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Thailand to Laos Border Report

This is our experience/record of crossing the Thailand-Lao border on Saturday, 21 January 2017. Our traveling party consisted of two people and two motorcycles. We started at 9:54am and finished at 11:40am. Border Name: Thai-Laos Friendship Bridge at Nong Khai Closest...
No Burma-Shave in Myanmar

No Burma-Shave in Myanmar

Myanmar is reluctant to let foreigners in with their own vehicles. We saw on the registration log book at the immigration office that our bikes were the 140 and 141st vehicles allowed entry from India in the past twelve months, not a lot of folks coming this way....

Myanmar Route and Accommodation

View S&M Boiler Works Accommodations in a larger map. Last updated: 17 January 2017 Below is the list of hotels we stayed at during our tour of Myanmar and our route map. We aren’t providing a detailed listing of every hotel and we actually don’t know the prices...

Expense Report: Myanmar

The RTW trip we are currently on can be done for less money but we are choosing to take the middle road. We offer these expense reports as a baseline for others to plan with. We spent a total of $470.30 on living expenses and $3,019.90 on one-time expenses. We spent...
India lite

India lite

India’s a lot of things but high on the list of legend is how difficult riding here can be. Animals, people, parked trucks, suicidal drivers, no rules, and constant obstacles in the road made riding here a challenge but it was not as bad as we had feared. It helped...
India Route and Accommodation

India Route and Accommodation

View S&M Boiler Works Accommodations in a larger map. Last updated: 17 January 2017 Costs are all based on two people and two motorcycles. Locations included secure motorcycle parking. The US$ conversions are based on our average exchange rate while in the...

Expense Report: India

The RTW trip we are currently on can be done for less money but we are choosing to take the middle road. We offer these expense reports as a baseline for others to plan with. We spent a total of $662.34 on living expenses and $365.77 on one-time expenses. We spent...
Nepal Route and Accommodation

Nepal Route and Accommodation

View S&M Boiler Works Accommodations in a larger map. Last updated: 17 January 2017 Costs are all based on two people and two motorcycles. Locations included secure motorcycle parking. The US$ conversions are based on our average exchange rate while in the...

Expense Report: Nepal

The RTW trip we are currently on can be done for less money but we are choosing to take the middle road. We offer these expense reports as a baseline for others to plan with. We spent a total of $1,530.05 on living expenses and $1,002.62 on one-time expenses. We spent...
Istanbul not Constantinople

Istanbul not Constantinople

Istanbul, the seventh largest city proper in the world and the largest city in Europe, was our home for almost a month. Straddling the Bosphorus Straight this city has one foot in Europe and one foot in Asia. Riding the motorcycles in Istanbul was a nervous affair and...
Ruins of Turkey

Ruins of Turkey

Great societies have lived in Turkey for millennium. No matter where you go there are ruins of these past empires and civilizations. When making a circular route within a country by motorcycle the primary objective changes. Our normal mode is to head in a general...

Expense Report: Turkey

The RTW trip we are currently on can be done for less money but we are choosing to take the middle road. We offer these expense reports as a baseline for others to plan with. We spent a total of $3,662.34 on living expenses and $5,527.08 on one-time expenses. We spent...
On the road in Turkey

On the road in Turkey

It is a lazy Sunday morning and we are 48 hours from our flight to Nepal, sipping tea in a quiet Istanbul neighborhood. The morning news headline is about families of the US consulate staff in Istanbul being asked to leave Turkey, citing security threats. A coup...
Turkey Accommodation and Route

Turkey Accommodation and Route

View S&M Boiler Works Accommodations in a larger map. Last updated: 31 October 2016 Costs are all based on two people, two motorcycles, and one tent. Locations included secure motorcycle parking. The US$ conversions are based on our average exchange rate while in...