Monthly Archives: November 2011

Ze Breeteesh are ze best!

Not often you hear words like this from a Frenchman: French oil major Total has strongly criticised the European Union plans to regulate offshore oil and gas across its 27 member states. “We think that regulation is not the appropriate … Continue reading

Posted in Oil & Gas, Politics | 2 Comments

The Police Is Your Friend*

Today I got pulled over by a dodgy traffic policeman for the first time since I came to Lagos over a year ago.  I wasn’t driving (I never do: a pale face behind a wheel may just as well be … Continue reading

Posted in Nigeria, Russia | 10 Comments

A Return to Sakhalin

I am now back in Lagos having recently returned from a two-week holiday in Sakhalin.  Given I had the option of going back to my wife and my her apartment in Phuket, this may seem a strange choice of destination.  … Continue reading

Posted in Photos, Sakhalin, Travel | 7 Comments