Welcome. I don’t use this much blog anymore, but there is still some good content here from back in the day, and I still travel a lot. Now though I just share on my Facebook and Youtube channels and then share that content here.

Panda wandas in Chengdu

We have been in Cheng Du for about 3 days now, and it is fair to say we have not done very much. There are a few things to do around here, but most are trips to surrounding areas and take a few days themselves.

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Book ahead, it’s worth it

The valley is lost somewhere in the dirt clouds thrown up by our bus and its drivers erratic acceleration. A new curve exposes a town not entirely void of character, but seemingly so after the valleys effect on me. The houses and shops become more

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Xanadu lives in China

I wake from a restless sleep, my eyes struggling to cope with the prospect of  leaving their dark world. The alarm buzzes again, I ignore it for a few seconds before succumbing to the irritation. At first a dream noise, it slowy brings me into

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Finding Forever at Tiger Leaping Gorge

The train shudders to a halt, early morning intrudes on a restless sleep, and the call to wake throws my senses into a dream soup of screeching voices and clambering bodies. Apparently the screeching means “Dali! everyone off!”, and three bunk high beds are tussled about

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The Dwarves Empire!

Before I get started on the moral ambiguity that is the Dwarves Empire, I shall enlighten you as to how we found ourselves there on this most peculiar of days, and what we found when we arrived.

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Kunming, trains and smoko

After the disappointment of Shenzhen I was well and truly looking forward to finding something more authentic, it seemed like Nanning (and ultimately Kunming) in Yunnan might be that place. So with ridiculously little planning we headed off to catch the train to Guangzhou, and

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Welcome to Shenzhen, it’s China… sort of

Shenzhen, China, it’s like Hong Kong, but less. I have been looking forward to China with a mix of excitement and anxiety. I have always wanted to go and explore the place, meet the people, try the strange foods and generally be whipped out of

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Chiang Mai, thanks for the memories

2 months seems to have gone by really quickly (1 and 3/4 at the mo), it has been a unique period in my life in that, I don’t think I have ever had 2 months to just sit around mostly doing whatever I want. Normally

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Songkran, New Years Eve with water

We are in Chiang Mai, Thailand and I am finally starting to settle into the swing of things, it only took about 2 weeks and I am now comfortable with going to bed late, sleeping in and doing whatever it is I feel like doing.

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Chillin in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Ahh, Chiang Mai, what wonders lie within your dingy streets and lawless lanes. What ancient marvels do you offer the wandering traveler, where do you hide your visual, visceral treats… who bloody knows, not I.

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For my mum, Heather

Here I am traveling the world (well Asia first), and it often crosses my mind how I got here. It is true I put a lot of work and time into making this happen, but none of it would have been possible if it wasn’t

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Laos by boat… That’s more like it!

From my last post, you would have known that my journey through Laos had not been all I hoped it might be, but that all changed when we jumped on a slow boat from Luang Prabang to The border town in the north, Houay Xai.

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It’s my “right” to rant

THE GOOD Following our good start in VV, Laos, we had a few ups and downs. The ups began the following day with a trip to the “Blue Lagoon” and its associated cave. We jumped on the motorbike we had rented for a few days

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Laos -Vientiane and Vang Vieng, or, VVV

SAME SAME, BUT DIFFERENT Vientiane, Laos, in a lot of ways reminded me of Cambodia, in particular the dusty town of Koh Kong, but not as nice. Being a border crossing town there were a lot of farang, but these ones seem to have decided

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Bangkok, Holla, city of….electronic entertainment!

HOTEL, MOTEL… So, Bangkok, a longish bus ride with an angry driver, and viola. If your not really into loads of farang tourists, tourist tat, getting hammered and overpriced everything, stay away from the bus drop off point, Khaosan Road. If however your into Farang

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Let me go!

So it goes a little something like this… “Hi,I would like to cancel my contract/change my address/sell my house.” “Yes Sir, may I ask why?” “Because I am leaving Australia to go traveling” Ok, well could we offer you an upgrade/discount/new contract, or… go to

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Long Term Travel, and so it begins…

THE HOUSE IS SOLD! First steps to Long Term Travel So we sold the house, our security blanket, money in bricks and mortar, our first step in becoming property magnates. Except, it was none of those things. We strove for an ideal that was not

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No longer a dream, I AM going to fly a Paramotor!

Soon, we’re off to make Tyrhone‘s flying dream a reality. It’s fun to support someone you love to do crazy shit while you eat a cupcake and watch them: No longer a dream, I AM going to fly a Paramotor! Link to original post on

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