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A Taste of the Expat Life in Penang, Malaysia
The housekeeper walks in, takes one quick glance at the living room, declares the whole apartment ‘sparkly clean’ and proceeds to unpack two bags full of groceries. Apparently, we’re cooking curry today…and who’d dare argue with that? Sanra is not … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged adventure, adventure travel, curiosity, discovery, dogsitting, Expat, explore, Housesitting, journey, long-term travel, Malaysia, motorbike trip, overlanding, Penang, Pug, Travel, travel guide, travel writing, world trip 4 Comments
Hipmunk City Love: How to Survive a Visit to Bangkok’s Grand Palace
The Grand Palace is, to Bangkok, what the Colosseum is to Rome: the epitome symbol of its ancient civilization. A visit is an absolute must, although it could be chaotic, tiring and quite overwhelming, Crowds here are phenomenal, especially in … Continue reading
Overlanding in Low Season?! You bet!
We’re currently travelling through Southeast Asia at a time of year when many fellow travellers are keeping well away. The weather is crap, the heat unbearable and humidity stifling. As most overlanders know, the trick to keeping up this luxurious … Continue reading
Germany to Thailand-TRIP STATS-Day 960
After just a little bit of nagging, zee in-house accountant has finally found some time to get some new trip stats together. Yey for nagging! If you recall, when we left Germany on 12 September 2012, we estimated that we … Continue reading
Stories from Phnom Penh
There’s a dead man lying in the gutter. A red cloth napkin covers his face. He’s wearing a colourful floral shirt, the kind which seem to be a big hit here with foreigners. I can tell he’s a Westerner because … Continue reading
Lao and its dirty, evil, little secret
We spend leisurely days in Luang Prabang, the reputed tourist hub of Lao and our official gateway to South East Asia. We’ve already been in the country for over a month and are only starting to feel well rested. China … Continue reading
Posted in Overlanding Tagged adventure, adventure travel, BMW F650, bombies, cluster bomb, discovery, emotional struggles, explore, journey, Laos, Luang Namtha, Luang Prabang, motorbike trip, Muang Ngoi, Nong Khiaw, Overland, Secret War, USA, UXO 10 Comments
Overlanding China: what you need to know when IN China
Hi again everyone, hope this finds you well, happy and (half-way) informed about the ins and outs of overlanding in China independently. With this post I hope to answer all the remaining questions you may have about your own adventurous … Continue reading
Overlanding China: what you need to know BEFORE you go
I received a lovely email yesterday, from a fellow overlander who referred to his own recent guided tour of China as ‘the old fashioned way’. It made me smile 🙂 Indeed, China is opening up to foreign overland tourism and … Continue reading
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