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Laos Route and Accommodation

Laos Route and Accommodation

View S&M Boiler Works Accommodations in a larger map. Last updated: 15 March 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 country....

Expense Report: Laos

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 $996.50 on living expenses and $480.51 on one-time expenses. We spent...

Laos to Cambodia Border Report

This is our experience/record of crossing the Laos-Cambodia border on Wednesday, 8 February 2017. Our traveling party consisted of two people and two motorcycles. We started at 12:00pm and finished at 12:52pm. Border Name: Non Nok Khiene-Trapaeng Kriel Closest major...
Siamese dreams…Thailand part I

Siamese dreams…Thailand part I

“Hold on, I am at the office now and will email the permits as soon as I have them”. We read this text from our Thai fixer as we were standing in front of the Thai customs office. We were being told by the official that we would not be allowed into Thailand without...
Thailand Route and Accommodation

Thailand Route and Accommodation

View S&M Boiler Works Accommodations in a larger map. Last updated: 21 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...

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...
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, 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...
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...