– My 2012 –


“I restarted my life, twice, in different parts of the world. I’m hoping this second one takes.”

  • 14.02.2012 – Bombings in Bangkok, Life Goes On As Normal
  • Learning “Skål!” in Hua Hin
  • Down the Elephant’s Trunk
  • From Bikers to Monkeys – Prachuap Khiri Khan
  • Phun Phin: A Detour
  • Khao Sok Park – the ‘Getting There’ Problem
  • Khao Sok National Park – a Hike in Pictures
  • Khao Sok Park – Nightlife in the Jungle
  • Cry for the Moon – Koh Phangan’s Full Moon Party
  • A Michigan Island in Surat Thani?
  • “Don’t go there. You’ll get blown up!” – Hat Yai, Thailand



“Less than an hour in Malaysia and I was left on the side of the major highway that runs along the northwestern coast.”

  • Crossing the Malaysia Border at Sadao
  • Lore of the Dragon Valley – the Ruins of Lembah Bujang
  • Sundown in Penang
  • Getting High in Kuala Lumpur
  • The Batu Caves – Riding Out the Storm
  • A Melaka Introduction
  • A Melaka Night
  • A Melaka Day



“. . . the end of this expedition . . . That fabled first world megacity shining over the developing entirety of South East Asia.”

  • Singapore: At the Elephant’s Snout
  • Singapore’s Little India: A Tastes of Chilis and Bollywood Nights
  • Singapore’s Waterfront: The View From the Top
  • Singapore: A Night Astray



  • Ancient Lopburi and the Monkey Temple of Lavo
  • Lopburi:  A Town Travel Guide
  • Sukhothai:  Dawn of Happiness, Dawn of Thailand
  • Kamphaeng Phet and the Aranyik Forest Temples
  • Kanchanaburi:  A Night at the Sugar Member
  • The Death Railway:  Just Along for the Ride
  • Death Railway’s End and the H.I.V. Staircase
  • Koh Phayam:  The Deserted Island Dream
  • Phrae and the Temple of the Industrial Buddha
  • Phrae Muang Phi:  Phrae’s Ghost City



  • Huay Xai:  Crossing the Mekong to Laos
  • The Rough Road to Muang Sing











  • The Bangkok Days:  Loi Krathong at the Rama VIII Bridge