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Old 04-26-2012, 11:01 PM   #16
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Thanks for such a thorough ride report.
I am in Korea and starting to plan an Asia trip and your report was the first thing I found.
Lucky for me!

Did you come across many used cycles for sale?
Cheers.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:27 AM   #17
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Thank you for sharing your awesome ride across Southeast Asia. Great photos! Wish I could ride along those roads in the near future.
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:00 AM   #18
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Great trip report....one of my dream trips! If you ever head out again in the same area, let me know. Ill take the time off and head out with you. Great camera choices by the way....I have the same, except an s90 instead of the 95,
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:15 PM   #19
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WOW, I really enjoyed looking at all your photos! Great stuff. I just finished up an Americas trip, so I have some questions in regards to SE Asia.

What would you typically pay for a hotel room in USD? What is the low end even if you didn't stay in these places?

Fuel costs?

It seems safer to walk around with a DSLR there than Latin America? Is thievery almost non existent there?

It also seems quite populated, is camping quite tough? Is bringing a tent even worth it?

Thanks!
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:17 AM   #20
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My pleasure. Glad you enjoyed the photos.
Yes i really enjoyed the roads though some parts are rough. I'm sure you will enjoy them too !

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Thank you for sharing your awesome ride across Southeast Asia. Great photos! Wish I could ride along those roads in the near future.
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:09 AM   #21
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Thanks for your kind words.

I prefer to stay in budget accommodation like guest houses or family-run hostel/hotel/inn, which is the low end.
I usually pay between 10-20USD a night for such places. For this price, you can get a decent room with a private shower and usually wifi and sometimes cable TV, which is value for money.

Fuel cost is between 4-5USD per gallon, depending on countries.

Yes it is generally safe to move around with your camera in Southeast Asia, but of course the usual precaution still applies especially in the more touristy locations as petty thieves usually target crowded places full of tourists.

Don't bother about camping. Plenty of cheap accommodation everywhere even in the most remote highlands.

Cheers,
Daniel

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WOW, I really enjoyed looking at all your photos! Great stuff. I just finished up an Americas trip, so I have some questions in regards to SE Asia.

What would you typically pay for a hotel room in USD? What is the low end even if you didn't stay in these places?

Fuel costs?

It seems safer to walk around with a DSLR there than Latin America? Is thievery almost non existent there?

It also seems quite populated, is camping quite tough? Is bringing a tent even worth it?

Thanks!
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:21 AM   #22
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Fantastic photos! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:44 AM   #23
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Thank you for the inspirational report and captivating photos. Let me know next time you're looking for a riding partner on a similar trip.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:00 AM   #24
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Incredible photos and great write up from my favorite part of the world. Thank you for taking the time to share with us. Look forward to reading and seeing more photos from any future travels.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:23 AM   #25
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Wow !! Amazing RR..photos are fantastic .. Thanks for sharing your experience ..
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:13 PM   #26
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Hi Daniel,

Great trip!
Really admire your courage to do it all by yourself. Very nice pics too.
I don't know if I ever have what it takes to do it.
Just wondering how did you manage the $$ sides of things, it's definitely not too safe carrying large amounts of cash around and with so many borders crossing and different currencies, and also I guess credit cards are not widely accepted. What's your recommendation for that?
Also, what kind of bike do you think should be a minimum when planning for such trips comfortably? Capacity?

Cheers
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:22 PM   #27
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Great photos!

Wanted to give this thread a bump as there are just some amazing images in here that warrant being seen! You have a keen eye for adventure, photos and fun. Thanks for sharing.

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Old 02-27-2013, 07:22 AM   #28
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Wanted to give this thread a bump as there are just some amazing images in here that warrant being seen! You have a keen eye for adventure, photos and fun. Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks tim. I enjoyed it thoroughly. And thanks live_to_ride for an awesome RR. I wish I knew food like you do.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:01 PM   #29
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I enjoyed this report very much. I would love to someday visit your part of the world. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:39 PM   #30
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Just stumbled on to this report today. Fantastic ride and so informatively presented, makes me want to do the same ride. Thanks for sharing
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