Author Archives: Nikki

Japan, I Have Arriven!

Unless I have a tight connection, I generally choose a seat at the back of the the plane where it is less empty. It was with great relief that I realised that when the aircraft doors were all closed, I … Continue reading

Posted in Posts | Leave a comment

A Sandpit In The Middle Of Nowhere

I was transported to a hotel by a chatty Sri Lankan taxi driver. As tired and unsociable as I felt, it was less effort to participate in the mindless small talk that it was to have to deal with an … Continue reading

Posted in Posts | Leave a comment

Of An Airline And A Middle Eastern Airport

The journey there was long and tiring. Because I relied on donour money to get to Taiji, I chose the cheapest flight option. Ironically enough, the cheapest option was with an airline which was supposedly voted the best airline in … Continue reading

Posted in Posts | 2 Comments

The Dream Came True

The night before my departure I sat in a restaurant opposite my work place drinking a R200.00 glass of champagne (I love you My Honey!!). The only thing occupying my mind was “Oh my God – I am going!! I … Continue reading

Posted in Posts | Leave a comment

Updates

I am falling way behind on updating the blog. I wanted to post each day but we are constantly busy so it makes it difficult. I am however keeping scribbled manual notes which I will um…. tranlsate (for the lack … Continue reading

Posted in Posts | Leave a comment

Who Has Who In Their Sights?

Over the weekend there was a kidnap attempt on my friend who is already in Taiji. And then I learnt that my photo, a link to my FB profile and a link to Taiji Or Bust has been placed on … Continue reading

Posted in Posts | Leave a comment

FOR REALZ!!! Taiji, here I come!

Word just in: if Taiji Or Bust has taught me anything, it is that nothing is impossible. If you want something bad enough, go get it. Last year when my friends were in Taiji fighting for the dolphins, I hit … Continue reading

Posted in Posts | 4 Comments

Mail Server Problems

We had some mail server problems – if you have emailed me, you would have had the message bounce back. The problem is now fixed. If you would like to resend your email, please do so. Thanks to Di Smith … Continue reading

Posted in Posts | Leave a comment

Blood Lust

Sad and brutal morning in Taiji. Killers busy killing the False Killer whales that were not sold to aquariums. 1 of the large False Killer Whales was fighting really hard-almost got skiff in trouble. 8 Banger Boats leaving to go … Continue reading

Posted in Posts | Leave a comment

The Cove – Public Service Anouncement

While I was talking to a friend on Facebook about what is happening in The Cove, I came across this public service anouncement. It left me with a big lump in my throat and just reminded me again why I … Continue reading

Posted in Posts | Leave a comment