Shanghai — China

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Meeting with the Hungarian Consulate General in Shanghai, Szilard Bolla, today. He introduced me to Steve Back from Hungary who is Director of Operations for BRISC, a digital technology company that make the interactive “Digital Wall”, specifically designed for museums, based in Shanghai. 今天与匈牙利驻上海总领事馆Szilard Bolla会面。 他向我介绍了来自匈牙利的Steve Back,他是BRISC的运营总监,是一家数字技术公司,专门为上海的博物馆设计互动式“数字墙”。 The Pudong part of Shanghai is incredibly green, … Read More

Hunan International Mineral Expo — Hunan, China

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It’s nice to be able to avoid the crowds to enter the show. Lots of security and police present, with traffic closed to special vehicles. I used the rear entrance which is not as grand. 很高兴能够避开人群进入节目。 许多安全和警察出现,交通关闭特殊车辆。 我使用的后门不是很大。 It’s an amazing exhibition with outstanding Chinese and international minerals, meteorites and fossils on display and sale, … Read More

Mexico Part. 2

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People often ask me about how safe Mexico is…Having traveled here for over 20 years, I have never been robbed or felt unsafe as a tourist or as an explorer in the field. But I have relied on guides as well as good local advice.  Saying all that… I’m currently being driven around in a … Read More

Mexico Part. 1

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Arrived Mexico City midday. Daniel Alejandro, a Facebook friend and mineral collector made a special visit to the airport just to meet me. He presented me a Creedite specimen from Navidad Mexico.I only had a brief moment to chat to him as my driver Ana needed to get me to Tehuacan before 4 PM when … Read More

MEL > CBR > MEX

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My bags are packed and I’m ready to go… It’s been a crazy week or so. One last check up of Rosie then on my way to Canberra for a day planning the new garden display after the big Trex move. 我的行李已经打包好了,我准备好了……这是一个疯狂的一周左右。 最后一次检查Rosie,然后在前往堪培拉的路上进行为期一天的规划,在大暴龙移动之后计划新的花园展示。 After Canberra I fly Sydney, Dallas, Mexico City and then drive to Tehuacan … Read More

Melbourne Museum

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An evening at the museum. Museum Victoria has one or two donor events each year, but as I’m always traveling I normally miss them. I flew back from Mexico to “save” Rosie the Shark. She seems to be in better shape now after a few days of difficult work. 在博物馆的一个晚上。 维多利亚博物馆每年都有一两个捐赠活动,但由于我一直在旅行,我通常会想念他们。 我从墨西哥飞回来拯救罗西鲨鱼。 经过几天艰苦的工作后,她现在看起来状态更好了。 I met … Read More

Updates in Melbourne

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The whole crew and I had spent the day working on Rosie and her tank.We removed all the rubbish, the gravel and toxic formaldehyde. 整个工作人员和我一整天都在罗西和她的坦克上工作。我们去掉了所有垃圾,砾石和有毒甲醛。 Tomorrow we have to start remove the rust and clean her tank carefully.Rosie will be available for viewing in the mornings, with late afternoon sun a problem, so we have … Read More

Rosie the Shark

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About 7 years ago, Sharon Williamson from Australian Animal Rescue, Hank Ebes, Nadine Rosaia, Tony Fraser, Andrew John, my brother Jeno Kapitany and I visited a wildlife park with the option to develop it. We saw Rosie locked away in a dark shed and in the tank that housed her. We decided not to proceed with the project as it wasn’t … Read More

Across The Border to Mexico

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My carry on suitcase was packed and on the road again to warmer climates. 我随身携带的行李箱已经挤满了人,并且在路上又回到了温暖的气候。 This had been an odd show, with cold weather, slow sales and I that had not been feeling very well, so it was difficult for me to get around the 50 or so shows in Tucson.  这是一个奇怪的节目,天气寒冷,销售缓慢,我感觉不是很好,所以我很难绕过图森的50个左右的节目。 Lots of faces of … Read More

Arizona – U.S.A

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Hank Ebes and I began our journey to the Tucson Gem & Mineral show, taking the scenic route through the San Carlos Indian Reservation, Apache country. Giant cacti (saguaro) and magnificent landscapes. Hank Ebes 和我开始了我们的图森宝石和矿物展览之旅,沿着风景优美的路线穿过阿帕奇国家的圣卡洛斯印第安人保护区。 巨型仙人掌(saguaro)和壮丽的风景。 We arrived very early to have some rest before the show. With our airfreight arriving surprisingly fast, we had to pick … Read More