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Chasing the sun in Tromsø

On my first full day in Norway, seeing the sun became an important mission because of the long night. So I hiked up the nearest mountain.

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Adventures at the end of the earth

Getting to Raja Ampat in Indonesia was a task, but it provided exceptional wildlife sightings and experiences.

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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 […]