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EARLY Retirement

My name is Dave Early and I am a retired police officer now living in Thailand. My website is basically a blog of my motorcycle travels and adventures in S.E. Asia, This post is a quick summary of my law enforcement career and my decision to retire.

Dirty Cop Caught “Testilying” by Supreme Court – FALSE!!!

Dave Early was NEVER accused of being a dishonest cop. False accusations and personal attacks are being posted on the internet by a few malcontents. The true facts. and documents, are presented here.

Making Of a Music Video in My Garden

Making a MusicVideo in My Garden……See the behind the scenes photos and the finished product.

EARTHQUAKE

On May 5, 2014 while working on my computer, the desk and chair started to shake.  I felt this a few years ago when there was a 3.2 earthquake so i knew what it was. After a short pause I heard a rumble and everything in the house began to shake and rattle.  I made [...]

EARLY on Destination Thailand TV

I spent four days with a crew from Destination Thailand TV and my friend David Unkovich filming two videos for their TV show and websites. We traveled to Khun Sa’s former camp and skirted the Myanmar borders. If you have about 16 minutes to spare, please have a look.

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ON THE ROAD TO MANDALAY…….December, 2013


My second trip by Motorcycle into Myanmar from Thailand. This time 12 days and 3,100 kms.with 12 riders. Mandalay, Bagan, and the mystic Inle Lake.

Back to my ‘Roots’

In the early ’80′s I became a member of the Blue Knight’s International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Michigan 1 Chapter. This is where my daughter and I participated in our first charity rides, and also made lifelong friends. Actually, more like family, as all our events were family oriented. Over time, my membership lapsed but [...]

Crossing to ‘Burma’. A 6 Day Ride in Myanmar.


Crossing from outside countries into Myanmar (Burma) by private vehicles has been prohibited for years, if not decades. Six friends and I received special permission to enter on our motorcycles for a six day adventure.

Chiang Mai to Hanoi – Introduction

For all the years I have been here in Thailand, it has been a goal of many to ride their own motorcycles into Vietnam and tour the Communist country. With only a couple exceptions, many have tried and most have failed……Now, with a little help (OK, with a lot of help) from my friends, it was our turn to try. And we did it!

Follow the multi-part story here……..

Scorpion Queen

scorpions39 Scorpions are quite prevalent in Asia, but I found this to be especially true around my home.

Have you seen scorpions glow in the dark?

Have you ever seen a “Vinegaroon”?

I hadn’t. Have a look……..

Read how I “crawled” into a strange, but quite interesting hobby.

Buddhist Hell in Chiang Mai

There are some strange displays of Buddhist beliefs in Thailand. This is only a few kilometers from my home and for my friends that live here, it is worth a visit.

Hmong Kart Racing- New Year 2011

An unusual Kart Race in Thailand. Hmong Hill Tribes race wooden karts downhill at Hnomg New Year Celebration 2011.

Shrine of Japanese Soldiers-Ban Kat

We discovered a shrine to Japanese soldiers of the Second World War in a most unlikely place, but with a fascinating history. Photos and links.

A New Zealand Road Trip

A simple camper van road trip in New Zealand, in search of snow and some fun, turns into a near disaster.

Disaster Turns to Laughter

What appears to be imminent disaster for our NZ trip, turns into a great day of fun and excitement.

On Land, Sea and Air-Taupo, NZ

We found our snow, despite natural disasters and closed roads. Jet Boats, Helicopters and Hot Springs were the order of the day.

Kachin Festival – Northern Thailand

I learned of a Kachin Manau festival being held near the Burma border, but I knew little of what it was about. It’s a nice village, with terrific views and friendly people, so I decided to make the trip.

U.S. State Department Travel Info-Thailand

This is the current travel and country information by the U.S. State Department. Click on their link to “Background Notes” for some interesting history of Thailand.

U.S. State Department Travel Info-Laos

This is the U.S. State Department Travel Information on Laos. It is not really as bad as they make it sound………..