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North Sumatra Bike Trip 2018

October 20, 2018 – 5:36 pm
Tuktuk to Banda Aceh - 01 - 7514

I started this bike trip in Tuktuk, a small tourist village located on Samosir Island in Lake Toba. My plan was to ride north along the west coast to the city of Banda Aceh. This would take me through  the towns of Tapak Tuan, Meulaboh, and Calang. Then I would return either through the central mountains or along the plains of the east coast. My …

Sumatra Part 02

October 24, 2016 – 4:15 pm

Philippines Trips

June 22, 2016 – 7:54 pm
Beach and Umbrella on White Island

Biliran Trip
Camiguin Trip
Catanduanes Trip
Legazpi to Matnog
Palawan Bike Trip
Palawan Motorbike Trip
Philippines 2013
Siquijor Trip
South Coast of Samar
Super Typhoon Yolanda
Super Typhoon Yolanda Photos
West Coast of Samar



June 22, 2016 – 6:20 pm

Sumatra Part 01

June 21, 2016 – 8:43 pm

Guinea Bike Trip

October 13, 2015 – 8:50 pm
Young Girls in Guinea Featured Image

After my bike trip to Ethiopia, I wanted to return to Africa, but this time to West Africa. After a lot of reading, I settled on Guinea as the place to go. It had a mountainous region in the Fouta Djallon. It was French-speaking, predominantly Muslim, and relatively unknown. It seemed like an interesting place. My arrival in this interesting place was not without its …

Cambodia Bike Trip 2007

October 13, 2015 – 8:38 pm
Takeo, Tani, and Kampong Trach 015

This was not the most well thought-out bike trip. Looking back, I should have simply flown to Cambodia, backpacked around, and flown back. After all, I was working full time, and it was a major effort to even get four weeks off (unpaid). And then preparing the bicycle and gear and getting it on the airplane was a major effort. I was exhausted and stressed …

Ethiopia Bike Trip 1998-1999

October 12, 2015 – 12:24 pm
Me and the Tiru Gondar Brothers

Cyclists don’t generally emerge from a trip to Ethiopia unscathed. Little boys like this find foreigners on loaded touring bikes irresistible. They chase them, grab them, scream at them, taunt them with sticks, and throw rocks at them. And that’s just the warm-up. Unfortunately, I didn’t know any of that before I went there. It came as a bit of a shock. But I soldiered …