Closing Up Shop

•March 20, 2019 • Leave a Comment

Has been a long time since I posted consistently on this blog.  I am going to leave it up for those bikepackers looking for route info + trip ideas in East Africa and SE Asia.

You can follow me on Medium via Mercy Corps Ventures.

wordpress“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in an office or mowing the lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” — Jack Kerouac

Trail Update: Smugglers’ Trail (Cardamom Mountains)

•March 24, 2017 • 2 Comments

November 2010 Cardamoms Adventure 106

Check out this fantastic blog series from Megan’s cycling trip across the Cardamom Mountains in late-2016. She followed a similar route as Steve and I way back in November 2010. Megan’s trip report is the most recent info I’ve seen on road conditions, routes, etc.

As always, very happy to share my GPS coordinates / map for the route.  All the trail reports I’ve received note that the original Smugglers’ Trail is now overgrown and impassable.  Most cyclists and dirt bikers are following a newer dirt road slightly north of our trail.

Impact Investing and INGOs

•July 13, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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Newly released!  Amplify: The INGO Value Proposition for Impact Investing.  The report provides fantastic insight into how INGOs are engaging in the impact investing space.

“The Amplify Impact Investing report is the first ever on impact investing by the INGO community. Mercy Corps is a founding member of the INGO Impact Investing Network and our Social Venture Fund is featured as a case study in the report.
‘Impact investing is a powerful yet underutilized tool for INGOs to achieve their missions, expand their impact and partner with great entrepreneurs,‘ says Michael MacHarg, Senior Director of Social Ventures at Mercy Corps.

The report dives into the value NGOs are uniquely positioned to add to their investments, why more of us are getting involved in the sector and gives examples of what’s happening now.”

Sunrise on Gunung Kerinci

•March 10, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Campsite Atop Gunung Arjuno (Arjuno-Welirang Range) in East Java

•September 15, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Into the Jungle

•July 17, 2015 • 1 Comment

Time lapse of an evening on our liveboard in Central Kalimantan (Borneo).

Sunset in West Sumatra

•December 13, 2014 • Leave a Comment