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Previews from the book "Southeast Asia on 2 Wheels."

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135 full-color pages of photos, stories, anecdotes, illustrations, journal pages maps and more!In addition to the four major sections on Yunnan, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand I have included some back story on both my first (and unsuccessful) attempt to motorcycle through China as well as how the planning for the trip came together.I have chosen the very best of the more than 4,000 photos from the trip as well as the most humorous, moving and fascinating of the several hundred anecdotes for Southeast Asia on 2 Wheels.

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Venturing on to Dali and "Shangri-La."

Yes, it is THE Shangri-la. From what everyone says it lives up to the legends. It is in the northernmost corner of Yunan and borders Tibet. Shangri-la is said to be the most Tibetan place outside of Tibet. To travel to Lhasa however would be another 600+ miles and far from my route. I will spend some days up north and look forward to renting a motorcycle there.

Toying with the idea of buying another bike on my return to Kunming and making the drive to Laos. The coming trip north should offer the most stunning photos yet.

Enjoyed smoking the local tobacco today. Angelhair thin strands - tastes awful.

Oh, and I cut off all of my hair today. My head looks like sand-paper. Also, they shaved off my beard. I will try not to cry.

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