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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Thailand … again!

                        We chose to cross into Thailand through Taman Negeri Perlis national park. It was a bit of a climb in the heat, but very pretty, wild gibbons howling, a scary black scorpion, snakes, birds, butterflies…. Still very Muslim here in southern Thailand but … Continue reading »

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Christmas (Missmas) in Malaysia

A memorable Christmas day spent cycling on small roads and levees to within 10 km of Thailand. Unusually today remained dry, glimpses of sunshine too, pretty scenery, and quiet except for the double crunch of teak leaves under my tyres.                       So here is a … Continue reading »

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Penang in the rain

  It was wonderful to return to the island of Penang: Georgetown is a world heritage site for its mix of culture and colonial buildings.  We cycled a tour of the island on Sunday morning with dozens of keen bikers on flash road bikes and lycra, affluent Malaysians!  I counted seven women on bikes.  Once … Continue reading »

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Kuala Lumpar (again!!)

    A final farewell to The Philippines, departing from grubby Cebu city in the rain. Sadly our last day was marred by the poverty. We walked alongside a dual carriageway outside our hotel and were shocked to see 2 young children maybe 7 sitting alone on the kerbside holding onto 2 toddlers. It was … Continue reading »

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Merry Christmas!

Is it time to change the blog title from two scenic cyclists to two senior cyclists?  

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Oslob whale sharks and Oslob fiesta

        Some of the best cycling yet, Negros island and southern Cebu, the roads have new tarmac, light traffic rolling hills, stunning sea views. Settled weather, sunshine and a light breeze. Negros is a volcanic rather than coral island, black sand and deep clear water immediately offshore, with pretty coral and plenty … Continue reading »

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Wind stops play

Tourists hop from island to island, snorkeling, diving, beaching, so when a storm warning is issued, there’s a mad scramble of backpackers to the port to avoid being stranded. It happened on Siquijor, suddenly our resort emptied so that everyone who needed to be somewhere soon were on the mainland. We decided to stay in … Continue reading »

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The calm before the storm: Siquijor

  SW of Bohol is the coral island of Siquijor, misnamed by the Spanish when they arrived in 1565 when the island king said Si Kihod ( I am Kihod).  In fact it was called the island of fire, named after the millions of fireflies that used to populate the Molave trees, sadly both in … Continue reading »

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