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Surviving the Swiss Alps

The Swiss Alps offer not just breathtaking beauty, but also danger of a domestic kind???

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Hiking in Hong Kong #4 – Coasteering

Coasteering is the sport where you find a rocky coastline and stay as close to it as possible, either on the rock, or swimming in the water! This is part 4 of my Hiking in Hong Kong series. Read part 1 on the best-known hikes, part 2 on another bunch of good hikes and part […]

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Hiking in Hong Kong #3 – Stream hikes

Pitiless Traveller: Stream hiking is a really fun adventure activity in Hong Kong which extends your hiking horizons.

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Hiking in Hong Kong #2 – Some other good ones

Pitiless Traveller: More amazing stuff that you can see if you hike in Hong Kong.

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Hiking in Hong Kong #1 – The big names

The first of a series of blog posts on Hong Kong’s amazing hiking options!

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Tightly wound at the Thousand Islands

I was having a stressful business trip in Jakarta. The client was pushing back meetings; meetings that were not pushed back were getting delayed with alarming regularity; my work outside of Jakarta was getting negatively affected. I had to extend my trip into the next week so I decided to check out the nearby Thousand […]

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Gunung Padang

I have been to Indonesia so many times that I have lost count. It started with the disastrous “Lost Christmas”, many years ago. Indonesia has provided me with a variety of travel stories, being the country where I learned to scuba dive; checked out a bunch of volcanoes; tried a hand at surfing and saw […]

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Breakfast with sumo wrestlers

I wrote about how I met Shimpei in this previous story about Tiger Leaping Gorge. Our previous meeting had been more than a year prior – at the blockchain “knowledge sharing” session described in that article. I planned to visit Tokyo, where Shimpei lived at the time. I messaged him asking for Japan travel tips […]

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Tiger Leaping Gorge and the scuba diving girl

I like meeting people on my solo trips and often stay in touch with them after the trip ends. Facebook became popular at the right time for me to stay connected with people across the globe with whom I might have spent just a day or a few days travelling. Some of these people have […]

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Scenery and service in El Nido and Coron

I visited The Philippines with my friend Pablo during one Chinese New Year holiday in Hong Kong. Trips to the Philippines, as with some other South East Asian countries, are usually a mixed bag. One can expect breathtaking scenery along with various bizarre disappointments in how travel arrangements are conducted. This trip was no exception. […]