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Entries from September 2010

bicycle pit stop café

September 27th, 2010 · 3 Comments

for a cup of excellent coffee and maybe a homemade tiramisu cake on the side, siTigun is a wonderful place to visit on a bicycle. created by two-time round the world cyclist tigun wibisana, it has many additions you won’t find in an ordinary cafe. a place to park your bicycle inside for example. classic […]

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the mooncake party

September 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment

karin had just signed up on couchsurfing and got immediately invited by a member of the penang group, which included an invitation to the mid-autumn party, an annual harvest festival. a widespread folk tale tells about the role the mooncakes played in overthrowing the mongol rulers in china in the 14th century. as group gatherings […]

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around the island of penang

September 25th, 2010 · No Comments

the next morning i toured the island. my first stop of the day was the kek lok si temple, largest buddhist temple in southeast asia. an inclined elevator takes the visitors up to the guan yin statue and a terrace overlooking georgetown. climbing up the pagoda provides about the same view. just beneath the pagoda […]

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georgetown

September 25th, 2010 · 2 Comments

the ferry was going directly to central georgetown. we had an amazing sunset as we were nearing the pier. i checked into a cheap but clean guesthouse, a recommendation from ben and margo. one of the first things i did the next morning was to get some maps and information about malaysia. the tourist office […]

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langkawi

September 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

the ferry was rather fast and soon the only remembrance of thailand was the flag waving at the stern. after an hour we already reached kuah, the district capital of langkawi and port for the ferries. the immigration formalities are easy. after filling out the entry card, european citizens get a visa on arrival valid […]

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satun

September 20th, 2010 · No Comments

my hotel room was just opposite of the mambang mosque. as it was ramadan, i was waking up the sound of the azaan-ul-fajr, the first call to prayer before sunset, which marks the beginning of the daily fasting. what was annoying in the mornings, was a rather pleasant backdrop during the rest of the day […]

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the rusty dudes

September 17th, 2010 · No Comments

after more than a year on the road, some parts show heavy wear. and what about your goodbye presents? the badge i got from my bandmate nils: seems the mighty dudes do not agree with too much rain and prefer the sunny side of life!! the worldtourguide is holding up better. it’s even prospering due […]

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two cyclists and a letter

September 13th, 2010 · No Comments

I had just started cycling the last 60km towards songkhla as a shout from behind woke me finally up. it was adam from australia, cycling since february from england towards his homeland. we cycled together into songkhla and after lunch decided to call it a day. after checking into one of the guesthouses, we went […]

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from coast to coast

September 13th, 2010 · No Comments

leaving the west coast didn’t mean a lack of water around me on the way to the east. after leaving koh muk on the ferry, i had to take another one to cross over to kantang and was then riding through an area with various waterfalls. i just picked one of them, the namtok ton te, […]

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living in and dreaming of… das ding

September 9th, 2010 · No Comments

this sunday, the 12th of september, on ‘das ding’ from german radio station SWR: interview + the song ‘mystique’ from the album ‘intense’ between 5 and 6 pm! you can read on how to receive the programm here. just type in your hometown and see where to tune in or get the stream from their homepage. thanks to daniel for the interest in the […]

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