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Kyrgyzstan| Issyk Kul beach camping, Russian saunas, shooting kalashnikovs, & adopted by Kyrgyz family

Some days you wake up expecting something wild and fun to happen, and sometimes it comes out of nowhere. When I climbed on my motorcycle in the morning, I didn’t expect to be shooting an assault rifle into the lake … Continue reading

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Kyrgyzstan| Song Kul Lake beauty, be-headings, blizzards & sunsets, to Issyk Kul Lake

A hint of nervousness remained with us for the ride up to Song Kul. We had to ride through Naryn, where the lake security force had been trying to take us. It was no big deal, but there weren’t any … 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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Pakistan: Crossing Attabad Lake to Upper Hunza, Borith Lake, & surrounded by glaciers

From the Lower Hunza, it’s a quick ride up the valley to Attabad Lake. In 2010 a huge landslide happened at the village of Attabad, which blocked the Hunza River. This ended up creating a 22 km lake. A large … Continue reading

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Assam weed & wash, Meghalaya, Cherrapunji family, Khasi & Garo hills

The guys that I met in Jorhat gave me a phone number of a guy to call when I reached Guwahati, which is a big city in central Assam. Supposedly he would be able to help me with everything I … Continue reading

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Holi festival in Imphal and Loktak Lake, guns, & camping, Manipur State

The one thing I knew heading into India was that Holi Festival was starting. It’s one of the biggest festival for much India. The Hindu festival is celebrated over five days, which includes lots of colorful dyes. We decided to … 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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Mae Hong Son Loop, bungalows, & travel friendships

From Chiang Mai I had a week before needing to be at the Mae Sot border to cross into Myanmar. The Mae Hong Son loop (route 8) is a ride in the very northwest of the country and is always … Continue reading

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Golden triangle & maintenance time in Chiang Mai

The golden triangle is a large area that overlaps mountainous regions of northern Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos. Along with the golden crescent of Afghanistan, it’s become one of the largest opium producers, and was the largest until passed by Afghanistan … 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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