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Wat Tham Seua is the place to go for climbing steps and adventure tours in Southern Thailand - highly recommended!
There are now 1256 steps in the Wat Tham Seua mountain climb. I climbed it the other day and my back felt fine after. That's encouraging. If you hadn't kept up, I hurt my back climbing up and down (running up and down) the Ngorn Nak Mountain over in Tub Kaek a few months back.
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One of my favorite headlamps for night time on the trails - whether running or looking for snakes and other reptiles and wildlife, the beam on this PETZL TIKKA RXP is really nice.
The PETZL TIKKA RXP is the second headlamp (headtorch) I’m reviewing for the night running crowd. The first was the FENIX HP25 found here. See all our headlamp reviews here in our Headlamp Playlist >. This headlamp is considerably advanced compared to the Fenix headlamp. The first feature that stands out is the comfort of … Continue reading PETZL TIKKA RXP Headlamp Review (Comprehensive + Video) →
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Birding in Langkawi, Malaysia - look her up!
A giant leap away from the corporate world has taken Wendy into the world of outdoors and eventually appreciating the creation of Mother Nature. During a career break from her desk job, Wendy took a six-month holiday travelli...
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Snakes in Thailand: Dangerous and Timid Snakes, like most animals, are emotional creatures. The emotion we humans usually see is anger. It’s the most visible of all species’ e...
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Get my latest MOVING TO HAWAII BOOK - here - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0131WAWWE
MOVING TO HAWAII - Kindle edition by Vern Lovic. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading MOVING TO HAWAII.
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From Nepal, this girl is smashing it! Finally sponsored and doing great. 
An interview with Mira Rai after her second-place finish at Ultra Pirineu 2015.
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60 Common Meditation Tips Reviewed - I took a look at some other teacher's meditation tips. Some I agree with - and some not. Here's the result!
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Interesting interview from Phil at Ajarn.com - about Thailand Snakes stuff...
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Snake rescue - in Southern Thailand.
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Michael Arnstein wins the Hurt 100 in Hawaii - a seriously tough race!
The This Week in Running report on trail and ultrarunning for January 19, 2015.
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Aim for Awesome - for all your questions answered about moving to and living in the paradise of the Hawaiian Islands. Have a look!
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The NEW Suunto Ambit4 GPS Runner's Watch is due to be released any day now. I'm so tired of waiting. If you haven't heard about it yet, or if you're in the market for a new GPS watch - here's my latest news on it - http://www.crank101.com/athlete-technology/suunto-ambit-4-speculation-and-rumors/
Suunto's next version – the Ambit4 is possibly coming in July 2015 if you go by release history. LET'S HOPE! BNNNT. Buzzer sounded, date passed, and no update yet. Come on – we want the A4! Ready or not, the Suunto Ambit4 watches are coming out in 2015! I've been saying this since spring, ...
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Website coding, EBusiness, ECommerce, Photography & Videography; Venomous Snake Handling - yep, no kidding. Writing and for fun I take my daughter to the park or pool and run up mountains a couple times a week.
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Thailand Snakes is my main focus this year. Conservation, and Education efforts will be increased. We do a lot of media with Thailand Snakes, and this year we'll do even more in that area.

Fitness - I'm training to do a 50 kilometer (30 mile) ultra-trail distance race. An ultra-marathon on the trails. I've already had more injuries this year than ever in my life, but I could still pull it off by the end of this year, or maybe early 2016. My fitness site is focused on running technology, and ways to push yourself harder past all previous limits - at Crank101.com


Photography is a major focus this year as I started Asia Eco Photography and I'm taking people on tours through the rainforest in Southern Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia. This is a big big focus and something I'm hoping to crank up before the end of the year.


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I have an AMAZING FAMILY, great health, and an absolutely UNBELIEVABLE DRIVE to reach greatness. JOIN ME!
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  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
    General, 1986 - 1987
  • University of South Florida
    MA, Psychology, 1991 - 1996
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Wat Tham Suea Steps | Go Up It - For stair climbing and racing fanatics
www.goupit.com

There are now 1256 steps in the Wat Tham Seua mountain climb. I climbed it the other day and my back felt fine after. That's encouraging. If

Drum « A Story In 100 Words
entropy2.com

There is one bright dancer among them. Her hands trace the music onto air. The “U” of her hips sways, telling bedroom stories. Melodies floa

Wendy Nature Guide Langkawi In A Nutshell
www.wendynatureguide.com

A giant leap away from the corporate world has taken Wendy into the world of outdoors and eventually appreciating the creation of Mother Nat

This Week In Running: January 19, 2015
www.irunfar.com

The This Week in Running report on trail and ultrarunning for January 19, 2015.

The Eat Sleep Write Interview: Poet Laura Lovic-Lindsay
eatsleepwrite.net

The Eat Sleep Write Interview: Poet Laura Lovic-Lindsay Interview conducted by Kerry E.B. Black Poet Name: Laura Lovic-Lindsay Book Titles:

Mira Rai Post-2015 Ultra Pirineu Interview
www.irunfar.com

An interview with Mira Rai after her second-place finish at Ultra Pirineu 2015.

What if the Solution to Addiction is Focusing Less on Ourselves ? |
paulgarrigan.com

The more my attention is directed outward, away from the stories in my head, the more at ease I feel in the world.

Ultramarathon Daily News, Fri, June 19
ultrarunnerpodcast.com

Your daily dose of ultramarathon news, interviews, reviews, and brews.

Stephen Bassett - Deception, Denial and Disclosure
wwwmacsufonews.blogspot.com

Published on 13 May 2015 For the past ten years a growing political movement has targeted the politics of UFOs/disclosure. All levels of the

2015 Transvulcania Ultramarathon Live Coverage
www.irunfar.com

iRunFar's live coverage of the 2015 Transvulcania Ultramarathon.

Slide Image: 'Roswell Alien Body' - Coast to Coast AM
www.coasttocoastam.com

Coast to Coast AM - UFOs, strange occurrences, life after death and other unexplained phenomena. Overnight talk radio with daytime ratings.

Petrified Wood Buddha Collection | All Buddhas
www.allbuddhas.com

Here are links to our brown and black petrified wood Buddha collections: Brown Petrified Wood Somdej Buddha (rectangle) Amulets ->. Black Pe

Wat Tum Sua Buddhist Temple Photos
www.thailandtemplephotos.com

Big Buddha on Mountain at Wat Tum Sua, Krabi, Thailand. Lersi -the ascetic - a follower of Buddha. Black Buddha statue - rare. Close up of B

Photos of Wat Suan Mokkh Theravada Buddhist Temple in Chaiya, Thailand
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Small house close to the entrance. Painting by Emanuel Shermann. There are many of his works here from the 1960's. Another Emanuel Shermann

Funghi Pizza with Onion - Nice! Just had the pizza with a coke, and was very happy with the taste. This is authentic Italian pizza, at a reasonable price in Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand. There are now plenty of tables to eat at, and probably not much of an issue with overcrowding and not finding a seat anymore. An excellent choice for pizza! Best in Krabi...
Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
This is my main exercise - I've been up this hiking trail 200+ times over the last 6 years. There is a lot to say about this trail - including some warnings of snakes you might encounter. I created a huge PDF file - free - which gives all the information you could possibly want to know. Find it online. This is a 3.7 kilometer hike from the bottom of the trail to the highest peak, which is 500 meters in elevation (above sea level). Roundtrip is the same way you climb up, so total is 7.4 km. It will take a fit person about 90 minutes to climb, and 90 minutes to descend the trail. If you are very fit - an hour each way - without stopping. You will probably spend at least 30 minutes at the top, so factor all of this into your plan. The trail is technical for running, but for walking, not too bad. There isn't any steep rock climbing, but a couple sections might be challenging for people who are not comfortable climbing without railings or steps. It is hot under the rainforest canopy. Bring two liters of water for each person. Bring a snack for the top to give you energy, you'll need it. The forest gets dark around 5:30 pm. It is very dark around 6:30 pm at sunset. The trees are thick and the light does not get through. It takes some people 2.5 hours to get up, and another 2.5 hours to get down. If you twist an ankle, it will take you a long time. You will need a torch (flashlight) if you are going to be on the trail after 7 pm. Do not leave the main trail. Do return on the same trail you followed up. There is no other path that comes down to the same starting point at the trailhead. This is a national park. They will begin charging 200 THB in April 2016. Ensure you sign the ledger at the base of the trail so they can come and find you if it's late at night and you are lost or injured. There is one main snake you should look out for. Google the Malayan Pit Viper (Calloselasma rhodostoma). I have seen a couple of them on the trail. Their bite is horrendous because their venom is very strong. There are 100-200 people per day climbing the trail. You will have company. Gone are the days of 10 people on the entire trail, unfortunately! Again, get the free PDF for it - Krabi Jungle Trekking Guide – Ngorn Nak (Hang Nak) Mountain. It will help immensely. Have fun, this is one of the top things to do in Krabi.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Cannot reach from Thailand.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Exceptional food - whatever you get. We've eaten here a couple dozen times and never had a bad meal.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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My 6th stay at Joli Guest House, and every one has been a great experience. This is a newly built (3 yrs ago) multi-story building as you can see from the photos. The rooms are furnished with wooden furniture, refrigerator (chest high), television, ceiling fan, air conditioning, hot water shower, and WIFI that works very well - fast and consistent. Free breakfast in the morning includes bread roll, fried egg, juice, coffee, and a seemingly never-ending supply of small bananas. The real reason I stay at Joli Guest House every time I come to Savannakhet? The people that own it are just the kindest people in the world. Joli is a PhD Laotian woman living here with her father (ex-airplane pilot in the war) and mother. There is always someone in the lobby to help with your transportation needs, or offer a banana, coffee, or cold water. There is a large veranda (balcony) over the yard which is nice to sit at and work on the computer. Located within .5 km of Chez Bourne Cafe - the popular air conditioned restaurant with pizza, sandwiches and the essential Beerlao gold. 6 blocks up from the river. In the block directly north of the famous - but oh so shoddy - Leena Guest House. My charge per night was 400 THB in Aug - probably the best deal in Savannakhet considering the location, the people, and the newness of the building. I've stayed in about five other places in Savannakhet. None of them compare in any way. I just feel good at Joli's Guest House. Just show up - they always have rooms.
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Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Exceptional wildlife park set deep in the forest. The waterfall has 8 levels that are not easily found, but all are fun and worth trying to figure out how to get to each one. There is a very large cave at this national park, called Kumin Cave if I'm not mistaken. There are guides that will take you deep inside the cave. You can take photos of the natural limestone formations, bats, spiders, and maybe if you're lucky - the Ridley's Racer snake. This hike in the cave and at the waterfall are very safe, and you should do both. If you are coming to Krabi, don't miss the Huay Toh Waterfall, Crystal Pond, and Wat Tum Sua Buddhist temple. Cheers!
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
There is a small picnic area near the parking section. If you park your vehicle here, I suggest you just leave the doors open, and take all your valuables so nobody will break your windows and grab your things. I came here a couple times a week to climb the mountain that rises behind it. There is a great hike up a steep section before it flattens out and then hugs the curves of the lava cliffs on the ocean. It's a lovely hike. You can see Kahoolawe Island from the trail as well as Haleakala Volcano on the east side of Maui. Highly recommended as a trail - but, for anything else - there is nothing to do.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago