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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....

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...
VW Festival

VW Festival

VW. VW. VW. Be prepared for an overload!  We are going to the Siam VW Festival in Bangkok, invited by our new Thai VW friends. Our first taste of a Dub meet, and we are super excited. Every type of VW is ours to gaze at, Beetles, Golfs, Kalman’s and just...
Ende gut, alles gut – Teil 2: Abschied

Ende gut, alles gut – Teil 2: Abschied

Nun wird es ernst. Wir haben uns mit der Agentur auf einen Verschiffungstermin geeinigt. Ganze sechs Wochen nehmen wir uns Zeit, unser Auto und dessen Inhalte auf das Sauberkeits-Niveau eines Neuwagens zu kriegen (und nebenbei weiter am Computer zu arbeiten). Die...
Family, Friends and Holiday time

Family, Friends and Holiday time

Finally, it’s holiday time for us, yes I know people think we are on one long holiday, but really we aren’t, honest! Long term travel is amazing, exciting and an adventure for sure BUT it also means leaving behind your family and friends for extended...
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...
Inevitable Comparisons

Inevitable Comparisons

I know I shouldn’t compare. I know I should live in the moment, focus on what is in front of me, not develop a “been there, done that” mentality. And yet, the more I travel, the more these inevitable comparisons raise their ugly head. The comparisons...
Ein Ausflug zum Komodo Nationalpark

Ein Ausflug zum Komodo Nationalpark

Inzwischen neigt sich unsere Asien-Reise langsam dem Ende. Schon längst haben wir entschieden, Indonesien mit dem Auto nicht weiter als bis Bali zu bereisen. Doch über diese, unsere persönliche, Asien-Endstation werden wir beim nächsten Mal etwas...
Oaxacan Valley Magic

Oaxacan Valley Magic

In spite of feeling little love for Oaxaca City, our time spent in the surrounding valley proved to be one of our favorite periods in Mexico. The combination of stunning scenery, glorious weather, interesting villages, ancient ruins, and meeting other overlanders...