In February-March of 2012 I took a motorbike trip with my 68 year old father around Myanmar (Burma) as a way to explore the country on 2 wheels. I live in Mandalay and Pyin Oo Lwin with my wife, who grew up here, and son, who was born here.I never much rode far outside of the Mandalay area so when my Dad came to visit I had the perfect excuse. We wrote a trip report and posted pictures for our family but it has now become a bit of a guide for anyone else who is interested in these areas or, more specifically, to anyone who wants to travel Myanmar on a motorcycle. If you are interested in doing a trip like this, read this blog, ask around on the travel forums, check with the Myanmar Travels and Tours website to see which areas are off limits and read the news. Our trip worked for us but things change and roads open up or close so please seek out updated information.
Zach B

Monday, May 21, 2012

We Did It! Final Trip Report

Final trip Report

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Zach David
Total Distance Traveled 2620.2km
1628 miles
Total Gas Used 53.85 L
14.2 US Gallons
51.62 L
13.6 US Gallons
Efficiency* 48.66 km per liter
114.34 mpg
50.39 km per liter
118.41 mpg

*doesn't include data from our 3 day trial run to Lasio

I know its a little late but I finally got the map of our entire trip done. 


  1. zach and david

    wonderful trip. i am from boston and am actually coming to myanmar on monday to try and get a bike and ride around. how can i get in touch with you?

    my email is,

    thanks much,
    kevin mccrea

  2. My email is

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