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Mark in Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand - mark: 1998-06-02
I've just spent the last few weeks in the islands of Ko Tao and Ko Samui.  Did some great dives in Ko Tao where the visibility was amazing (under water that is).  I spent a week hanging out with a Swedish guy and another guy from Holland.  The guy from Swe . . . more

Mark in Malaysia

Cherating, Malaysia - mark: 1998-05-13
Well, I think most of you heard about the lovely round of flu I caught in Tioman Island in the South of Malaysia which laid me up for around 1 week.  Quite a scary flu in which I had a temperature for about 2 days and had to resort to ice to get it down to . . . more

Welcome to Bali?

Ubud, Bali - mark: 1998-04-27
On the flight from Perth to Bali, we hit some turbulence that must have set records.  The flight attendant on board told me she had never seen it that bad in 5 years!  The cause was the heat rising from farmlands in the north of Australia and as soon as we . . . more

Another chapter from OZ

Barrier Reef, Australia - mark: 1998-04-09
I recently went scuba diving on the barrier reef for 3 days and saw some amazing things.  I only saw one 6 foot reef shark, but that was plenty big enough.  We also did a couple of night dives which was like being in space while trying to catch Lobsters at . . . more

I said good-bye to New Zealand

Melbourne, Australia - mark: 1998-03-12
Hello everyone, I said good-bye to New Zealand and have just spent the last few days in Melbourne.

Before arriving in Australia, I rode my motorcycle back up north to Auckland after surviving a horrible small plane ride from the South island to No . . . more

Kayaks, Bungies, and Fishing

Dunedin, New Zealand - mark: 1998-03-02
Hello everyone, just a quick update on what I've been up to... oh yeah I'm still alive.

I am writing this note from the public library in Dunedin in the south

of New Zealand. Soon (March 11) I will be flying to Melbourne to start my Aust . . . more

My motorcycle has caused me some grief lately

Rotorua, New Zealand - mark: 1998-02-16
Hello everyone, I'm heading south now and have arrived in Rotorua -- a touristy town famous for its geysers and boiling mud pits. The sun is still shining and my ears are peeling.

My motorcycle has caused me some grief lately, first leaking oil a . . . more

G'day from New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand - mark: 1998-02-08
G'day from New Zealand. Tomorrow, I leave Auckland New Zealand on a motorcycle I just bought from a local dealer. It's a an older Suzuki GS 500 but it should do nicely.

The weather here is super humid with temperatures in the low 30's. My neck and . . . more

YES, it's true, I am in New Zealand.

Auckland, New Zealand - mark: 1998-02-06
YES, it's true, I am in New Zealand. I just woke up after sleeping for 14 hours. Auckland is beautiful. Take England, Add Northern California weather sprinkled with people walking bearfoot in the street and voila... I'm planning what to do for the next whi . . . more

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