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How can depression and travel be managed and co-exist?

So maybe you hit my blog because you want to travel to one of amazing places I have been to, or maybe you’re an adventure motorcyclist and want to rip down the roads I have put many kilometres on. Whatever the reason, you’re here; you’re my audience so I am going to address something that…

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Domestic animal welfare falls short in Thailand

After a recent experience I took to Facebook to vent my absolute frustration at the behaviour of some nationals in this country in relation to ‘domestic pet’ ownership. My rant was this: “I am so fucking sick and tired of seeing a specific Thai person viciously abusing animals! Hitting a dog over the head repeatedly…

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Enjoying the twistes of Phu Tubberk mountain in Phetchabun

One of the biggest drawcards for riding in Thailand is heading into Phetchabun province, approximately 5 hours northwest of Bangkok. If your deciding to ride from Bangkok north to Chiang Mai, heading up through this province is a must. Phu Thap Boek  also known as Phu Man Khao, is a 1,794 m high mountain in…

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What is adventure motorcycling in Thailand really like?

What is adventure motorcycling on Thai roads really like? The amount of farang’s I see coming to Thailand or anywhere in Southeast Asia looking for a 2 wheeled adventure holiday is staggering. With this in mind, many privately owned companies offering adventure motorcycling in Thailand have sprouted up, allowing you to live that dream. The…

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Ducati Hyperstrada Crash Thailand

Ducati motorcycle Crash in Thailand

Well in the last 12 mths, I have riden two different motorcycles, the Kawasaki Versys 650cc and the Ducati Hyperstrada 821cc. These two bikes have seen me rack up nearly 30’000km all over Thailand and Laos. I have seen a lot, in terms of stupidity I have seen it all. Bad drivers exist, and as…

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So you want to buy a Big Bike in Thailand?

So you want to buy a Big Bike in Thailand? Having now gone through the process twice while I have been in Thailand I am going to reflect on some points that are extremely import to take into consideration when you are buying your big bike. Taking you back, I bought my first bike, a…

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Thailand placed 2nd in world for road deaths; Why?

Thailand road deaths place it 2nd in world; Why?

After a recent story in the Bangkok Post relating to Thailand road deaths placing it the second highest in the world behind Libya, I wanted to expand upon the well written story with some personal insights from a farang in Thailand. I have lived in the Kingdom now for near on a year, and in that…

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Don't expect ancient ruins at Buddha Park Vientiane Laos

Don’t expect ancient ruins at Buddha Park Vientiane Laos

Expecting ancient ruins that match the scale of Ayutthaya in Thailand will leave you sorely disappointed. Buddha Park in Vientiane (Sala Xieng Khoan) on the outskirts of Vientiane, 25 km from the city center, located along the Mekong river. The park contains over 200 Hindu and Buddhist statues, but is no bigger than a over sized…

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Tubing in Vang Vieng is still available, the style that Vang Vieng is best known for, the activity that quickly put the small town on the map for backpackers with the invitation of drugs, cheap booze and all night parties is no longer.

The dangerous pursuit of cave tubing in Vang Vieng

Cave tubing in Vang Vieng is still available, though the style of tubing that Vang Vieng has it’s reputation for, the activity that quickly put the small town on the map for backpackers with the invitation of drugs, cheap booze and all night parties is no longer. Since the government put a stop to tubing…

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Vang Vieng on Versys Motorcycle Laos

Adventure riding in south east Asia is big business, with dedicated shops opening in Thailand to help accessorize your bike for your adventure of a life time on the roads. I have been living in Thailand for some time, and ride a 2012 Kawasaki Versys 650cc with a bunch of touring friendly accessories. Many trips…

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