Laos:

Animal Life in 2009

22 December 2009 | Living

I've been posting some 'end of 2009' lists in an assortment of categories, starting with Aerial Views, then with Hotels (good and bad), Other Transport, Music, Cars & Drives, Galleries & Museums and Books. Today it's my Animals & Wildlife of 2009. There...

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Other Transport in 2009

17 December 2009 | Transport

During the year I flew lots of places and drove lots of places, but I also used a wide variety of other forms of transport. In my Fun & Fare Evasion blog I tell the story of being caught travelling without a ticket on the Budapest subway. I also ponder – in Sydney...

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Hotels – The Worst One & Some Good Ones in 2009

15 December 2009 | Living

The worst hotel of the year? McAlpine House in Broome, Western Australia. In 2009 I stayed in about 70 different hotels in 16 countries. Many of them were strictly one night stands although there were a fair number of two or three nighters, the longest visit was si...

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Tour d’Afrique Preparation

18 March 2009 | Places

I’m in Africa and about to start my stage of the Cairo to Cape Town Tour d’Afrique. I’ll be riding from Iringa in Tanzania to Lilongwe in Malawi. My Tour d’Afrique training came to a sudden stop when I headed off to Laos for the month of February, although I did a ...

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Nam Ha hill tribe trekking

10 March 2009 | Places

Laos are on the 100 Waterfalls, the amazing Chom Ong Caves, the Sainyaburi Elephant Festival and Back to Luang Prabang. My final Laotian excursion was a three day walk into the Nam Ha NPA (National Protected Area) with the TV crew from Lonely Planet’s Roads Less ...

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