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India: Heading back up north!

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Heading from Karnataka we raced into Maharashtra.  You could see a shifting from the loongi to the all white dhoti.  The men looked like extras out of old post-Independence movies wearing white kurtas, white dhotis, and white Nehru hats.  We…

Ethiopia: It’s time to get out of Africa!

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It was a big relief to finish the “Road to hell” in one piece. It was mentally and physically challenging, stressful, and just pure survival. Nick was super relieved especially travelling with a wife for obvious reasons of abduction, looting…

Uganda: A lush, green paradise!

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The border crossing into Uganda was simple with the usual road tax charged in these African countries.  We decided to ride to Jinja which is where Nile or White Nile supposedly starts…I won’t get into that because it seems people…

Tanzania: Tanzania…this is what we’ve been missing!

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Crossing the border into Tanzania was an ordinary affair…usual money changers, customs clearance agents, and insurance agents heckling for your attention and your business…except for one thing.  A customs official who actually knew more about the carnet de passage than…

Zimbabwe: Finally the real Africa!

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We decided to see the Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side since we were more interested in getting a frontal view.  From Zambia, you are getting a view right on top.  We got a bit late crossing into Zimbabwe, but…

Namibia: Welcome to the inferno!

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South Africa had been such an amazing time, we spent a month traveling through and still felt as if there was so much to see.  It was time to move on though, so we headed to Namibia.  People had told…

Indonesia : Lombok/Gili T./Flores

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Before we could head out ofBali, we had two very big decisions to make.  Should we change our tires?  We were running on the same TKC we had put on in Kolkata but we had to change our rear TKC…

Beautiful Bali!!

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Again we boarded a ferry to head to another island…Bali!  And to be honest, the ferry system has really impressed us.  Yes, it’s not luxury but the crew is used to bikes, they’re pretty nice and help out with securing…

Yogyakarta, Mt. Bromo….BALI !!!

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We set out for Yogyakarta…orJogjakarta…which is how the locals pronounce it…that would totally throw us off!  After shaking off a few chasers and racers (just likeIndia), we got there in the evening and headed towards the area we knew we…

Java-Jakarta, Bogor/Cibodas

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The next morning we were relaxed and with the sun out we headed out to BMW.  We ended up spending most of our day at BMW Motorrad, just getting brake pads, low beam buld, topping up oils etc and one…

Bad luck begins…Lake Toba

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Lake Toba is a huge volcanic crater lake that almost seems like an ocean.  It’s really huge—you can’t see the end of it.  The next day we recovered a bit had a breakfast of banana pancake which would be a…

Selamat Datang di Indonesia

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Tweet We docked at Tanjung Balai around 3am.  We waited for all the other passengers to unload until we got the bike off.  Surprisingly crew members stuck around and knew exactly what they had to do.  But before then, they…