Willie Weir : July 23rd, 2013
Kat and I first encountered Bangkok traffic from the perspective of the backseat of a taxi. The chaos of any big city can be daunting. Though neither of us spoke the words, I know we were both thinking, “Not going to bike here.” But over years of travel, both of us have [...]
Willie Weir : July 4th, 2013
I enjoy the luscious sense of freedom and speed of a long, well earned, downhill. But more often, the most memorable travel moments come when I am forced to slow down. … Read more at the Adventure Cycling Association’s blog.
Willie Weir : February 7th, 2013
Since 1994 I’ve had the pleasure of contributing to KUOW’s Weekday while on the road via commentaries and interviews. For our latest trip, I sent in 24 sound clips that aired on the shows “sound of the day” segment. Here are clips 17-20.
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Willie Weir : January 30th, 2013
Since 1994 I’ve had the pleasure of contributing to KUOW’s Weekday while on the road via commentaries and interviews. For our latest trip, I sent in 24 sound clips that aired on the show’s “sound of the day” segment. Here are clips 1-4.
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Willie Weir : November 24th, 2012
Back in Ubon Ratchathani for a bit of nostalgia. We ended our bike trip here seven years ago, and took the train back to Bangkok. Kat and I have so rarely returned to a place we’ve been (too many other places to discover), so it was nice to be pulling into a city that was [...]
Willie Weir : November 23rd, 2012
I love trains. Always have. A big train station with many tracks shooting out into the distance to “who knows where,” scream out to all of those with a bit of wanderlust. We were looking forward to booking a 2nd class sleeper on the train from Bangkok to Ubon, but all those tickets were sold [...]
Willie Weir : November 20th, 2012
A quick flight and we were back in Bangkok. Back to our familiar neighborhood near the National Stadium sky train station. This group of women construction workers were lined up at a street side stall for dinner. They have been busy building a new highrise hotel around the corner. -w
It’s already beginning to look [...]
Willie Weir : December 20th, 2011
It’s the time of year when holiday tunes are playing everywhere. But sometimes when you are traveling far away from home in another culture, hearing a Christmas carol or familiar song can be a wonderful reminder of home … or not.
We were cycling in Northern Thailand during Christmas. We pedaled into a small [...]