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Old 5 Sep 2004
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Thailand to uk set off April 2005

Hi I am in the first throws of planning a trip Thailand to Uk starting April 2005. I have never done anything like this before. I would appreciate any advise and also fellow travellers. My initial feelings on route are Thailand, Loas, Vietnam, China , Russia, Baltic States, Europe UK. I am 50 years of age vertically challenged !!! 5' 6" Thinkig BMW f650, but at this stage everything is flexible.I plan to ship the bike out Nov Dec time please E mail me with any information advise offers etc jim_bo89@hotmail.com ( Uk Midlands now!!)
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Old 6 Sep 2004
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We set out to do the opposite this week. Our first stage being called Bribie to Birmingham.
Bribie being the name of the island we live on and our daughter is at the moment teaching in Birmingham. We are older than you and i wish I was only as vertically challenged as you. I am five and a half more challenged than you are.
Getting down to business. . . sending a travel update e mail newsletter thing to our friends. Could be of interest to you. If so e mail me and I will add you to my list.
P.S.This is our second time to do the Australia to Europe thing. Plan to be in Birmingham by June / July 05
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Hi there. I´m planning the opposite, driving from Europe to Thailand and around in Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam. Initially I was planning the same as you, but ran in to problems shipping the Bike from Europe to Asia, also buying a bike in Asia and drive home seems difficult regarding registration, insurance etc... I bought an Africa Twin here in Sweden and will drive down and send it back on a ship. Down southeast in Europe-Turkey-Iran-Pakistan-India-Myanmar-Thailand.
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Hi Jimmy,

I'm in Telford Shropshire, untill November, when I fly back to Bangkok, with a new bevel for my 1984 R80Tic BM.

My Bm called Changeling is living it up in a GH in Cambodia!!

I've been on the road for three years now, already traveled through Europe & the Indian subcontinent, I flew from Kathmandu with Changeling to Bangkok!

I have never been to Russia, but would not mind going!!

As far as I am aware Vietnam, you can only ride a 150cc bike!! China parts are not possible by foriegn registered vechicles, with out loads of cash!!

Loas has excellent cheap bottlle , but the roads can be interesting!!

If there is any thing I can help you with, You can email me or ring my orange mob :-


00 44 (0) 07970929811

I do not have a working PC, so I have to go to the local library, so it may take a few days to reply to you!!

Ride Free, ride safe, Ride one more mile,

Rik & Changeling

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