Archive for the ‘Asia’ Category
When I backpacked through SE Asia in 2008, I didn’t always take the cheapest route. I guess you could have called me a “flashpacker” as it was common for me to pay a few extra bucks for added comforts like and air conditioned room. But times have changed and these days I am always looking [...]
Reclining Buddha in Bangkok
After learning the basics of kitesurfing in Lancelin, I decided to follow my Swiss friend’s Kite Trail to Thailand and practice kiting in a new location. We spent three weeks in Hua Hin kiting when the wind was good and exploring the surrounding areas by motorbike on the not so windy days. Because I had already [...]
Hua Hin is a beach resort town located 200 kilometers south of Bangkok that is associated with Thai Royalty. We visited the city because of it’s windy shores … To see more photos of Hua Hin CLICK HERE.
Nicole and I took a bus from Melaka, Malaysia to Singapore. The bus ride took four hours and cost only $15. It is quite shocking to see how immaculate Singapore is right in the middle of Southeast Asia! It is modern, clean, organized and has the ultra-efficient Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train system that can [...]
The city of Siem Reap serves as the gateway to the temple ruins of the Angkorian-era Khmer Empire. The Angkor Archaeological Park encompasses dozens of temple ruins. We stayed three nights in town of Siem Reap which we found to be very touristy and felt extremely Westernized. Angkor has come to refer to the capital [...]
MY ROUTE: March 2011 – August 2012 ENGLAND – July 18, 2012 - July 27, 2012 SWITZERLAND/ITALY – July 2, 2012 - July 18, 2012 TURKEY – June 21, 2012 - July 2, 2012 EGYPT – June 7, 2012 - June 21, 2012 SWITZERLAND/ITALY/LIECHTENSTEIN/AUSTRIA – May 2, 2012 - July 7, 2012 SPAIN, PORTUGAL, FRANCE – April 28, 2012 - May [...]