motorcycle travels in Asia

Motorcycle adventures in Thailand – Nepal – India – Laos – Sri Lanka – Malaysia – Singapore – Indonesia – Philippines – Taiwan – Vietnam – Turkey

Northern Vietnam

Dong Van Karst Plateau AKA Ha Giang loop I’ve been trying to get to Hanoi and do a ride for awhile. First I was foiled by airline bureaucracy, then by a typhoon. Third time I will be lucky I hope setting off. I put a draft plan together back in […]

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Where the wild pear trees grow

Turkey Motorcycle Tour – continued. I am continuing my motorcycle tour of Turkey as well as my references to the famous Turkish film director Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Unlike his films that whilst beautifully photographed tend to focus on disillusionment and existential angst I have found Turkey to be very upbeat. […]

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Once upon a time in Anatolia

Turkey motorcycle tour Turkey lies at the most westerly point of Asia at the crossroads of civilizations. It is a country with a staggering amount of history having been home to the Ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires among others. With a interior 80% mountains and western coast sharing […]

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Motorcycle Touring Thailand, a guide, part two

I am continuing my most recent motorcycle tour in Northern Thailand and offering some info to assist other people thinking to try an overseas ride.Part one is here with info about when to ride, renting a bike, the best roads and other tips. 2019 tour day five.From Uttaradit I rode […]

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Motorcycle Touring Northern Thailand – a guide

This is my 5th motorcycle tour of Thailand, and about my 15th visit to the country. I feel completely at ease riding or just hanging out here. I think it is an ideal place for a rider to visit and so this post is about how you might ride here […]

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North Sumatra Motorcycle ride

I have for some time wondered what the area around Lake Toba in North Sumatra would be like to ride. I was not able to find any bike rental previously but by chance met someone from the area via Instagram who gave me some advice including how I can easy […]

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Flores Ride part three

Continuing my ride on the island of Flores, from Riung I cross a series of mountains as I travel south. I was expecting the road to be ok as this route was suggested to me however that is not the case. The road is about 40% acceptable tar and 60% […]

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Flores Motorcycle Tour continued

It rained last night and the clouds were still clinging to the mountains in the morning so I slept in.Eventually I set off to visit the Kelimutu volcano with its three colour crater lakes on the insistence of the lodge owner that ‘no problem can see can see’. Nope. Half […]

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East Nusa Tenggara Motorcycle ride

There’s a title you don’t see every day on a blog. This is a part of Indonesia, a country most Australians only know as Bali. But Indonesia is a staggeringly diverse place with 300 different ethnic groups, 700 different languages and 17,000 islands. I previously completed a ride in East […]

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Nepal Motorcycle Ride part three

I had two ways I could ride from Hetauda. Nicer roads lay to the east then across the range via Kamalamai which was suggested as one of the better motorcycle rides in the region.  However reading tourist sites about the country I noticed two of the best viewpoints for the […]

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Nepal Motorcycle Ride part two

Woke up to a lovely morning after some rain last night with peaceful view from my window. Over breakfast chatted to the hotel owner who advised my intended route today was rough unsealed road and I best ride via Pokhara. That added a few km and I decided I best […]

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Nepal Motorcycle Ride

I got the idea to ride Nepal one night when chatting to the Black Dog adventure group who were thinking to go there. They decided instead on Northern Vietnam but I noticed a cheap round trip fare to Kathmandu of $400 so jumped at it. The flight from Tokyo was […]

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