Marin County and Oregon, USA

Apparently there are only two Filbert Streets in the whole-wide world, one is in San Francisco the other is in Leicester. (I’m sure that that’s wrong, but it makes for a good story) This photo was taken in San Francisco around about 1998 with my old university chum Amy. My biggest worry before I started…… Continue reading Marin County and Oregon, USA

Seoul to Busan, South Korea

South Korea was the last country that I would be cycling in on this tour; sadly my cycle tour is coming to an end.  Also I’m heading North during the Northern hemisphere’s winter, which admittedly is a bit daft, so it’s getting cooler and I have no intention of cycling in the winter.  I knew…… Continue reading Seoul to Busan, South Korea

Around Taiwan

Taiwan is the Bicycle Kingdom where most mid to high end bicycle are made, and where my trusty steed was actually made, so it was meant to be a bit of a home-coming where I thought that I’d meet other Surly cyclists but I quickly realised that most people rode Giant bicycle and that no-one…… Continue reading Around Taiwan

Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand

After completing two weeks of an intensive two week TEFL course in Chiang Mai in Thailand my course provider placed me at a government primary school in Kamphaeng Phet (KPP).  KPP is mid way between Chiang Mai and Bangkok; it takes about 5 or 6 hours to get to either city. I was given the…… Continue reading Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand

Cycling Across Thailand

Leaving Cambodia and crossing the border into Thailand of course wasn’t straightforward, I ended up going back and forth between the two countries trying to find the departure office for Cambodia, I finally did find it.  Entering Thailand was okay, I really don’t like immigration and at the Thai border the immigration officer did come…… Continue reading Cycling Across Thailand

Cambodia

I arrived in Cambodia via a land border crossing.  I’ve realised that land and sea border crossings are always a culture shock for me as I am expecting a gradual transition from one country to another, but so far that hasn’t been the case.  I managed to avoid the passport control scams on the Vietnamese…… Continue reading Cambodia

The Mekong Delta, Vietnam

I arrived in Ho Chi Minh City the same day that President Trump arrived in Hanoi.  From what I understand from Vietnam’s point of view it was a positive thing as his visit makes the world more aware of Vietnam. I only cycled in the south of Vietnam – which was flat.  I had just…… Continue reading The Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Malaysian Chinese New Year

I spent the first part of Chinese New Year in Muar at Waka Lily’s hostel.  Lily, who is one of the owners, invited me to her family home for her a meal and her aunties and mum were all kind enough to give me a red packet ‘Ang Pow’.  I also ended up in one…… Continue reading Malaysian Chinese New Year