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Two weeks left – enduro bike trip it is then…

Posted by Cool Your Jets IV on July 4, 2011

We’ve decided against heading to Laos and onto Burma – nothing we can really put our finger on, so we’re going to be heading into India with our initial plan being to catch up with family in Delhi before heading north and visiting Kashmir. The FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) have some good advice regarding travel to this area which of course we will read up on, but to save time, the general advice can be summed up here:

Travel Summary

  • We advise against all travel to rural areas of Jammu and Kashmir other than Ladakh; all travel in the immediate vicinity of the border with Pakistan, other than at Wagah; and all travel in Manipur. See Safety and Security – Local Travel.
  • We advise against all but essential travel to Srinagar and Imphal. See Safety and Security – Local Travel.


It should be a great time to visit – certainly keep an eye out for us on UK news programmes!

We’re leaving Thailand in the next two weeks and we’ve decided to hire an enduro motorbike for ten days, heading up to the border of Burma before turning west and slowly heading back to Chiang Mai where we’ll pick up our train back to Bangkok and our flight to Delhi.

It’s going to be an awesome ten days – riding (as much as we can) on dirt roads, exploring the mountainous countryside, hopefully visiting hill tribes, the Long Necked Karens. Starting in Chiang Mai were heading North to Chaing Rai overnighting there before heading up to Maesai and spending a day exploring the Golden Triangle along the border of Burma.

Heading cross country, SW to Fang and taking the 107 turning West onto the 1195 (stopping off at the hot spring to clean up!)

We’re then overnighting in place called Pai just before Paepe. Overnight and explore the Mae Hongson area. Heading South on the 108 and chucking the right and head east at Khun Yuam – the bit with no roads marked…

Due to the lack of communications in this part of Thailand theres going to be a lack of updates – we’re not too sure what to expect at the moment – it’s the rainy season and we’ve no decent map nor decent equipment, it should be fun!

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One Response to “Two weeks left – enduro bike trip it is then…”

  1. col said

    Long Necked Karens?? I used to know a short fat Karen that never bought a round and who’s only conversation was based around Hello magazine. I can’t say that I really noted if she had a neck that could be classified as long or even short to that matter. Can you find out what their views on the Beckhams are…. if they have one then punch them in the tits.

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