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…

Revisiting Durham

A couple of weeks ago, Hayley and I were in County Durham for our friends’ wedding. After the wedding, a couple of our friends took the opportunity to visit Durham, where we all spent 4 years there to study for our university degree. It was really nice to revisit this historical city after 7 years since…

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…

Dutch Orange and Tour de France Come to Aachen

Phil and Hayley, what country were you in over the weekend? We were in Deutschland! So why are you seeing Dutch orange, Dutch flags and bike enthusiasts dressed in their Tour de France outfit everywhere you looked on the streets? Are you confused yet? OK let me explain: This year the Tour de France started in…

Road Trip to Giethoorn, Netherlands

Some says Giethoorn is the Venice of the North and I have to agree very much. It is a village up in the northern Netherlands and located at the edge of the De Weerribben-Wieden National Park. So on a Friday morning, I had a road trip to Giethoorn with a few friends of mine. (Sorry Hayley…

Happy 2nd Blogversary

I can’t believe when WordPress told me that I have been blogging for two years as of this month! Yippee! To put the icing on the cake, one of my hardcore coasteering blogposts has recently been featured on an article called “10 Highly Adventurous Activities You Had No Idea Were Available Near Singapore” on The…

A Random Day Out in Venlo, Netherlands

A couple of weeks ago, we decided to go to Venlo spontaneously. It is a small city in the South of the Netherlands in Limburg Province and it sits right at the border with Germany. We thought it would be an adventure explore some of the local markets and the historical town centre, as well as…

Night Dive at Sharp Island, Hong Kong

It has been a long time since I’ve written anything on this blog. It has really been busy in the last few months, and life has taken me to a whole new direction. This was something that I wasn’t expecting a year ago, but life is always a journey of adventure and how exciting it…

Our Adventurous Holiday in Timor-Laste

“We are off to Timor-Laste for a 10 day holiday”, said Hayley and Phil. The typical response would would be “What? Where?” Or as my mum put it “is that a random country in the Middle East that is with war with the Americans?” The answer is it’s a small country that is in between…

Finding Hidden Gems in Little India, Singapore

A couple of weeks ago, Hayley and I happened to have an overnight lay over in Singapore on the way back from our holiday from Timor-Leste. Singapore is a country which we had visited quite a few times in the last few years, so we did wonder what else we could do. We decided to stay…

Stranded in Vietnam: Part 2 – Passports Confiscated

“NO PHOTOS! NO PHOTOS!”, shouted a Vietnamese security in green communist uniform as I was pointing my mobile phone to take some pictures of a JetStar plane flight 3K 395, which was surrounded by fire engines in red flashing lights. The fire crew were inspecting the engine for potential fire. “OK”, I thought, “I’d better not take any…