alexchan's Travel Blogs

Sep 28, 2017 – Nov 23, 2017
A trip to Central Asia had been on the cards for many years but I finally make it happen, and combine it with India's north-eas…
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This blog was featured on Sunday November 5th, 2017
Jul 03, 2017 – Sep 12, 2017
Escaping the Kiwi winter this year involves arguably the world's best diving in Borneo before going to mediterranean Europe, Sc…
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This blog was featured on Saturday October 7th, 2017
Apr 11, 2017 – May 05, 2017
I combine a routine trip to see family with a detour to see the Good Friday Crucifixion in the Philippines. …
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This blog was featured on Friday April 28th, 2017
Jan 21, 2017 – Feb 12, 2017
A trip to see family isn't complete with a little adventure on the side. This time it is Natuna Island in the South China Sea …
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This blog was featured on Monday February 20th, 2017
Nov 03, 2016 – Nov 27, 2016
I've always wanted to explore Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Christmas Island, as they are islands of the Malay Archipelago that h…
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This blog was featured on Sunday November 27th, 2016
Jun 29, 2016 – Sep 18, 2016
My seemingly annual escape from the Kiwi winter takes me to Borneo, Phuket, Europe, Iceland for my 50th birthday and finally ea…
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This blog was featured on Sunday July 24th, 2016
Apr 29, 2016 – Jun 06, 2016
A short stopover in Texas and Louisiana before an exciting journey through Peru and Bolivia. We cross into Argentina for a bri…
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This blog was featured on Friday May 6th, 2016
Dec 19, 2015 – Jan 12, 2016
I finish a very routine trip to see family with a detour to Nepal to soar with the birds and feed them while in the air. It's …
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This blog was featured on Friday January 15th, 2016
Oct 12, 2015 – Nov 13, 2015
An attempt to see the golden leaves of Jiuzhaigou Park in Northern Sichuan during autumn, followed by travel to the Tibetan Hig…
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This blog was featured on Sunday November 1st, 2015
Jun 29, 2015 – Sep 07, 2015
We break new ground in Tanzania but do a bunch of re-runs in Cambodia, Nepal and Maldives.
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This blog was featured on Friday August 28th, 2015
May 26, 2015 – Jun 21, 2015
My escape from Auckland's wet windy weather takes me to Niue, Vanuatu and Fiji. This has been a long-awaited journey as I had …
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This blog was featured on Friday June 26th, 2015
Mar 26, 2015 – Apr 20, 2015
A trip to see family in Kuching made more interesting with a circuitous return journey through Tokyo.
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This blog was featured on Thursday May 21st, 2015
2015 Kiwi Summer & Fall
Jan 24, 2015 – Mar 08, 2015
Quick weekend getaways in New Zealand during summer and fall. This time I cover the live volcanic White Island and Great Barri…
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Dec 19, 2014 – Jan 11, 2015
I visit New Zealand's closest neighbour but not without taking a big detour through Borneo.
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This blog was featured on Saturday March 28th, 2015
Jun 08, 2014 – Aug 24, 2014
I travel to my nephew's wedding in the UK and explore Europe, via Papua and the Spice Islands. …
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This blog was featured on Tuesday August 19th, 2014
Feb 18, 2014 – Apr 09, 2014
I must be crazy. Not only am I going to Sudan, but I'm going to Egypt at this time too! Hhmmm ... but then, I've been to Yemen…
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This blog was featured on Saturday March 29th, 2014
Dec 02, 2013 – Mar 02, 2014
A trip to see family in Malaysia via Hong Kong suddenly grows to include Goa (for relaxation and yoga) and Harbin (for the ice …
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This blog was featured on Tuesday February 3rd, 2015
Jun 11, 2013 – Sep 16, 2013
I get to Scotland, the opposite end of the world, in short hops via the Australian outback, Timor and the Indonesian Archipelag…
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This blog was featured on Monday July 21st, 2014
Dec 17, 2012 – Mar 03, 2013
A trip to spend Christmas and Chinese New Year with family supplemented by adventures in Myanmar and the Philippines ... made p…
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This blog was featured on Monday January 14th, 2013
2012 Long weekend in Samoa
Oct 19, 2012 – Oct 22, 2012
A hastily planned getaway in Samoa to escape Auckland's tragic weather during Labour Weekend.
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Aug 27, 2012 – Sep 01, 2012
Straight back from a 12 week trip, I flew off to Tonga to swim with whales! It was the right season, so why not? Gotta do the…
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This blog was featured on Tuesday September 5th, 2017
May 31, 2012 – Aug 24, 2012
I have frequent flyer miles expiring that are sufficient for a trip to Pakistan or Seychelles. Hard choice … why not do both…
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This blog was featured on Tuesday June 12th, 2012
Oct 20, 2011 – Nov 08, 2011
AirAsia X had introductory fares from Christchurch to KL for NZD99 each way (inclusive of taxes). We had to find a reason to t…
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This blog was featured on Monday October 31st, 2011
2011 TranzAlpine Rail Journey
Sep 03, 2011 – Sep 04, 2011
One of the most scenic rail journeys in the world (supposedly) is only a short flight away from home. No better time than earl…
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May 23, 2011 – Aug 24, 2011
An escape from the wet Auckland winter gets longer and longer ... and takes me around the world as I succumb to wanderlust. …
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This blog was featured on Tuesday June 7th, 2011
2011 Summer into Fall in New Zealand
Feb 19, 2011 – Apr 27, 2011
Another year has past; fortunately I've had travel overseas and also in New Zealand - swim with sharks in Napier and kayaking…
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Dec 16, 2010 – Feb 12, 2011
Another eclectic trip combining cheap flights on AirAsia and using expiring frequent flyer miles. Diverse combination of s…
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This blog was featured on Sunday January 16th, 2011
2010 Rarotonga & Aitutaki
Aug 04, 2010 – Aug 09, 2010
A short mid-winter break to the Cook Islands in the South Pacific.
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Jun 24, 2010 – Jul 29, 2010
Strange combination, ain’t it? Yes, Air Asia had another sale. Eight flights totalling 29 hours flying time for only NZD200…
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This blog was featured on Tuesday September 16th, 2014
2010 Vancouver & Alaskan Cruise
Jun 02, 2010 – Jun 15, 2010
Quite unusually, we take what many people would consider a more "normal" holiday! …
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