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Readers Stories – Worst Travel Experiences Competition

Readers Stories – Worst Travel Experiences Competition

Recently I posted a blog about my Top 5 Worst Travel Experience. For fun I ran a competition to hear about your own stories. Here are the three lucky winners stories, as I decided to award them all first prize. Along with one more story. Each of the winners will receive a call from me, from the road sometime before I the end of the expedition in January. You can read my stories here. Each of these stories are different. From harrowing and...

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My Top 5 Worst Travel Experiences

My Top 5 Worst Travel Experiences

Having just been through my travel nightmare, that was China. I thought I would share my Top 5 worst travel experiences, and add in a little competition to show I’ve still got my sense of humour. 1. Trapped in an inescapable travel nightmare China Overland Just a few weeks ago I suffered my worst travel experience, ever. I was stuck in China on a group tour with a bunch of selfish, unprepared, thoughtless bikers who didn’t...

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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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Half-time – The journey east is complete, the journey west awaits

Half-time – The journey east is complete, the journey west awaits

Hi All, Almost 2 years to the day, after I got up at an Escape the City meet up in London, and asked if ‘Anybody fancied going for a drive?’, I find myself in Kuala Lumpur at the end of Leg 3. After 126 days on the road, 19 countries, 14,000 miles, 22,500 kms, Legs 1, 2 & 3, 10 Boris services, 3 borders crossed without the right paperwork, 2 x-rays, and one dodgy wrist, I’ve reached the end point of my journey east....

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A Pack Rafting Adventure on the Mekong River

A Pack Rafting Adventure on the Mekong River

While I was in Luang Namtha, Laos I had the pleasure of meeting a fellow Kiwi called Stuart Biggs. Stu and I discovered we were both fans of the adventurer Alastair Humphreys. Stu was so impressed he had taken a leaf out of Alastair’s book and decided to go on a pack rafting adventure. What I loved about Stu was the simplicity of his decision making.  As far as I could tell his decision making process had gone like this. Stu liked...

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China Part 1 – Unhappy Campers, Bike Wankers and Butt Spankers

China Part 1 – Unhappy Campers, Bike Wankers and Butt Spankers

My apologies if the following 3 part series on China comes across as petty and spiteful in places. It was a tough section of the trip. Much tougher than I’d anticipated. As a result, it’s only since I’ve left China that I’ve been able to write the story, as I have started to physically, and mentally recover from the trauma of the experience. I’ve not wanted to purposely paint anybody in a bad light. I’ve...

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