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The bike goes into hibernation in Bulgaria & I migrate to the warmth

After 13 months, 33,000km, 20 countries, 100’s of awesome moments, 100’s of shitty moments, 1 broken leg, riding over the highest mountain ranges in the world, deserts, beaches, being taken in by so many different cultures, sharing a meal with … Continue reading

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Wine harvest in colorful Georgia & staying with Armenian family/assisting the mafia

Since beginning all this, Georgia and the Caucasus were one of the places I looked forward to the most. I’d heard nothing but good things and its an area I’d never been to, unlike many of the other countries. It … Continue reading

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Quick ride through Uzbekistan to Kazakhstan

Riding through Uzbekistan was a wild time filled with violent food poisoning, riding in miserable freezing wet weather, and a zillion police checkpoints. I got pulled over by the police on an four-lane highway for “speeding” at 81 km/h. The … Continue reading

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Tajikistan| Exploring Pamir Highway “Roof of the World”, Rangkul & Shorkul Lakes

The “Roof of the World” has been used to describe the mountainous high altitude interior of Asia, but the term was first applied to the Pamirs. In the 19th century, a British explorer wrote that it was a “native expression” … 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: 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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Pakistan: Success getting to north, Rama Lake, Deosai N.P., & up to Gilgit-Baltistan

Half-awake, Harley and I threw our stuff together at 4:30AM to make an early break for it while the police were hopefully fast asleep. He came up to the room with a bummed look on his face and said, “we’re … Continue reading

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Leaving the beautiful Ladakh Valley for the lowlands

Once back to the Leh-Manali highway, I had to choose which way to get to Pakistan. The decision ended up being made for me by some pissed off taxi-driver mobs. I could either go back south the way I came … Continue reading

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