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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...
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...
Water Festival – Thingyan

Water Festival – Thingyan

​Myanmar maybe a little tricky and expensive to drive your car through but it certainly is worth it. We timed our trip well, making sure we were there for the country’s New Year water festival. Like most of South-east Asia, Myanmar celebrates...
Chiang Mai – How to Elephant in Thailand

Chiang Mai – How to Elephant in Thailand

Since Chiang Mai is in the North of Thailand, right by Myanmar and Laos, we naively thought that the weather situation would improve and we would get a bit of a break from the heat. We were wrong yet again. It’s even hotter than Bangkok…wait is that even...
North Thailand

North Thailand

The mountain roads in the north west of Thailand had been recommended to us, so we headed to the Myanmar border at Mae Sok and started what was to be nearly a week of stunning roads. Pretty much all were in superb condition, with endless sharp corners and steep...
South to Dawei

South to Dawei

The town of Dawei and the surrounding area is earmarked for major development over the next decade or so, with projects such as a major deep-sea port, a 4-lane super highway direct to Bangkok, and a straight rail link to China. Fortunately, none of these have quite...
Inle Lake

Inle Lake

We caught an overnight bus to Inle Lake (technically a bus to Shwenyaung then a taxi to Nyaungshwe -8,000K for everyone). Awful TV on all night, crying children (OK – one child that wouldn’t settle for an hour or so, mainly due to it’s mother...
Myanmar! 

Myanmar! 

After nearly a month apart, our team reunited at Yangon International Airport, Myanmar. To say that this was an exciting moment wouldn’t quite do it justice, as Myanmar was pretty much top of everyone’s list. Despite having only really reopened up to...
Birma, Burma, Myanmar

Birma, Burma, Myanmar

Nachdem wir den indischen Subkontinent erfolgreich von West nach Ost durchquert haben, erreichen wir nun Südostasien, so nennt man die Region östlich von Indien und südlich von China und das erste Land in dieser Region ist für uns nun Myanmar, so heißt das Land seit...
Incredible !ndia

Incredible !ndia

Seit der Osttürkei ist unser Scheibenwischermotor nur noch mit 2 statt 3 Schrauben befestigt, da eine Aufnahme am Alugussgehäuse abgerissen ist. In Kashgar/China hatte ich den Motor noch zusätzlich mit Kabelbindern fixiert, jedoch wenn es stark regnet und der...

VAKANTIE IN GOA

Na een uitputtende en dagenlange rit is het goed uitrusten…we komen werkelijk niet in beweging! Voor de verandering geen druk verkeer maar een bijna verlaten strand met een stuk of 8 auto’s van overlanders, allemaal Duitsers. En dus spreken we alleen maar...