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Got the spreadsheet "thanks" but I thought you were intending to leave same as me and going direct to Thailand overland and not using plane from India, I think going over the the top is to high for me.
My friend and I are planning a similiar trip and similiar departure date. We, too, are trying to get into China and also want to end up in SE Asia. I was thinking of leaving from Amsterdam and my friend's bike is in Basel, Switzerland.
I am planning a trip leaving uk late May 2008 travelling through Europe to attempt to enter China and on to Lao and Thailand. Before everyone tells me I know the odds on getting into China are slim !!! but I am prepared to try, anyone else interested?.
Have fun, ride safe !! Jimmy
I worked for a few weeks in Hong Kong at a Landrover Dealership - the only way they could drive there was with a very special permit - possibly not even a standard application form or anything and they felt lucky to be able to do that every couple of years - I think they got special permission from Mayors or some-one higher up (and money) - any way to say you're chinese or delivering the bike or something? Do it all before you go - it will be very hard to do! The general rule is no-one non-chinese can drive there. full stop.
Hi All, I have arranged meeting for 24/25 November at the Thaiway man pub/restaurant in warrington just off junction 21 of the M6, food is available if required and accommodation is available also. Anyone traveling up from the south can if they wish contact jimmy who will bring then up in his car (share costs) and leave there bike at his house, all are invited so please if you can post a message to confirm your place, looking forward to meeting you all then.
Intending to do a trip east through a lot of the countries mentioned in this thread especially interested in seeing China if possible.If there's room on this trip ? I'd like to attend the November meeting.
Planning to leave late spring early summer.
Currently selling the house near Bristol and riding an MVF4 though now looking for a more suitable bike.
You are more than welcome to attend the November meeting just let us all know what day is best for you and same goes for everybody else who is attending IE; SATERDAY OR SUNDAY so I can tell my friend in Restaurant,
you should contact Len who is also from Bristol and maybe you could travel up with him and Jimmy. all the best hope to see you then.
November meeting sounds good, so well done Ken. As with Paul, Saturday'll do fine for me.
I've squirted the contacts/travel info' spreadsheet out to a couple more people, so this has generated a bit of interest.
For everyone's info' ..... Sheen has some good stuff on China after contacting Chinese Travel agents (irrespective of what anyone else say's, it sounds do'able ... but with some cost of course). I'd advise anyone keen on the China route, to get in contact with him ASAP. To Sheen: If you are able to make the November meeting, it'd be good to meet ya ....
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