Category Archives: border crossing

Tajikistan| Pamir Highway over worlds second highest international border to turquoise Karakul Lake

Heading south from Osh, Kyrgyzstan, the Pamir Highway begins and leads south towards the Tajikistan border. Slowly, from the low elevation, the route begins to make it’s way up into the Pamir Mountains. The landscape is beautiful and the twisty … Continue reading

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Welcome to Kyrgyzstan| Busted camping at beautiful Chatyr Kol & exploring Tash Rabat Valley

Central Asia was probably the place I looked forward to most when looking ahead at the beginning of this long trip. I’d been to everywhere else apart from Burma and Pakistan. Entering Central Asia meant leaving SE Asia, which was … Continue reading

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China Xinjiang Province| Paranoid officials, Pamir Mountains, goat skulls & noodles @ Kashgar Market

Coming into China was a slow process filled with intense searches and long waits. Just down from the gate is a customs compound. The next few hours were spent here getting all our possessions rifled through. Before this started we … Continue reading

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Pakistan: Kidnapped by the KKH, living in heaven, insane bridges & riding up Kunjerab Pass to China

Every day is an adventure and I never know what might get thrown my way. Besides big things like visas and permits, trying to plan more than a couple of days ahead is pointless and most likely won’t go the … Continue reading

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Pakistan: Wagha border-Lahore, hit by car & police trouble heading north, & friendly locals

India was great, but it starts to wear on you and I needed to break free. The good parts begin to get overshadowed by the pure madness of the place. The blaring horns were taking me to the edge of … 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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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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Chinlone festival, last Myanmar laughs, & crossing into NE India over Tamu/Moreh border

I’ve missed getting a few countries flags for my cases, but I’ve made up for it with the entire front end tagged. Each town we stayed in, and a couple other random spots, I had someone write the name in … Continue reading

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Crossing Myanmar by motorcycle Part I: Border-crossing to Hpaan, Golden Rock, & buying a machine gun

The time finally came to head into Myanmar, and luckily the food poisoning from Pai had cleared up. I won’t be eating cashew vegetable stir fry for awhile. It was the first time in years that I got it. I … Continue reading

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Huay Xai friendship bridge by motorcycle to Thailand & help from ghost of my past?

I’d heard a lot of stories about the Huay Xai border, which is the furthest northern crossing between Laos and Thailand. I had done it the opposite way, from Thailand to Laos, a few years ago. I had done it … Continue reading

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