Ride Overland With Kanchan & Nick

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June 6, 2012

The beach at last, Padang, Muko-Muko, Ferry on to Java, Jakarta!

After Maninjau, we headed out and again rode through beautiful, green rainforest.  We were itching to see the legendary Sumatera coast since it was so popular with surfers.  After a couple of hours of riding through the rainforest covered mountains, the elevation was gone and rice paddies faded into the ocean! Finally, the beach!  The […]

May 24, 2012

Bad luck begins…Lake Toba

Lake Toba is a huge volcanic crater lake that almost seems like an ocean.  It’s really huge—you can’t see the end of it.  The next day we recovered a bit had a breakfast of banana pancake which would be a staple in Indonesia.  The place we stayed at was cheap and a good surprise from […]

May 22, 2012

Selamat Datang di Indonesia

We docked at Tanjung Balai around 3am.  We waited for all the other passengers to unload until we got the bike off.  Surprisingly crew members stuck around and knew exactly what they had to do.  But before then, they wanted to negotiate a price to take the bike off the ferry.  The week before our […]

May 21, 2012

Ahh the frustration…trying to get to Indonesia

Getting up bright and early, we felt reluctant to leave Malaysia.  We had made so many great friends that we felt so much at home!  Tuesday had rolled around and no word from Hakim.  We decided…!  We were getting on that ferry on our own with or without Hakim.  As we decided this, I still […]

May 19, 2012

Back to Malaysia…on to Indonesia?

We had been in touch with a German couple, Sascha and Kerstin since we got into Malaysia.  While we were in Singapore, we got a message from them that they were going to be heading to Indonesia on Wednesday.  For bikers, shipping to Indonesia was posing a huge problem.  Shipping in the first place is […]

May 14, 2012

From jungles to the highrises…From Taman Negara to Singapore

Finally we got ourselves to snap out of it and head to Taman Negara.  We wanted to be in Singapore for the weekend to visit one of Nick’s school buddies and other friends.  Taman Negara is a national park full of 130 million year old rainforest separated by the main town of Kuala Tahan  by […]

May 8, 2012

Langkawi, Penang, Cameron Highlands

To get to Langkawai we had to take a ferry, but we couldn’t take the bike.  We left the bike in Alor Setar and boarded a cramped, freezing ferry to the island.  We had heard a lot about Langkawai, people raved and raved about it.  When we got there it was a real let down.  […]

May 2, 2012

The Andaman Coast & Getting to Malyasia

It didn’t take us too long to get to Krabi, but when we did, we were so happy!  We found a decent place with air con, showered and got settled in.  Felt good to not be sandy and sweaty (at least for a little bit!).  After taking all the coastal roads and spending the night […]

April 27, 2012

Heading through south Thailand…one month later!

We started on time, not really knowing how far we’d get!  It always takes a couple of hours to get out of Bangkok…no matter how hard we try it’s just too confusing and trying to avoid the damn Motorway is a serious task!  Taking the highway is really no fun so we decided to take […]

April 24, 2012

Cambodia, Take 3!

If anyone asked me how many times I’d visit Cambodia it may have been uhhh once.  Never did I think I’d have to get a Cambodian visa 3 times!  The day after we got back from Vietnam we just could not get our asses out of bed.  We had felt like we had been through […]