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I am in the early stages of planning a route from Dubai to Australia. I know I can catch a ferry across the Gulf of Arabia to get to Iran. From there I am expecting to travel east to Pakistan and then on to India and Nepal befor heading East to Nepal. after Nepal it looks like I am back into India with a choice of either going through Bangladesh of bypassing it in order to make my way to the Burma border. From Burma its into Thailand with a possible side trip to Cambodia or straight down the Malay Peninsular to Singapore where I will ship the bike to Darwin.

If anyone has expeience with these borders, I would like to here from you. Once I have sorted out the general route I would love to here from anyone who can point out interesting place to visit or 'must sees' on the route.

Or am I crazy.

Myoriginal plan was to ride to Moscow and put the bike on the train to Bejing then ride down the east coast of Asia, but I understand that you are not allowed to free wheel through China.
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make my way to the Burma border. From Burma its into Thailand with a possible side trip to Cambodia or straight down the Malay Peninsular to Singapore where I will ship the bike to Darwin.
It´s been discussed here about once every week: you can´t do Burma with your own vehicle. Browse this site for more info.

Me, I would get the carnet, in order to get the bike to Indonesia, then island-hop to East Timor where you can ship to Darwin. Or actually you need the carnet also for Australia.

edit. Cambodia & Laos, even though will probably be a side trip, are also fantastic countries to ride. (Vietnam once again very hard to get your foreign vehicle into.)

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Iran to Singapore

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I'm heading throu Iran around September this year en route to Australia. Burma is currently a no no so I'm flying Kathmandu to Bangkok. Alternative is north into china and around to Laos but that would need a guide which can be expensive. Would be nice to drive through Burma and there have been rumors they may open borders but I wouldn't hold my breath.
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Trip is still a year away. Reasearch since my original post shows the Burma situation is causing consipation amoungst the touring faternity. Good news is as of today 2nd April 2012, they are getting the results in from the first democratic election held there in 22 years and that Aung San Suu Kyi, who leads the Democracy Party and who has been under house arrest in Burma for the last 15 years, has been elected by a large majority. So right now there is a lot of optimism surrounding the future of Burma.
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Trip is still a year away.
Burma has been closed for over 40 years.
To even try it from the Indian side will be complicated, because the bordering states (in India) require special permits. At the very least you'll need the longest vacation anyone's ever had, and probably also the patience of a saint. Good luck!
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hi

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i send you PM with a link where you will find usefull informations.

Ride safe
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i send you PM with a link where you will find usefull informations.

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hi! We would like to ride via thailand, to burma, explore burma and go to bangladesh.

would be nice if we can get more information from u?
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