Bangkok by bike

Bangkok by bike

Given Bangkok’s notoriously bad traffic, exploring the city by bike is not the first thing that springs to mind.  However I had explored Bangkok’s main tourist sights on previous visits and I was keen to get behind the scenes and see everyday Bangkok life. The bike tour started in the Phranakorn neighbourhood, home to a […]

Surviving the Death Road – downhill for 65 kilometres

Death Road, Bolivia

One of the most well-known attractions in Bolivia is the infamous “Death Road”, also known as the World’s Most Dangerous Road, so called because of the alarming number of road fatalities. For a fee, tourists can experience this for themselves and mountain bike down this perilous route. Since we were here, it seemed like a […]

Not quite a sunrise at Angkor Wat

Siem Reap, Cambodia

So here I am in Siem Reap and the first order of the day was to visit Angkor Wat, the reason most people visit. Most people apparently do some research beforehand and visit in the dry season. However after I booked my tickets in what is considered the wettest month of the year I optimistically thought […]

A cycling holiday in Cuba

Cuba

“I am Fidel Castro and we have come to liberate Cuba” Fidel Castro Wow – Cuba – what a country, what an experience!  Arriving in Havana, it feels like you’ve landed in not just a different country but a different age. Within seconds of being in a taxi (probably a Lada), you saw the old cars that […]