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My travels in and around Asia
Touring 2018

Touring 2018

CRF250 Rally with my Wife on a 30 days adventure in the rainy season in Thailand, Cambodia and Laos following the Mekong River.
Getting the bike ready

Getting the bike ready

CRF250 Rally, getting ready for the bike tour coming up very soon. A few modifications to the suspension and motor for greater comfort.
Dirt Bike Training In Chiang Mai

Dirt Bike Training In Chiang Mai

My first Dirt Bike experience at Honda Safety Riding Park in Chiang Mai. It was professionally run and will return to carryout the next course of Advance Dirt
Gassan Loop, Chiang Mai

Gassan Loop, Chiang Mai

2 Jan 2018, First ride on my crf250 for over 8 months. Meeting English John, Brian and another American guy at Promadana at 10:30 with the plan of doing the Gassan Loop. English John needs to return by 4pm for a thai course so it's probable  just a 6 hour...

China 3

China 3

2 Jan 2018, First ride on my crf250 for over 8 months. Meeting English John, Brian and another American guy at Promadana at 10:30 with the plan of doing the Gassan Loop. English John needs to return by 4pm for a thai course so it's probable  just a 6 hour...

China 2

China 2

Huangshi Stockeded Village,Zhangjiajie national park. Up again early this morning, it was a short van trip to another long gondola ride to take us to the top of Huangshi Stockeded Village. The walk around was 3.2km which they say should take 90 minutes. However, after...

China 1

China 1

Early start this morning when the hotel wakeup call rang at 5:30 Breakfast was a full buffet with western, Chinese and Korean food. But my brother-in-law said the kimchi was horrible. I must have got a head cold while travelling yesterday, felling horrible and it's...

Seoul South Korea

Seoul South Korea

Leaving Buson on my first ever package tour with a korean company. I'm not going alone, Mr Kwon, my brother in-law and I are taking a five day holiday. The real purpose is for me to extend my Visa, sure I could have gone to immigration in korea, but the thought of a...

I made it, The Canada border 

I made it, The Canada border 

  Gyeongbokgung, Main Royal Palace. Spent a couple of hours here then relaxed drinking coffee in the gardens. This palace was established back in 1395 that had been levelled to the ground twice my the Japanese army. With a turbulent history with Japan, I now...

No bear sightings except one beer

No bear sightings except one beer

CDT126 28th August  Monday Feeling tired from the late finish last night at 9:30 in the evening, even the sleeping untill 7am wasn't enough to energise me. Upper Waterton border Once on the trail with the knowledge of the border being only 15 miles away, I know...

Piegan Pass, one of the last big climbs, untill tomorrow

Piegan Pass, one of the last big climbs, untill tomorrow

CDT125 27th August  Sunday 28 miles Swiftcurrent Motor Inn to Kootenai camp site. Early start of 6 this morning, well that was the plan anyway until we decided to have a quick coffee at the cafe first.  We thought about having a big breakfast at the...

Red Eagle Lake campground

Red Eagle Lake campground

CDT124 26th August  Saturday 30 miles Our next camp site was 30miles away, so it's a 5am start this morning.  Total darkness with stars above and only our headlamps to show the way. Passing a couple of lakes that we couldn't see but could feel the coldness,...

Zero day

Zero day

  Gyeongbokgung, Main Royal Palace. Spent a couple of hours here then relaxed drinking coffee in the gardens. This palace was established back in 1395 that had been levelled to the ground twice my the Japanese army. With a turbulent history with Japan, I now...

Town day

Town day

CDT122 24th August  Thursday Lazy start for the day in my bunk bed at Brownies cafe, the hostel is upstairs at the back of the cafe/bakery,   The ceiling is low and the walls and floor was made of wood but carpeted, however there were signs at the start of...

Leaving Bob Marshall Wilderness  park

Leaving Bob Marshall Wilderness  park

CDT121 23ed August  Wednesday Zero miles Getting off the trail and hitching into town, really lucky with a lift, on the side of the road at 6:30am and in half an hour a car passed us by and returned to pick us up. Magic thumb. Found a hostel and booked in for the...

Bob Marshall Wilderness Park and the Chinese Wall 

Bob Marshall Wilderness Park and the Chinese Wall 

2 Jan 2018, First ride on my crf250 for over 8 months. Meeting English John, Brian and another American guy at Promadana at 10:30 with the plan of doing the Gassan Loop. English John needs to return by 4pm for a thai course so it's probable  just a 6 hour...