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SE Asia Adventure: Part 2 – Songkran Festival

The Songkran Festival takes place mid-April, starting on April 13th and lasting from three to five days, depending on where you are. Songkran is the ancient New Year of the people of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. No matter which country you go to, you are bound to have a fantastic time, get soaking wet, and…

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SE Asia Adventures: Part 1 – Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane is the new capital of Laos, having been only made the capital 450 years ago. Because it’s a small city with only about 700,000 residents, it’s much more calm and peaceful than Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Here is the video of our almost 2 days in Vientiane. Hope you enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IhYRjcS9eE To see Sima and…

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Video: Cycling the Mae Hong Son Loop

Quickly becoming a more and more famous cycling route, no longer just for motorbikes. The Mae Hong Son Loop is a 650km circuit through northern Thailand, flowing through lush jungle and over high mountain passes, all the while on smooth pavement with low levels of traffic, especially once you pass the small city of Pai….

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Cycling the Mae Hong Son Loop

Chiang Mai, the largest city in the northern Thailand is not just an amazing city to spend a few days or weeks, but is also the traditional starting point of the Mae Hong Son Loop, a 650km stretch of road going through Pai, Sop Pong, Mae Hong Son, Khun Yuam, Mae Sariang, and Mae Chaem….

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Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang: Inner peace and outer calm The ride to Luang Prabang was supposed to take up 4-5 hours through some amazing mountains and down some pristine valleys. Shortly after leaving we saw a Korean tourist on a small scooter and after a short stop, he told us that he would follow us. I told…

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Vang Vieng, Laos

Vang Vieng: More than a party spot We arrived in Vang Vieng mid-afternoon on the first day of Laos New Year. It was a great experience driving through town, trying not to get all our luggage soaked before getting to the hotel. We found an amazing place just on the other side of the Namson…

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Vientiene, Laos

2 Days in Vientiane, Laos After more than 7 years since last being in Laos, my wife and I decided to do a week-long trip from Vientiane to Luang Prabang. Flying into Vientiane gave me the chance to meet up with some old friends from my early days of working in Malaysia as a teacher…

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Along the Mekong: To Kampong Cham

At approximately 100km from Phnom Penh, Kampong Cham is a great weekend getaway for anyone wanting to get away from the constant traffic and noise of the big city. With lots of travel routes available to get there, there are good options available for all types of travellers.

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Cycling the Coast to Kampot

Cycling the Coast to Kampot After hosting my friend Adam of the Cycling Two for two weeks, he decided that he would make his way to Bangkok by following the coast of Cambodia and Thailand. I decided to join him for the weekend, and to take a bus back from Kampot, which is about 160km…

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Japan: Shikoku Photo Gallery

It can be challenging to find rural places in Japan to cycle, but the route across Shikoku Island follows a fertile valley across the island. Most of the route allows you to cycle on a path next to the road as you follow the winding river. Alternatively, if you have time on your hands, you…

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