A Lockdown Pastime

It’s 2021 and just about one year into Covid. When the new era all started in March 2020, I decided to stay in Australia as to wait out the situation. As described in my previous post, I ended up staying in Melbourne which turned out to be in the only Australian state that imposed a... Continue Reading →

Melbourne, a Lockdown Story

It was March, then it was October. At first and when the global pandemic started to gain momentum in 2020, Australia seemed better off. After all, a giant island with easier-to-control international borders and a low population density apart from a few metropoles should be in a good predisposition to stay on top of the... Continue Reading →

The City of Cities

Just in time and before the world got occupied with the Covid, I could spend a few days in Australia’s most iconic city. Sydney surely has the name and it would be interesting to see what this hype was all about anyway. Sydney is blessed with a massive natural harbour that has many pockets, the... Continue Reading →

Traversing Tasmania

In February, I have spent ten days on Tasmania, the island down under Down Under and Australia’s smallest nominal state. In many ways, Tasmania is a special place for a large part of the island being unpopulated and wild. Thanks to its hilly profile, the island comes with almost no straight roads, which sounded promising... Continue Reading →

Road to the Red Heartland

Australia has quite a small population for its size, which comes down to the fact that in its centre, there’s just red desert where living conditions can be harsh. There’s really not much in the middle and when crossing from West to East on land, there’s only three options:  along the Southern Coast via the... Continue Reading →

Reaching a Land Down Under

About two years after leaving home, I have finally made it: I reached Australia! Traveling in a Western country should make quite a difference after having flaneured around South-East Asia for a year.  Prior to the arrival of my motorcycle, I had the opportunity to discover Fremantle and Perth, two of the three first colonies... Continue Reading →

48 Hours on the Java Sea

Having traveled in Malaysia for quite a bit, it was about time to move further South and towards Indonesia. Starting from the island of Borneo, which itself is shared by two Malaysian States of Sabah and Sarawak, Brunei Darussalam and Indonesia's Kalimantan, I was headed towards Pontianak first, from where I could be taking a... Continue Reading →

Taiwan and the 101

What is a legitimate reason to visit a country? My initial motivation in visiting Taiwan was as simple as my dream of seeing the Taipei 101, which used to be the World’s tallest building until 2010. Being only a hop-over away from around South-East Asia, I decided to spend a week on the island known... Continue Reading →

Island Life on Siargao

In March, I have taken a small break from motorcycle traveling and visited the Philippines. So many islands -- 7,600 in total, thereof 2,000 inhabited ones -- made it seem less practical to bring a motorcycle along. So I decided to leave the R on Borneo at a friend's place and took a very affordable... Continue Reading →

Picture Gallery: Malaysia

Malaysia is a developed, mixed-religion country of great hospitality. Within almost two months, I had the chance to experience its a beautiful seaside, fresh mountains, colonial architecture, delicious food and equatorial climate. Entering from Thailand and in the north of the Peninsula, I took the route: Penang Island — Cameron Highlands — Kuala Lumpur —... Continue Reading →

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