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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.

2017 Good Friday Crucifixion in the Philippines

posted 18 Apr 2017, 19:47 by Alex Chan   [ updated 18 Apr 2017, 19:53 ]

http://www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/140512/summary
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 ]

http://www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/140042/summary
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 ]

http://www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/138550/summary
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 ]

http://www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/130793/summary
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 ]

http://www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/128583/summary
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]

2015 Tanzania with Asian deja vu

posted 28 Jun 2015, 18:38 by Alex Chan   [ updated 1 Sep 2015, 07:14 ]

We break new ground in Tanzania but do a bunch of re-runs in Cambodia, Nepal and Maldives.  [Read more]  [View photos]

2015 South Pacific Explorations

posted 9 Jun 2015, 03:58 by Alex Chan   [ updated 24 Jun 2015, 03:06 ]

http://www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/126883/summary
My escape from Auckland's wet windy weather takes me to Niue, Vanuatu and Fiji. This has been a long-awaited journey as I had wanted, for years, to visit Vanuatu's volcanoes and land-diving; and also dive with hand-fed sharks in Fiji.  [Read more]  [View photos]

2015 Tokyo

posted 18 May 2015, 19:17 by Alex Chan   [ updated 18 May 2015, 19:20 ]

http://www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/125861/summary
A trip to see family in Kuching made more interesting with a circuitous return journey through Tokyo.   [Read more]  [View photos]

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