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Old 07-20-2009, 08:46 AM   #16
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Hi Franki, I luv reading or should say appreciating some of your rr pics. Lovely little descriptions(sometimes funny) on many pics than long essays.

Planning to plan for a ride to China from Singapore. Not renting so need some pointers if you have.

Ride safe!
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:08 AM   #17
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Awesome pics franki!
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:18 PM   #18
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Frankie,
Thank you for your hard work for posting all your wonderful
pictures.
I got to see China little bit at a time through your eyes
and your camera while sitting comfortably at my home.
I send your posts to my Chinese friends and families who
have no interest in motorcycling but they all truly enjoyed and
appreciated the pictures you took and the story you told.
People, food, kids, living places, buildings,
markets that you paid so much attentions to
translated into a great journey of China
for your fans like myself.
Can't wait to see more!
Luke from San Diego
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:35 PM   #19
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:39 PM   #20
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:36 AM   #21
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Hi Franki, I luv reading or should say appreciating some of your rr pics. Lovely little descriptions(sometimes funny) on many pics than long essays.

Planning to plan for a ride to China from Singapore. Not renting so need some pointers if you have.

Ride safe!
Hi Pinglow,

Thank you for your kind words. English is not my strong subject so I try to make my story short and let the readers to absorb what they think is good for them.

You can't enter China on a bike without special permit. This permit is very very hard to get. So my advise to you is to come to China and purchase a bike there to do the touring.

Regards,

Franki
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:39 AM   #22
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Awesome pics franki!
Stay tuned
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:43 AM   #23
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Frankie,
Thank you for your hard work for posting all your wonderful
pictures.
I got to see China little bit at a time through your eyes
and your camera while sitting comfortably at my home.
I send your posts to my Chinese friends and families who
have no interest in motorcycling but they all truly enjoyed and
appreciated the pictures you took and the story you told.
People, food, kids, living places, buildings,
markets that you paid so much attentions to
translated into a great journey of China
for your fans like myself.
Can't wait to see more!
Luke from San Diego
Luke,

I love your replies. Always sincere and there are feed backs. I plan to do a coast to coast tour of US in 2011 and perhaps a trip down to the southern end of S. America the following year. Any advise?

Say hello to your family. If they want to read my RR in Chinese, I can always send you the link to biker forum in China.

Take care,

Franki

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Old 07-21-2009, 01:45 AM   #24
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Really love the photos and the report....especially enjoy the pictures of people. Thank you so much for sharing your images of China....a special place so few of us have the opportunity to see for ourselves.
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Old 07-21-2009, 02:22 AM   #25
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Really love the photos and the report....especially enjoy the pictures of people. Thank you so much for sharing your images of China....a special place so few of us have the opportunity to see for ourselves.
This RR will get more excited as it unfolds. Please stay tuned. China is not biker friendly as many other countries due to restriction in bike import. So I bring this to the comfort of your home and hope that one day it will open up for every biker to visit. It is a beautiful country and lovely people.
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Old 07-21-2009, 02:45 AM   #26
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Street scene of Dali Old Town
























There are hundreds of restaurants and bars inside the Dali Old Town. This is not only catering for the tourists but for the locals also. Therefore it is a very good place to meet the locals and social with them. I think BB stayed here for many days and fell in love more than once.
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Old 07-21-2009, 02:58 AM   #27
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As mush as we wanted to stay in Dali but our mission called. Its time to move on towards Liuku.



This is the first time I get to see Nujiang (the angry river in Chinese).




The sun came out and we made good distance toward Luiku




Liuku is considered to be the entrance of the Nujiang gorge. The river here flows smoothly.




The main bridge crossing the Nujiang




This is just a foot bridge and our hotel is just accross this bridge





The sun is shining on the Sea Godness (in charge of all the waters on earth). I think we need her protection on the journey ahead.




View of the town from our hotel room




Solar powered water heaters are very popular in Yunnan. It is very important to be the first in the shower
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Old 07-21-2009, 03:05 AM   #28
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30km up stream, the river already changed her mood.




Raging white water reminds me of the Colorado river




Forget about going to the beach or taking a dip in this water





Farmers going home




There is no sunset cruise on this river also




So we concentrate on taking photos
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Old 07-21-2009, 03:14 AM   #29
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There is little paved roads for vehicles in this mountainous region. Horse caravan is the popular mode of transport of supplies.




Bridge over troubled waters




There must be over 50 hourses crossing the bridge while we stood there to take pictures.




More horses coming




Farmers tending their rice terrace




Village accross the river
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Old 07-21-2009, 03:19 AM   #30
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Hey, there is a circus performing! No, where are the audiences? We are the only two city boy watching.







OK, this is the line to queue up for the ride




See ya later, aligator...




Free ride for all but you have to bring your own pully. Dame it, should have thought of that when I packed.




Isn't that motor surpose to drive or being driven?




Honey, when you get off work, can you go to the supermarket......?




Sh*t, the pully is coming off....



In fact, this is no Disneyland. Mountain folks cross the river everyday like this.

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