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Caravan of camels in the Sahara Desert near Merzouga, Morocco.

I keep my travel blogs and photos online so friends and family can follow my travels.  Actually, it also serves as my personal travel journal now ... so there's one less thing to carry while on the road.

A week on the island of Suqutra

posted 1 Mar 2018, 18:04 by Alex Chan   [ updated 1 Mar 2018, 18:12 ]
Eleven years ago today, I embarked on the most fabulous adventure of my life, to the island of Suqutra (Socotra) which lies off Somalia but part of Yemen. A whole week of camping and picnics under the blue skies or palm trees with lots of swimming.  [View photos]

2017 Central Asia & NE India

posted 18 Sep 2017, 14:55 by Alex Chan   [ updated 18 Nov 2017, 17:00 ]
A trip to Central Asia had been on the cards for many years but I finally make it happen, and combine it with India's north-east.  [Read blog]  [View photos]

2017 Sipadan & Europe

posted 18 Sep 2017, 14:43 by Alex Chan   [ updated 18 Sep 2017, 14:50 ]
Escaping the Kiwi winter this year involves arguably the world's best diving in Borneo before going to mediterranean Europe, Scandinavia and then another stop in Borneo for Mum's 90th birthday.  [Read blog]  [View photos]

2017 Good Friday Crucifixion in the Philippines

posted 18 Apr 2017, 19:47 by Alex Chan   [ updated 18 Apr 2017, 19:53 ]
I combine a routine trip to see family with a detour to see the Good Friday Crucifixion in the Philippines.   [Read blog]  [View photos]                              

2017 Natuna & Thaipusam in Singapore

posted 14 Feb 2017, 19:44 by Alex Chan   [ updated 14 Feb 2017, 19:46 ]
A trip to see family isn't complete with a little adventure on the side. This time it is Natuna Island in the South China Sea and Thaipusam in Singapore.  [Read blog]  [View photos]

2016 Cocos (Keeling) & Christmas Islands

posted 29 Nov 2016, 01:01 by Alex Chan   [ updated 14 Feb 2017, 19:56 ]
I've always wanted to explore Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Christmas Island, as they are islands of the Malay Archipelago that have ended up being part of Australia.  I now make it happen and try to time it with the red crab migration and spawning.  [Read blog]  [View photos]

2016 Borneo, Europe, Iceland & Canada

posted 27 Jul 2016, 19:42 by Alex Chan   [ updated 27 Jul 2016, 19:46 ]

My seemingly annual escape from the Kiwi winter takes me to Borneo, Phuket, Europe, Iceland for my 50th birthday and finally eastern Canada.  [Read blog] [View photos]

2016 USA to Argentina, through Peru & Bolivia

posted 24 May 2016, 07:08 by Alex Chan   [ updated 24 May 2016, 17:56 ]
A short stopover in Texas and Louisiana before an exciting journey through Peru and Bolivia.  We cross into Argentina for a brief stay and hope to return for a more extensive visit in the future.  [Read blog] [View photos]

2015/16 Parahawking in Nepal

posted 13 Jan 2016, 23:23 by Alex Chan   [ updated 13 Jan 2016, 23:27 ]

I finish a very routine trip to see family with a detour to Nepal to soar with the birds and feed them while in the air. It's called parahawking.  [Read blog] [View photos]

2015 Sichuan Autumn & Mulu Caves

posted 9 Nov 2015, 16:00 by Alex Chan   [ updated 9 Nov 2015, 16:05 ]
An attempt to see the golden leaves of Jiuzhaigou Park in Northern Sichuan during autumn, followed by travel to the Tibetan Highlands of Western Sichuan. I finish off with the world's largest caves at Mulu, Borneo.  [Read blog]  [View photos]

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