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World Elephant Day: 7 Ways to Help Elephants When You Travel

It’s World Elephant Day on August 12! To celebrate the world’s most amazing animals, we’re sharing the best ways to help elephants when you travel. As you know, I love all the animals! But when asked to pick a favourite, it’s elephants every time. And I’m not alone. Do you now anyone who’s not deeply […]

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Last Day In Thailand

14,129 km so far. As far as train rides go, last night’s fell somewhere between the best and the worst. It wasn’t anywhere near as bad as Shanghai to Hong Kong, but it didn’t come close to the smooth ride and comfort of the bullet trains we took in China. Rumbling Through The Night There’s […]

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Rocking The Rails

14,074 km so far. Oh how I love OPP. Yeah, you know me. Staying at our temporary home in Bangkok has been such a special treat, and one of the benefits has been OPP. Yup, I am talking about Other People’s Pools. The ability to jump into a clean, cooling pool whenever we want is […]

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One Day In Bangkok

14,067 km so far. This is a difficult city to navigate. That is what I have determined after a day of running around and not getting much of anything accomplished. Where Does The Time Go? Jane and I attempted to do a few touristy things today, but we are finding Bangkok a little confusing. I […]

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Bangkok Sticker Shock

14,067 km so far. It was amazing to wake up in a home this morning. It was hard to leave our comfy, clean bed, but we had the lure of Bangkok awaiting us. Alas, we decided to be practical and take care of business today, instead of going out and having fun. Learning Bangkok The […]

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Night One In Bangkok

14,067 km so far. On the map, I’d spotted a road that looked like it would take us along the Gulf for most of our ride into Bangkok today, avoiding the busier, more direct freeway routes into the city. I was confident it would provide us with beautiful views of the sea for most of […]

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Workhorses

13,992 km so far. Today was one of those days I think of as workhorse days. The equivalent in “normal” travel is spending the day on a stinky bus, or waiting at the airport for your flight. For cycle tourists, the workhorse day, at least in Thailand, involves a four-lane highway with big rumbling trucks […]

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Two Households, Both Alike

13,885 km so far. Thailand has just appointed its 22nd Prime Minister in 25 years. Yet another interim leader is in place, hoping to keep the country together while they prepare for new elections, possibly in July. The yellow shirts were on the streets of Bangkok today and the red shirts take to the streets […]

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You’re Not In Cambodia Anymore

13,681 km so far. Riding out of Mae Rut this morning, along the elevated quays, I forgot for a moment that Thai roads are left-hand drive. When a scooter came towards me, I instinctively moved to the right side of the path, which is the side the water is on. So did the scooter driver. […]

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Crossing Into Country 20

12,477 km so far. Countless blogs and travel articles have warned us of the dangers that abound when crossing from Thailand into Cambodia at the Poipet border crossing. I was preparing for a lawless frontier: people offering fake visas, kids with slippery fingers digging into our pockets, and marketeers trying to foist upon us all […]

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