TRAVEL

Collection of my experiences around the world. Travel far and wide but don't forget to bring a towel!

[The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy] says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. ... "Any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still know where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with.

― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • 23 days exploring Oslo city and sailing along the Norwegian coast on the G Expedition ship. Hiking the fjords and searching for wildlife in the icy Arctic…

    2018-06 Norway and the Arctic

    23 days exploring Oslo city and sailing along the Norwegian coast on the G Expedition ship. Hiking the fjords and searching for wildlife in the icy Arctic waters around Svalbard.
  • 7 days roaming the streets and markets of taipei. Treking the four beast mountain and a crusade to check out the taiwan craft beer scene. A trip highlight was…

    2017-12 Taipei

    7 days roaming the streets and markets of taipei. Treking the four beast mountain and a crusade to check out the taiwan craft beer scene. A trip highlight was the Ju Ming Museum, home to the many pieces of his famous Tai Chi Series
  • 11 days around Mt Fuji and the ports of Shizuoka. Seeking out fresh sakura ebi, treking waterfalls and enjoying the Onsens of Izu

    2017-11 Shizuoka Izu Tokyo

    11 days around Mt Fuji and the ports of Shizuoka. Seeking out fresh sakura ebi, treking waterfalls and enjoying the Onsens of Izu
  • 8 days in Yamagata, climbing Yamadra, Ginzan Onsen and the Slopes of Zao Onsen

    2017-02 Zao Yamagata

    8 days in Yamagata, climbing Yamadra, Ginzan Onsen and the Slopes of Zao Onsen
  • 12 days to the North East of Japan. Home of the Aomori Apples, Cast Iron Kettles,  World Heritage site of Hiraimizu 平泉 and soaking in Dai Onsen 台温泉

    2016-11 Japan Tohoku

    12 days to the North East of Japan. Home of the Aomori Apples, Cast Iron Kettles, World Heritage site of Hiraimizu 平泉 and soaking in Dai Onsen 台温泉
  • 7 days live-on-board diving the Tubbataha Reefs. Exploring Palawan, chilling in the remote island of Capniga, Port Barton and island hopping in El Nido.

    2016-05 Tubbataha Palawan

    7 days live-on-board diving the Tubbataha Reefs. Exploring Palawan, chilling in the remote island of Capniga, Port Barton and island hopping in El Nido.
  • Short trip to Fraser's Hill, Pahang, Malaysia. Feeling nostalgic in a 1920 colonial bungalow and enjoying nature walks

    2016-05 Frasers Hill

    Short trip to Fraser's Hill, Pahang, Malaysia. Feeling nostalgic in a 1920 colonial bungalow and enjoying nature walks
  • 13 days trip to Japan, exploring the 旧中山道 (old Nakasendo highway) and its post town. Visiting the castle of Matsumoto. Hiking in 高瀬ダム (Takase Dam), 湯俣温泉 (Yumata…

    2015-10 Japan Autumn Hike

    13 days trip to Japan, exploring the 旧中山道 (old Nakasendo highway) and its post town. Visiting the castle of Matsumoto. Hiking in 高瀬ダム (Takase Dam), 湯俣温泉 (Yumata Onsen) and 上高地(Kamikochi). Soaking in 葛温泉 (Kuzu Onsen) & 白骨温泉 Shirahone
  • 10 days trip to Japan. Snowboarding the slopes of Mt Naeba, Sipping up the Sakes of Niigata, Slurping up the Hegi Soba of Yuzawa, Soaking in the Onsen of…

    2015-01 Tokyo-Naeba-Kamimoku

    10 days trip to Japan. Snowboarding the slopes of Mt Naeba, Sipping up the Sakes of Niigata, Slurping up the Hegi Soba of Yuzawa, Soaking in the Onsen of Minakami, Shopping in Tokyo ...
  • 2014-10 Seraya Secrets, Bali

    5 days 18 dives in Seraya Secrets and Around searching for microscopic life forms in black sand :P
  • 2014-07 Malapascua

    9 days trip to Mactan and Malapascua in search of the famed thresher sharks
  • 2013-12 Hokkaido

    11 to 24 Dec 2013 - Hakodate, Noboribetsu, Otaru, Kiroro Resort, Sapporo
  • 2013-10 Villa Markisa, Bali

    6 nights dive trip exploring the pebbled beach of Seraya, Tulamben
  • 2012-10 Fiji

    15D dive trip to the soft coral capital of the world. Shark dive in pacific harbour, hammerhead in Savusavu and soft corals everywhere
  • 2011-11 Atmosphere Resort

    8N dive trip to the southern Philippines ... 24 dives in Dauin coast, Apo Island and Siquijor Island
  • 2011-10 Hong Kong

    Basically an eating and shopping trip ... looking up old favourites and discovering new finds ...
  • 2011-01 Nagano-Gunma-Tokyo

    A 14 days trip to the temples of Nagano, Snowboarding the slopes of Shiga Kogen, Soaking in the baths of Shibu Onsen and Ikaho Onsen.
  • 2010-10 Sydney

    A 1 month trip to Sydney to practice with Eileen Hall and of course to explore sydney when there is no yoga :>
  • 2010-10 Seraya

    4N dive trip with Scuba Seraya Resort, East Bali Another black sand macro haven
  • 2010-07 Palau

    Palau, Micronesia - 7N diving on board the Ocean Hunter III
  • 2009-11 Hanoi

    8D trip to North Vietnam ... Hanoi, the old quaters and beyond, Halong Bay and Sapa
  • 2009-10 Ubud Bali

    8D trip to Bali Ubud for Sharath's Ashtanga Yoga Retreat 19-24 Oct 2009
  • 2009-05 Lembeh Resort

    8D dive trip to critter's paradise in Lembeh Straits, Manado
  • 2008-12 Hong Kong-Macau

    Roland and Ada's wedding reception in Hong Kong. 7D sight-seeing and makan trip in Hong Kong and Macau.
  • 2008-11 Cambodia

    11D trip to the historic ruins of Angkor, life on the Tonle Sap Lake and its rivers, laid-back french colonial town of Battambang and city life of Phnom Penh
  • 2008-03 Vilamendhoo Maldives

    8D diving trip in South Ari Atoll. Whaleshark Season!
  • 2007-12 Hokkaido

    13D winter trip - skiing in niseko, wonderful onsen of noboribetsu and jyozankei, shopping in sapporo
  • 2007-08 India

    2D weekend trip to Jaipur, Rajasthan and the Taj Mahal in Agra
  • 2006-12 Tufi, PNG

    7D dive trip at Tufi Dive Resort - diving and kayaking the fiords
  • 2006-11 Gifu

    11D self-drive tour in Gifu Perfecture, from the water town of Gujo Hachiman, thatchroof of Shiragawa, the snowcaps at ShinHokata to the Onsen of Gero
  • 2006-04 Hawaii

    9D in Hawaii - Surfs of Oahu, Beaches of Maui, Volcanos of Big Island
  • 2005-11 Kyoto

    10D in Kyoto - North (Ohara), South(Fushimi), East (Higashiyama), West(Arashiyama) and Central Kyoto
  • 2005-07 Ellaidhoo Maldives

    8D dive trip to Ari Atoll,Maldives. Diving around south Ari Atoll area with SeaXplorer @ Ellaidhoo Tourist Resort
  • 2005-01 Hong Kong

    Countdown 2005, Street of Hong Kong, Lan Fong Yuen
  • 2004-12 Hong Kong

    Weekend trip to Lantau Island
  • 2004-11 Nikko-Tokyo

    Business trip to Tokyo. 2D trip to Nikko. Christmas light-up in Roponggi
  • 2004-11 Manado

    5D Live-On-Board with Mimpi Dive Cruises in Manado, Indonesia
  • 2004-11 Hong Kong

    Trekking at Sai Kung East Country Park, Fireworks at Victoria Harbour, Christmas Light-ups
  • 2004-10 Hokkaido

    14D self-drive round the Hokkaido Island
  • 2004-08 Hong Kong

    The Peak Circle Walk, Man Mo Temple, Central Area
  • 2004-04 Kungkungan Bay Resort - Lembeh

    5D dvie trip Kungkungan Bay Resort, Lembeh Straits, Manado, Indonesia
  • 2003-11 Japan

    12D Central Kansai, Japan - Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Osaka, Himeji, Nara
  • 2003-07 Washington

    Smithsothian Musuems, Arlington National Cemetery, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument
  • 2003-03 Manado

    Dive trip @ Gangga Island Resort, Manado, Indonesia
  • 2002-09 Bali

    7D dive trip with BaliScuba
  • 2002-07 Tiomon

    Weekend dive trip in Malaysia
  • 2001-06 Maldives

    5D dive trip Biyadhoo Island Resort, South Male
  • 2001-04 Perhentian

    Weekend dive trip in Malaysia Ikelite Auto35 ... the first attempt at film underwater photography
  • 2000 Trips

    Oct 2000 - P. Tiomon Weekend dive trip in Malaysia Jul 2000 - P. Redang Weekend dive trip in Malaysia Jun 2000 - San Francisco Business trip to SF JavaOne. Self drive to Monteray Bay Aquarium, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon Feb 2000 - P. Sipandan Borneo divers, Sipandan, East Malaysia
  • 1999 Trips

    Sep 1999 - P. Redang Weekend dive trip in Malaysia Jun 1999 - P. Aur Weekend dive trip in Malaysia Apr 1999 - P. Perhentian Weekend dive trip in Malaysia Jan 1999 - Similan Island Thailand Live-on-Board with Ocean Divers - Similan Islands, Koh Bon, Richelieu Rock
  • 1998 Trips

    Dec 1998 - P. Sudong Weekend dive trip in Singapore Oct 1998 - Maldives Ocean Paradise, Olhuveli Resort, Maldives Aug 1998 - P. Tiomon Weekend dive trip in Malaysia May 1998 - P. Aur Weekend dive trip in Malaysia Feb 1998 - Phuket, Thailand South Andaman Sea - King Cruiser Wreck, Shark point, Phi Phi Jan 1998 - P. Hantu Weekend dive trip in Singapore
  • 1997 Trips

    Jun 1997 - P. Tiomon Weekend dive trip in Malaysia Apr 1997 - P. Aur Weekend dive trip in Malaysia Feb 1997 - P. Hantu Weekend dive trip in Singapore
  • 1996 Trips

    Aug 1996 - P. Aur Padi Advanced Open Water Certification Jun 1996 - P. Aur Padi Open Water Certification