline bloggers:
TampaxTowers – Melissa from EK – not recently update. Which is a shame.
Style High Club – Retro-Jet Girl – from EK – also not recently updated.
The Trolley Dolly – Nadia – also EK crew – another that stopped writing
Life,as I know it (ex EK crew, now Edmonton based full-time mother and consistent blogger!)
Bjorn Moerman – EK pilot, photographer and Fuji promoter!
James Nixon – EK pilot and writer
TheEKSource – EK news
The Dubai Diaries Rachel from EK – still blogging – travel and lifestyle
Bangkok Noir Chris Coles – writer and artist
BKKOK.com Thailand news – basic.
Thailand Voice promoting blogs from Thailand
Thailand Golf If you want to golf in Thailand there are some fun reviews/commentaries here.
Thai-blogs –Thailand life and culture
CityLife Chiang Mai
Thailand Crisis not updated but important in understanding 2006-2009.
Thailand Jumped the Shark – not update – but again useful for understanding Thailand’s political crisis.
Thai Films – self explanatory
Prachatai – Thai news in English
New Mandala – new perspectives on SE Asia
Thailand Intelligent News – interesting opinion and links
Political Prisoners in Thailand – Blocked in Thailand so necessary, sometimes irrational, reading.
GregToDiffer – an expat in Bangkok
Hua Hin Golf – self explanatory
ThailandVoice – Non controversial. harmless, tourism focused.
Women learning Thai – Learning Thai
Thai Cables – Wikileaks Thai content
Mouth of the Mekong – News from the golden triangle
Carabao in english – Thailand’s favorite North Eastern protest rock musicians
NickoBongiorno – I assume this is blocked in Thailand
Ugly-truth Thailand – Also blocked in Thailand
thailandaviation.blogspot.com Thai and Global Aerospace News
Banyan – The Economist
Asia Unbound – CFR
The Marmot’s Hole – Korea
The writings of MD Nalapat
Democratic Voice of Burma
Ideas for India
UAE Community Blog – uniting all UAE bloggers – site not updated since 2015
Dubai informer – general news and events. No commentary.
Secret Dubai Diary – rather disillusioned expat commentary – sadly seems to have died – but again worth keeping for some interesting recent history.
Dubai As It Used To be – self explanatory – fascinating and adding more content!
Kippreport – news and commentary – was once useful – is now dull.
Life In Dubai – moved to Oz after 21 years in Dubai – blog not updated.
Fake Plastic Souks – Alexander McNabb – Dubai social commentator and author.
Dubai Astronomy Group – self explanatory
Gulf Photo Plus – one of Dubai’s most active communities
Dubai Construction Update – Not updated since 2014
Grumpy Goat – Poet, blogger and long time GCC resident. Read this before you move here!
Ever changing lanes – Dubai based product photographer
Christopher Saul – Dubai Blog ANother life in dubai blog – this time from someone who works!
Sport360 – The Dubai based sports newspaper
The Hedonista For anyone with extravagant food and hotel tastes in Dubai
Al Serkel Avenue – Dubai’s arts hub
Arabic affairs blogs
Pan Arabian Enquirer
The Gulf Blog
The New Arab
Hong Kong Blogs
Digital Life – A Hong Kong picture blog – interesting pics
A Big White Guy in Hong Kong – self explanatory
Hemlock’s Diary. And people think I am opinionated – try this!
EastSouthWestNorth – commentary
Glutter.org – Greater China democracy news and many great links
Hong Kong Hustle
Hong Kong Paintings
Hong Kong Outdoors
Hong Kong and Macau Stuff
Hong Kong Free Press
Danwei – media and advertising news from China
The China Beat – how the east is read.
Hong Kong Cinemagic
The Paper Tiger
China Law Blog
China Media Project
China in Africa: The Real Story
China Daily Show
Ministry of Tofu
The Singapore Daily
Xiaxue – self-confessed mean, bitchy, sex goddess who says “wah” a lot!
Mr Brown – colourful commentary from Singapore
The Online Citizen
Icarus flew too high
National League for Democracy
On the Ground ND Kristof
Tabloid Watch (UK)
The Diplomat – Asia Pacific
Fleet Street Blues
Amadeus (airline schedules)
Airline meals – see it b4 you eat it!
Airliners – aviation forum, trip reports and pix archive
A Captain’s Blog – the routine of a California based 767 captain
FA Uniforms – interesting collection of the old and new
Planenation – commercial aviation news
Airchive – a web museum of commercial aviation.
CrankyFlier – mainly US commentary
AvHerald – daily log of airliner incidents
Rand Peck – writing and photography from a US based 757 captain
PlaneBuzz – airline financials
Sharjah – 1937
Boarding Area business travel
ATC – Toronto (YYZ)
Today in the sky
Ask the pilot
The Flying Scotsman – A BA pilot blog
Key Magazines – UK
Crossing the Sky
Blogging at FL250
Flight Level 390
The wings stayed on
Flight to Success
KPAE – Paine Field Blog
UxMilk (mainly Qantas)
World Stewardess Crews
Airways magazine blog
APEX Editor’s Blog
In a Foreign Sky
Better on a Camel
Simon Blakesley Photography
Air Facts Journal
Paris photo blog
Business Traveller – Asia
Camels and Chocolate
Circle of Asia
Tales of Asia
Smart Travel Asia
The World and his TukTuk
QuiteAlone – Matthew Teller
Around the World in 80 Elephants
Mouth of the Mekong
The Guardian – UK
BBC World News
CNNfan.com scary fan site!
vox – Research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading economists
Next Media – news animation
Bangkok info sites:
What Matters – McKinsey
Apollo Lunar Surface Journal
Project Apollo archive
wei under par
The Christina Kim
Alternative Cricket Almanac
Cricket with Balls
The Old Batsman
The Full Toss
From Hyderabad to Hove
Sulia.com – football
Richard Keys – football
World Time Clock
Stuff – gadgets
The Next Web
TNooz – Travel Tech
The Immedium Blog ViralBlog
The Next Web
Now and Next
The Sports Scientists
Glen Calvin Photography
Black Flamingo – recipes and life (no golf!)
All About Cricket
Ballpark-it.com – recipes
TV and Film:
You Only Blog Twice Bond stuff
Place from my past:
Redbourn – the Geoff Webb collection
Watford 2 Liverpool 1 May 1983
Watford Mad (WFC)
BHappy – a Watford Blog
Putajumperon – Watford FC and others
National Media Museum
The British Library
Imperial War Museum