Season 1, Episode 7: Georgetown
They say the quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Personally, I would argue the quickest way to a man’s heart is to crack open his rib cage, but if the boring version of the adage is true then perhaps that’s why I enjoyed my time in Georgetown so much. My heart must be close to my stomach, either that or Georgetown did some ninja heart-grabbing shit on me. Georgetown is the second...
Extended Intermission Over
I must apologise for the rather lengthy time period since my last post. Work, health, life and commercial writing gigs have all been getting in the way of some Tumbling Traveller updates. However I have recently finished the Episode 6 video and will be uploading it shortly. Following this we will return to regular scheduled programming, we’ve still got Malaysia to cover!
Season 1, Episode 6: Chiang Rai...meh.
If you’ve been following ‘The Tumbling Traveller’ since it began, or you’ve gone back and read most of the posts (or for those of you who ‘just hired the movie’ in High School - you’ve watched the videos), you may have been thinking any of the following things: “Wow, Chiang Mai looks like a fun city to explore.” Correct. “Pai, what a great little mountain village.” You’d be...
Season 1, Episode 5: Gibbons
The officials at the Laos border crossing have taken our passports and asked us to sit and wait. They’ve been gone for a full fifteen minutes now and I’m drumming my fingers rhythmically on the table, impatient and nervous. In most countries, if you’re told to sit and wait while your passport is taken to a back room, and nobody returns for fifteen minutes, you’d be somewhat concerned. In...
Season 1, Episode 4: Not Pie, Pai
Date: 2nd of January 2011 Time: Approximately 1100 hours Location: Somewhere between Chiang Mai and Pai Situation Report: I’m going to vomit The road between Chiang Mai and Pai is 140 kilometres long and contains 762 curves, 762 curves in which the bus and your stomach turn through at least 30 degrees. I’m not usually one to get motion sickness. In fact, I’d only ever experienced serious motion...
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Season 1, Episode 3: Ellies
Last episode I sang the praises of Chiang Mai – a city that is an opera of history, a Broadway Musical of culture and a guttural throat sing of sewer smell. I made no secret that despite its imperfections I loved the place; in fact, its imperfections were precisely the reason why I loved it. That said there is a veritable symphony of things to do for day trips from Chiang Mai. In this episode I’m...
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Season 1, Episode 2: Chiang Mai, it's the same...
Early morning - Air Asia flight AK763 - Kuala Lumpur to Chiang Mai. When I get on the plane I’m sitting in row 14, the emergency exit row, not all that mysterious. In fact, it’s actually a bit of a blessing, as a tall person the extra leg room is much appreciated. I didn’t pay the fee you usually have to in order to land a seat in the exit row but still, it’s not mysterious right? Not until I look...
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Season 1, Episode 1: Getting Places
Travelling sucks. I say that as a reasonably well seasoned traveller – I’m not rolling in some sort of high-class wine based Lonely Planet marinade but I’ve had my dousing of salt and pepper. Australia, New Zealand, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, France, the United Kingdom, Finland, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, are the places off the top of my head that my feet have landed...