This page was last updated 25 June 2019.
Want to see the world, but don't like experiences prepackaged for the masses? Don't be one of those who pay for being stuck in an all-inclusive tourist trap. Go and see where people in far away countries live, share their experiences, and discover something new every day. The best way to travel the world is to travel light, without schedules, itineraries, or prebooked hotels. Here is how I do it.
In 2009 I took a year off, and much of that time I spent in southeast Asia: China, Tibet, Nepal, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Bali, Australia, Tasmania, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. Follow me into paradise and to some of the most awesome sights on the planet!
While I am traveling I keep a blog, posting almost daily about awesome, exotic, or funny events and places that I discover. The blog started during my Vagabonding year, and much is about Southeast Asia, but you'll also find South America, the Caribbean, and northern Africa.
Bicycles are perfect for transportation: never get stuck in traffic, stay in shape, always find parking exactly where you need it, and see the beauty of a country when touring and not just freeways streaming by. And you can do most repairs yourself. This guide explains wheels, steering, drive train, computers, clothes, riding, touring, and accidents.
A collection of older travel reports: bicycle touring and mountainbiking in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Oregon and California, The Netherlands, central Europe, the Baltics, and more. Also Backpacking in Egypt, India, southeast and eastern Asia, Istanbul, Mexico, Morocco, Scandinavia, Scotland, St. Petersburg, the USA, and more.
After finishing my CS degree in Berlin, I was working at a CGI company in San Francisco. This is a report of my experiences and observations of life and work in California. It's quite dated now but still the most popular page on this site. (And no, I am sorry I can't help you find a job in California...)