Eindhoven Liberation Day: Part 2

On 18 September 1944, Eindhoven celebrated the liberation day. Every year on the same day, Eindhoven commemorates the end of Nazi occupation during World War 2. Soon after the end of the Nazi occupation, the residents were able to switch on the lights once again. Over the years, this has turned into a light celebration where fancy…

Getting Lost In the Desert of the Netherlands

Yes, we are being serious! There is a desert in the middle of the Netherlands. It is a vast area full of fine white sand with small shrubs growing around the sandy area. On a lazy September Sunday afternoon, Hayley and I got our bike out and enjoyed the nice Indian summer. Welcome to the…

Day Out in the Hoge Kempen National Park, Belgium

After living in the Netherlands for a few months, Phil and Hayley are getting some mountain withdrawal symptoms. We are beginning to miss the hills and mountains that we grew to love when we live in Hong Kong. So last weekend, we decided to head to Belgium to get a dose of hills on the bike….

Hol(e)y Bike Ride to Belgium

Bikes – check Map – check Puncture repair kits – check Passports??? – Errr… maybe… just throw them into the bike bags just in case  In many of our previous adventures, we have crossed an by planes, by buses, by ferries and rickety boats, and on foot. So the thought of crossing an international border on bikes…

Exploring Brabant, Netherlands On Bikes With Friends

Last weekend, a few of our friends came and visit us. It was really nice to see them again, and we decided to go out for a long bike ride and explore the Netherlands in a very Dutch way. Since there are so many places in Brabant that we haven’t yet explored, we decided to…

Random Evening Bike Ride Around Eindhoven, Netherlands

The weather in the Netherlands has been quite nice lately, so Hayley and I decided to go out for a spontaneous bike ride around where we live in a summer evening. We simply looked at the local map and decided to go somewhere random. And it was a surprise to us. We came across all…

30 is the New 21: A New Page of My Life

Some say 30 is the new 21, with a new life and adventures await. As I hit the ye olde milestone this month, my life has changed up-side-down. After living out of a suitcase for a few months, I finally said goodbye to Hong Kong and moved to the Netherlands literally 2 days before I turned…

Exploring Pulau Ubin, Singapore On Bikes

A couple of months ago, Hayley and I were in Singapore for a weekend. It is a country which we visited quite a few times and this time we decided to explore a different part of the country. So we checked out Pulau Ubin, which is an island east of Singapore. Many people would call Pulau…