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Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore 2018

Spain, Morocco and Portugal 2017

UK and Europe 2016

Tasmania by Bike 2015

Kakadu 2015

Nepal, India and Sri Lanka 2015

Eastern Canada and Central America 2014

Fiji and Samoa 2014

Taiwan and China 2013

Southwest China 2012

East Indonesia 2011

Bicycle Australia 2011

Korea, Japan, Java 2011

Mexico and Central America 2010

India 2009

India 2008

Europe 2007

South America 2007 (Part 1)

South America 2007 (Part 2)

Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia 2006

Vietnam, Malaysia, Sumatra 2002-2003

Malaysia, Thailand, Laos 1999

Europe 1998

Africa 1997-1998

Europe 1997

Western Canada 1997

New Zealand 1996-1997

Pakistan-China 1995

Asia 1989-1990 (Part 1)

Asia 1989-1990 (Part 2)

China 1987

Philippines 1984

New Zealand 1982

Africa 1979

Asia Overland and Europe 1976-1977 (Part 1)

Asia Overland and Europe 1976-1977 (Part 2)

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One of my greatest passions, even more than hiking and camping, is travel, especially to non-western, "exotic" places. Backpack travel is so all-consuming that every available holiday has to be somewhere exciting. Even an extended "between job" break is necessary every few years. Somehow I have managed to take many trips since the 1970's without totally sacrificing my career as a chemist and quality engineer.

I left my native Canada in 1972 to live and work in Australia. I liked so much to be somewhere "different" that from then on I considered myself a "citizen of the world". Based in either Australia or Canada, itchy feet have taken me to countless destinations. Virtually all travel is backpack style, by local buses, trains, boats or bicycle. After 30 years or so, I have never grown tired of travel, and am always planning my next trip.

A couple of notes on how to make your way around the website:

So let's go off in quest of that lark (apologies to Lewis Carroll and Ralph Vaughan-Williams), or at least have a lark doing so.

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