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Vagabonding is a round-the- world travelogue created by Mike Pugh, an optimist from Chicago. Mike traveled on his own through Asia and East Africa and updated this site from the road.

The trip is over, but the site remains. All the travelogue, video, and photo entries are in their archives.

View a map of Mike's route.


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Backpacker Travelers Across Southeast Asia

You meet a lot of strange, beautiful, interesting people when you travel on your own for a year. Here's a smattering of peeps I met in Southeast Asia.

Posted on January 29, 2003 11:08 AM



Comments (post your own below)

Just started looking at your website, great job. gjk

Posted by: George Kelly (Racine) on February 4, 2003 03:53 PM

Keep up the great work. My co-workers love your site. They all think you'll be work for N. Geo. someday.

Stay safe, Jason

Posted by: Jason Spodick on February 4, 2003 05:30 PM

I've been reading your site from the beginning of your journeys. You've given some great insight, especially these past reflections on the last 4 months. I'm heading out somewhat the same path in April. The videos are sweet. Keep it rocking.

Josh San Diego,Ca

Posted by: Josh Grillo on February 4, 2003 09:41 PM

hi, just checked out ur website 4 the 1st time. i think its pretty cool. keep up the good work

Posted by: Mariya ,Peshawar ,Pakistan. on February 27, 2003 10:47 AM

It's great to see the little panny used to get such wonderful videos. Keep up the good work. You will, I'm sure, find many doors opening as a result.
I spent one and one half years in South America when I was younger and 5 years in Asia on the road. All the best.

Posted by: Dean Harrington on March 1, 2003 03:52 AM

Hey Mike! Your old Paulina neighbour here......this site is FANtastic. Thanks for allowing us to live vicariously through you as you live the dream.....

My best to you. Stay safe and happy travels!

Posted by: Cheryl on March 1, 2003 02:48 PM

Welcome to india Mike. Mark from oz, here. I'm down south in Kanataka at the moment. If you're heading South (which I dont recommend, unless you're on the beach) send me an email.
truely great site!!!

Posted by: mark on March 8, 2003 08:14 AM

Nice one Mike...I am loving this site as well. I go to heaps of travel sites everyday and it is just well done.

keep kickin' arse,

Posted by: Sean on May 8, 2003 06:33 PM

Hey Mike, this site is awesome! Cant wait for your next updates!

Posted by: bondy on June 3, 2003 08:23 AM

Hey Mike,

Nice video of me and photo on this page. I'm Back in the States now - managed to make it through - Bangladesh, India, nepal and thailand - returned in April and I'm planning another trip. Hey if you can make it to Washington DC or the east coast let me know.

Posted by: Steve Boitano on August 27, 2003 01:14 AM

hi mike (guten morgen und servus!!),
its friday night and we are celebrateing our one year anniversary of our journey, while we met you in Laos, remember? right now we take a toast on you, because with your site you helped us to get back in this great times of "just travelling". Big greetings to everyone we know from these times, when you are by chance in Austria, we'll give you a cheap tour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Big kisses Daphne and Anna

Posted by: Daphne+Anna on October 24, 2003 02:51 PM

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