(Almost) Mugged in Mongolia

Thus far, on all my travels I have been very lucky in meeting mostly amazing people. Even travelling through West Africa I was never threatened or  felt in too much ...

Where am I now?

If you’re interested you can follow my progress (or lack of) of my ride back to the UK. Click on the link below to see where I am.

Reflections on two months in Russia.

As you’ve probably noticed I update very rarely these days. Part of the reason is it’s not so easy to spend time writing when you’re in your tent, tired and ...

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To Chita: 2,000odd kms of Hills, Mosquitos, friendly locals and wilderness

I left Khabarovsk excited about what lay ahead. I wasn’t too sure what ...

Shimonoseki to Kyoto

I was looking forward to Japan. It had always conjured up very ...

Back on the road! First stop: South Korea.

After two and half years the day that I had been waiting ...

Reflections on the past 2 and a half years in China.

As I write this I am laying down in an abandoned apartment ...

A journey into North Korea

It’s been such a long time since I’ve been on the road ...

A long way home… The Evolution of my bike.

So here it is at last. The evolution of my bike (still ...

Chinese New Year in Harbin

I wasn’t prepared to spend my second Chinese New Year in Dalian, ...

Reflections on my 7 day juice fast.

So I’ve just completed a 7 day juice fast. Why you ask? ...

The young and Old – Faces from Nepal.

I have spent more time In Nepal than in any other country, ...

Culture Shock! The Public Washroom…

So, as we all know every country has different cultures. Things which ...

Enter The Dragon… How I spent my Chinese New Year Eve.

So, how did I spend my Chinese New Year’s Eve you ask? ...

Waiting at Shanghai airport… A quick update!

So, I sit here at Shainghai airport and I realise just how ...

Summary of 2011…

So, 2011 is coming to an end… What does this mean? To ...

Out and about in Dalian climbing Dàhēishān (大黑山), devouring a BBQ and singing Karaoke with my students.

So I’ve been in China now for almost a month. It’s strange ...

A glimpse of Dalian…

So, as you know I’ve re-located to China. Dalian is in Chinese ...

Top Ten Travel Experiences: No. 02, Liberia: A day of epic frustration… (Feb 2010)

This is a more recent memory, still (painfully) clear. Looking back I ...

The latest chapter: On the road to teaching English in Dalian.

For all my loyal followers (I’m sure there must be one or ...

Meet Rosalind.

Meet Rosalind. 69 in two weeks one can only marvel and be ...

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A warm welcome to Russia: Vladivostok to Khabarovsk

A warm welcome to Russia: Vladivostok to Khabarovsk It was a long and expensive wait to get my Russian visa, so to be finally arriving in Vladivostok, the famous Russian city of the east, was a little surreal. I was admitedly nervous though about passing through immigration. I hadn’t solid proof of exit as I […]

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WWOOFing at Furumaya farm house.

So I arrived in Kyoto and was in need of some R&R. A former student of mine, Lianhua, lived and studied here and many months previously we had agreed that we would meet again. The time had come. She had arranged for me to stay at her host family’s ‘spare’ 4 storey mansion. It was […]

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A small taste of things to come: le voyage à Jīnshí tān

I’ve had Stella, and all her accompanying gear now for a few months, but haven’t had the time to really put her to the test. Hence I decided the 4 days I have off for National Day was the perfect chance.  I wanted to test out the weight of the bike fully loaded, and test […]

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China… Reflections on the past year.

It’s been a year today since I arrived in Dalian. As when I returned from 11 months in Africa I have to ask where the time has gone? It doesn’t seem a minute ago that I was touching down and nervously being thrown into teach my first class. Since then through the months I have […]

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Classes cancelled… Time to head to the Police station…

I’ve not been posting on here recently mainly due to the fact that I’ve not been up to that much. I am in the routine of normal life so chances to escape prison, disease and just general chaos have been few and far between. However Monday proved to re-ignite some feelings of being on the […]

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