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Asian adventure - hopefully.


Fourth year cycle in depth through SE asia and china.

8,389 km (5,213 miles) over 183 days from December 5, 2006 to June 5, 2007

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Offroad, Road bikes, 6-12 months, World
Locale: Europe, United Kingdom, England, Somerset, Woolston
Years: 2006, 2007
Keywords: singapore, malaysia, thailand, cambodia, laos, china, yunnan province, sichuan tibet highway, shangrila to lhasa, tibet, nepal

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/singerstokath

Copyright © 2006-2014 By gwilym rivett - (contact)

Status: Completed Sep 2007Featured Journal #226
Last update: Friday December 18, 2009 09:12 (US/Pacific)
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Table of Contents

Introduction

      Why?
      Charity
      The bike - and some kit.: El poderoso

Singapore

      Efficiency squared

Malaysia

      Singapore to Melaka: Hot coast
      Melaka to a Sungai Besar: leaving the straits
      Sungai Besar to Pulau Penang: Small town Malaysia

Thailand

      Big Bikes, Rubber Trees and Boats.
      Sarisa's place, Ko Phan Ghan and every moon's a party.
      Cow Pat Moo and the Isthmus of Kra
      Bangers: Visas, neon and what sex is she/he?
      Ayuthaya to Mukdahan: No, really, I'd like to pay, at least something!

Laos

      Highway 13: No Entrails Please!
      To VangVieng: Hills? Surely not!
      VangVieng to Luang Prabang: Mountain pass
      River town: Muang Ngoi (and getting there)
      Muang Ngoi to Oudomxay
      Oudomxay to Boten: Border Town

China: Yunnan

      Xishuangbanna: Sorry about the place names, I havn't a clue
      I dream of Dali
      Dali: Ancient city?
      Dali to Lijiang
      TIger Leaping Gorge
      Zhongdian: Altitude, snow, generally Tibetan.
      Into the hills.

Tibet: Yunnan to Lhasa

      Introduction
      Zhongdian to Dequin: First high pass
      Dequin to Markham: Shining eyes in the darkness.
      Markham to Bomda
      Bombda to Bomi
      Bomi to Bayi
      Bayi to Lhasa
      Lhasa and environs: Bicycles for sail and rent

Tibet: Lhasa to Nepal border

      Lhasa to Shigatse: Monastic life
      Shigatse to Everest: sling-shot to the top!
      Everest to Kathmandu: it's down that hill!

Nepal

      Kathmandu: Green, warmth and life


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