Category Archives: markets

Domesticated in Dushanbe by visa trouble for 3 weeks

After an incredible time exploring the Pamirs, it was time to get a taste of city life. I was in need of my Uzbekistan visa so I could continue west, and Dushanbe, the capital city of Tajikistan, has an Uzbek … Continue reading

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China Xinjiang Province| Paranoid officials, Pamir Mountains, goat skulls & noodles @ Kashgar Market

Coming into China was a slow process filled with intense searches and long waits. Just down from the gate is a customs compound. The next few hours were spent here getting all our possessions rifled through. Before this started we … Continue reading

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Indian markets

One of the best parts of India is wandering through a local market and sending your senses into overdrive. In India, no matter the time of day, you will find people selling, bartering, and cooking. The smells in the air … Continue reading

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Crossing Myanmar by motorcycle: Sweet curious inviting betel chewing locals, markets, gifts, & Mt. Popa

I figured out that I could get Aung to let me go ahead of the group. I would just have him show me where we were heading for the day and make spots to meet up. It was so much … Continue reading

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Crossing Myanmar by motorcycle: Exploring the life of Inle Lake & meltdown in the group

Getting to Inle lake the road weaves up steeply and then drops down into the valley where the lake is. The views over each side are great, and would be better if it wasn’t for all the smoke in the … Continue reading

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Laos: Mountains, cock fights, caves, reality & eating monkeys

Embrace everything thrown your way and open your mind to the strange and different. At the city of Thakhek along the Mekong river you can take a way better route than the boring trip straight up highway 13 (the loop). … Continue reading

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Southern Cambodia: Kep, coconut pajama ladies, & the Khmer Rouge.

On the coast, about fifteen minutes from Kampot, is the small town of Kep. From 1900 to the 1960’s it was a prestigious resort town for the Cambodian and French elite. Most of the French colonial era mansions are ruins … 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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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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