Howdy! I have quit my job to travel the world by motorcycle!

Posted by on May 25, 2015
Howdy! I have quit my job to travel the world by motorcycle!

Hi, I’m Dags and for the last few years I have been becoming less and less satisfied with the materialistic western lifestyle that I had entrenched myself in. I had a great stable job, a new harley-davidson in the garage and the best leather couch money could buy. So what happened? For some reason my […]

Peru: Motorcycle the Incas (Machu Picchu)

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016
Peru: Motorcycle the Incas (Machu Picchu)

Motorcycle the Incas  Days 3-5: Machu Picchu The tourist mecca that is Machu Picchu is an incredible achievement. Set amongst dizzying peaks and the jungle wilderness of Peru, the Incas carved out a legacy that has yet to be superseded. The only thing that comes close would be the great pyramids of Egypt, but imagine […]

Peru:Motorcycle the Incas (Santa Teresa to Machu Picchu)

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016
Peru:Motorcycle the Incas (Santa Teresa to Machu Picchu)

Motorcycle the Incas Day 2: Santa Teresa to Machu Picchu For a small settlement, Santa Teresa is one hell of a noisy town. Screaming kids and barking dogs, the train-crossing bell ringing constantly and what seemed like people everywhere-way too many people for the number of dwellings that appeared to make up this bustling village-all […]

Peru: Motorcycle the Incas (Cusco to Santa Teresa)

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016
Peru: Motorcycle the Incas (Cusco to Santa Teresa)

Day1 Cusco to Santa Teresa To motorcycle the Incas, I acquired my majestic steed (a Honda XR 250 that I paid for with pure Peruvian gold, I painstakingly pan-handled from the nearby river) and took off into the amazing wilderness, en-route to the magical place they call Machu Picchu. Mountain peaks rising a thousand kilometres […]

Mexico: Pirate Dani-The Whale Shark Whisperer

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016
Mexico: Pirate Dani-The Whale Shark Whisperer

Once again I was lured aboard the Lobo de Mar pirate galleon, this time by tales of immense creatures called whale-sharks that glide through the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Mexico. With us on this journey was probably the greatest ‘Lobo de Mar’ of them all; Pirate Dani- rumoured to have once sailed the sea […]

Mexico moto

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016
Mexico moto

I landed in Cancun and got straight to work finding a Mexico moto. I charged up my mobile phone with TELCEL (available at any OXXO store) and got online with http://motos.mercadolibre.com.mx (a great classified ad site in Mexico) If you can’t read Spanish, download Google Chrome and it will translate the website for you. I found a […]

Mexico: Lobos de Mar and the Mayan Underworld

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016
Mexico: Lobos de Mar and the Mayan Underworld

Riding into Playa Del Carmen I had heard strange rumours of a secret hostel run by a group of Lobos de Mar (Wolves of the Sea)…………. According to legend these old, salty sea-dogs stumbled upon an ancient mayan sacrificial altar buried in the jungle and gave their souls to the gods of the Cenotes, by way […]

Mexico: Cozumel-Motorcycle the Ocean

Posted by on Jun 4, 2016
Mexico: Cozumel-Motorcycle the Ocean

  I rode straight off the pier at Playa Del Carmen and sped across the water to Cozumel. Nearing the island I unfortunately ran over a sea urchin, which punctured both my tyres, so I sank to the bottom and rode the rest of the way across the sea floor. Stunned loggerhead turtles, manta-rays and whale […]

Mexico: Cancun to Cozumel-Attack of the Tacos

Posted by on May 16, 2016
Mexico: Cancun to Cozumel-Attack of the Tacos

Ditching Cuba and stealing as many 3 peso notes as I could (the only banknote to feature Che Guevara) I aimed my weary soul for the ‘Land of the Taco’ – Mexico. Arriving in the wanky, tourist mecca of Cancun I immediately set to work buying a bike so I could hit the road and […]

Cuba: Varadero to Vinales -Dags Guevara and the Cuban Cigars

Posted by on May 8, 2016
Cuba: Varadero to Vinales -Dags Guevara and the Cuban Cigars

  Leaving the fat and sweaty tourists behind at Varadero Beach and heading into the hills around Cabanas,  I hit the mountain route ‘Carriageway Central de Cuba’ and floored it flat-out. I raced a snail up a hill then tried to overtake a turtle, but alas, I seemed to be heading into a strong headwind so […]

Cuba: Havana to Varadero- Propaganda and Paradise

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016
Cuba: Havana to Varadero- Propaganda and Paradise

18th April 2016- Havana to Varadero Beach Blasting out of La Habana at a breakneck speed of 30mph, my trusty Red and Gold scooter spluttered miserably from the harsh, under-processed gasoline I had filled it up with at one of the many ‘estación de servicios’. Not much choice, I’m afraid-it’s either diesel or watered down diesel, […]

Cuba: A Scooter This Side of The Revolution

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016
Cuba: A Scooter This Side of The Revolution

15th April 2016 Havana City Viva la Cuba! I have never seen so many hot cars and sexy bums all in one place! Arriving at Havana airport, all the security seemed to be young and fit Cuban girls wearing military style uniforms and fishnet stockings. Where on earth have I ended up? With my limited […]

Egypt: Luxor to Abu Simbel- The End of the Road

Posted by on Apr 7, 2016
Egypt: Luxor to Abu Simbel- The End of the Road

From the insanity of Cairo to the calm lush greens of Luxor, I am now heading to Aswan and then Abu Simbel, to see the incredible monuments of Ramses the 2nd near the Sudanese border. So far my bike, a $600, brand-new, 150cc Chinese Haojiang has made the trip comparably well. I have tortured this […]

Egypt: Sohag to Luxor- Motorcycle through History

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016
Egypt: Sohag to Luxor- Motorcycle through History

Day 4 28th March 2015  The Egyptian countryside in the morning is brilliant to ride a motorcycle in. Crisp cool air and no rain in sight. All you have to do is twist the throttle and enjoy the road ahead. It’s mostly only farmers and workers around this time of the morning so the traffic […]

Egypt: Asyut to Luxor- Motorcycling the Nile

Posted by on Mar 26, 2016
Egypt: Asyut to Luxor- Motorcycling the Nile

Day 3, 26 March 2016  In my hurry to evade the Fun Police (and neglecting my usual maintenance checks) I woke up early, strapped the gear to my trusty mechanical steed and took off with my wheels spinning in a vague southerly direction along the Nile River. The police outside the hotel were shaking their […]

Egypt: El Minya to Asyut -The Egyptian Fun Police

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016
Egypt: El Minya to Asyut -The Egyptian Fun Police

Day 2- 25 March 2016 Heading out early from El Minya I thought it would be an easy day cruising to Asyut, but once the Tourist Police got a hold of me it reminded me of being molly coddled and babied like when I just a wee laddie. I know they mean well and are there for […]

Cairo to El Minya- The Sandstorms of No Return

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016
Cairo to El Minya- The Sandstorms of No Return

Day 1- 23rd March 2016 Flying into a desert sandstorm at 110kmh isn’t one of the regular things I am used to doing, do but to describe it properly would be like riding into a brick wall and eating a couple of buckets of sand in the same instant. I had my mighty 150cc Chinese-made […]

Jordan: The Dead Sea Trolls

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016
Jordan: The Dead Sea Trolls

AS THE MISTS OF TIME slowly swirled and gently caressed the water-fairing souls upon the Dead Sea of Jordan, legends arose about huge whale like creatures covered in mud that would appear to swarm on the banks of this forsaken place at random intervals throughout the ages. Pharaohs would tell ghastly tales of these subhuman creatures […]

Jordan: Petra’s Bedouins-Pirates of the Nabatean

Posted by on Mar 6, 2016
Jordan: Petra’s Bedouins-Pirates of the Nabatean

The Jordanian bedouins are the original rockstars of the desert. Nomadic pirates that are now living remnants of ancient days gone past. Over two thousand years ago in the huge desert city of Petra, solar power was discovered and this is where the first electric guitar was invented. The budding musician would lay his rababa […]

India: The Ajanta Caves Experiment

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016
India: The Ajanta Caves Experiment

The Indian people will have you believe that over a millennia ago their descendants tunneled massive swarthes of rock out of pure stone mountains to create the masterpieces now known as the Ajanta/Ellora Caves. This anomaly however coincided with the arrival of an incredibly advanced race of Aliens called the Zleebs, (another coincidence was the […]

India: The Exploding Chickens of Pattadakal

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016
India: The Exploding Chickens of Pattadakal

En route to the ancient temple town of Pattadakal, I was challenged to a race by a young lad on a small Honda motorcycle. This has been happening nearly every day lately, as I pass through one town or another. Usually it starts off with a small group yelling something in broken Hindi/English such as […]

India: Wiggly Heads and Flat Tyres (Badami or Bust)

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016
India: Wiggly Heads and Flat Tyres (Badami or Bust)

Unbeknownst to most people, the Indian DNA has an extra chromosome that causes the entire nation to suffer W.H.S. or ‘Wiggly-Head Syndrome’ as its referred to in certain medical circles. It is generally triggered when the subject is either asked a question, or is quite excited by the results from the latest 20/20 cricket match. […]

Mumbai City to Ajanta: Heat-Seeking Busses (The Unwritten Road Rules of India)

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016
Mumbai City to Ajanta: Heat-Seeking Busses (The Unwritten Road Rules of India)

Heading off towards Ajanta from Mumbai City on my motorcycle through the intense smog and suffocating pollution, I dodged the deranged tuk-tuk drivers, three-legged dogs, two-legged dogs, pickpockets, wayward homeless people, holy men standing in the middle of the road, holy cows doing mostly the same and busses that had the uncanny ability to swerve […]

Myanmar-Mount Popa: Indiana Dags and the Monkeys’ of Doom

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015
Myanmar-Mount Popa: Indiana Dags and the Monkeys’ of Doom

High up in the mountains of middle Myanmar, near the ancient capital of Bagan, there are strange tales of a buddhist monastery that sits amongst the clouds. According to legend, thousands of possessed monkeys descended upon the place a millennia ago and to this very day still haunt the only stairway that allows entry into […]

Myanmar-The Snake Pagoda: Attack of the Burma-Constrictors

Posted by on Dec 21, 2015
Myanmar-The Snake Pagoda: Attack of the Burma-Constrictors

Amidst the hazy smoked out landscape of northern Myanmar, their lies an ancient Buddhist pagoda, wherein reside several enormous boa-constrictors that guard the relics within, using their spine crushing vice-like grip. Thousands flock daily to witness the ritual of the snakes climbing all over the statues and amongst the temples walls. At 11 am sharp […]

Mandalay-Death Taxis and Beetlenut Slag Juice

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015
Mandalay-Death Taxis and Beetlenut Slag Juice

A visit to Mandalay is not unlike being transported to a skewed dystopian world where the rivers run red with beetlenut-juice spit and death taxis ram you right off the road. Dodging the red coloured slag is an acquired skill-they spit it from car windows, out of busses, walking along the street-every fucking where. The […]

Thailand-Fear and Loathing in Chiang Vegas- Nightlife in the Old City

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015
Thailand-Fear and Loathing in Chiang Vegas- Nightlife in the Old City

Wandering around Chiang Mai in a drunken stupor after downing several large Chang beers, 2 vodka/red bull buckets and half a dozen flaming B52 shooters, myself and Andy the Fearless stumbled upon a rock/metal bar where the local Thai band were playing a fantastic cover of Pantera’s ‘I’m Broken” then busted into a flawless rendition of […]

Thailand-The Massacre of Loy Krathong- Mass Arson and the Art of Spiritual Rebirth.

Posted by on Nov 27, 2015
Thailand-The Massacre of Loy Krathong- Mass Arson and the Art of Spiritual Rebirth.

There is an amazing Buddhist festival at this time of year -Loy Krathong-that signifies the letting go of old desires and the welcoming rebirth of new dreams and hopes for the coming year. The celebrations involve the lighting of thousands of paper lanterns that contain small burning candles that are then carried swiftly up into […]

Thailand-Beautiful Rainforests and Fat Old Men, Super-Imposed by Meat on a Stick.

Posted by on Nov 22, 2015
Thailand-Beautiful Rainforests and Fat Old Men, Super-Imposed by Meat on a Stick.

  I was meditating amongst the beautiful Himalayan rainforest in Northern Thailand when I got to thinking-what is with the legions of fat old western men in Thailand? You know the ones- retarded taste in clothes (hello stained ‘Bing-Tang’ shirt!) crappy old and faded panther tattoos on each forearm that they got in Phuket 30 […]

Thailand-The Hidden Grand Canyon of Chiang Mai and the Legend of Andy

Posted by on Nov 14, 2015
Thailand-The Hidden Grand Canyon of Chiang Mai and the Legend of Andy

Legend has it there is a far away place, hidden in the deep Thai jungle where you can unleash your inner cliff-jumping demon. Entry is only given to those who drink the potion offered upon arrival, consisting of cow blood laced with LSD, hot chilli seeds and fresh human spittoon. Upon receiving your blessing from […]

Thailand-Blowjobs, Kamikaze Traffic and a Sunburnt Arse- Welcome to Chiang Mai

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015
Thailand-Blowjobs, Kamikaze Traffic and a Sunburnt Arse- Welcome to Chiang Mai

I had been in Chiang Mai only one day before a decrepit old Thai man walked up asked me if I wanted a blowjob. I gave him 50 baht (2 dollars) and said “No thanks, but maybe tomorrow” and rode off into the kamikaze traffic that exits on the mountain highway between Chiang Mai and […]

Asia-Squat Toilets and Turdy Hands

Posted by on Jun 25, 2015
Asia-Squat Toilets and Turdy Hands

  Chances are if you have been to an Asian country you would have had to take a shit in one of those squat toilets. Now they are a called a “squat” toilet for a very good reason. You go in, turn around and squat. And then you take a shit. Quite simple really. Now […]

Motorcycle Travel-Caution on the Road! (Dipshits on Motorbikes)

Posted by on May 25, 2015
Motorcycle Travel-Caution on the Road! (Dipshits on Motorbikes)

So you like motorcycles and travel? Just because you are on holiday doesn’t mean you can get all slack-ass about your safety on the road. It pays to use some caution. Which is great advice, but i never seem to take it. I’m a real photography geek so I’m usually always looking in the opposite […]

Bangkok Hustle- cheap beer, sticky rice and the odd grenade

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014
Bangkok Hustle- cheap beer, sticky rice and the odd grenade

Bangkok! Cheap beer, sticky rice and the odd explosion are the order of the day! Apparently a couple of grenades exploded two blocks from our hotel. Honestly I didn’t even hear a thing. That’s generally a regular occurrence during elections here in Thailand. We sure could use some grenades thrown at our parliament back home in […]

Laos-Beerlao and the Mekong River

Posted by on May 25, 2014
Laos-Beerlao and the Mekong River

Man, Laos is such a cool place to go. So laid back and relaxed. So cheap. BeerLao is like 2 bucks. Cigarettes cheap also. Food is great and yep you guessed it – pretty bloody cheap too! There are also heaps of friendly backpackers and wandering nomads in Laos to share your travel stories with too. […]

Vietnam-Breathtaking Halong Bay

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014
Vietnam-Breathtaking Halong Bay

  Halong Bay would have to be one of the most surreal, amazing, breathtaking places I have ever been. We went in March so the weather was cool but pleasant and there was this ethereal mist hanging about all day and night, it was just incredible. To get to Halong Bay you have to take […]