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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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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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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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Adventures riding through Laos

The days riding through Laos are filled with unexpected detours and encounters. A snack stop at a shack on the side of the road turns into a get together with half the town. Inevitably half my stuff gets pulled out … 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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