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Way of Visas

Way of Visas

When I dreamt of a round the world adventure, I never really thought about the amount of work (and paperwork) that would go into acquiring visas. Now a little over a month from my departure, below is a summary of my experiences with visas thus far which I hope will serve as a guide to […]

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Highest road in the world

Filed in India, Riding, Travel by on November 4, 2013 4 Comments
Highest road in the world

The final ride from Leh was to Khardung La. Regarded as the highest motorable road in the world (although this is disputed by some), this was the road for which I had given up a further stay in Brasil an opted to come to India instead. Once again, inner line permits were needed to ride […]

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Road to Tibet

Filed in India, Riding, Travel by on October 22, 2013 3 Comments
Road to Tibet

Arriving in Leh meant taking care of a few key necessities. – Good food – Hot showers – Organising ‘Inner Line Permits’ which are necessary to ride out onto many key roads in the region (While these can be procured at the “Deputy Comissioners Office”, this only seems to be available to holders of Indian […]

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Himalayan Green

Filed in India, Riding, Travel by on October 4, 2013 3 Comments
Himalayan Green

Having pulled over as soon as I saw the engine check light come on, a hundred things started going through my head as to what may have gone wrong with the bike. Luckily for me, started with the basics, topped up the oil to level and lo and behold, problem solved. Still, having to unpack […]

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Making tracks through the dust

Filed in India, Riding, Travel by on September 16, 2013 1 Comment
Making tracks through the dust

The ride plan was the easier of 2 options favoured by bikers in the the northern most state of Jammu & Kashmir; both ending at Leh. The options were either a route from Manali to Leh, a challenging route that traverses the 2nd highest road in the world (Tanglang La) or from Jammu to Leh […]

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From Brazil to the Himalayas

Filed in India, Riding, Travel by on August 27, 2013 0 Comments
From Brazil to the Himalayas

Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul. And so it was that I decided to cut short as month long trip to Brazil and instead spend the last 2 weeks riding a family members borrowed bike through the Himalayas in India. The plan, if it can be called that, was simple, to […]

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