I left Australia on the 25th of April 2000 which is 14 years, 7 months, 3 days ago or 5330 days ago. 

So this is a travel blog, of day trips or longer trips and all sorts of other travels and experiences that I have done or plan to do. It is my intention to document all our travels, around Asia and the rest of the world.

Alternative time units

5330 days can be converted to one of these units:

  • 460,512,403 seconds
  • 7,675,206 minutes (rounded down)
  • 127,920 hours (rounded down)
  • 5330 days
  • 761 weeks and 3 days

I used this site to calculate the time

last updated 27th November 2014

87 Responses to About

  1. Pak Liam says:

    I’m thinking to include travel based news article, mainly as a source of information, but I dont’ want to confuse them with our actual travels.

  2. Veggie Kate says:

    Thanks for checking out my blog 🙂 And Holy cow! This site looks amazing! I linked to this blog from your MYP page, because I was curious about your travels. I am a wanna-be traveler who has finally started to get her feet wet 🙂 Can’t wait to check out your posts and experience some of the world vicariously through them!

  3. Pak Liam says:

    Thank-you so much! I had another travel one on blogger for a few years, but was not happy with it, I have found I much prefer WordPress, so I decided to start this travel one. Obviously quite a few of these posts are from older travels and at the moment it’s all a bit random each day as to what I blog about. I’ve got load more ideas, but cannot do it all at once.

    I have been bloggin on my MYP page for over a year now, and I consistently get 50-100 views per day there. So I have been getting views of 10 or 15 each day and hardly ever get any search term referrals, so was feeling a little despondent. I guess the travel market is somewhat bigger and less unique than MYP and educational matters !

    I appreciate your comment and welcome any feeback.

  4. Veggie Kate says:

    Yeah, blogger drove me crazy so I moved to wordpress as well 🙂 I know I have travel blog as well, but it’s more of just updates for family since I moved overseas a few months ago. Yes, seems making a travel blog is like being “a small fish in a large pond” unless you can specialize somehow. But if you write for yourself and your own enjoyment, that has its own satisfactions and rewards! Your site probably says it…. but, since I have much to read, I’ll just ask: how do you travel? Mostly funded by teaching? I do have my TESOL certification, but for now I am settled in a 2 year contract working as a nutritionist. But I have an itching to uproot at the end of that and visit the world… 🙂

  5. Pak Liam says:

    I think that’s the key, write for yourself and your own enjoyment ! I’m certainly enjoying seeing the blog take shape and it also helps remind me of some of the really cool things that I’ve done and experienced.

    I’ve been overseas teaching in International Schools for the last 12 years, being in Asia helps, as it is much closer than Australia to a bunch of other places and thus the cost and ease of travel is greatly mitigated. Not to mention pretty good spread of holidays.

    • hugmamma says:

      I totally agree! We must write for ourselves. With truth in our storytelling, readers will arrive at our doorsteps…and never want to leave. At least I hope. 😉

  6. Veggie Kate says:

    That’s awesome! I just moved to Saipan from the US, and that was oen of the many reasons I wanted to move here – it’s a great jumping off point for Asia, Australia/NZ, Africa, the Philippines… so many places I want to see some day!

  7. Pak Liam says:

    Yep, I just saw it, I have not been there yet, I look forward to reading more about Saipan.

  8. beritaenak says:

    Hello Pak Liam!

    You have a very great blog. Really love the “Indonesia” section.

    Keep on spreading the words about Indonesia Sir! Pretty sure people will love the great scenery and everything. The locals will also be very grateful.

    By the way, thanks for visiting our blog.

    Keep up the great work!
    Good day God bless.

  9. Gracias!! so much for visiting my new blog and for liking my pictures, I am very new at this , and your visit is encouraging!

  10. Pak Liam says:

    That’s ok, you have a bunch of really good pictures there!

  11. shamasheikh says:

    Thank you for coming by my blog….your travel blog is most interesting ….I look forward to more…
    God bless…

    • Pak Liam says:

      Thank-you so much, I enjoyed your blog also. I look forward to your next posts, and you can rest assured that I will keep posting as I still have dozens of places to share.

  12. I enjoy this very much, as I also am passionate about travel! Thanks for visiting Emmmyjays Excellent Adventures.

  13. ailsapm says:

    Great travel blog you have going here, Pak Liam, I’m going to have to explore it more. Thanks for stopping by my travel challenge and giving it a like, don’t suppose you’re tempted to join in? I’d love to see some summer photos from your part of the world! xxx Ailsa

    • Pak Liam says:

      Hi Ailsa,

      I’ll try, but we don’t really have a summer here in Indonesia, basically we get a dry season and then a rainy season, and both are hot!

  14. blodge1 says:

    Wow, what a great way to see the world. Wish I could travel around like you as there is so much to see and experience. Thanks for your like on my blog on MacRitchie Reservoir.

  15. Thanks for following our blog—we’ll enjoy checking out yours!

  16. Virginia says:

    Great blog!!! How did you decide to travel?

  17. Thanks for checking out roadtripteri. Hope you are enjoying your current place.What is MYP?

  18. Pak Liam says:

    Thanks all, it’s still a work in process, but I’m enjoying watching it take shape!

    @ Chicken lady, MYP is the Middle Years Programme offered by the International Baccalaureate, ie my work based blog.

  19. roadtripteri says:

    We have an International Baccalaureate program in Anchorage. Our kids went to a different school, but the concepts are very interesting. Teacher stuff is pretty important, in the great scheme of things.

    • Pak Liam says:

      Absolutely true, but as long as you know what it is about, I actually find it a little annoying that the two blogs are linked, but that one blog has to be the main one because sometimes I feel like wearing my teacher hat and this blog is not so relevant or appropriate, other times I feel like wearing my traveling hat and the school blog is not relevant.

      I’d like means of switching it back and forth depending on what I am commenting about and who I am talking too.

      I do not want to combine them because I think a blog needs structured focus, as yours does, it’s quite niche you’ve built. In my opinion, there’s nothing worse than opening a blog about travel and reading about someone going to the hair dresser, or opening a blog to look up a great recipe and reading about somebody’s current tax issues etc.

      I know I could actually create two different profiles, but then I’d have to be forever logging in and out of them which would be even more frustrating.

      • roadtripteri says:

        Actually, this blog is a subset of the first WordPress blog I started, which is about my sister’s awesome poultry farm. I haven’t figured out how to have two profiles, and didn’t know that it was possible. I might try that. Thanks for the information! But I do think that sometimes part of the fun of the Internet is the way unrelated things keep jostling up against each other. Looking forward to reading more about your travels.

  20. Hi and thanks for dropping by my page…i’m glad to meet a fellow traveller and will definitely check your page..hope you’ll also enjoy mine =)

  21. I love your motto Pak!

  22. cav12 says:

    What a fantastic site! I’ll be following. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  23. Marty R. says:

    Hi, thanks for looking at my blog about Nicaragua and the beaches there. I am looking forward to learning about your blog.

    • Pak Liam says:

      Hey, no problem, Nicaragua is a place that I would like to visit one day as I have not had the chance yet. Until then I can do it vicariously through your pictures and blog. 🙂

  24. Gina says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking my posts. I’ll take a time to read your blog and learn many things about travelling around the world! 😀

  25. Wow, so much to read on your blog! Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking my post 🙂

  26. Kaci Yoh says:

    Thanks for checking out my blog. I enjoy yours. Question for you: How do you give teasers on your stories and add the “click here” link for more? Is this html code or due to your theme? Thanks in advance, Kaci

  27. Pak Liam says:

    Hi Kaci,

    I think all wordpress blogs can do it, when editing or writing a blog post click the button called the insert more tag, it is the 12th button from the left across on the top row. (in between the remove web link button and the spell check button).

    Or you can use the short cut, which is Alt + Shift + T

    or you can use html code which is

    Hope that helps!

  28. Eat-O-Live says:

    Thanks for liking my post. Love your blog!. Once to start traveling you just can’t stop, that is my case anyway 🙂

  29. Thank you for reading our post!

  30. The Paul Michaels says:

    Thanks for reading about my NY Trip, Pak.
    Oh, what I could not include, haha!

    • Pak Liam says:

      NYC is one place I really would like to visit, but have not yet managed to do so. Until I do, reading posts and stories like yours will have to suffice!

  31. Meghna Sapui says:

    Hey thanks for the visit and the like 🙂

  32. freetravelconsultant says:

    Hi, thanks for checking my blog freetravelconsultant.com !
    Your website is just amazing..I am just starting and your work is realliy inspiring. I guess I have a lot to learn 🙂 I liked the way you managed to organize things (and also absoultely jeaolus of those places you have been!) wouw! anyway..my blog intends to arrange travel consultancy-for free..I am hoping to have enough material to write on my blog with this service..But as you can imagine it is not that easy to attract readers/ followers..So until then I will write about my travels and will give tips about those..if you have any suggestions-please do let me know, I would appreciate to get some expert opinion 🙂 cheers!- Deniz

    • Pak Liam says:

      I’m interested in how/why you plan to offer ‘arrange travel consultancy-for free.’?

      I suppose, for me, the biggest tip would be to offer/explain how to do those things that are slightly off the beaten track, slightly different or unusual and most of all never rushed.

      • freetravelconsultant says:

        well, fair question..my plan is to start simple..I live in Amsterdam, so Europe trips are easy to organize and I have experience in doing these for my friends anyway..But I muts be honest, anything off the beaten track will require expertise-which I hope to gain by blogging/ writing…
        Once I get requests, that will make me look into those..I have not received any yet..let’s see how it will go 🙂

      • Pak Liam says:

        Ok, I see. Well best of luck then!

  33. jill says:

    Hi there,
    Your blog is inspiring and I love the photographs! i just wanted to say thank you for stopping by my blog Little Things and liking post “Life Stay Ono”. Hope to see you around!

  34. Mark says:

    Hi there,

    Thanks for stopping by The Legion of Door Whores and for leaving a like for one of my images, it is appreciated 🙂 If you have time, please take a look at my blog sites http://reflectionsofchina.worpress.com and http://moreimagesfromme.wordpress.com , I do hope you will take a look and enjoy what you see there!..You have a really nice site here, certainly one worthy of a follow. Thanks again, Regards Mark

  35. Hi – thanks for the like on my blog “Perspective is Reality; Choose Wisely”. With so many reading possibilities out there, I am very appreciative you took the time to read mine. You have so much information on your blog! Just scanning through it reaffirms to me what a wonderful world it is in which we live.
    Best regards!

  36. I arrived in Australia in November 2005 – I haven’t left these shores yet! (maybe I should go calculate that now?!) For now, all my travelling is here. I spent the first 35 years of my life in a grotty Northern England fishing port so my perspective maybe literally, upside down and opposite to yours! I do have, Peru, Japan, Greece and Borneo on my wish list though and at some point soon, Tasmania and New Zealand – but home will always be BrisVegas now 🙂

  37. nitzus says:

    hi pak liam,
    thanks for dropping by my blog and directing me to visit yours 🙂 your posts on traveling really makes me wanna pack my bag and start new adventures straight away 😀 really appreciate it!

  38. Nicole says:

    Thanks for the like and good luck with your travels!

  39. thanks for liking my blog !

  40. TravelEater says:

    I like your blog – you’ve been to so many places!
    I’m debating becoming location-independent. I love SE Asia. Do you have advice for a place to hang out for several weeks/months where I can swim every day, read, write, eat good street food, be safe and not spend too much money? I’d love your tips!

  41. petrel41 says:

    Congratulations! I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award.

    The rules are at


    You really deserve it!

  42. icelandpenny says:

    Hello Pak Liam! I enjoy your commentaries so much that I have just nominated you for a Silver Quill Blogger Award. If you are interested, please read my 26 September post to learn more about it and what it involves.

  43. Sawaddi Kha, Khun Pak Liam (on Nov. 13, 2012)
    Thank you SO SO SO SO MUCH for your wonderful, glowing comments about my maps.
    It has been 38 years since I did the first one – sadly Bangkok and even Chiang Mai
    have change so much since the quieter Old Days… when there were tree-lined klongs instead of expressways and beautiful old houses instead of huge shopping malls.
    If you are in Bangkok, drop in our office and meet my lovely, eldest daughter, Nima. She is my boss and business manager there. She won’t allow me to retire! She does the map research these days – especially checking out the bars!
    Cheers – a most grateful Nancy Chandler

    • Pak Liam says:

      Sawaddi Khrap Khun Nancy,

      Thanks for visiting my blog! I love your maps and I always recommended them to friends and family who are visiting Thailand.

      I know what you mean about the lack of beautiful tree-lined klongs and beautiful old houses instead of huge shopping malls, but I guess that’s the price of progress….

      It reminds me of the book, Jasmine nights by S.P.Somtow, his descriptions of Bangkok are exotic as opposed to now which Krung Thep is more like a scene out of Blade runner.

      I’d love to visit your office, I will do so next time I’m back. Likewise, if you or your daughter make it to dirty, smelly old Jakarta look me up!

      Pak Liam (or Khun Liam)

      • Khun Liam,
        thanks for the speedy reply.. do you have a private e mail or do I have to write you only on your very public blog forum?
        I wanted to tell you about our years of sailing at the RVYC, etc
        sounds like you are a sailor too… we are just dinghy sailors : Lasers , Fireballs, Hobies,
        and teaching kids in Optimists.
        nancy chandler

  44. Pak Liam says:

    I’d love to chat, email sent… (BTW – I have an idea about a partnership for a new Nancy Chandler map…..) 😉

  45. Angie says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Great photos of the places you’ve been to – which really inspires me more!Good luck with your travels!

  46. Pak Liam says:

    Cheers, I loved your post about the Taj Mahal, a place I have not been to yet…

  47. Max says:

    Hey Pak,

    Nice blog you’ve got here! I have to say I am pretty jealous of your travel adventures. Just added Borobudur temples to my bucket-list after reading your article! 🙂
    I currently live in Cambodia and noticed that you don’t have anything about it yet. You definitely should come here, this country has so much to offer!

    Actually, if you accept guest-blogging I would happily fill in this blank for you!

    Have a great one!

  48. Pak Liam says:

    Hi Max,

    Thanks for dropping by and leaving a note. You should most certainly add Borobudur and Prambanan temples to your list! I have been to Cambodia, just the once, Ankor Wot is just incredible, I’ll get around to putting up some of my pics and a blog post soon! I also visited the very sombre killing fields and S21 prison. However, I didnt make it to the beaches, which I hear are pretty good, One day.

    Cheers !

  49. dannignt says:

    I love this blog. I can’t wait to read about your African adventures. I was there last year and uploaded a few photos and a couple of stories…feel free to browse.

    Africa is such a magical continent and I only saw two countries! I can’t wait to take my son in a few years’ time. Although, given the way the animals are disappearing at an alarming rate I may take him next year. I was talking to the guides about it last year and they said the corruption of the government is so bad it is causing a severe depletion of wild animals through poaching. Particularly hard hit is Tanzania. Keyna is not too bad but that could change any minute. And they are thinking about building a huge freeway between Kenya and Tanzania – right through the middle of the Serengeti, which will have a major impact on the Wildebeest migration.
    So if you’re going to go – go sooner rather than later. I hope this doesn’t sound too peesimistic but I just don’t want you & your kids to miss out 😉

  50. olemike says:

    Thanks for stopping by!

  51. Fantastic site and very informative! I look forward to digging deeper. Cheers x

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