SOTA Activation and a Military Base – Serra de Foia (CT/AL-001)

SOTA Activation and a Military Base - Serra de Foia (CT/AL-001)
I recently went on holiday to the Algarve region of Portugal, while here i wanted to complete my 2014 objective of operating abroad, which is one of my new privileges as an M0. I also harbored ideas of activating a SOTA summit while in the region, this was very much secondary as i was with ...

Maldives: Top 10 Interesting Facts

Maldives: Top 10 Interesting Facts
Back in November we went to the Maldives for a week of sunshine and relaxation. We visited Chaaya Island Dhonveli which is part of the North Male Attol. Before leaving i prepared a list of interesting facts to help my wife guess where we were going (it was a surprise holiday for her). I compiled this ...

Germany: Ten Christmas Differences

Germany: Ten Christmas Differences
The following is a list of the observations i’ve made while visiting Munich at Christmas over the years. This list is not conclusive and may vary between the different areas in Germany, but it represents my experiences to date. Frohe Weihnachten! 1. Christmas Day is not Christmas Day! The biggest shock i encountered on my first ...

Last few weeks in Vietnam

We’ve been traveling quite a bit recently and have covered quite a lot of the country since the last post… We caught a plane from Saigon up to Hanoi, where we stayed for a few days before going so Sapa which is a mountain town right on the border to China. The surroundings are stunning ...

Good Morning Vietnam

Now that the Dengue fever has been and gone we’ve moved onto Vietnam. We stopped off at Koh Tonsay (aka Rabbit Island) in Cambodia before leaving the country, and this island was lovely, really quiet and the village island life has really been preserved on this tropical island. The boat journey out to this island ...

One bus crash, one tropical island, and one dose of Dengue Fever 2

Recently our experiences have been a little bit mixed. Some great experiences and some not so great… We left Battambang and took the 13 hour bus journey to the south coast city of Sihanoukville this in itself would be bad enough but around 11 hours in we were involved in a bus crash. The bus ...

The land of smiles

We’re now 8 days into Cambodia, and so far we’re loving it! After visiting Phnom Penh and it’s very saddening remnants of Pol Pots regime, we were glad to move on. S21 detention camp and the killing fields were a brutal reminder of mans inhumanity,the killing fields still have human bones and clothes rags sticking ...

Travel onwards to Cambodia from Laos

Travel onwards to Cambodia from Laos
We’ve been and left Si Phan Don (“Four Thousand Islands”) in southern Laos, and are now in Phnom Penh, in Cambodia, our sixth country on the trip. The four thousand islands is located at the very south of Laos where the Mekong becomes wider and shallower and where literally thousands of islands and islets exist ...

Logistical Planning of Border Crossings

Hey Everyone, Just a short post to let you know of our plans for the next 1-2 weeks. We’re currently right in the very south of Laos (after two grueling days by local bus – and my backpack got soaked in fish water on the last local bus, everything smells quite fragrant now!) and soon ...

Hill Tribe Trekking in remotest Laos

Me and Christina have just returned from a raw four day trek into the remote hill tribes of Laos and had an awesome time. The trek was arranged through an eco tourism company called Tiger Trail where the money you pay is distributed to the villages that you visit and the local community. The trek ...