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Old 12-20-2012, 07:51 PM   #31
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From Bagan we travelled to Pyay and spent one night there the city have nothing special except the internet that can really use, we even log in to FB and can post some photos that was amazing because other places we went internet wasn't work at all, from Pyay we continued to Bago and here after dinner i ride around for some photos.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:52 PM   #32
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Morning at Bago before ride to Mawlamyine
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:56 PM   #33
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Moving on from Bago to Mawlamyine




Filippo R1150 GS rear shock broke, he had to fix it just for riding to Mawlamyine






We arrived Mawlamyine just in tine for sun set and have the last dinner together in Myanmar, tomorrow we heading back to Thailand.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:06 PM   #34
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From Mawlamyine now only 4 of us riding to the border. Filippo have to carry his BMW R1150 GS on the truck because temporary fixing the rear shock not gonna work on the way across last mountain to the border.






We left Mawlamyine in the early morning as usual, peoples was begining their day and we were about to familiar with Myanmar way but have to leave the country.








Heike BMW F650 GS got flat tyre so we had to stopped for fixing it in the small village just opposite the school and yes it's a photos time again.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:06 PM   #35
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This is pretty amazing , because , before now anyone that crossed the border by motorcycle was in danger of arrest.
Did the natives act as though you were from the future with machine they could hardly imagine ?
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:10 PM   #36
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We continued our riding cross the border that afternoon, we all have a very amzing moment in Myanmar this country have so many unexpected thing for us and we only ride in the middle of country still more to explore hope we can do it soon.

Thank for following our journey. for more photos you can follow the links below. I hope some day soon Myanmar will be open for every riders to have an amazing experience there.

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Old 12-20-2012, 08:58 PM   #37
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Fantastic pictures Ajake. I am from Singapore, not far away from that place and hope to make it there next year.
Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:16 AM   #38
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This is pretty amazing , because , before now anyone that crossed the border by motorcycle was in danger of arrest.
Did the natives act as though you were from the future with machine they could hardly imagine ?
Everywhere we went, people always surround us. Yes they think we came from outer space.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:21 AM   #39
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This is exceptional. Thank you!
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:34 AM   #40
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worth the money?

Hi Ajake,

when I heard about the costs for those few days, I doubted, that it is worth the money, especially since you canīt take advantage of the biggest "plus" of the country: being nearly unspoiled in touristic ways: with three offical guys + plenty more limiting your freedom you donīt get into real contact to the locals. Do you?
But your pictures impressed me: outstanding quality! REALLY OUTSTANDING! Guess, you are no amateur, are you?

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Old 12-22-2012, 06:28 AM   #41
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Hi Ajake,

when I heard about the costs for those few days, I doubted, that it is worth the money, especially since you canīt take advantage of the biggest "plus" of the country: being nearly unspoiled in touristic ways: with three offical guys + plenty more limiting your freedom you donīt get into real contact to the locals. Do you?
But your pictures impressed me: outstanding quality! REALLY OUTSTANDING! Guess, you are no amateur, are you?

Cheers

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Actually we did allow to get real contact with the locals, everywhere we went, we can stop during the way and talked with people without any problem. We may had three Myanmar guys with us but actually only one guy worked for government, the other two were driver who always smiling and driving, and tour guide from travel agency always helping us in everything. I have to admit that the guy from government also sometime helped us to get contact with locals. I think we had enough freedom to know exactly what Myanmar really are in this day, however the only thing missing from this trip was staying in small guesthouse so we could talk with villagers, they didn't allow us and booked 3-4 star hotels instead.

Thank you for very kind words about my pictures. I am an amateur but i just really fall in love with photography.
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Thank you for very kind words about my pictures. I am an amateur but i just really fall in love with photography.
Which camera / cameras did you use?
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Which camera / cameras did you use?
Usually i always use Canon 5DMkII for photo and VDO but this trip i don't want to bring my big DSLR so i brought the small one Canon EOS-M with two lens that can fit in my tank bag. This small camera mirror less is good in term of pictures quality but battery died so fast so i bring 6 battery pack and that more than enough for 1 day shooting before recharging them at the hotel in the night.
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Usually i always use Canon 5DMkII for photo and VDO but this trip i don't want to bring my big DSLR so i brought the small one Canon EOS-M with two lens that can fit in my tank bag. This small camera mirror less is good in term of pictures quality but battery died so fast so i bring 6 battery pack and that more than enough for 1 day shooting before recharging them at the hotel in the night.
You shot those pics with a compact camera!? Wow! Thumbs up!
Iīm far away from being an expert, but I acknowledge a good shot!
Unfortunately they are so good, I donīt know what of it is good quality shots and what of it is great motives/perspectives.

You know best: is Myanmar in regards of landscape and motives for photo-shots MUCH better than e.g. Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, etc.?

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Old 12-22-2012, 07:14 AM   #45
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Love it!!

We have been following Heike & Filippo on their adventure. Great to hear your perspective and see your pictures. What an amazing first. Super cool because there are not many of these opportunities left in the world. As mentioned already we are hoping that the country will have opened enough to allow passage from Nepal to Thailand by the time we arrive there on our RTW. Bit of a pipe dream at this point, but you never know.

Thanks for the great pics. We look forward to more.
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