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Myanmar with big bikes - it is possible!

We have great news!

In only a few days we will cross the border from Thailand to Myanmar with our bikes! We finally got approval from the officals and the visas are in preparation... our friend Joerg in Bangkok where we are currently staying did a great job in persuading the officals.... after 4 months of negotiating and a lot of work we eventually got the ok only 2 days ago. Apparently it was offically discussed even in the cabinet of Myanmar, where it was officially approved that we can enter the country. We will be the first group of foreign bikers that are allowed to travel the country with big motorcycles..... so exciting!

Now we are busy with final preparations.... we will keep you updated how everything goes, and probably come back with lots of information....
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Good luck guys wish you all the best and keep us updated.

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Congratulations! This is a huge event for biking in SEA, I wish I was with you guys. Enjoy.
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Superb Initiative!

Ground Breaking.

I’m sure you will prove to be great ambassadors for the whole overland travellers' community.

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Good news, please keep us posted how it wend and when you have the time please give us an update about the process and the steps you went through. I guess it will be very valuable information for all which will follow you.

Have a safe trip and enjoy this trip!

cheers Sascha and Kerstin
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Wow, fantastic news Heike. We'll be touring S.E. Asia for the next two or three months and after that making our way towards India. It would be fantastic to ride there!
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Congratulations, Heike, I'm glad for this success of yours!

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You rock! Safe ride and enjoy this amazing experience.
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Wow, fantastic news, well done guys! Looking forward to hearing all about it
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Wow thats great news guys! well done! Are they going to let you travel through to Rangoon/Yangon and onwards?

We were there a couple of months ago just as everything was changing and were able to hire a 125 in Ngwe Saung on the coast which was an amazing experience but I'm not sure it was legal as such. The people in Myanmar will be so happy to see you.

Have an amazing time and thanks for persevering!
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Congrats, Heike, those are amazing news. A big step forward for the overland community!

Enjoy Myanmar, amazing place!

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Wow thats great news guys! well done! Are they going to let you travel through to Rangoon/Yangon and onwards?

We were there a couple of months ago just as everything was changing and were able to hire a 125 in Ngwe Saung on the coast which was an amazing experience but I'm not sure it was legal as such. The people in Myanmar will be so happy to see you.

Have an amazing time and thanks for persevering!
2 years ago we rented a couple of 125 scooters in Mandalay... which we got them confiscated by the Tourist Police arguing it was not legal for foreigners to ride/drive, but only to go as a pillion.

After having gone around everywhere crossing many policemen during the whole day, we said we were not going to leave the bikes unless the owner came (there was no deposit, but it was our responsability before him anyway), so we waited for him and yes, we had to come back to the hotel by rickshaw. Legal or not, it was in a grey line, and the owner probably paid a bribe to the policeman to get the bikes back...
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