Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Myanmar Motorcycle Epic 16: Crossing the State of Shan

When I started this journey, I didn't know whether or not I'd be allowed down this road. The original plan had me heading into territory that was even more forbidden. However, I decided to play it safe and go down roads that I knew I could. Even though I only learned I could go this was when I was in Hsipaw. 

See, large parts of Shan State are still under armed separatist control and they do a lot of business in the opium trade. Not areas the gov't here wants foreigners roaming through. 

Of all the roads I traveled through during the epic, this stretch, Hwy 43, connecting northern and southern Shan State was one of my favorites. Quite deserted. Sufficiently windy. Paved to my staisfaction. 

Not much else to see on this road other than the road itself. Consequently, the video is the most me-driving of the collection so far. 

1 comment:

  1. I must admit, you are truly a blessing showing us the areas you're travelling in, and the roadways. Thank you. Blessings, Lynn

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