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A week of three months worth

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | Views [954]

We all know that certain things are contagious. Yawn and you'll see everyone in the room do likewise before long. Sneeze with the flu in an elevator and you'll halve your office's workforce for the week. SDbjijberf saajsdbkj......Sorry, that was a battle ... Read more >

Tags: friends, missed flights, on the road, wineries

If only I ended every day in a brewery.

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 29 Jan 2012 | Views [1489] | Comments [2]

The grass always seems greener; once you've eaten it. Since arriving in Melbourne, I look back on the adventure with more sadness than relief. A week ago I was nearly incapacitated with regret for not having a normal holiday ... Read more >

Tags: bicycling, destination, friends, on the road

Touring the way it should be

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | Views [1503] | Comments [3]

Having a rest day is never a bad thing, especially when it's time spent screwing your tormentor. That has to be the sauciest start to one of my blogs ever, but unfortunately I can't say that I got laid by Lady Luck. Sure, she's fucked me over quite ... Read more >

Tags: bicycling, family, on the road, repairs

Swept along on a bike and a prayer.

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 15 Jan 2012 | Views [1380]

Eden is a lovely town, but not quite in the same league as its biblical counterpart. Quaint little shops, a long history stretching back to early settlement days and 360 degree views. That last fact was due to its location ... Read more >

Tags: bicycling, misfortune, on the road

The tables turn sharper than a dirt track descent

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 1 Jan 2012 | Views [1213] | Comments [1]

It was Christmas morning and Santa had wisely given my tent a wide berth. I remembered how exciting it was as a kid to wake up at 330am and poke through the presents before the parents allowed you to scream them awake. I also remembered how much pain ... Read more >

Tags: cycling, friends, on the road

So close to finishing one month early.

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 25 Dec 2011 | Views [2654] | Comments [2]

It's days like these I don't question my sanity; I fear for it. I question my dedication when even the air I breath conspires against me. I wonder how much more I would be enjoying myself if I was laying on a beach somewhere in Asia, far removed from ... Read more >

Tags: bicycling, ferries, misadventures, on the road

Back roads are not always the best option

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | Views [2639]

Outside my tent I could hear the waves breaking so softly they sounded more like paper plates dropping, than fine China. I could see the sun shining through the clouds frequently enough to convince me Lady Luck was having a sleep in. Fearing she'd wake ... Read more >

Tags: bicycling, friends, misadventure, on the road

Sunburnt and saturated in the same day.

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | Views [1217]

I am pretty sure I was woken at 1:45am by the sound of rain hitting my roof; hard. Hence, $38 had not transformed my tent into the Millennium Falcon. I had to rise early for once to get the first ferry across to Yamba, ... Read more >

Tags: cycling, friends, on the road, people, weather

Resting is more fun than riding when it is raining.

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | Views [2355]

The best thing to do after a riding ordeal like I had just experienced, is to not go anywhere near a bike for awhile. It hurt in too many places just thinking about it. My bike was left on the roof of the hotel and did ... Read more >

Tags: cycling, on the road, people, rip-offs

Riding a scooter to Russia.

VIETNAM | Friday, 19 Nov 2010 | Views [1258]

I've heard of time-warps, sometimes believing I had passed through one when I see my moustache in some reflective surface. I think the 70's are alive and well until reality makes a rare appearance in my mind. I've heard of worm holes as well, those ... Read more >

Tags: misadventures, on the road, sight seeing

Sunburn, speed and shit food in the South.

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 | Views [1297]

You are truly blessed when you hope fervently enough for something to see it come to fruition. Third world countries highlight this blessing Westerners have when our hopes are far less significant than the everyday survival that is most of the Vietnamese's ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, food, misfortune, on the road, philosophy

The dawdle from Dalat on the barf bus

VIETNAM | Monday, 8 Nov 2010 | Views [1524]

When it came time to leave Dalat, it was obvious it wasn't going to be an easy, or dry affair. Numerous roads were blocked due to floods, numerous destinations weren't worth visiting for the same reason and the bus we chose to leave on started the ... Read more >

Tags: misfortune, on the road, travel books

Fear and clothing in Hoi An

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 2 Nov 2010 | Views [1499]

My stay in Hoi An certainly didn't start on the right foot because it didn't start on my feet. The friendly hotel receptionist at Hue had organised his 'friend' to pick us up and escort us to his $10 hotel that had a pool. We were ... Read more >

Tags: on the road, shopping, touts

Living the Ninh Binh drug cliché.

VIETNAM | Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 | Views [4401]

In the past, when someone said to me, “Let's go to Nimbin?”, it usually meant our stocks were low. With Uma slowly becoming a travelling pharmacy, I didn't think it likely, or necessary, that we would be acquiring more drugs. With karst formations ... Read more >

Tags: hospitals, on the road

Bird watching in the Bangkok zoo.

THAILAND | Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | Views [2509]

My solo adventure started ominously enough with my 630am pick up for the ferry showing up at 725am. The receptionist was more worried than I was and called the company three times to ensure I hadn't been forgotten. I must still be on Broome time as ... Read more >

Tags: on the road, people

Is Peter Pan practising what he preaches?

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 20 Dec 2009 | Views [1043] | Comments [1]

Returning to Melbourne is always a scary prospect for me. Cougars don't stalk me in the front yard and the wardrobe is boogey man free the last time I checked. Grey skies that look like they've been finger painted by an obsessive compulsive ... Read more >

Tags: friends, on the road

Big bucks blown between Broome and Bowen.

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | Views [1263]

4,500 kms is a long way to travel and I knew it was not going to be easy. Given that someone else flew the plane for me most of the way, the biggest strain was on my wallet. The 620 km driving stint I did was my most challenging task, but I still managed ... Read more >

Tags: drugs, friends, on the road

Part 1. Risking life and limb on a reckless road trip.

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | Views [1286]

If Broome has a short coming, it's that it's not a road trip. It's a bit too stationary for that. It's not actually a lot of things, like a toaster, philosophical thesis or belly button lint to list but a few. Most things obey the laws of physics and ... Read more >

Tags: drugs, misadventures, on the road

Part 2. Blissed out under a Kimberley moon.

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | Views [1263]

Our first destination was the Bungle Bungle's. Knowing nothing of them prior and being given no clue by their name, we arrived with few expectations. Good thing too as it was night time when we finally made it. I was driving by then and ploughing through ... Read more >

Tags: drugs, misadventures, on the road

Part 3. The toilet talk of travelers

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | Views [1103]

I woke up before Lady Luck to find my tongue stuck in quicksand, my mind stuck in neutral and my pillow stuck to my face with drool. With BYO booze, my wallet had been a superfluous accompaniment to the night but had somehow managed to get lost in its ... Read more >

Tags: drugs, misadventures, on the road

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