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THAILAND | Monday, 29 January 2007 | Views [938] | Comments [4]

ready...

I gotta say that. I wasn't expecting to start this ride 'till 2009. After a year with no trainning or much riding I received the news of my case been cleared out. Two hours later i had a ticket to fly out in the same evening. here i am, here we go...

In Bangkok preparing to go. Obstacles are already poping up. Burma (Myanmar) has its borders closed. No one can come in or go out by land. Still studying the possibilities:

- go up to Laos and the mountains of China 'till India?

- get a plane 'till Bangladesh? ..once flying in and out of Bruma doesn't make much sense.

- go down on Thailand and cross by boat to Bangladesh or India? ...are there such boatsa? how long would it take?

- sit, cry,and wait for the borders to open? yeah, right!

...Accepting ideas.

Weather is looking great. I'm feeling even better

wish me luck

Rodrigo

Tags: The Planning Phase

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Go to Burma, it's wonderful. I'm sure I read somewhere that SOME of the land borders across from Thailand in the North are now open or partially open or open if you are lucky!

And can I ask WHAT case was cleared out?

  simon_monk Jan 29, 2007 11:12 PM

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Burma did open borders, but only for a day trip. And I'm sure it's a beautiful place, but flying in with a bike and flying back out...doesn't sound very practical. I got a long way to go and $$ is not sth I have to spare.About the case, I had a court case pending.

  mutt Jan 30, 2007 2:09 AM

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Rodrigo, Eva told me about your trip and your website. How exciting! I keep asking her how you are and if I can send a note. So I'm cheering you on and will follow you as you travel. Be safe and have fun from one of your moms!

  Genie Lynn (Hoffman) Feb 5, 2007 3:42 PM

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Hey, hey,

I was lucky enough to accompany 'Big G' Graham Finch during the first 3 weeks of his epic journey two years ago. He was on the road for 6 months, riding back to England to celebrate his birthday. I was along for the first 3 weeks, starting in Hanoi. We went to Sapa, over to Dien Bien Phu, and then south almost back to Hanoi where we crossed into Laos at a newly opened border crossing (the Laos embassy will let you know). My trip ended just beyond Luang Prabang, but they continued on into Cambodia, and then Thailand, before flying on to Europe.

Vietnam was fantastic, with great roads, tasty meals, and good beer. Laos also had good roads, almost empty, but it was harder to get a great meal at the end of the day.

Cheers and good luck, Graham is in Myanmar riding right now, I'll pass him the link..

ralph

  ralph Feb 16, 2007 8:53 PM

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