|Living and travelling in Southeast Asia
"So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?"
- Hunter S Thompson.
Indonesia Island Hopping
Three weeks island hopping from the rice terraces on Bali to pristine reefs on Gili Air to spectacular waterfalls on Lombok. Then over to Java to climb mount Bromo before taking a train to Yogyakarta to visit Borobudur (trip report in progress).
Northern Thailand Loop
Starting in Chiang Mai exploring the local peaks and parks before moving north to Chiang Rai
to take in the surrounding hinterlands.
The journey then takes us east to the Laos border and
the spectacular Phu Chi Fa lookout before finally heading north to Mae Sai.
Phu Chi Fa
A few days exploring the empty beaches and rustic villages of this tiny tropical island situated between Thailand and Myanmar.
Nakhon Si Thammarat
A road trip into the South of Thailand to explore the relatively undiscovered province of Nakhon Si Thammarat.
Journeying through the mountainous lands in search of waterfalls and river valleys before heading north for some unspoilt beaches.
Sabah, Borneo and some Lego
A trip to Legoland in Johor Bahru for the kids before venturing east to Borneo and Sabah to explore Kota Kinabalu and the surrounding area. Returning to Kuala Lumpur for a couple of days doing touristy stuff around Malaysia's capital city.
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
A short trip to Hong Kong
A couple of days in Hong Kong on business with a little time to explore the city and take a tram up to The Peak for some spectacular views.
A glimpse into Cambodia
A week in Cambodia sampling the energetic vibes of Phnom Penh's 24 hour nightlife before riding south around Kampot and Kep for a little serenity.
Kampot and Kep
A month in Myanmar
Journeying north from Yangon by train to Mandalay, motorbike into Shan State and to Pyin Oo Lwin, back to Mandalay to explore Sagaing and Mingun. Boat to Bagan and plane to Inle Lake.
Around Yangon, Circular Railway
The Rail to Mandalay
Around Mandalay, Sagaing, Mingun
Pyin Oo Lwin, Shan State
ANZAC ride to Kanchanaburi
Eleven riders journey to from Hua Hin and further south to Kanchanaburi to commemorate ANZAC day on April 25th.
Trip continues with a ride north along the river to Srinagarind Dam.
Malaysia Island Loop
Taking the train from Thailand to Georgetown, Penang and touring the island taking in Batu Ferringhi and local spots.
Trip continues with a ferry journey to Langkawi and a ride on the steepest cable car in the world.
Thailand - Chiang Mai to Pai
A week on the road riding the 762 corner mountain road from Chiang Mai to Pai.
Exploring the picture postcard valleys, hidden temple viewpoints, winding roads and river crossings.
Thailand - Kanchanaburi and beyond
A four-day road trip riding from the south up to Kanchanaburi and out to the Burmese border taking in the scenery and back roads whenever possible. Returning via Cha-am on the coast.
Philippines - Getting wrecked in Subic Bay
A ten day dive trip to discover the WWII wrecks and vibrant coral reefs of Subic Bay in the Philippines.
Subic Bay is an underwater wonderland steeped in history; it has one of the highest concentrations of war wrecks within recreational diving limits in the world, I was there to explore them.
Thailand - Burapa Bike Week
An 800 kilometer two day ride from coast to coast, Hua Hin to Pattaya and back, to one of the largest bike gatherings in Southeast Asia.
Thailand - an island getaway
A few days discovering the charms of the remote southern Thai island of Koh Sukorn.
Thailand - boating around Khao Sok
A boat trip around the majestic Chiew Larn lake in Khao Sok National Park.
|Thailand Riding Guide
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2010-2012 - Thailand beaches to border biking
Bike rides from the Gulf of Thailand to the Burmese border through remote villages and countryside.
2009 - Underwater exploration, getting wet in Mindoro
A return trip to the waters of Puerto Galera, Mindoro Island.
2008 - Sublime Sabang, diving in the Philippines
Diving the underwater wonderland of Sabang, Mindoro Island.
2005 - Mergui Archipelago, Burma
A liveaboard trip from Ranong to Myiek (Mergui).
2004 - Surviving the tsunami - Krabi, Thailand
Caught up in the world's worst natural disaster.
1997-2007 - Journeys through south Thailand
Travelling through the south of Thailand over a number of years.
1999-2000 - Overland to Angkor Wat, Cambodia
We were some of the first foreigners to enter Cambodia overland from Thailand.
1999 - Up the Mekong through Laos
A week on a river boat meandering through the rugged hills of northern Laos.
1998 - Malay peninsula, north to south overland
Two months exploring Malaysia, its towns, highlands and islands.
1996-1997 - Australia: the early years
A year downunder, the long way round Oz.