The not so easy rider!

Posted on by Paul Posted in Thailand | 10 Comments
Trying to look confident!

Trying to look confident!

Let’s start by going back about 25 years or so to set the scene. We were on a family day trip to a theme park close to where we lived and I was very excited to be allowed to have a go on the little motorbikes for kids. After a brief explanation about braking and how turning the right handlebar ever so slightly made you go forwards, I had my helmet on and I was ready to enter the track. I was going to ride a motorbike, how cool.

This experience came to a brutal and rapid conclusion approximately 3 seconds later!

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Our very own driver in Bali

Posted on by Maddie Posted in Indonesia | 4 Comments
Tana Lot temple

Tanah Lot temple

We wanted to see as much of the island of Bali as possible in the time we had but the idea of driving amongst the chaos of 1.5 million motorbikes and a fair number of cars and trucks didn’t appeal at all. Driving in Asia is fairly chaotic by western standards and the fact that we don’t understand any of the rules or lack thereof was enough of a deterrent to make sure we didn’t hire a motorbike. Plenty of people do and absolutely love it but we’re scaredy cats and proud!

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Faster than a speeding bullet

Posted on by Paul Posted in USA | 2 Comments
Posing on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia

Posing on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia

The conversation went a little bit like this………

Maddie: I’ve booked the rental car for the U.S.

Paul: Is it any good?

Maddie: It’s cheap!

Paul: Is it any good?

Maddie: It’s better than Tom (our trusty ride in Canada)

Paul: That’s all I need to know! 

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Ode to Tom

Posted on by Maddie Posted in Blog, Canada | 3 Comments
Tom doing his best car commercial impression

Tom doing his best car commercial impression

Tom is our long suffering 2011 Chevy Cruz rental car. We have a love/hate relationship with the old boy but felt he deserved some sort of homage after 5 weeks of service across the challenging Canadian landscape.

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