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Five days in Bali-wood

It was the arsenic hour - 8am, the wife at work, three kids running amok in various states of undress - when the phone rang. Stu, a producer at Curious Films, told me I’d just been cast in a TV commercial. I did a triple take, then remembered an old audition I’d...

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PETER ON RADIO NEW ZEALAND NIGHTS

In July I chatted with Nights host on National Radio, Bryan Crump, about what it was like to live in Russia just after the fall of communism. That's me, a hundred years ago (it feels) admiring the view of the Moscow River and the Kievskii Voksal (train station) from...

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Dublin, Ireland just before the big crash – Part I

Ireland was booming when I visited early in 2008. And the property crash was just around the corner. My accommodation was the swanky Chief O’Neill’s Hotel. It was part of the grand local commercial, residential and cultural development in Smithfield village. Now...

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Our Own Odysseys – Fall of Communism

Peter on Nights   Well that was fun! I chatted with Nights host on National Radio, Bryan Crump, about 1992 and what it was like to live in Russia just after the fall of communism. It was cold, and rather alchololic (what's that in the coffee cup)? Anyway, here is...

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My Year of Living Dangerously II: Russia 1992

The latest in an ongoing series on Peter’s adventures in Russia. Sunday, 1 December 1991. As I blew in to Sheremetyevo airport, Moscow, I had about five words of spoken Russian; that’s all that had stuck from the six week intensive language course. I had as much...

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My Year of Living Dangerously: Russia 1992

  I flew to Russia via a stopover in Belgrade. There was a civil war going on which explained the cut price Yugoslav Airlines fare, though the saving was lost when I was robbed in a sleazy Belgrade hotel. Undaunted, next day I touched down at...

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