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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
Cameron Highlands: The HIGHlight of Malaysia. Apparently…
‘You’ll LOOOOOVE the guesthouse’ he said ‘It’s completely surrounded by nature’ he said. This is like that time he told me: ‘Oh, you’ve never ridden a big motorbike before? Only a scooter? Aaahhh…don’t worry…it’s same same!’ And then I am … Continue reading
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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
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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
Thailand: Land of Smiles and Friendliness. You sure about that?
25th June: Krabi “Would you like a coffee?” The custom officer politely asks as he takes the papers from our hands. “Coffee??!!” Chris and I answer in unison, with what can only appear, to an outsider, as utterly idiotic expressions. … Continue reading
Posted in Overlanding Tagged adventure, adventure travel, Bangkok, BMW F650, curiosity, discovery, Hua Hin, Ko Lanta, Krabi, long-term travel, overlanding, overlanding China, racism, struggles, Thailand, Travel, world trip, xenophobia 10 Comments
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
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