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Thailand – Changing Plans, Racing the Clock and Bangkok Dangerous!!

Thailand – Changing Plans, Racing the Clock and Bangkok Dangerous!!

Entering into Thailand was pretty straightforward to be fair. Things were going pretty smoothly on the border crossing front. I was back on the road and heading for Bangkok where I was planning to leave Boris for a few weeks before entering Myanmar. Well, that was the plan until about 1pm that day. The fateful email from our Myanmar tour agent broke the bad news. Trouble on the India side of the border had led to the Indian government...

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Crossing into Thailand from Laos with Your Vehicle (At Vientiane / Nong Khai)

Crossing into Thailand from Laos with Your Vehicle (At Vientiane / Nong Khai)

I recently crossed into Thailand from Laos at the Vientiane / Nong Khai border. As I was after a 60 day visa for me and my truck I thought I’d share the process I went through. Exit Vientiane Drive your vehicle as far to the front as possible then park and get out. Head to any of the offices with your departure slip and passport. Hand it in to one window (for immigration) and you should get it back from the next window. Then you got...

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Are those the Petronas Towers? They sure are!! – Leg 3 is complete!!

Are those the Petronas Towers? They sure are!! – Leg 3 is complete!!

Hi All, Boris, Kiwi Ted and I raced into Kuala Lumpur yesterday to complete Leg 3 of The Great Game Expedition in fine style. We made in right on schedule to meet my Dad for his birthday, and watch the All Blacks smash the Aussies 47 – 29 in the Bledisloe Cup rugby test. The third leg of the journey had a little more drama and excitement than I’d expected. Now I’m focussed on preparing to ship Boris to India. The journey...

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China Part 3 – The Slow Road to Happiness, The Flood, and The Great Chinese Dumpling Challenge

China Part 3 – The Slow Road to Happiness, The Flood, and The Great Chinese Dumpling Challenge

The morning after the accident was a slow start. Nobody was sure what to expect. None of us had ever been in this situation before. Still there were things to do. I needed to fixed Boris’ right rear spring. I’d been driving on it for over 1000km, and a solution need to be found before I disabled my car even further. So while the bikers looked after the situation with David, Fun, V, K and I went to visit the local spring...

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The Stans in Summary

The Stans in Summary

It seemed like an age since I got off the ferry in Turkmenbashi and started Leg 2 of the expedition. 45 days had flown by and ‘The Stans’ hadn’t disappointed. The friendliness of the people stands out as the highlight, followed closely but the wonderful scenery and impressive historical sites of the Silk Road. For me it’s always about the people. Everywhere I met the people, they were warm and friendly....

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Kyrgyzstan – Mountain Ranges, Resting Up and a Rare Night Out

Kyrgyzstan – Mountain Ranges, Resting Up and a Rare Night Out

There is a 15km no mans land between the Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan border controls. Ten minutes into the drive I ran into my Israeli friends Dana and Eran with their thumbs out looking for a ride. It was great to see them again. We enjoyed a good catch up as I threw their packs on the roof and we set off to the Kyrgyzstan border post. We made it through the border easily enough. This was the one country in ‘The Stans’ that...

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