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Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai is a city in northern Thailand, in the mountainous province of the same name. They city is near the borders of Laos and Myanmar (formerly Burma). Wat Phra Kaew is a royal temple that once housed the jade Emerald Buddha and now displays a replica. Nearby, the Navel City Pillar is a monument […]

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Introduction to Thailand

Thailand is an ideal destination for your first motorcycling adventure is Asia. It is a big country with plenty of amazing destinations. Highway signage is in English, great for those used to driving on the right – as per England, New Zealand, Australia… » Thailand

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Philippines Introduction

The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country in the Western Pacific, comprising more than 7,000 islands. Its capital, Manila, is famous for its waterfront promenade and centuries-old Chinatown, Binondo. Intramuros, a walled city in colonial times, is the heart of Old Manila. It’s home to the baroque 17th-century San Agustin Church as well as Fort […]

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Introduction to Cambodia

Landscapes span low-lying plains, the Mekong Delta, mountains and Gulf of Thailand coastline. Phnom Penh offers art deco Central Market, Royal Palace and the National Museum. The northwest has the majestic ruins of Angkor Wat… » Cambodia

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Malaysia Introduction

Malaysia is known for its beaches, rainforests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultural influences. The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings and amazing food. In contrast, visit tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands! » Malaysia

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Introduction to Laos

Laos is a very popular motorcycle tour destination as an add-on to a trip to Thailand. There is a lengthy shared border, meaning that there are several entry and exit points in and out of Thailand. Extended loop tours are therefore possible. » Laos

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Myanmar Introduction

Myanmar is proudly proclaimed as a golden land of breathtaking beauty, and offers much to the adventurous traveler. From Yangon to the temple-dotted plains of Bagan to the glassy waters of Inle Lake and on to Mandalay, there is plenty to explore. » Myanmar

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Vietnam Introduction

Vietnam offers a variety of terrain from coast towns and highways and beautiful beaches, to the high mountain roads along the Chinese border. The people are friendly and arguably the most fluent in English of all S.E. Asian countries. » Vietnam

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Vatican City, a city-state surrounded by Rome, Italy, is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. It’s home to the Pope and a trove of iconic art and architecture. Its Vatican Museums house ancient Roman sculptures such as the famed “Laocoön and His Sons” as well as Renaissance frescoes in the Raphael Rooms and the […]

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Croatia is an Eastern European country with a long coastline on the Adriatic Sea. Encompassing more than a thousand islands, it’s also crossed by the Dinaric Alps. Its inland capital, Zagreb, is distinguished by its medieval Gornji Grad (Upper Town) and diverse museums. The major coastal city Dubrovnik has massive 16th-century walls encircling an Old […]

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Austria is a German-speaking country in Central Europe, characterized by mountain villages, baroque architecture, Imperial history and rugged Alpine terrain. Vienna, its Danube River capital, is home to the Schönbrunn and Hofburg palaces. It has counted Mozart, Strauss and Freud among its residents. The country’s other notable regions include the northern Bohemian Forest, Traunsee Lake […]

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