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Covid Lockdown and crossing the Nullabor desert

Covid Lockdown and crossing the Nullabor desert

Western Australia March 2020 So it’s been a while since my last blog when I’d just finished cycling the Munda Biddi trail in Western Australia.  As I left off it was mid March and I was just about to head out to cycle across the mighty Nullabor desert.  Well as you are probably aware there was a little something going on at the time although it didn’t seen to be effecting Australia all that much.  So off I cycled and…

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Arrival in Australia and the Munda Biddi Trail – 8 Feb to 15 Mar 2020

Arrival in Australia and the Munda Biddi Trail – 8 Feb to 15 Mar 2020

Australia 8 Feb 2020 Perth Intl Airport to Camillo 35km My flight arrives in to Perth from Bali to a very quiet airport. I pick up my luggage and the bike box and head outside. It’s still very quiet, even at 1pm in the afternoon. I find a place in some shade where I can put my trike back together. The sky is a vivid blue, its hot and there’s not a cloud in the sky. An hour later the…

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Java, Java, Java (and a smidgen of Singapore!) – 9th to 27th Nov 19

Java, Java, Java (and a smidgen of Singapore!) – 9th to 27th Nov 19

9th to 12th November 2019 Singapore Having arrived from Malaysia on my trike (see the previous blog to catch up) I book into my hostel in the Little India district of Singapore. The smell of curries cooking in the nearby restaurants is alluring. Not so the large gangs of itinerant workers lounging around the public spaces drinking alcohol and eating food! Over the next 3 days as I am waiting for the ferry to Indonesia I get out and about…

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Amazing Thailand – 16 Aug to 9 Oct 2019

Amazing Thailand – 16 Aug to 9 Oct 2019

Thailand 16 August to 09 October 2019 Thailand Total Distance 1992km Accumulative Distance 31,026km Days in Country 54 Days Cycled 23   Well this blog is going to be slightly different from all my other blogs so far. Why’s that you ask? Well after about 1 and a half months in Thailand I went on a waterfall walk and my phone got water damaged, basically it was Phuket (yes that’s a pun on f@@ked!!) . So what’s that got to…

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Lao People’s Democratic Republic 6 – 16 August 2019

Lao People’s Democratic Republic 6 – 16 August 2019

Intro Laos first emerged in the region as Lan Xang, or the ‘Kingdom of a Million Elephants’, in the 14th century. Despite some bursts of independence, the kingdom generally found itself paying tribute to more powerful neighbours, including the Siamese and Vietnamese. Geography ensured Laos was sucked into the Vietnam War and a lengthy civil war culminated in a communist takeover in 1975. After many years of isolation, Laos began to experiment with economic reforms in the 1990s but political…

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Goodbye Vietnam! 14th July to 5th August 2019

Goodbye Vietnam! 14th July to 5th August 2019

Sunday 14th to 16th July 2019 Ha Giang to Sapa (Ta Van) Distance 85 + 96 + 41T Total 28476 km Mud mud mud gloop gloop gloop. Between Ha Giang and Sapa it rained quite a bit. The final climb up to Ta Van was huge and in a lot of places just hard packed gravel and mud. Tough going but I make it in the end. Time for a couple of days off which I spend walking up the…

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Hanoi! Hanoi! Hanoi!

Hanoi! Hanoi! Hanoi!

Hanoi So I’ve been to Hanoi three times now and it’s about time I did a blog on it. My first visit was as a backpacker from Cambodia to visit for New Year 2018 and as a jump off point for backpacking the rest of Vietnam. Then the second time was in June 2019 as I cycled up from the south to the north and finally on a quick bus trip from Sapa to apply for my Thai Visa. Each…

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North Vietnam and the Extreme Ha Giang Loop

North Vietnam and the Extreme Ha Giang Loop

Sunday 23rd June 2019 to Thursday 27th June 2019 Hanoi to Ban Gioc Waterfalls Distance 359 km Total 27858 km Monday. I’m leaving Hanoi today and heading to the fabled northern hills of Vietnam. Here there be waterfalls, caves, huge hills, mountain passes and beautiful scenery. A little bit like the rest of Vietnam just more vertical! Nick gets up with me at 3am and let’s me out of Fortress Ha (Nicks wife enjoys her security!) At this time in…

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Sweden – Travelling over, time for workaway

Sweden – Travelling over, time for workaway

Sunday 1st March Our new workaway location…   Today we’re off to Floby, Sweden to our next workaway host.  So,for the last 15 days we’ve been ‘on holiday’ seeing Norway and during this time we’ve spent 7 nights with ‘couchsurfers’ but it’s still been expensive: (Prices for 2) 6 day cruise £1100 Excursions £600 Hotels £340 Train tickets £220 Plus food, bus and tram fares, and beer. So, an expensive deviation from our plan and only possible because we still…

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