Me, Olivier and Maria
Ubud May 11th, 2011

Eat. Sleep. Read.

Ubud is trendy. Ubud is in a Hollywood movie. Ubud is narrow streets with lined shops and cafés. Ubud is polite harassment. Ubud is western women looking for fulfillment. Ubud is Yoga, Reiki and Transcendent Meditation. Ubud is tasty and cheap Indonesian food. Ubud…

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From Perth to Sydney
Sydney April 29th, 2011

Reminiscences

I will start this post by apologizing the lack of news over the last 2 weeks. As you can imagine I now have the painful task of sorting out what was relevant. If I'm not mistaken the last time I gave news was from…

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The Great Ocean Road
Victoria April 13th, 2011

The Great Ocean Road

I won't even try to put down in words what I have experienced during the 3-day-road-trip I did along The Great Ocean Road. So, to save you the boring reading I've just uploaded them to a recently created Flickr account. You can check the…

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Photo by Virginia Bagley
Melbourne April 11th, 2011

Your head will collapse, but there’s nothing in it

It is raining. Yesterday's sunny weather was nothing less than an illusion. Melbourne is now wet and cold. It is night time. I've read about a free gig in a pub somewhere along Victoria Street. I don't know the bands, but with nothing better…

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Doodling at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum
West & South Australia April 4th, 2011

Silent instants

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Roger and I somewhere in West Australia
Kalgoorlie April 1st, 2011

Skinny love and motion blur

Dawn has arrived but it is still too damn cold outside for me to venture a discharge. I didn't sleep very well again — although I can actually fully stretch my body in the back of the van, I cannot avoid strange dreams to…

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On the Road
Albany March 20th, 2011

On the road

Yesterday I said goodbye to Pierre. I met him in Fremantle. He was smoking a cigarette in the common room of my guesthouse. I had been in Fremantle for 4 days and couldn't wait to start moving. I look at him and thought "He…

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Lost
Albany March 19th, 2011

No fucking clue…moving east?

I quit... I can't write a post about my ongoing experience in Australia... I have been typing text for the last 3 days... but so far, none of the things I have written seem to translate, not even slightly, the roller coaster of feelings…

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FThe Magnificent Marina Bay in Singapore
Singapore March 11th, 2011

Back to the future

March the 8th, 2011. A four-hour trip will take me to from Malaca in Malaysia to Little India District in Singapore. My main concern is to find budget accommodation in Singapore - a bed in a dormitory for less than S$25. I sleep most…

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Malacca History Museum, Malacca
Malacca March 7th, 2011

Perkampungan Portugis

The first time I heard about the Malacca Straits was probably in primary school in some history class on Portuguese discoveries. I didn’t give a damn at the time and did not until I became familiar with the album Por este rio acima from…

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Foot Massaaaaaaaaage, Bangkok 2010
Tanah Rata February 26th, 2011

Sketchbook revisited

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Tea plantations, Cameron Highlands
Tanah Rata February 25th, 2011

The Cameron Highlands

After two days of sticky heat and western life in Kuala Lumpur I swapped the metropolis' busy streets for lush green hills and never ending tea plantations. I am in Tanah Rata, a small friendly town in the heart of the Cameron Highlands. Weather…

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Halong Bay
Hanoi February 20th, 2011

Death, magic and farewells

I missed Death for 24 hours... The horrible accident that happened in Halong Bay, bringing to an end the lives of 12 people, 10 of them tourists, happened just one day before I booked the very same trip with the very same agent. The…

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Propaganda
Kon Tum February 10th, 2011

Doodling in Vietnam

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Where is Wally - Spot the foreigner!
Buon Ma Thuot February 7th, 2011

Where is Wally or the spellbound curiosity

Four days after the celebration of the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, commonly known as Tet, I found myself in the Central Highlands. I diverted the route from the coast to the mountains, not only to run away from the beaten track, but also to…

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