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Khardung La (worlds highest road) & Nubra Valley

The highest motor-able road in the world is reached by a road from Leh that snakes its way out of the valley . The views get better and better the higher you get, and more of the Indus valley comes … Continue reading

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Bagan, Mandalay, ox-cart races, & giant Buddha filled with death

The ancient city of Bagan is surrounded by thousands of brick-red pagodas. It’s a dessert-like landscape, and up out of this inhospitable land they’re scattered as far as the eye can see. In the late 9th century the small settlement … Continue reading

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Crossing Myanmar by motorcycle: Yangon, buddhalicious pagodas, & friendly burmese at work

Day three sent us to the old capital of Yangon. Our original itinerary didn’t include it, but people wanted to go. It was a pretty quick ride since we weren’t a great distance away. We passed through watermelon heaven on … Continue reading

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Southern Laos: Bolivan Plateau, rodeo roads, camping at temples, & Baguettes

I entered familiar territory in Pakse. I’d done the Boliven Plateau loop before on a scooter. It’s a beautiful area to the east of Pakse. Lying between the Annamite mountain range and the Mekong river, the region is elevated and … Continue reading

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