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Asian Overland 2020 Road Report – Week #5 – Back into Thailand

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Asian Overland 2020 Road Report – Week #5 – Back into Thailand

By Jerry Cook I don’t think anyone in the group really was ready to leave Myanmar.  We were enjoying this country immensely.  After 11 days, with the last few having been some of the best riding of the trip so far, it was time to cross the Mai Sai border and enter the infamous Golden Triangle region …

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Asian Overland 2020 Road Report – Week #4 – More Myanmar

By Jerry Cook Prior to the expedition, nobody in the group really knew what to expect of Myanmar. It was a bit of an unknown.   Tourism has only been encouraged by their government since 1992 and really hadn’t opened up to travellers until the general elections in 2010 when a civilian government was installed.  It’s not a …

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The Compass Expeditions 2020 Tour Catalogue

Where would you like to ride? For further information on all Compass Expeditions tours or Major Expeditions please visit us at: http://www.compassexpeditions.com/ Click below to view our catalogue of tours.

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Asian Overland 2020 Road Report – Week #3 – Myanmar – “Mingalabar” (Hello)

By Jerry Cook Arriving at the Thailand / Myanmar border, I was excited to bring the group into the fourth country of the Asian Overland expedition.  There is a tangible excitement to brining a motorcycle tour group into a new country and the unknown adventures that lay ahead.   The border procedures were surprisingly efficient, thanks to the …

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Asian Overland 2020 Road Report – Week #2 – Thailand

By Jerry Cook When I looked ahead at the tour itinerary and saw that my birthday was going to be in Krabi, Thailand I knew it was going to be a good one.  I was right!  I woke up in our beautiful hotel, the Anyavee Resort to many messages from friends and family all around the …

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Asian Overland 2020 Road Report – Week #1

By Jerry Cook Singapore & Malaysia When I was growing up, I was fortunate to spend many a Christmas and school holiday in Singapore. Being only a relatively short flight from my hometown of Perth and with my relatives living there, it was the ideal family getaway.  I have many fond memories of carefree teenage days …

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The Inaugural Spain Portugal and Morocco Tour 2019

By Jerry Cook Part #1 The Inaugural Spain Portugal and Morocco Tour 2019 The inaugural Compass Expeditions Spain, Portugal and Morocco tour commenced in the beautiful Portuguese capital of Lisbon.  With over half of the group being previous Compass Expeditions tour participants, it is surely a testament to their enjoyment and success of their previous tours …

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Strikes & Politics (a tour of South America)

Words and Images by Tony Collins Both of these words are guaranteed to strike fear into the most seasoned tour operator because all carefully made plans go out the window. Countrywide strikes blocking roads to major tourist destinations, and your guests’ accommodation Having a Government change the rules at the last minute so you cannot …

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Under African skies – Cape Town to Victoria Falls Part 2

Words and Images by Mick McDonald We dragged ourselves away from the stunning Dead Valley Resort, scoffed home-made apple pies at Solitaire, crossed the Tropic of Capricorn, and reached the wild Atlantic coast by mid-afternoon, allowing us time to explore the “big smoke” again after so many nights of utter isolation.  Riding further north, we …

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