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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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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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Southern Laos: Border crossing & camping at Mekong River temple/school

When I came into Cambodia the drunk customs official just passed me through the border without any paperwork, and I thought I might have some problems leaving. When I got to the Cambodian departure area there was a little booth … Continue reading

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Crossing Thailand Border by motorcycle

During the hectic time of getting my motorcycle out of the port, I wondered if I would ever get out of Malaysia. Time flies and now my time in the country has come to an end. It has sort of … Continue reading

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Exploring Penang: National Park, Temples, and Clan Jetties

The 230km to Penang were a bit tough with brain that only had a couple hours sleep and a belly that digested some low quality alcohol. As the road curved and weaved back down out of the highlands, the humidity … Continue reading

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Kuala Lumpur: Food heaven and strange stories

Big cities turn me into a night owl. Especially the large cities in SE Asia. My body clock gets out of whack and I end up going to bed around sunrise and sleeping till the afternoon. I flew up to … Continue reading

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