Tim's never ending journey

a trip by Tim Schmidt
From: April 1st 1985
Until: January 9th 2016

This is not the average travel blog to find travel advice...No hotel recommendations...No mainstream monotone travel pictures...No dumb lonely planet to do locations...My proposition...Go...Inhale live...Throw away stupid travel guides...be inspired by coincidence...Traveling at it's best...Don't inquire about a hotel I may be staying at, a question which leaves a blank. The concept of booking ahead just feels so alien to me. My usual approach on entering a new country is simply to arrive and see what happens.

Not interested!...Go away and keep reading those numerous regular blogs.
Trip Length: 31 years
Blog Entries: 136
Photos: 343
Words: 14806

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
December 1st 1985 The good old days of a very safe Copacabana Life South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Rio de Janeiro » Copacabana
December 1st 1993 Thank God! For letting me set foot into Asia Asia » Singapore
December 1st 1993 I called it home for years to come Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok
March 1st 1994 Returning home (1st of many returns) Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok
July 3rd 1994 Arrival on a piece of paradise Asia » Philippines » Mindoro
September 1st 1994 Returning home (2nd of many returns) Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok
September 15th 1994 Getting to know my new homeland Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Chiang Mai
October 15th 1996 You bet...I placed my bets...wrong North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas
November 2nd 1998 Yes...I had explicitely been warned about... North America » Mexico
December 1st 1998 Viva Cubanita!...Aquí vengo ...Espléndido Central America Caribbean » Cuba
February 15th 2001 La Habana ... construido mi primera visita Central America Caribbean » Cuba
April 15th 2001 Mi encuentro maravilloso de Colombia... South America » Colombia » Cali
May 1st 2001 Take a deep breath...The air is truly thin South America » Ecuador » North » Quito
July 1st 2001 Mais uma vez Rio ... Eu estou no amor ... de novo South America » Brazil
April 2nd 2004 Apr 02, 2004 Europe » Estonia » Tallinn
April 22nd 2004 Apr 22, 2004 Europe » Lithuania » Vilnius
May 1st 2004 May 01, 2004 Europe » Slovakia
May 15th 2004 May 15, 2004 Europe » Slovakia
May 31st 2004 May 31, 2004 Europe » Ukraine
June 1st 2004 Following Up... My Eastern Adventure Europe » Ukraine » Kiev
June 15th 2004 Can I repeat the Eastern Adventure high Europe » Ukraine
June 30th 2004 Sevastopol...Here I come Europe » Ukraine
July 30th 2004 Ukraine's Bitch...Not so fast... Europe » Ukraine » Odessa
August 1st 2004 A cold...but...heart warming summer Asia » Kyrgyzstan » Bishkek
September 1st 2004 Returning home (2nd of many returns) Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City
December 1st 2004 Saigon-Vientiane on a forbidden trail Asia » Laos » West » Vientiane
June 1st 2005 Not giving up yet... My Eastern Adventure Europe » Ukraine
September 1st 2005 Returning home (3rd of many returns) Asia » Vietnam
May 1st 2006 My Eastern Adventure moves further east Europe » Russia
May 10th 2006 My farther Eastern Adventure is...Great Europe » Russia
May 30th 2006 Welcome in Tatarstan Europe » Russia
May 31st 2006 Udmurtia...You are good to me...Thanks Europe » Russia » Urals » Izhevsk
June 15th 2006 Bishkek brought me here...Sweet Europe » Russia » Urals
June 30th 2006 A radioactive hangover Europe » Russia » Urals » Chelyabinsk
July 15th 2006 A visit to the home of the Mafia Europe » Russia
September 1st 2006 Returning home (4th of many returns) Asia » Vietnam
October 1st 2006 Phils...A permanent place in my bucket list Asia » Philippines
December 1st 2006 Let's see...Yes, Muslims are very friendly Asia » Indonesia » Java » Jakarta
January 1st 2007 The Quiet Capital...Laos is a warm place Asia » Laos
March 1st 2007 Returning home (5th of many returns) Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City
March 1st 2009 Let's Try Again...Is it likable? Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
April 1st 2009 Inka Land...Here I come Central America Caribbean » Guatemala » Western Highlands
May 1st 2009 The most dangerous place on earth...Officially! Central America Caribbean » Honduras » Northern » San Pedro Sula
June 1st 2009 A months in Queens and Brighton Beach North America » United States » New York
June 1st 2009 Sri Lanka...the final days of civil war! Asia » Sri Lanka » Western Province » Negombo
July 1st 2009 My first steps...I set foot into Africa Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
July 15th 2009 My jump-off point Africa » Senegal
August 1st 2009 The best Arabica Coffee in the world...Period! Africa » Ethiopia » Addis Ababa Region » Addis Ababa
August 20th 2009 Difficult Choice has been made! Africa » Madagascar » Antananarivo
August 25th 2009 The awful taxi-brousse ride starts right now Africa » Madagascar » Antsirabe
August 31st 2009 I am in Love...Morondava...Many Kisses Africa » Madagascar » Toliara » Morondava
October 30th 2009 A quick visit...On the way home Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok
November 10th 2009 Returning home (6th of many returns) Asia » Vietnam
September 1st 2010 An unplanned 3 months... Europe » Spain » Andalusia
January 1st 2012 Best Jump-off - Jump-on point in Asia Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok
January 15th 2012 Returning home (7th of many returns) Asia » Vietnam
February 15th 2012 Post Escobar times...Wonderful People South America » Colombia » Bogota
February 29th 2012 Estoy enamorado...sencillo South America » Colombia » Santa Marta
March 8th 2012 Repeating my Luck once again... South America » Colombia » Cali
March 22nd 2012 World's scariest airport...Quito is among them South America » Ecuador » North » Quito
April 8th 2012 The Lung of the World...Amazon Forest at it's best South America » Ecuador
April 20th 2012 Crazy Lima!...Daring Experience South America » Peru » Lima
April 25th 2012 No road leads to...Iquitos South America » Peru » Loreto » Iquitos
May 3rd 2012 Check-In on Brazil...Check-out South America » Brazil
June 1st 2012 Sri Lanka post civil war...sweet place Asia » Sri Lanka » Western Province » Colombo
June 5th 2012 Moving further into tamil lands Asia » Sri Lanka » North Western Province » Marawila
June 12th 2012 Yes...and even farther into tamil lands Asia » Sri Lanka
June 26th 2012 The forgotten war lands in the east... Asia » Sri Lanka » Eastern Province » Batticaloa
May 15th 2013 Colombia...You are here to stay South America » Colombia » Bogota
October 1st 2013 My best visit yet...La Habana, me encanta Central America Caribbean » Cuba
November 22nd 2013 Havana-Santa Cruz on Taca via Lima South America » Bolivia » Santa Cruz Department » Santa Cruz
November 29th 2013 The train from Santa Cruz brought me here South America » Brazil
December 1st 2013 The bus took me out of it South America » Brazil
December 1st 2013 Ooh well... Another crappy border town...Forget it South America » Paraguay » Amambay » Pedro Juan Caballero
December 4th 2013 My mothers home from 1984 till she died in 1998 South America » Paraguay
December 12th 2013 Asuncion - Santiago, Did I mention I hate buses South America » Argentina
December 13th 2013 Another hateful bus ride away South America » Argentina
December 14th 2013 Almost there...just another bus ride away South America » Argentina » Mendoza
December 15th 2013 Made it...No more bus rides South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago
January 5th 2014 My motorbike adventure starts South America » Chile
January 6th 2014 Côte d'Azur America Latina South America » Chile » Valparaíso Region » Valparaíso
January 7th 2014 Wonderful stopover...Wild Chile South America » Chile » Valparaíso Region » Quintero
January 9th 2014 Complaciente vino...Nice Chilean Wine South America » Chile » Coquimbo Region
January 9th 2014 Arrival late night in the cold...Motorbike service South America » Chile » Coquimbo Region » La Serena
January 15th 2014 Mysterious stop in Ghost Town... South America » Chile » Atacama » Chañaral
January 16th 2014 The Rallye Dakar catching up with Me... South America » Chile » Antofagasta Region » Antofagasta
January 30th 2014 Just weeks before magnitude 8.2... South America » Chile » Tarapacá » Iquique
February 9th 2014 An ice cold arrival late night South America » Chile » Antofagasta Region » San Pedro de Atacama
February 15th 2014 Rainy...Snowy...Icy trip over 5000 meters South America » Chile
February 16th 2014 Forced first stopover in Argentina ghost town South America » Argentina
February 23rd 2014 Wonderful hot memories...thermal bath South America » Argentina
February 24th 2014 Stopover in indigenous lands South America » Argentina
February 25th 2014 A long lonely trip through the chaco...47 C heat South America » Argentina » Chaco » Resistencia
February 27th 2014 Christ Encarnacion...No, just Paraguay South America » Paraguay » Encarnacion
March 5th 2014 Another month in homey, comfy Asuncion South America » Paraguay
April 9th 2014 Catching South African Airways to Madagascar South America » Brazil
April 30th 2014 Wonderful warm stopover on the way to Tana Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg
May 3rd 2014 A months of extreme adventure, I just didn't know! Africa » Madagascar » Antananarivo
May 6th 2014 Easy start into the trip... Africa » Madagascar » Moramanga
May 8th 2014 A "not so friendly" tourist town Africa » Madagascar
May 11th 2014 I fell in Love twice Africa » Madagascar
May 25th 2014 Just changing buses... Africa » Madagascar
May 26th 2014 Ifaty...interesting encounters Africa » Madagascar
May 27th 2014 Mangily...Nice, relaxing, wonderful place...Kisses Africa » Madagascar
June 10th 2014 Holy Crap...That's a bus...not to mention the ride Africa » Madagascar
June 12th 2014 No, not yet finish the pain...Nice ending Africa » Madagascar
June 19th 2014 The day of a festival Africa » Madagascar
June 23rd 2014 Beloha-Ambovombe by Truck through deep sand Africa » Madagascar
June 25th 2014 The worst road trip in my entire life Africa » Madagascar
June 30th 2014 In between a bad road trip and a bad river trip Africa » Madagascar
July 3rd 2014 Second visit was worth it Africa » Madagascar
July 10th 2014 Catching South African Airways to Hong Kong Asia » China
July 13th 2014 I hate Hong Kong Customs Asia » Philippines » Luzon
July 16th 2014 Yes...Cebu...this time an entire month Asia » Philippines » Visayas
August 1st 2014 Motorbike passing through customs from Brazil Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok
September 1st 2014 On the way home by motorbike...to Saigon Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap
September 15th 2014 Trying to find the 3G from the 90's...failed Asia » Cambodia » South » Phnom Penh
December 15th 2014 La Habana ... todo un hallazgo ... otra vez Central America Caribbean » Cuba
April 1st 2015 A unspectacular road trip Europe » Ukraine
April 15th 2015 The unspectacular road trip continues Europe » Ukraine
May 1st 2015 Returning home no more (8th of many returns) Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City
July 1st 2015 AirAsia brought me here and didn't let me go Asia » Philippines » Visayas
July 15th 2015 A week in iloilo...the forbidden flower Asia » Philippines » Visayas
July 22nd 2015 Not worth another visit Asia » Philippines » Visayas
July 29th 2015 The visit to Camp Sampangita...Yes..a prison Asia » Philippines » Luzon
August 1st 2015 2 months...toooooo looooong Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok
November 10th 2015 My best visit yet to Madagascar...je t'aime Africa » Madagascar » Antananarivo
November 14th 2015 Follow-up on my 2 love relationships Africa » Madagascar
November 21st 2015 Give Morondava another try...Abort...Abort! Africa » Madagascar » Toliara » Morondava
November 24th 2015 To the roots of the schooner building Africa » Madagascar
November 28th 2015 Andranopasy...Truly Robinson style... Africa » Madagascar
November 30th 2015 Didn't I mention...I am on a motorbike trip Africa » Madagascar
December 1st 2015 Ankiliabo...A very friendly but wild western place Africa » Madagascar
December 5th 2015 This time was an interesting visit Africa » Madagascar
December 5th 2015 Wonderful relaxing 2 weeks Africa » Madagascar
December 19th 2015 One full months here...It was more than worth it Africa » Madagascar
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