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Old 11-10-2013, 06:19 PM   #2506
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"Gaps" in work history that are brought about by high value activities like RTW travel add to overall experience and appeal. If young job applicants show that they have travelled significantly, their chance of making the short list is a lot greater.

The extra value that Noah will bring to a future job (and his future employers) is massive.
Good comments by both of you. I sincerely hope what you say is true and both responses make a lot of sense. Perhaps I've heard one too many stories about how insanely picky some employers are.

I ask Noah for two reasons. 1) because I will likely be in a similar situation in the exact job field he's in (though not wind generators). This might change to ME, CE, or EM as I get closer. 2) Noah's a guy with a great story and I'd like to see him successful even after this portion of his journey ends as I'm sure we all do
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Old 11-10-2013, 06:31 PM   #2507
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Thanks.. but to be fair... I'm in a pretty comfortable place right now.


There are people who don't like Bacon? I'll just have to grow my beard out some more so I fit in like I did in Tajikistan
I'd rather go into a place with out preconceptions. I like to go wherever.. but not push the limits. I would not have ridden Tajikistan this summer if listened to the rumors and didn't get information for myself.



Japan is interesting. And as of yesterday, I've been here for 2 months

I've been trying to get the bike on a boat for a few weeks but there are 3 things that are slowing that down.

1. Japan companies don't like to respond to emails it seems like.
2. No prepay sim cards in Japan and in order to get a prepay phone, you have to be a Japan resident.
3. The 1 quote I got by email was about $3000 to get the bike to Thailand. And that was by boat. I should be able to do it for less then $1200 by boat. Maybe being gaijen in this situation isn't a good one.

As for the job search, I'm sure I won't have any problems. I can always go back to the same company if I need to. Or, there were 3 other companies who gave me job offers when they heard I was leaving. The utility industry is in desperate need of engineers all around the world. So I'm not worried about that.
Fantastic! Great to hear for you. How awesome is that man? Store some bucks, see the world, then go right back to what you love again!
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:38 AM   #2508
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There are people who don't like Bacon? I'll just have to grow my beard out some more so I fit in like I did in Tajikistan
I'd rather go into a place with out preconceptions. I like to go wherever.. but not push the limits. I would not have ridden Tajikistan this summer if listened to the rumors and didn't get information for myself.
Great outlook
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:40 AM   #2509
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Noah, if any of us here in Japan can help smooth out your shipping hassles, let us know.
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:51 AM   #2510
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Thanks Paul. When you you start up again?
May 18th, 2014 from Overland Expo, in the mean time i'll continue to be your couch potato keyboard assistance when needed....keep it coming
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:59 AM   #2511
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Noah, if any of us here in Japan can help smooth out your shipping hassles, let us know.
RoRo (roll on, roll off) is Boat leaving on Nov 30. It will arrive in Thailand on the 10th of Dec. Which will give me enough time to park it in a garage and fly to Hawaii to see the family.

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May 18th, 2014 from Overland Expo, in the mean time i'll continue to be your couch potato keyboard assistance when needed....keep it coming
Nice. good luck on the prep. AKA selling all your stuff.
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:14 AM   #2512
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Lovin it Noah! Good to see you adding another country marked as been there , done that to your very large list. Still check for updates everyday to see what happening in yur part of the world and not what the new media wants to brain wash us with. Thank You!
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:30 AM   #2513
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RoRo (roll on, roll off) is Boat leaving on Nov 30. It will arrive in Thailand on the 10th of Dec.
Glad to hear the shipper got back to you.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:44 AM   #2514
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Kalalau Valley

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RoRo (roll on, roll off) is Boat leaving on Nov 30. It will arrive in Thailand on the 10th of Dec. Which will give me enough time to park it in a garage and fly to Hawaii to see the family.



Nice. good luck on the prep. AKA selling all your stuff.
Hey! Tracy and I Hiked 10 miles to the Kalalau Valley on the North Shore of Kauai. Under the cliffs used during many films scenic endeavors. Since you have all your gear a camp/hike could be a great diversion. You need a $20 permit (obtained in Lihue) but it is a hike that is still a terrific memory for us.
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:55 PM   #2515
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Interested to hear more about the Klim gear. Prepping to drop some big coin on the Badlands so all opinions are welcome.
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:34 PM   #2516
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The Klim gear came back and it looks great.


Before the fix


After the fix

Thanks for sharing the before/after repair pics, and GREAT thread!
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:33 PM   #2517
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Glad to hear the shipper got back to you.
I couldn't have done it with out you GEN.

Not only is Gen letting me borrow a phone while I'm here, Its an Iphone. I feel like one of the cool kids!

Note to all thinking about Japan, its basically impossible to get get shipping stuff settled by email. You must have a phone. And since its basically impossible for a foreigner to get a phone.. You can see where I'm going with this. I have heard you can "rent" a phone though.
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Old 11-11-2013, 06:45 PM   #2518
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Interested to hear more about the Klim gear. Prepping to drop some big coin on the Badlands so all opinions are welcome.
They have held up very very well. I haven't taken good care of the zippers though. some of the waterproof zippers are buggered because I never clean or lubricate them. My friend at Klim said this in a recent email: "Use a old tooth brush and some water to keep them cleaned out. Dry Silicone spray afterwords works well to keep them running smooth" Also since I've lost weight, the pants fall down some and the bottom of the cuff is getting warn.
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:53 AM   #2519
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Been reading the report since day 1. All I can say is good on you mate. You have clearly inspired a number of people here, me being one of them. I am busy planning a trip around Australia(home), with an eye to go RTW as you have done. I bought the steed last week, now the prep and build begins.

Thanks for sharing your story mate, and if you ever get to Brisbane, drop me a line and you'll have a place to stay.

Here's my new ride...
Mine looked like that a month ago, now it looks like this.

Noah, if you get to Central Queensland in Australia, I have a spare bed & Bourbon. Stay safe.
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:55 AM   #2520
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I got an email today...

When we were crossing the Kuanda river in the back of the Kamaz, there was a Russian family on the other bank with a 4x4. Igor, Anna and their daughter Alice had been riding the BAM the same time as us.


You can see Igor getting out of the way of the waves as he took a few pictures.

Here are a few of the pictures he sent. Cool to see another view and how deep it actually was.










She seemed to like Kurt's bike..


But.. she wasn't to happy on mine
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