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Exploring into Albanias bunkers and tunnels from communist times

If you ever visit Albania, one of the first thing you’ll notice are the concrete mushrooms that seem to have sprouted up everywhere from mountain tops to beaches. The road to a country covered in concrete bunkers began with the … Continue reading

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Buzludzha, exploring Bulgaria’s communist past & south over the Mountains

South of Idilevo and Veliko Tarnovo in the Balkan mountains lies an awesome piece of Bulgarian history. On the top of Mount Budludzha at over 4700 ft lies a tribute to commemorate the Bulgarian socialist movement. It was basically the … Continue reading

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Tajikistan| Best of Wakhan Valley along Afghan Border & driving a tank

One of the wildest and most remote landscapes in the world is located along the Tajikistan-Afghanistan border. The 210 km long Wakhan Valley splits the Pamir Mountains from the Hindu Kush. The name comes from the people who live in … 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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Nagaland, opium dens, tiny people, & insane roads out of the hills

Riding through the hills is full of all types of encounters. Villagers are hard at work everywhere I go. Groups of old guys saw big pine trees into boards on custom platforms. They use massive saws with one guy above … Continue reading

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Hills of northern Manipur, Nagas, & staying with police n new friends

I wanted to get into the heart of Nagaland and really experience places away from where any foreigner would ever go, so I looked at my map and found the craziest looking out-of-the-way route. Steve and I had actually laughed … 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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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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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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Northern Laos: Nong Khiaw, grumpy people, opium ladies, driveway sleeping, & goodbye

I like Laos, but it reminds me of going through Vietnam in that the people get a bit colder and more serious as you get further north. The warmth and open arms of the the people in the south slowly … Continue reading

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