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Dharamsala & Amritsar – Crazy Borders, Spiritual Hills & Golden Temples

Dharamsala & Amritsar – Crazy Borders, Spiritual Hills & Golden Temples

It was another beautiful sunny start to the morning drive, west towards Dharamsala. Along the way I stopped at Bir. This is a famous location for the paragliding fraternity. As I got closer to the drop zone I could see hundreds of paragliders up in the sky. I stopped to watch as they were returning from their morning flights. Many had been up in the air for over 5 hours. The first people I chatted to were Kat and Brian, a couple of Kiwis...

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Shimla & Manali – Queen of the Hills & Mountain Retreats

Shimla & Manali – Queen of the Hills & Mountain Retreats

The drive back into the hills was beautiful yet again. Shimla, the Queen of the Hills was my destination. Famed for being the summer capital where the British governed the country during the hot summer months down on the plains. It was an early start and a long drive from Delhi. On arrival in Shimla after some shenanigans finding the right accommodation I ended up finding a hotel not far from the town centre. I parked Boris and crashed out...

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Laos – Lovely and Luscious, A Real Forest Retreat

Laos – Lovely and Luscious, A Real Forest Retreat

After China, Laos was always going to be about rest and relaxation. If there is a better spot than South East Asia for doing exactly that, then tie me down sport, and call me an Aussie!!. The instant you enter South East Asia the shackles come off, the pressure dissipates, stress disappears, you start to feel relaxed immediately. In this part of the world there is no hurry, no need to rush. Everybody is happy and smiling. Friendly faces...

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Are those the Petronas Towers? They sure are!! – Leg 3 is complete!!

Are those the Petronas Towers? They sure are!! – Leg 3 is complete!!

Hi All, Boris, Kiwi Ted and I raced into Kuala Lumpur yesterday to complete Leg 3 of The Great Game Expedition in fine style. We made in right on schedule to meet my Dad for his birthday, and watch the All Blacks smash the Aussies 47 – 29 in the Bledisloe Cup rugby test. The third leg of the journey had a little more drama and excitement than I’d expected. Now I’m focussed on preparing to ship Boris to India. The journey...

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Rest and Recuperation in Laos

Rest and Recuperation in Laos

Hi Everybody, I know I’ve been quiet, so I just wanted to pass on a short message. I crossed over the border from China to Laos 7 days ago. I’ve been resting and recuperating in Luang Namtha ever since. It’s a fantastically laid back place. A large portion of my time has been spent at a great cafe called the Forest Retreat. It just happens to be run by a couple of laided back Kiwi’s. Their amazing western menu and...

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A Challenge for Mark Kalch

A Challenge for Mark Kalch

This is a personal challenge for my Aussie mate Mark Kalch. He is an adventurer attempting to kayak the length of the 7 longest rivers on all 7 continents. He uses human power whereas I sit on my butt driving a truck. Much respect. Checkout these websites to learn more about Mark’s ambitious plans. www.markkalch.com www.7rivers7continents.com Share this:FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestTumblrEmailLinkedInPocketRedditPrintLike this:Like...

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