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Motorbike Overlanding – 5 years on 2 wheels – What Now?
As it turns out, I’m getting bored of travelling by motorbike. There, I’ve said it. Am I allowed to say that?! It seems not. Most times I dare say that to fellow travelling bikers we meet on the road, they’re … Continue reading
Up Shit Creek Without a Paddle (or a Ferry to Tasmania)
“She’s dead. Pixie is dead. We’re not going anywhere.” I let that thought sink in for just a moment, before I throw myself on the ground, right there on the footpath, and proceed to have the mother of all hissy … Continue reading
Posted in Overlanding Tagged adventure, adventure travel, appreciation, Australia, BMW F650, Canberra, emotional struggles, journey, Kangaroo Valley, long-term travel, motorbike trip, overland travel, overlanding, Sydney< Melbourne, the Great Dividing Range, the Snowy Mountains, world trip 2 Comments
Visit Hong Kong: A Captivating City Where it Costs More to Bury the Dead than House the Living
I’m under no illusion that my travel experiences, in some of the world’s most popular destinations, have a lot to do with the time of year in which I visited. This is why I was stoked a few weeks ago, … Continue reading
2015 – The Travel Year (that wasn’t really)
I woke up this morning realising that we covered more kilometres during our 8-week traverse of China, in 2014, than during the last 12 months in Southeast Asia. The thought made me smile. Travel. It’s bloody brilliant no matter how … Continue reading
Posted in Overlanding Tagged 2015, adventure travel, appreciation, Cambodia, curiosity, discovery, emotional struggles, explore, Housesitting, journey, Laos, long-term travel, Malaysia, motorbike trip, Overland, overlanding, struggles, Thailand, Travel, world trip Leave a comment
Hipmunk City Love Project: Could South Brisbane Be Our Ideal Australian Base?
As we’re inching closer to Australia, the hot topic around our camp stove these days is: where would we want to settle? As much as I love Sydney, I know I could never live there again. After I last visited … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged adventure, adventure travel, Andy Warhol, appreciation, Australia, Bolshoi Ballet, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Charleville, curiosity, discovery, explore, GOMA, HipmunkCiyLove, journey, Pablo Picasso, South Brisbane, Travel, travel guide, William Creek, world trip 1 Comment
Travel Etiquette: How NOT to Make Enemies and Offend People When Travelling
Contrary to what you may think, I’m not immune to the odd travel faux pas here and there, despite my many years of practice. My bouts of foot-in-mouth disease may have decreased in the last few years yet try as … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged adventure, adventure travel, appreciation, curiosity, discovery, explore, journey, long-term travel, struggles, Travel, Travel etiquette, travel guide, world trip 6 Comments
Letters Home from Africa: Sudan, December 2009
I almost can’t believe it. I read and re-read the message posted online, yet after further research, it seems to be true. The car ferry between Sudan and Egypt, crossing Lake Nasser, is no longer. The road is now open. … Continue reading
Posted in Overlanding Tagged adventure, adventure travel, Africa, appreciation, curiosity, discovery, explore, journey, long-term travel, Overland, Sudan, Wadi Halfa, world trip 5 Comments
OVERLANDING CHINA: SELF-DRIVE AND WITHOUT A GUIDE…IT’S NOW POSSIBLE!
EDIT March 2015: please refer to the latest blog post about agencies helping overlanders cross through China unguided, after reading this! After our unforgettable and blissfully unguided self-drive traverse of China (and countless requests for more details from fellow travellers) … Continue reading
Overlanding China: the most rewarding trouble you’ll ever go to!
Something’s not quite right. As I slowly awaken from my slumber and notice the day’s first light peeking through our window, the only thing I hear are birds chirping. Even though we’re staying in a guesthouse…there’s no shouting, no slamming … Continue reading
Overlanding China: A Journey Of Gastronomic Delights (And It’s Not The MSG!)
We love the food in China. We really do. After enduring months on end of bland grub and unidentifiable meats in Central Asia we are absolutely relishing the taste sensations here. Everything is fresh caught, slaughtered or picked, cooked to … Continue reading
Posted in Overlanding Tagged adventure, adventure travel, appreciation, BMW F650, China, Chinese food, discovery, explore, gastronomic journey, long-term travel, motorbike trip, MSG, overlanding, world trip 9 Comments