Under the Sun and Over the Moon

My bicycle seems to be getting tired. It wasn’t long after my last update when she decided to quit. Again. I’d only just come down from renewing my visa at the Burmese border, where I ran into a couple of seemingly very nice people who invited me to come and stay with them on Ko Phangan,…

Beaches, Beers and Breakdowns

I’m at the coast! And I might finally be able to use the snorkel and goggles I bought roughly 15.000km ago in Istanbul.. Talking about silly-things-to-buy-on-a-bicycle-trip. A motorbike might be a close second. But everything else I’ve gotten is highly useful, and absolutely necessary. Like a cowboy-hat, trousers, another pair of trousers and ehm another pair…

Nice

Thailand is nice. The people are nice, the food is nice, the scenery is nice and the road is nice. It’s not outrageous like India, Exotic like Turkmenistan, Extreme like Tibet or Mind-blowing like Nepal. But it’s very nice. I’m not complaining. I’ve had some wonderful days of cycling. The Northern hills are great! Literally…

And into the land of smiles…

And then you’re in Calcutta two weeks. Getting nowhere. I managed by cycling from office to office across town (still love riding in Indian cities!), to get a meeting with a Captain. I wanted to get on a ship to South East Asia. He was very positive and promising and told me to call him…