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Hello, and welcome to Stickymangorice! My name is Derrick, and in my spare time I love to do two things – travel, and create art. Since 2012, i’ve been running this site as a travel blog, initially as a way to share my overseas adventures with friends and family and anyone who cared to read. Over time, writing became an exciting new hobby for me, and I kept up the blog to share my thoughts on travel, and recount old journeys (even when I was at home working).

Now, I felt it was finally time to merge my two passions, and the result is Stickymangorice! The camera is going back into the bag, and this time the coloured pencils will follow me wherever I travel. The site features all my old travel blog posts (and all my old photos), but over time I hope to fill the pages with illustrations, cartoons and other artistic tidbits.




14 thoughts on “Start here

  1. Hey Dez! Nice blog! I looked at the Myanmar post and it was very helpful – thanks 🙂
    Can I ask you a few more questions about Myanmar?
    Did you enter the country by bus from Thailand or by flight?
    Was it more expensive than Thailand?
    Is it easy to get around the country by bus/train or do you have to fly a lot?
    Thank you 🙂
    Tanja (Germany, at the moment in Cambodia)

    1. Hi tanja, I entered by flight, at the time I travelled (June/July) I believe flying was the only way in. However with Air Asia it was quite cheap. The price was about the same as Thailand but of course depends on your own budget. Rooms ranged from about $10US to $25US at hostels, and a meal cost $2-$4, depending on what kind of places you choose to eat at. I caught buses the entire way, the hotel can usually help you book or point you to the bus station, they’re overnight usually and cost about the same as a Thai equivalent. There are trains in Myanmar but I didn’t use them. Make sure you have the visa and your US dollars before you arrive, and have fun!

      1. Hi Derrick,
        sorry for replying it so late too, I’d been away that few weeks.
        You just need to make a new post to approve it based on the rule like i posted.

        1. thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
        2. display the award on your blog.
        3. answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
        4. provide 11 random facts about yourself.
        5. nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award.
        6. create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.
        7. list these rules in your post: Once you have written and published it, you then have to
        8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your to your post.

        I hope it’s not be a burden. 😀 Thank you.

  2. Hey Derrick! I’m an avid traveler too! Where are you headed now? Let’s stay in touch maybe we will cross roads one day 🙂

    1. At the moment, not travelling anywhere! Just at home in Australia, writing about some of my past travels. Next trip will likely be to Europe. Are you travelling at the moment? Where are you right now?

  3. Hi, Derrick, Your sketches are great! Hope you join a sketch group soon!! Is there a way to follow your blog? I can’t seem to find the follow button

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