Originally Posted by Bryn
there are still many hurdles to cross
If the context of this is ´independent travel from India to Thailand, or v.v., through Burma, with your own vehicle´, then unfortunately I think that could be an understatement.
Even if some real change would happen in Burma (and are these recent news really proof of that, or just the military junta playing some kind of game, to get aid money, or something – remember, they´ve clinged to power for over 40 years, and during that time, the country has been almost as withdrawn as North Korea?) then it could still take them quite a while, until they were ready to open their borders to overlanders..........
But I would really love to be wrong on this!!
Also remember, if you think of giving it a go, that even approaching the Burmese border from India could be a handful, with the required permits, etc.
Admittedly a bit old thread (but the situation regarding oveland-travel might not have changed so much - I´d be surprised if there were more than 10 travellers to achieve this with their own vehicles within the past decade, but here is one (or actually two)):
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