How to do the Manaslu Trek in Nepal

Manaslu Trek Larkya La

How to do the Manaslu Trek in Nepal. I will provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to additional details, photos and videos. This is a guided adventure on a shoestring. Follow the links to dig deeper into the adventure. Difficulty Level: While not easy, this trek is […]

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A Day (& Night) in the Life of Varanasi

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A day (& night) in the life of Varanasi is just that. A casual day spent in the Indian town of Varanasi (also called Benares or Kasi). In this video you will see that the town is the canvas and the people are the unique brush strokes. And every day is a new painting. And […]

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Sri Lanka Adam’s Peak Pilgrimage How To

While in Sri Lanka we were told about a place that was sacred to multiple religions so we decided to do the Adam’s Peak pilgrimage. Note that there are two routes to the summit. We followed the “easier” route and that was hard enough. Adam’s Peak We had the motorbike for another day and a […]

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Sri Lanka Motorcycle Ride to World’s End

In the town of Kandy I discovered two things. First that cheap multi-day motorcycle rentals were available (without an International Drivers License) and that there was a place nearby called World’s End. So we put 1 and 2 together to do a motorcycle ride to World’s End. Hill Country Motorcycle Ride After a few days […]

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Sri Lanka Temples on a Shoe String

Busy in Sri Lanka I first heard the name Sri Lanka when I was a wee young lad. I was reading a novel by Arthur C. Clarke. In the novel he mentions Sri Lanka (previously know as Ceylon & Serendipity) quite a bit. Obviously he had fallen in love with this small island nation that […]

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Koh Tao Outdoor Activities, Thailand

Koh Tao

This is a quick overview about Koh Tao outdoor activities with logistical requirements and facts (accommodation & gear rentals) as well as links to photos and videos. This is a self-guided fun experience on a shoestring. Follow the links to dig deeper into the article. Walking, Scootering, and Hiking Koh Tao Difficulty Level: For me, […]

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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 Chang Mai, Thailand

Samoeng

This is a quick post about a scooter ride around Chang Mai that includes photos, maps and facts. This is a self-guided cultural experience on a shoestring or in reality just a day to kill. Chang Mai, Samoeng Loop Ride The Samoeng Loop, is a 100 km loop ride through the Mae Sa valley to […]

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Scooter Ride around Pai, Thailand

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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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