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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....
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...
India – Udaipur, When the River Lights Up

India – Udaipur, When the River Lights Up

  Chai masala! Chai masala! This must be at least the 3 time this morning that i heard someone selling tea in the subway car. Either the Indian folks have no manners, get up really early or i am not entirely sure what time it is. In the now-infamous Darien Gap...
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...
India – Stuck in Mumbai with no money

India – Stuck in Mumbai with no money

  Mumbai (aka Bombay), India  (GPS: 18.936134, 72.837918) The “Superpowers of the Future”, back in the 90’s it seemed that both China and India will come out swinging in a global economy and take over the world. You couldn’t helped to notice it...
The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, These Travelers Kept Their Cool

The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, These Travelers Kept Their Cool

  If you followed world news in 2016, you might have gotten the impression that the apocalypse is near. But we are here to tell you that all is not lost! In fact, the beauty of humanity and life blissfully abounds in all corners of our wonderful planet....
The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

  If you followed world news in 2016, you might have gotten the impression that the apocalypse is near. But we are here to tell you that all is not lost! In fact, the beauty of humanity and life blissfully abounds in all corners of our wonderful planet. We asked...
How it Feels to Be a Tourist Cow in Bolivia

How it Feels to Be a Tourist Cow in Bolivia

“The tourist is like a cow. You milk it until it’s dry!” When Yasha stayed in Nepal in the 80s, the then Nepalese king was famously quoted as having given this advice to his citizens. It could apply equally to some policies enforced by Bolivia’s Evo...