Exploring and measuring Phuket’s beaches.

 Nai Harn Beach 700 meters long Since I jog Nai Harn beach almost every morning and again in the evening, well, it gets a little boring doing the same route everyday. I probably have jogged this beach over 500 times in the 20 years I’ve been here in Phuket now. So I decided to startContinue reading “Exploring and measuring Phuket’s beaches.”

New Zealand hiking Jan/Feb 2020

This country has been on my list for quite a few years now but didn’t get the chance to hike it with anyone I knew until 2 of my good long distance hiking friends from the US told me they were going. Jan/Feb is not a good time for me to get away but, IContinue reading “New Zealand hiking Jan/Feb 2020”

My thru-hike of Sweden’s: Kungsleden Trail

The Kungsleden Trail, or “King’s Trail” in Swedish, has been on my list for some time.  (My list keeps growing from all the people I meet, and their stories of other trails each time I hike though) I hiked it just after the Midsummer’s Day, which is one of the biggest holidays in Sweden, whichContinue reading “My thru-hike of Sweden’s: Kungsleden Trail”

Northern Sumatra: After the trek, on to Lake Toba

The jungle trek out of Bukit Lawang and all the orangutan sightings was my main reason for coming to Sumatra.  But I knew that if I had the time, I would also love to drive the rented motorbike down to Lake Toba and see the much talked about beautiful lake. I headed out in theContinue reading “Northern Sumatra: After the trek, on to Lake Toba”

Bukit Lawang, Northern Sumatra. Orangutan trekking and more.

Living in Thailand has it’s advantages.  Oftentimes the budget airlines have incredible deals and if you catch them at the right time, you have so many choices for traveling to exotic places. This time it was Malaysian air with a 45% off sale until the end of August (booking period, not travel period) For $200,Continue reading “Bukit Lawang, Northern Sumatra. Orangutan trekking and more.”

Wuling Sixiu Mountain trekking trip

  I’ve wanted to visit Taiwan ever since one of my good friends told me that it was her favorite place in Asia. And I like new and exciting places to hike. So, after some research, I planned to hike the Sixiu (4 mountains) of Wuling farm fame. Wuling farm is a jump off pointContinue reading “Wuling Sixiu Mountain trekking trip”

Hill Tribe Homestay trek, Sapa Vietnam

When you first start researching Sapa, a touristy town in the hills of northern Vietnam, most of the people who travel there are backpackers who do the “Homestay’ trek with the Hill tribe people. There are 4 or 5 different hill tribes in the area. I have been fascinated with the Hmong people ever sinceContinue reading “Hill Tribe Homestay trek, Sapa Vietnam”

Trekking to the “Roof of Indochina”: Mt. Fansipan

At 3,143 metres (10,312 ft), Fansipan peak is the highest point in Indochina.   That means Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. I don’t know why, but figured this would be an easy hike for me to get my climbing muscles back in shape for an upcoming hike in Taiwan.    Well, now I’m worried because this hikeContinue reading “Trekking to the “Roof of Indochina”: Mt. Fansipan”

Hiking in Tasmania: Walls of Jerusalem National Park

Friends of ours moved to Tasmania about 2 years ago and invited my family to come for a visit. I was always fascinated with “Tassie” and it has been on my bucket list for some time.  So I immediately started research hiking in Tasmania and was at first drawn to the southern coast and theContinue reading “Hiking in Tasmania: Walls of Jerusalem National Park”