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Wishing you all a lovely xmas...we'll think of you when we sit down to our traditional turkey...with the air con on and 30degrees outside:D

At least you've all got your bikes though...
 

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And the same to you Andy. Has Tesco made it into Myanmar yet?
 

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All he best to you Andy

Thanks for the stunning pictures you keep posting for us
 

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Thanks everyone! Just done our christmas morning balloon flight...busy time now.

I could post lots of pics of Myanmar, but none of them are bike related;)

Tesco; No, but there are supermarkets appearing!

Snaphappy; Definitely. I'll be back in the real world early march...
 

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Worked there for 3 1/2 years, interesting country, wonderful people, shame about their government though, Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!:thumbup:
 

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The government is changing...in fact I've seen more change in 6 months than in the last 9 years...
When and where were you working? The ex-pat world is very small...;)
 

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Worked land and offshore, specialist drilling, for the most of the major Asean/Asian oil companies and their national government, sorry can't mention names, (we also sign a non-disclosure contract), me & the wife still need my company pension! (When I came back from South America in 2005, till my retirement in 2009, North West/North East, South East, can't say more etc etc). Must mention though, I was never paid a single penny in that country, nor taxed by them, so I can honestly say I never contributed to the bar-stewards in charge, thankfully. Ride safe!:thumbup:
 

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My bosses father was one of the big movers in getting the oil and gas industry up and running here back in the 50s..
As to who you worked for, I think I can make an educated guess ;) It's a small world here...

Things ARE changing for the better here...pics of The Lady in every shop, and pics of her on Facebook with prominent 'faces', and no sign of the big man for his annual visit, so he really has been 'retired'.

Time will tell how things develop here, but tourism is certainly booming:thumbup:
 

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Could you point in the direction of specific threads please? Our netty connection isn't good enough to spend hours sifting through everything!

I'd be VERY interested if anyone has actually managed to get through(or even into) Myanmar. I suspect coming over for the day from Thailand is possible, but haven't heard of anyone doing anything more adventurous...I think it'll be possible in the future, but there are still a lot of 'disputed' areas near the borders.

Here in Bagan, we're not even allowed to ride as passengers on a bike. let alone go solo. Mate of mine has an ancient FZR and a CR250 that the Police turn a blind eye to him riding over at Inle, but only cos he's been around a long time and has a Burmese driving licence.
 

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Could you point in the direction of specific threads please? Our netty connection isn't good enough to spend hours sifting through everything!

Burma the missing link of overland travel?


I'd be VERY interested if anyone has actually managed to get through(or even into) Myanmar. I suspect coming over for the day from Thailand is possible, but haven't heard of anyone doing anything more adventurous...I think it'll be possible in the future, but there are still a lot of 'disputed' areas near the borders.

Here in Bagan, we're not even allowed to ride as passengers on a bike. let alone go solo. Mate of mine has an ancient FZR and a CR250 that the Police turn a blind eye to him riding over at Inle, but only cos he's been around a long time and has a Burmese driving licence.
Wasn't sure about the pace of change. It would be good to visit sooner rather than later. We always seem to be greeted with 'You should have been here ten years ago...'
 

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As far as visiting goes, yes, go now before it really gets busy here! Stunningly beautiful country, and lovely people.
Biking wise, not so good as yet...but I suspect it will be possible in the future...

As to that link; meeting the 2nd secretary is like arranging a meeting with the secretary of state in the UK...not exactly something you do just off the cuff:rolleyes:
 
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