Monthly Archives: July 2015

Manali to Leh, Part II: Higher passes to heaven & gigantic landscapes

After crossing the Baralacha La, you come down into an open plain with still water, which reflects the surroundings. The landscape begins to take a different Advertisements

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Manali to Leh, Part I: Crossing rivers and high altitude passes

I’ve wanted to make my way into the Kashmir region of India for a long time, and on a motorcycle has to be the best way to experience it. Deep up in the western Himalaya lies a magical place, a … Continue reading

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Beatles Ashram & Cathedral, Rishikesh to Manali monsoon adventure

Riding from Rishikesh to Manali was the wildest adventure yet. There were times I wanted to lay down in the mud and surrender to the mountain roads. It was a journey that probably wouldn’t have been so bad if I … Continue reading

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Far-West Nepal & crossing Bhimdatta border to NW India

Before leaving Pokhara, I met a Polish/Australian rider who also started in Australia. He had crossed Myanmar with people I know. Both of us were heading the same way so we grouped up and made our way back to the … Continue reading

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Quake aftermath in Kathmandu, fixing bike, & riding to beautiful Pokhara

Before I could get out of Kathmandu, I had to get a little work done on my bike. I like to do all my own work and don’t trust most of the mechanics here, but I needed a hand. My … Continue reading

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Pain shots, Nepali in the lowlands, beautiful road to Kathmandu, b-day at Chinese embassy & hospital

The madness of the Indian highways is left behind in Nepal and you can breathe. Not because the drivers are better, but there are just way fewer people on the roads. They don’t have the crazy population density that India … Continue reading

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On the road to tea plantations, monsoon in Sikkim, & crossing border to Nepal

It was four in the afternoon and I’d finally finished everything that was holding me in Bongaigaon. There was a slight drizzle starting to squirt down and the sky to the west was dark and ominous. The guys were telling … Continue reading

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