Monday, June 21, 2010

The possible route and visas

From Penang to enter Thailand ,either we ride thru' the border post in Padang Besar in Perlis to Padang besa in southern Thailand or taking a ferry from Penang to Langkawi and enter Thailand in Saturn, continue up north to Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai , from there to Laos and Vietnam,Hongkong,Chengdu , get permit to enter Tibet to Ladhsa , down south to Katmandu on the friendship highway , crossing to India and finally fly airasia back to Malaysia. Estimated time 5- 6 months.
Visas : China  double entry valid 3 months cost Rm 78
           Nepal  visa on arrival cost ??
           India double entry valid 6 monthd cost Rm 168

My Bike

       My trusted Taiwan made short wheel base recumbent that successfully completed Beijing to London

Introduction and welcome to my blog

I am a keen bicycle touring Malaysian aged 54 who found nothing better to do after I was forced into early retirement a few years back.Ever since I had completed 3 tours ( 18 days euro tour in 2006 , 7 months beijing2london in 2007 and one month Taiwan tour 2009 ). This coming tour starting from my hometown in Kuala Kangsar,Perak up north to Penang to join my riding partner Brent Leslie ,a New Zealander who had completed his 2 years assignment and wants to travel back there by bike. I came to know Brent thru' CGOAB who is looking for ride partner, so frankly, I am very thankful to him for accomodating me in his trip. Hopefully, we can click till the end of the trip,2 totally strange souls who never met,put togehter on the road for 5-6 months, challenging the world toughest and most extream terrian and weather,whether the mission a success or failure, Who cares??!!! The joy and fun ( of course with pains and sweats as well ) of this trip is in the process of everyday cycling where opportunities to interect with the locals,understanding their unique way of life in term of cultures and religions.Brent and I might be stranger now but we had one thing in common, is the Passion and Love for bicycle touring. So friends, do follow us all the way in our journels and drop your sweet word of encouragements for extra power up the Himalayas!!!