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  1. #1 Journey to the West - July 2016 - Xiamen - Yunnan - Sichuan and Back Again 
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    Esteemed Chinamotorists...

    I have thoroughly enjoyed your wonderful forum from the sidelines for the better part of a year. In that time I grew from a motorcycle virgin interested in taking on China's roads in my first year teaching in Zhongguo, to getting my Chinese motorcycle license the hard way (taking the Chinese exams in Chinese), and now helping other people in Xiamen (Daowai) enter the local motorcycle market. I, along with two close friends, are planning an ego-stroking adventure that I have pompously titled "Journey to the West 2015." I, along with my colleagues, whom I have probably misnamed according to the character of that famed Chinese novel, will post information on trip planning, etc., in the hopes that you all may be entertained by our mishaps, rain cutting criticism upon our mislaid plans, and in general endeavor to urge us to abandon this fool's journey. Or, some advice, mayhaps? :)

    Tentative trip outline: Xiamen - Longyan - Ganzhou - Shaoguan - Guilin - Liuzhou - Nanning EITHER THROUGH SE ASIA OR GUANGXI - Xishuangbanna - Dali - Lijiang - Deqen - Chengdu - Chongqing - Guiyang - Changsha - back to Fujian as fast as possible.


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    Zhu Baijie aka the Boar Warrior - Wandrin' desperado from the United States of 'Murica. Rides a Suzuki GW250. University professor, master of Chinese medicine, accomplished cook and photographer.

    Sha Wujing aka the Sand Priest - Citizen of the Democratic People's Republic of New York City. Rides a 2013 YBR250. University professor, law school graduate, speaks Spanish and HSK 3 Chinese, which is actually pretty sad all things considered.

    Sun Wukong aka the Monkey King - Subject of Her Majesty's Crown Colony of Hong Kong. Rides a 2010 YBR125 bored to 150 and various modifications. Mechanic, speaks Mandarin and Cantonese, will probably save our lives repeatedly over the course of the trip.

    On a more serious note, we are soliciting sound counsel regarding the feasibility of sojourning through Southeast Asia for the Guilin - Xishuangbanna leg (can we ride into Vietnam? Laos? Thailand? Burma?) also if anyone thinks it's possible to put together a reasonably priced Tibet trip considering paperwork by July then we are all ears.

    I will wait for the others to post. They are probably already upset with me due to the content of this post.

    Live well and prosper!
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  2. #2 Re: Journey to the West - July 2016 - Xiamen - Yunnan - Sichuan and Back Again 
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    Hi steven

    Great to have a new "member" onboard MCM and I wish you all the luck with your upcoming ride?

    Hope to see a great RR here on MCM later.

    I have many time rode from Shandong and Hainan to Thailand and IMO Yunnan - Sichuan are some of the best parts of China to ride around.

    Here is a link to a RR from just 1 off my rides.....


    Link.... http://www.rideasia.net/motorcycle-f...nan-china.html

    Also here is a link from the same forum of a ride from Chiang Mai to Yunnan with a great report and some amazing pictures ( May 2016) which are not Photoshop altered like I have seen from another member on the some forum. (very sad person)

    Link..... http://www.rideasia.net/motorcycle-f...himalayas.html

    Thailand

    Now for some sad news by the end on June 2016 Thailand is off limits for Chinese Cars/bikes.
    Until the new law comes into effects "NO ONE " knows how it will pan out regardless of what you read or been told ?

    Link to up to date news........ http://www.rideasia.net/motorcycle-f...land-soon.html


    Vietnam off limits Chinese are not liked or welcomed in the country ?

    Laos ... all good to go in and out very easy.



    Burma .... A big no for now but should change over the next few years

    Tibet .... Would love to do but just dam to expansive? and hate guided tours.
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    Nanning is a totally bike banned city - look out! They will take it off you and it's not the first


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    I believe Burma or the rebel controlled part you can enter etc - been done before by a MCM member
    No link sorry


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  5. #5 Re: Journey to the West - July 2016 - Xiamen - Yunnan - Sichuan and Back Again 
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    You can entry Burma Just not on a bike ? except if you per book a tour in advance, well that is my understanding on this matter
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    The area is not government controlled - lawless part can enter in told


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    Quote Originally Posted by NZBrakelathes View Post
    The area is not government controlled - lawless part can enter in told


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    I am sure you are correct but would you wont to entry a "lawless area "???
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  8. #8 Re: Journey to the West - July 2016 - Xiamen - Yunnan - Sichuan and Back Again 
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    Vietnam can be done via tour company, they get you in, the rest is up to you... no escort. I think it was about $700 USD if I recall.
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  9. #9 Re: Journey to the West - July 2016 - Xiamen - Yunnan - Sichuan and Back Again 
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    Does anyone know, did this ride happen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by prince666 View Post
    I am sure you are correct but would you wont to entry a "lawless area "???
    A few members did


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