Category Archives: The Road

Heinous/Hellacious/Atrocious/Bodacious: The Roads of Arunachal Pradesh

As life gets longer, awful feels softer. Well, it feels pretty soft to me. If it takes shit to make bliss then I feel pretty blissfully. Modest Mouse, “The View” Questions to ask oneself before cycling on a given road: … Continue reading

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Myanmar: In the Southern Northwest, off the Beaten/Paved/Touched-since-the-‘60s Path

Given our time limit,the frailty of bikes that can’t handle rocky roads, and the frailty of bodies that can’t handle long days under scorching skies, we weren’t really able to explore Myanmar’s remote areas, such as the Burmese half of … Continue reading

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Myanmar: Bagan

We’re heading to Bagan, one of Myanmar’s top three must sees.  One, Shwedagon Pagoda, I had already skipped out of laziness, cheapness, jadedness, and all the other cycle tourist vices.  One, Inle Lake, was too far out of the way … Continue reading

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Myanmarvellous (Yangon – not quite Bagan)

Yangon.  The only S.E.Asian capital I had yet to visit.   To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much.  The big cities are usually more frustration than anything else.  I visit them because they’re “must see” spots and because I’ve got to … Continue reading

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A Myanmarian Fortnight: Myawaddy to Pyay, Day by Day

  Greetings from Myanmar!  First things first: I’m here, still kickin’.  Same for all my friends.  Everyone is suffering or has suffered through some level of exhaustion, sleep deprivation, bloating, diarrhea, heat rash, bedbug bites, and so forth, but that … Continue reading

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The Isthmus of Kra

A fact unknown to me up until a few weeks ago: this world has an Isthmus other than that of Panama. I can’t make any comparisons about the scenery, food, or culture along the way, but I feel justified in … Continue reading

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Laos: Third Time’s a Charm, Just Like the First Two Times

Warning: this post is mostly an excuse to upload a few pictures that I really like. Did I ever tell you the story about the time my horde of cyclist friends and I spent too much time dilly-dallying around Vietnam?  … Continue reading

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Cambodia: The Best of the Rest (Phnom Penh – Poipet)

Once again trying to rescue a few memories before they fade into oblivion.   Just to spice things up, I’ll try doing this one topically. Nature / Scenery   Cambodian towns and cities have some pretty intense names, part Star … Continue reading

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Vietnamesmeriszing

The photos just keep coming!  Here’s the last batch from our 50 days in Vietnam.           It’s a trend here in Southeast Asia: even in towns utterly gray and grimy, there’s often a mansion of a … Continue reading

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Vietnamawesome

To pick up where I left off: Vietnam is long and full of awesome things to take pictures of!  Particularly if one eschews the infamous Highway One in favor of the Ho Chi Minh trail.  The two run parallel to … Continue reading

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