Hey little bit of good news as I got contacted by a marketing guy from KTM HQ in Austria. They want to do a little thing on their blog or article. I'm unsure as yet but he is sending me a email with details. At least I'm on their radar now so maybe when I need another top end they can cut me a deal. I'm now in Seoul and yesterday I went to the war memorial/museum. It was really fantastic and free! Today I took a tour to the DMZ and got as close as you can get to North Korea and see one of the cities along with the fake city they used to attract people from the South over. Worth doing but I'm really not big on these organized bus tours. Often people ask me what is the hardest part about your trip? It's been a tough question to answer up until possibly now. Not having my bike has been an adjustment along with 6 really long days in Vladivostok. Loosing a big chunk of my freedom. The shipping also turned into the worst experience I have ever had dealing with someone. At one point he even said to me he was trying to make it as hard as he could for me. It all started because I didn't use him to ship my bike from Magadan to Vladivostok. I used a competitor. He kept saying on the phone..why didn't you call me? I told him I didn't think he shipped from there and we went in circles until I said I don't give a fuck who ships it from A to B it just needs to get fucking done!! I even have a email from him saying he didn't ship from Magadan to Vladivostok and sent it back to him. Apparently I'm his 3rd problem customer this year he wrote back. I told him he might want to look in the mirror because 3 sounds to many to me. 60 emails later and I can't even start on the stupidity of it all. I think 3 times I had to tell him the bike doesn't have a key. He knew my time table and the night before I was flying out emails saying there can't be gas in the bike. He had weeks to tell me this sort of stuff. Vent over as I'm just trying to put that all behind me and hopefully the guy on the Malaysian side is a heap better. So far he has been. The last photo is North Korea. I probably won't post often as it's not much of a ride report for you guys if I'm not on my bike. I'm flying to Bangkok on Tuesday and will work out my next move from there. Oh... my carnet.. it got dent back to New Zealand. Cost me 175.00. I found out DHL had put T instead of a I on the street address so their mistake. Hopefully they will refund me. My bro in N.Z is trying to sort it out for me and now shipping it to Thailand.