Monthly Archives: December 2014

Camping on beaches in Southern Thailand & drinking with fishermen

From the east coast I crossed over the hills to the west coast of southern Thailand. The southern Andaman coast is a land of long stretches of empty beaches, limestone karsts, fishing villages, and amazingly warm people. As you start … Continue reading

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Camping with family in Phatthalung, & what happened to waterbeds?

I made it as far as a small town and district named Phatthalung my first day into Thailand. It was a fairly long day at 300km and dealing with a border crossing. I headed just out of town and down … Continue reading

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Crossing Thailand Border by motorcycle

During the hectic time of getting my motorcycle out of the port, I wondered if I would ever get out of Malaysia. Time flies and now my time in the country has come to an end. It has sort of … Continue reading

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Exploring Penang: Art, locals at work, and my favorite market in Penang

For a couple nights I moved over to Georgetown, the capital city on the island, which was named after Britain’s King George III. It was founded in 1786 by a trader from the British East India Company. In 2008 it … Continue reading

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Exploring Penang: National Park, Temples, and Clan Jetties

The 230km to Penang were a bit tough with brain that only had a couple hours sleep and a belly that digested some low quality alcohol. As the road curved and weaved back down out of the highlands, the humidity … Continue reading

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Destruction of Cameron Highlands by greed, at least there’s a Jungle Bar

My first stop in Malaysia was the Cameron Highlands. It’s about 220km to Tanah Rata, the little town where most traveler stay. It’s a good base for exploring all the trails in the area, has cheap accommodation, and anything else … Continue reading

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Leaving new family and making dreams happen

It was hard to be in Kuala Lumpur for so long when I was all jacked up to get on the road, but the good part about spending an extended time in a place is the the new family you … Continue reading

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Shipping a motorcycle Part II: Figuring out Malaysia

After two weeks in Kuala Lumper I decided to take things into my own hands. The first week was no big deal because I anticipated this for unloading and inspections. The following week I was led in ten different directions … Continue reading

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Best cheap indian food in Kuala Lumpur

All the delicious food has kept me sane in Kuala Lumpur while I’m on the verge of insanity trying to get my motorcycle out of the port. The Indian food is at the top of my list, and there’s one … Continue reading

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Batu caves, Kuala Lumpur: Naughty little thieving monkeys

My favourite place in Kuala Lumpur, besides the food stalls, is the Batu Caves. It’s a fun way to spend some time close to the city if you’re tired of sightseeing fancy malls, big shiny buildings, and traffic jams. It’s … Continue reading

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