“A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles”
Hi, my name is James Adam.
Welcome to my blog, this is to tell my story of my travels around S.E. Asia by Scooter. This includes Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia.
I was born in Scotland but
left home at 15 to explore the world and I'm still exploring it. At present I am in Thailand but my home base is Australia. I have also spent time travelling in Canada, USA, Europe, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam.
My passions are photography, wildlife conservation, travelling, meeting new people & exploring new cultures and of course great good & good wine.
I have travelled around
most of Australia and New Zealand working in some very remote areas. I love capturing images of some of the incredible diversity of flora & fauna we have. I spent a year at Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island working as a Naturalist Guide. The Lodge
was awarded "Best Lodge in the World" in 2012. An amazing place & an amazing experience.
In Thailand I have travelled over 28000 kms by bike around the country. I have seen some amazing sights,
met some fantastic people, eaten some great food and captured some beautiful images. I have ridden from Phuket up to Udon Thani, then across to Chiang Mai and up to Mae Sai on the border with Burma, including riding one of the most picturesque and winding
roads in Thailand which crosses Thailands highest mountain and through Pai & Mae Hong Son and then heads down to Mae Sot on the Burma border. This is the famous Loop, over 600 hairpin bends!! Then back down to Bangkok and home to Phuket. A trip of 11000kms
which saw me on the road for over a month. This included a couple of wild rides across Bangkok following Motorbike Taxi's, that is an experience guaranteed to get your blood pumping. Prior to this I did trip's into both Northern & Southern Thailand on
my Honda PCX, which is a small 150cc Scooter. I am now riding a Honda Forza NSS 300, which is a big Scooter. It is an great cruising bike, more power & response than the PCX & it has a real presence on the road which is crucial for safe travelling.
I have also ridden bikes in Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia. If you want to experience one of life's true adventures, try riding a bike through HaNoi in the rush hour..
James Adam (July 2016)