Magic String Edventure - This ain't gonna be no vacation. Going deep in Asia

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by flyingdutchman177, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. Lone Stranger

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    ^^^ Yup :jack
  2. Lone Stranger

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    I love me some BeerLao!!!
  3. Lone Stranger

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    Those are the best kind of roads
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    Videos worked for me; thanks!!!
  5. flyingdutchman177

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    It clears the dust in my throat after riding the trails all day

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  6. locopny

    locopny Been here awhile

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    More than the number of passports...Im impressed by the "blog" of the adventures and experiences you have shared with us here through photos, video, and of course the way you tell a story. Still....thats a lot of pages stamped.
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  7. flyingdutchman177

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    Thanks for that.
    I can't wait to head to Europe and hopefully get my passport stamped over there.. It's been a while.
  8. flyingdutchman177

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    Near misses count count in Laos:

    524 chickens
    82 dogs
    59 lizards
    26 snakes
    1 half naked kid
    WTF

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  9. ddangelo

    ddangelo Been here awhile

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    Everyone is talking about videos not being on here and being on facebook . . . . Why not just create a youtube channel and post the videos there? The interface is just as easy as FB.

    I know you don't have the resources of someone like L. Poskitt, but posting videos and using a simple app to add a title, etc . . . people can be subscribed and notified whenever there is a post and if the following is big enough, there's a possibility of some revenue - either from adds or from a patreon account. Just a thought.
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  10. elron

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    Cause then its not and ADVRider RR. Things are a changing, I know....but.
  11. flyingdutchman177

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    Laos is amazing for its diversity.
    There are quite of few paved roads now. But that is not what this trip is all about
    These are the type of roads and trails I am seeking out.
    This particular trail is mostly used by people walking from one farm to another. Not so much for motorbikes
    I was trying to find a way to sneak into Thailand from Laos. Not that I needed to but I just like to know my options just in case.
    Why I would need to do that you might ask?
    1) just for fun
    2) to get back in with my bike if there is some sort of paperwork issue with my bike.
    For example, Thailand only let's me take my Thai plated bike out of the country for 30 days at a time. And if it is longer than 30 days, there is a fine. And the fine can be huge!
    So finding a trail like this, I can get my bike in, then go back and get my passport stamped in.
    I just like having options
    Plus it is fun exploring the possibilities!

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  12. flyingdutchman177

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  13. Gestalt

    Gestalt Been here awhile

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    A legal one that’s does not piss off the authorities for everyone else that’s an expat, someone like me with property and retiring soon.
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    jays100 Been here awhile

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    I didn't know there is a legal difference in the two markets. please explain!
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    Imagine an indoor toilet with plumbing versus an outhouse that hasn't been cleaned in 5 years.....but the indoor toilet costs you $5.00 to use and the outhouse costs $.10. One's boring, sterile, expensive and "safe" and the other is an adventure.
  16. forgorin

    forgorin Stuck in Japan

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    Ed, thanks so much for the effort you put into your report. You not only spend time enjoying your ride and meeting so many awesome people all over the world, you also take the considerable time to tell us all about it! I wish i could go to Europe this summer to meet you in person. However, ill be heading to the states for my own adventure.
    Looking forward to more!
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    Thanks Ed for continuing this awesome RR.
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  18. flyingdutchman177

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    One of my favorite things about traveling around SE Asia is camping........Mostly because it is so easy.
    In the rice fields, there are always these little huts to sleep in.
    It provides a shelter in case it rains.
    a smooth, clean surface for my tent so it doesn't get dirty.
    And it gives me a place to sit without having to sit on the ground
    This one even had a space for my bike - like a garage.
    At this place in the morning, I was just waking up and this guy rides by on his scooter. The site of a Farang (foreigner) with his tent under the hut was enough to make him bust up laughing as he passed by.
    I guess it is something you dont see every day......unless you are me.

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  19. GotDammitDave

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    those huts are really interesting to me, I think mainly because I used to have a campground and seeing this gives me all kinds of ideas!! :)
    Im enjoying your RR!
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  20. 2 Wheel Wanderer

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    Hi Ed! I have been reading since day 1 of your EdVentures and just wanted to chime in and thank you for all the time and effort you have put into all your ride reports. It's always fun to check on and read another post from you. As I keep up on this one I'm starting from the beginning and rereading your 1st report that you started almost 7 years ago. It's been a great journey so far, I'm looking forward to reading about your travels the rest of the year and beyond.