Cycling in Bangkok, Thailand

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This is a quick post about a day spent cycling in Bangkok that includes photos, maps, facts and a video. This is a self-guided cultural experience on a shoestring or in reality just a day to kill. Green Bike Bangkok Difficulty Level: I didn’t expect to do any kind of outdoor activity in Bangkok, so […]

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Scooter Ride around Pai, Thailand

This is a quick post about a scooter ride around Pai that includes photos, maps and facts. This is a self-guided cultural experience on a shoestring. Pai the Scooter-Friendly Town When you travel for months in the same part of the world, it happens that you keep on meeting the same people over and over […]

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How to Motorbike Ride from Chang Mai to Myanmar, Thailand

Chang Mai Dirtbike Ride

In this post I provide details of my motorbike ride from Chang Mai to Myanmar that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to additional details, photos and videos. This is a self-guided adventure on a shoestring. Follow the links to dig deeper into the adventure. I also call this ride […]

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How to Visit the Ram Ghat, Kathmandu Nepal

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How to Visit Ram Ghat, Pashupatinath Temple This is a quick overview of logistical requirements and facts as well as links to a full written narrative, photos and videos. This is a self-guided cultural experience on a shoestring. Follow the links to dig deeper into the article.   Difficulty Level: Costs Total Cost Range of […]

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Langtang Motorcycle, Trek & Summit – Narrative

Langtang Trek

Nepal, Langtang National Park Rocky Road to Langtang They say that time slows and that you see your life flash before your eyes when death approaches. I can’t vouch for the abridged version of life flashing by in slideshow fashion, but I can vouch for time slowing down as death began knocking at my door […]

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Shivapuri Mountain Biking

Shivapuri Bike Ride

Shivapuri National Park, Nepal Ride to Nowhere I felt a stinging pain and then something wet behind my ear. I tried to reach around to confirm my suspicion but the constant bouncing and swaying of the bus made it impossible at that moment. I was currently on top of a Nepalese bus that was careening […]

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Rara Lake Trek, Nepal

Rara Lake Trek

Nepal A Long Walk in the Woods The shared tuk-tuk careened to a halt in a dust cloud that hung motionless in the hot air. I got out carefully and pulled on my backpack as I paid the driver 20 IRs (40 cents), and looked around. I was finally in Luxman Jhula (aka Rishikesh), India […]

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Burning Ghats, Nepal

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Pashupatinath Temple Hindu Death There is one thing that is certain in this lifetime: eventually we all die. In the Ram Ghats death is viewed as a natural aspect of life. A dead adult Hindu is mourned with a cremation, while a dead child is typically buried. The last rites are usually completed within a […]

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