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Close Call on the Road to Singapore

Posted by on 16/12/12 08:41 PM
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Suddenly the hair rose on the back of my neck and my body tensed…

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Southbound in the Land of Smiles

Posted by on 13/07/12 09:45 AM
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I was fully prepared to discredit such a slogan as “The Land of Smiles” as the merest marketing department propaganda…

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Penang Island

Posted by on 17/06/12 02:59 PM
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Penang, I found, was a lovely place. It possessed a fascinating cultural diversity: Indian, Chinese and Malay were the dominant ethnic groups, but countless others filled the nooks and crannies around town…

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Agony of Travel / Kuala Lumpur

Posted by on 30/09/11 03:58 PM
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It was late when I arrived in Kuala Lumpur International Airport. I bedded down in the hallway near Starbucks for the night, curled round my trailer, which was locked to my bicycle. I woke early in the morning, sole inhabitant of an island besieged by a tumultuous sea of feet…

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A Last Farewell

Posted by on 25/09/11 04:55 PM
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“Aṭutta muṟai varai, India!”

I hugged my sisters goodbye, and latched up my trailer for nearly the first time in six months…

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Bye Bye, Palayamkottai!

Posted by on 05/09/11 05:04 PM
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I clipped my trailer onto the rear axle with bits of rusty wire – I had long since lost the original clips – and saddled up. As I left the Priory grounds, the familiar clatter of the bullock gate passing under my wheels caused a mixed emotion of regret and exhilaration…

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Singamaparai Simulacra

Posted by on 27/08/11 09:37 AM
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An hour’s intense drive north of Palayamkottai — along narrow streets packed with dhoti- and sari-clad Tamils, animals (mostly domestic — plenty of ‘holy cows’), autorickshaws, motorcycles, and crowded, horn-blaring buses — lies the tiny village of Singamparai.

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Ride Statistics

Last Updated: 26/06/12 11:50 AM

  • Odometer: 46,033 km / 28,604 miles
  • Countries Visited: 30
  • Calories Burnt: 2,301,650
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