TRAVELLING ALONE OR WITH A FRIEND

Posted: 16th October 2015 by Muhammad Adeeb Mohamad Ali in JOURNEY, TRAVELS, Uncategorised
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“TRAVELLING ALONE OR WITH A FRIEND”

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It’s a big dilemma, trying to decide whether to commit to your dream adventure by yourself or with a trusty sidekick.

I asked several battle-scarred adventurers to weigh up the pros and cons and offer their verdict.

NOW READ THE ADVENTURERS’ ANSWERS BELOW:

TOM ALLEN (LONG DISTANCE CYCLIST AND FILM MAKER)
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The biggest expeditions I’ve been on were cycling from the UK to Armenia over eight months, cycling around the Middle East and Africa for seven months and I’ve also done trips in Mongolia for two months and down the West Coast of the U.S. for two months as well.

I think the biggest thing is the fact that you wake up in the morning and you have no idea where you’re going to end up at the end of that day, and you have no idea what you’re going to see or who you’re going to meet, that’s kind of what adventure means to me anyway. It’s the unpredictability and the surprises and the unexpected, and the knowledge that it’s very, very rarely a bad kind of surprise. You know, it’s usually pretty positive stuff.

I think the benefits of travelling alone include…

– Learning to take full responsibility for yourself

– Being able to be utterly selfish in your decision making

– Allowing your mind to unwind entirely from the utter lunacy of everyday life

whilst the advantages of going with someone else include…

– Having moral support when things get tough

– Being able to share the best moments of the experience

– Having someone else to take photos of you looking heroic

If I had to choose, I would go alone because an experience that is entirely your own will be a better teacher.

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JEJAK MELAYU YANG HILANG DI BUMI CHAMPA

Posted: 15th October 2015 by SICK SIDERS MALAYSIA in JOURNEY, TRAVELS
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“JEJAK MELAYU YANG HILANG DI BUMI CHAMPA”

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Champa boleh dikatakan sebagai sebuah tamadun bangsa yang dilenyapkan. Sejarah tamadun ini sungguh sadis kalau kita teliti. Di mana daripada berdiri seawal abad pertama masihi sehinggalah penghujung abad kesembilan belas, saat kejatuhannya, 1800 tahun telah berdiri dan akhirnya cuba dipadamkan kewujudannya oleh pemerintah Vietnam. Sehinggakan hari ini, orang Melayu tidak pernah mengenali sejarah nenek moyang m
ereka. Bila disebut mengenai Champa, mereka mereka akan ternganga.

Ya, buku teks sejarah ada menceritakan mengenai Champa, tetapi sekadar sepintas lalu tanpa menceritakan pun atau mengaitkan kerajaan ini dengan entity yang bernama MELAYU. Dalam sub-topik kerajaan-kerajaan Melayu terawal ini, kita akan bercakap mengenai asal-usul Champa itu, kemudian saya akan menyentuh mengenai Perang Champa-Sui, kemudian saya akan memetik mengenai sejarah peperangan Champa-Mongol.

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KEMBARA | PENGEMBARAAN BUKANLAH SATU PERLUMBAAN

Posted: 10th October 2015 by SICK SIDERS MALAYSIA in JOURNEY, TRAVELS

Aku pernah menulis buah fikiranku tentang pengembaraan aku dimana ada sesetengah antara kita menganggap pengembaraan sebuah perlumbaan, mencatat rekod ataupun sebuah perbandingan dan telah keluar di The Vocket.

Ini pula kisah seorang pengembara lain yang menceritakan perihal yang sama tentang apa yang aku perkatakan tempohari.

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“Aku Pengembara, Kau Pelancong, I’m a Traveler and You are Tourist.” Perdebatan tentang topik ini hangat diperkatakan sama macam dalam bidang fotografi, perdebatan antara RAW format dan JPEG format, perdebatan antara Full Frame Camera dan Non Fulll Frame serta yang terbaru antara Mirror-Less dan Non Mirror-Less dan macam-macam lagi termasuklah kamera jenama apa yang paling bagus, gambar Edit Photoshop dan “SOOC” atau Straight Out of Camera, aku memang cemburu dengan mereka-mereka yang punya banyak masa untuk berdebat dengan isu-isu yang remeh temeh  tetapi mampu untuk menghangatkan suasana.

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Кучето што ги научи трите млади велосипедисти што значи пријателство”

Сакаме да ве запознаеме со тројца млади велосипедисти: Adeeb, Azrulhan и Amirul; кои се нарекуваат Sick Siders Malaysia (SSMY), и кои се подготвени да летаат до Велика Британија, а потоа да се враќаат до Малезија со велосипед.

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Кога стигнавме кај границите во Македонија, патувавме кон стариот пат околу Охридското езеро. Многу беше ладно, и потоа дознавме дека бевме на надморска височина од 700м. Длабочината на Охридското езеро достигнува до 300м, и во неа живеат риби што може да се најдат само во ова езеро.”

Почнувајќи од Велика Британија, тие поминуваат низ 22 држави, вклучувајќи ги Босна, Албанија, Македонија, Турција, Киргистан, Кина и многу други. Се проценува дека велосипедистите ќе патуваат околу 29,000km. 

Младите велосипедисти нивните доживувања ги споделуваат на официјалната FB страница на  Sick Siders Malaysia. Од сите тие доживувања, има една трогателна приказна која ја споделија додека беа во Македонија.
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Pictures of Indonesia

 

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Indonesia Flag in Mt. Bromo, East Java

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