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Spain: Day One: Walking Through Madrid

If you follow me on Twitter you’ve probably noticed that my first day in Madrid was… pretty awkward. Now, an awkward day doesn’t necessarily make for a bad day, but it definitely isn’t ideal. 652 more words

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Riel-y dusty cycling in Cambodia

Leaving Bangkok we had acquired a third wheel to our group – Greg, who we first met in California and then saw again in New Zealand. 2,240 more words

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Cycling from the beach to Bangkok

Bangkok was 700kms away from Phra Thong. We thought it was about time we did some “proper riding” – covered some distance in the direction of home rather than just cruising around – so gave ourselves until the following Sunday to get there. 2,404 more words

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Th-island hopping - cycles in SW Thailand

Another instantly different as you cross the border experience. On our ferry there was a monk and a ladyboy. On land, the forests looked wilder, not the regular rows of plantation palms we had seen for much of Malaysia. 1,596 more words

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Sliding doors: Cycling home from Bangkok

The other day we saw the sea for the last time in a long time. This will be the third major land crossing of the trip, and the biggest by far, after Netherlands to Italy (1 month) and Boston to Anacortes (3 months). 763 more words

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Cycling North in Malaysia TrulyAsia

Riding North through Malaysia we didn’t have much of a plan other than to stay near the coast and to go to some islands. Penang and Langkawi are the well known Malaysian islands on this coast but our first island stop was Pulau Pangkor, described as “where Malaysians go on holiday at the weekend”, so on a Wednesday we thought this might be a good bet for some quiet beaches. 1,997 more words

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A 1 Day Jaunt Through Geneva

As you may recall, my first stop in Geneva was very short. For our trip to Chamonix, we’d gotten bus tickets to Geneva, then separate tickets for a transfer bus to Chamonix. 744 more words

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