Staying Alive: 2018 edition

Staying Alive: 2018 edition

In between the events that inspired my first post on this blog and 2018, I took up a job in Changi Business Park. Daily, when I walk from my office for lunch along a stretch of industrial road, planes fly over me to land at one of Asia’s busiest airports every two minutes.

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Ayutthaya: Beyond temple ruins

Ayutthaya: Beyond temple ruins

In my previous post on Ayutthaya, I talked about getting to and around the city. In this post, I will describe some more local attractions – that aren’t temple ruins.

Why? Because the Internet doesn’t need another blog post about wats in Ayutthaya, impressive as they are. Also, because Ayutthaya is more than crumbling chedis (stupas), prangs (spires) and that famous Buddha head statue wrapped in tree roots.

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Trekking Rinjani Day 2: The longest day

Trekking Rinjani Day 2: The longest day

This entry is part of my Rinjani Trek Journal. Click here see my pre-trip planning FAQ and Day 1 report.

Sembalun Crater Rim – Summit – Segara Anak – Senaru Crater Rim (16.5km)Sembalun Crater Rim – Summit – Segara Anak – Senaru Crater Rim (16.5km)

The day began at 0200 hrs – reveille, breakfast with bread and tea, a trip to the toilet and we began our crawl up the summit.

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