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About this blog

DodgeThis goes north, 3 weeks on a bike starting off in Chiang Mai, possibly entering Laos and finally get some well deserved R&R in Pattaya. I am not a native speaker so blogging in english is going to be a challenge. I hope my pictures and videocontent will make up for that.

Comments are very welcome.

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Pai - Backpacking Mayhem

Three days ago I started in Chiang Mai to drive up to Pai. It is a 140km ride, the first 50 km or so thaistyle highway, then as you go up the mountains its a nice ride. Its a long and winding road as John (Happy Birthday btw.) and Paul would say. But before that I was stopped by the gentlemen in brown:   So what they do is, on the one and only main exit direction north they have a checkpoint and stop all farang sriding a bike. If you do not have an international or a thai d

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The Mae Sa Valley

Today I left at about 10Am to try out my new ride. I decided to do the "Samoeng Loop", which is basically a circle through mountains and forest that starts and ends in Chiang Mai. This is the scooter I got: I dont know much about scooters, I own a Triumph Sprint RS 955i, 20 years old, which I really love, but I have to say this 300cc Sports Scooter did surprise me. The engine is great and also the suspensions is really good. And for an old guy like me its also very comfy an

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Busy Day in Chiang Mai

It was a busy day today in Chiang Mai. I was smart. I brought my Notebook with me from home to be able to edit video and photos and stuff. Unfortunately I was not smart enough to bring the power adapter with me. But luckily Chiang Mai apparently is the world capital for digital nomads only second to Bali so I was told. So I found a shop at the other end of the old city that specializes in notebook repairs and spare parts. So I bought that damn power-adapter (600 Bath). The shop is called Mtek No

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TouchDown in Chiang Mai

The flight was not bad, I even got a couple of hours sleep. Arrival in CM was hectic. I arrived at around 10AM local time. And so did the Prime Minister of Thailand. They shut down the whole airport and the surrounding streets for about 1 hour. The cabdriver (150 Bath into downtown) laconically said "I dont like this guy" 😀   (touchdown at CM Airport) After I arrived at my hotel (dusit princess hotel, booked at agoda) I got some sleep, and after that I took off to the ni

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Finally I am out of here

Today at 9:30 I took the Train to Zürich Airport. The Swiss Rail Company SBB is really good, in terms or reliability it comes second only to Japan, but Tickets are really expensive. The oneway frist class ticket cost me 45 Euro (1 hour ride). But as you can see the place is comfortable, even the toilets are large.   first class seats, comfy and train almost empty spotless and large toilet Checkin and security procedures at Zürich Airport where easy and quick.

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Gear Acquisition Syndrome

I admit I suffer from Gear Acquisition Syndrome. Gadgets really kill me. And as I love photography and film-making, I collected a lot of gear. Most of it I do not use, but I just cant sell it... I always try to keep the stuff that I take with me at a minimum, but it doesn't work well. At least I switched from huge SLR Bodies and Lenses to Fuji gear, it really make a difference in terms of weight and size. And the quality is excellent. The fact that i will be travelling on a motorbike f

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Who is this guy?

I will fly out from Zürich the day after tomorrow, and at the moment I am handling final preperations. The last week I spent working in the most beautiful location in Switzerland. Check out the chalet I lived in... I also got some chopper time, so I had a chance to view the siss alps from the top. But before I continue I want to talk a bit about who am I. I am a 51 year old austrian, living and working in  switzerland (the one and only country in the world where people are part of

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