White Verve and Kashgar Video of the Photo Shoot

White Verve and Kashgar Video of the Photo Shoot

Added over 3 years ago

First ever video by Kashgar, documenting our shoot with Sydney fashion label White Verve last year as part of their amazing The Wanderer 2010 spring/summer clothing collection.

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The Bawdy Graffiti of Pompeii and Herculaneum

The Bawdy Graffiti of Pompeii and Herculaneum

Added over 3 years ago

Everyone is now familiar with the recent release of quite explicit photos and service charges found on the walls of a brothel  excavated at Pompeii, the resort town destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CCE. Now for your viewing pleasure comes a list of bawdy graffiti scrawled on the walls of Herculaneum and Pompeii, which confirm, if we didn't already know it, that the Romans were people exactly like us, albeit slightly more obsessed with defecation...or on second thoughts, maybe not. Here is a summary of some of the funniest and rudest graffiti translated so far...

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Our Little Phoenix: the Joys of Travelling and Pet Ownership

Our Little Phoenix: the Joys of Travelling and Pet Ownership

Added over 4 years ago

Robert Louis Stevenson once said "For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” Obviously the man had neither pets nor children.  We're heading off to India on a buying trip this Saturday and along with all the usual stuff we have to organise before one of these odysseys, we have something brand new to worry about: what to do with our 16 month old black poodle Phoenix while we're away...

 

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What's the Weirdest Thing We've Ever Been Asked For in Our Store?

What's the Weirdest Thing We've Ever Been Asked For in Our Store?

Added over 4 years ago

We get all sorts of interesting requests here at Kashgar, from special containers to keep the remains of loved ones in to very precise objects required for film and movie sets - I still remember the day the set designers from Lord of the Rings dropped in on the way to New Zealand to ask if we stocked cauldrons (we did, but not the right kind).  And we take all these requests in our stride.  But sometimes even we are flabbergasted by the things people ask us for...

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Kashgar's Guide to Successful Christmas Shopping

Kashgar's Guide to Successful Christmas Shopping

Added over 5 years ago

Every year we here at Kashgar witness the Great Shopping Debacle that is Christmas and all the trauma it entails.  What we have discovered after many years behind the counter serving our customers is that most of the stress associated with the festive season is self inflicted.  What this means is that with a little bit of forward planning, it can be avoided completely...

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Kashgar's Travelling Tips for the Compleat Traveler

Kashgar's Travelling Tips for the Compleat Traveler

Added over 6 years ago

This is not designed to be the last word on traveling, just a few pointers that I've discovered are absolutely fundamental to the art of traveling well...

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The Kashgar Travel Glossary of Really Important Words and Phrases

The Kashgar Travel Glossary of Really Important Words and Phrases

Added over 6 years ago

This glossary is by no means complete, accurate or even very good.  It's just my take on the reality of travel in the modern world and some of the more interesting words, situations and things you'll come across out there along the way.  And it makes absolutely no difference whether you're staying in a 6 star paradise or a zero-star shithole either - travel through Asia and for better or for worse, sooner or later you'll come across every one of them...

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Linda's Definitive Guide to the Squat Toilets of the World

Linda's Definitive Guide to the Squat Toilets of the World

Added over 6 years ago

I've become obsessed with squat toilets, Gentle Reader, and with good reason. Like others before me I've come to the conclusion that when travelling, all toilets outside of five star establishments are dangerous. I could write a book about the squat toilets of the world and I mightn't be the first person to do so. In some respects I find them preferable to western toilets since as a short person my feet are often left dangling uncomfortably above the ground. They are also (in theory at least) more sanitary than their western counterparts because you don't have to contend with dirty toilet seats. In reality however they are more likely to resemble filth-encrusted Jurassic swamps....

 

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Linda and Ian Visit the Countryside

Linda and Ian Visit the Countryside

Added over 7 years ago

This trip took place during a very trying time in our lives, in 2002, when we had decided to move from Sydney to Barcelona, Spain, and set up our retail business there. We had been working for some months to establish ourselves and things were not going well.  A wonderful Australian who owned a café in Barcelona and had befriended us now took pity on us and invited us to stay for a long weekend in the charming stone cottage she and her Catalan husband rent in a small but perfectly formed village called Tavertet. The following is my diary record of that fateful trip...

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Linda's hotel classification system

Linda's hotel classification system

Added over 7 years ago

Linda's hotel classification system...

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