GUIDE TO THIS ROUND-WORLD BLOG

Click on images to enlarge them.

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A pertinent John Lennon quote we like:
"LIFE IS WHAT HAPPENS
WHILE YOU'RE BUSY MAKING OTHER PLANS"

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Join us for a 2-minute summary ride around the globe.
(Hint: Go full screen by clicking YouTube logo at bottom right of video.)
Music: Gilles Vigneault [link]



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Airbrushing done in Texas in a rush.

Not the best but good enough. People actually do log onto the site ...

Who knew Black Bike would look this good 90,000 km RTW later?

I expected to leave bits, or all of it, in various countries ...

The happy ending is it looks and runs like it never left N America.
OK, so it cost some $5,000 to get it pretty again, but ...
no new paint & drive train is like new.


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Ayers Rock Australia

Chiang Mai Thailand

Somewhere in remote parts of Laos
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USING THIS WEB SITE:

1. Click on any topic (listed at left) it takes you there.
.....Click any image to see it full screen.

2. Photos/video
......Early blogs have few photos (goofed up using new camera.)
......Some video is included, done with a still camera in movie mode.

3. Suggestions or anything else
......This is written on the road, between rides.
......Comments/suggestions are very welcome! Anything to add? Disagree?
......Say so, in 'comments' bottom of any page.
......Feel free to email us privately at: psever@rogers.com

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(A) Gov't "Travel Advisory" countries visited – dangerous?
(B) Corruption in, and Freedom of, all countries visited.
. . .We were given a list of 'travel advisory countries' prior to departure.
. . .Here are Canada's & USA's "Advisory" countries in this part of the world.
. . .We rode through most of them:
. . .. . .- Libya (crossed it)
. . .. . .- Syria (crossed it twice)
. . .. . .- Iran (crossed it)
. . .. . .- Pakistan (crossed it)
. . .. . .- India (some of it)
. . .. . .- Bangladesh (wanted to, but there's no way out heading east)
. . .. . .- Myanmar (brief visit but could not obtain a drive-through visa)
. . .. . .- Thailand (crossed it)
. . .. . .- Cambodia (crossed it)
. . .. . .- Indonesia (crossed it)
. . .We travelled them keeping advisories in mind, but no serious problems.
. . .Not all are to everyone's taste, but we liked most.
. . .Compare these "advisories" with our first-hand experiences.

. . .Click image below for a list of countries visited/planned,
. . .with their objective 'Corruption' & 'Freedom' rankings by NGOs
. . .. . .Transparency International [source link] of Berlin and
. . .. . .Freedom House [source link] of Washington DC.

. . .Not sitting on a moralistic pulpit here; we really liked some of the
. . .'worst ranking' places – but these are interesting aspects
. . .to know. Also interesting how the economies correlate ...

. . .Do not take poor rankings as discouragement from visiting;
. . .we are so pleased we went to all these places with open eyes.
. . .Merely another aspect of local reality.
. . .We got slightly burned by corruption/freedom in a few places, see blogs.
. . .But them's the minor occupational hazards.

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Pakistan, following our Army escort at 45˚C = 113˚F

Bangkok Buddhas 'n Black Bike

Thao at Golden Temple, Amritsar India
Wheezy Rider in Sicily



Ah, the romance:
Wheezy writing this blog in cold hotel in Tunisia.




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