Cambodia’s Siem Reap and South

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We had a 6 hours lie down bus ride back to Ha Noi and then a taxi to our hotel near the airport. We had been booked by the travel agent in a 3* hotel, but the rooms smelled like dead bodies.… Read the rest

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Vacationing in Vietnam

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We had a lazy day for once as the flight was not until 8 pm. We had Kyle’s usual Tuk tuk guy Uncle Nan pick us up at Beatnik  Bar and drive us to the airport.

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It is just 90 minutes to Ha Noi, but it took almost twice that to get our Visas and get thru immigration once we got there.… Read the rest

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Cambodia Chaos

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We set out at 9 for the very straight 13S south to the border in Cambodia in 176 km. We stopped just before to spend our last Kip on gas.

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We are a bit sad to leave Laos and the people who are soft spoken and very friendly, the riding is fantastic, and the food is good.… Read the rest

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Love’n it in Laos!

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The team splits up temporarily today as Trevor and the Swede go south and WWR heads north. We are going 234 km north and then east to Phonsavan.

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We initially had a 57 km back track to Kasi and then we continued north on the 13N.… Read the rest

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Lulu is back in Action in Laos

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The ride from the Chinese to the Laos border is paved and mostly downhill.

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You park at the immigration building and go inside. Here you fill in an entry card and stand in the first line for a passport check. Next you fill out a visa application form.… Read the rest

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No more Dilly Dali We Need To Get Out Of CHINA

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Today we have just 180 km to “The Ancient City of Dali” The road except for the last 45 km in toll and though motorcycles are allowed, pillions are not so it is the van for Sara for most of the day.… Read the rest

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Searching for Shangri-La….but finding Lovely Lijiang!

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Today we have another 375 km planned and there are 3 passes to 4600, 5075, and 4200 m and the entire road serpentine to Dechen/Deqen.

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The first checkpoint is just as we are leaving town.

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The passes are reached by switch backs up and down.… Read the rest

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Pull up your boot straps people when you are pushed to the brink!

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We headed further up and past a glacier hanging on the mountainside.

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Just around the corner there was a commercial view point. Once the guide van showed up where some guy walked up and wanted 10$per bike each for parking….we said ahh no.… Read the rest

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The Peak of Everest and the Pit of Despair!

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Today we are only going 272 km to Shigatze (Rizkaze, Riz Ka Ze, Xigatze) on a good quality road that winds along the river. The best part is we only go up 300 m.

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First drama of the trip occurred as we were leaving the hotel and turning right onto a 4 lane divided road.… Read the rest

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Magical Lhasa!

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Trevor was nauseated and had a headache in the morning and he bought an O2 travel bag and nasal tubing. After sucking back one bag he felt pretty good and the hotel filled it up again for him to take for tonight.… Read the rest

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