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July 6, 2006

Sending out the Vlogs + A New Team Member

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LOCATION: Bangkok, Thailand
Longitude: N: 13.76172°
Latitude: E: 100.49303°
Miles from Singapore: 1478

A quick thanks to Tracy Swedlow of Interative Television Today who dug up some pertinent info on dogs and the Buddhist faith in Thailand following the penultimate vlog report.

Today's vlog explains a little about the method by which we're delivering these vlog reports from the field. Will give an update on Bangkok and details of a new mystery team member who has just joined up in the next posting.

She'd read Steve's book 'Pedalling to Hawaii' a while back, then emailed asking to join the expedition in Africa. I said no chance! Couldn't imagine the liability of a complete stranger joining up in somewhere like the Sudan. We compromised on Bangkok so if things didn't work out we could go our separate ways...

When I turned up at the airport yesterday evening to meet her off the plane I was quite surprised she actually turned up (I thought she might bottle out at the last minute). If she can make it this far I reckon she can make it to Kunming in China where we'll take stock of how things are going.

We plan to pedal out of Bangkok early on Sunday morning when the traffic will hopefully be minimal. Stay tuned...


Posted on July 6, 2006 4:49 PM


Looks like a lot of work to be doing on the road. I just discovered your video blog and I will be subscribing now.

Posted by: Lan Bui [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 13, 2006 8:54 AM

Nice technical description - thanks!

Posted by: Carl Weaver [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 7, 2006 9:36 PM