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Please advise on US-locations similar to WestWorld, Magnificent Seven landscape

Since you mentioned those two particular shows, you can find the exact shooting locations from IMDb Westworld locations Moab, UT (several different locations) Monument Valley, AZ (which you have ...
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Legality of Driving a Motorcyle in Vietnam as a Foreigner

Three unalterable facts: Yes, you need a Vietnamese DL to lawfully operate a scooter in Vietnam No, a tourist cannot get a Vietnamese DL Nobody, nobody, in Vietnam cares about the above two ...
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Are motorised two-wheelers allowed to drive on bicycle lanes in Belgium?

Horizons Unlimited 21 Mar 2015 duibhceK: In Belgium 25km/h mopeds are obliged to use the cycle path everywhere, unless specific signs forbid it. 45km/h limited mopeds are obliged to use the cycle ...
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Can I really finance a Silk Road trip, from India to the UK, by importing and selling the motorcycle?

Will You Break Even? In my opinion you would be lucky to break even at the end of the trip. The wear-and-tear from such a long journey alone could cause the motorbike to devalue so much as to lose any ...
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Legality of Driving a Motorcyle in Vietnam as a Foreigner

Little Bikes are Simple No license is necessary for motorcycles under 50cc, or electric bikes (e.g. Australian Embassy). You may, however, struggle to find such a bike for rental; electric bikes might ...
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How to protect one's lungs while driving a motorcycle through heavily polluted cities?

Although unfamiliar with the mask you've pictured, I have used the N-95 in a hospital setting, which is designed to to block 95 percent of fine particles (image from manufacturer 3M). Here's an ...
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Please advise on US-locations similar to WestWorld, Magnificent Seven landscape

New Mexico also has a variety of landscapes, many of which are similar to the described ones. Lincoln National Forest is humongous and has a great deal of paths, roads, and other ways to traverse ...
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Malaysia to Papua New Guinea by motorcycle?

Through to West Timor/Timor Leste is the more common route - I've done bits of it, but not the whole shebang. I've ridden all over Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa and Flores - both by scooter and car. You can ...
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Do you need to get a new IDP when you get a new driver's license endorsement?

Your IDP is simply a translation of your existing license into several languages, with the classes of vehicles you can drive endorsed by a stamp. You'll notice that your existing IDP only has the ...
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Bribing Indonesian police for missing motorbike license

The standard "on-the-spot fine" for minor and/or imaginary traffic infractions while white is Rp. 50,000. Indonesians may get away with less, the average bule will need to haggle to get even that low....
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Can I really finance a Silk Road trip, from India to the UK, by importing and selling the motorcycle?

Where this legend probably got started is if someone purchased a bike not available in the destination country, or had enough celebrity status that the bike can be auctioned as "This is the bike that &...
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Labuan Bajo to Ruteng to Bajawa by motorcycle, possible?

The information below is from 2015. State of the road The road used to be just one big lane (kind of 1 & a half lane). And it had its share of potholes. So whenever a vehicle came in the other ...
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Bribing Indonesian police for missing motorbike license

Following up on Jpatokal's answer. After staying for a month or so in Bali, I got stopped two times by a police control. Each time they asked for a bribe of 200'000 IDR to let me go. The first time I ...
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Flying with motorcycling gear

There's a great guide on how to fly with motorcycle gear psoted on Ride Apart, which goes through all the questions you asked point by point. Starting with the type of luggage, it suggests a duffel ...
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Please advise on US-locations similar to WestWorld, Magnificent Seven landscape

I've visited Grand Canyon and Monument Valley, and both are kinda "desert-ish", while the one on the picture looks more Nothern (since there's grass and trees, sometimes even forests). If you want ...
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Can I do six months in the USA on the VWP with a two week break in between?

There is always a possibility you will not be admitted. The visa waiver programme is intended for infrequent, short visits Immigration may find two entrances at maximum length separated by such a ...
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Please advise on US-locations similar to WestWorld, Magnificent Seven landscape

jazzcat's photo shows "The Priest" and "The Rectory" in Castle Valley, Utah, from the north. Castle Valley is just NE of Moab, Utah. It's an area familiar to rock climbers. photo and area info on ...
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Malaysia to Papua New Guinea by motorcycle?

@Tom's answer seems to address your question well re actual routes and modes. This response focuses on different but vitally important aspects of such a journey. The Malaysian peninsula is "safe ...
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Motorcycle survival in San Francisco

Ah, it sounds like you're describing Scoot. I've been a member for years, and while I don't use them super-frequently, I've taken a decent number of rides on them. Their safety guide is rather ...
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Getting a vehicle as a temporary resident in New South Wales, Australia

There are two issues here: licensing (whether you can ride) and registration (whether you can transfer a vehicle to your name). You can use your overseas driver's licence to drive in New South Wales ...
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Cheap accommodation in Spain

The only "differential" accommodation in Spain are the "Paradores Nacionales" (literally "public inns" or "public hotels"). These are a kind of luxury hotels that are property of the Spanish ...
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Going from Chandigarh to Leh

Leh by road is once in a life time trip. You can go by bike, but you need to take necessary precautions. We did this trip in a car(Toyota Qualis) two years back (2012) and we loved the experience We ...
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Is it possible to go from Probolinggo to Bromo on a motorbike?

I have been to Bromo a couple years back (2011). We took a tour bus there and a public bus back however. If memory serves me right, it's a proper road (for Indonesian standards), with a lot of ...
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Labuan Bajo to Ruteng to Bajawa by motorcycle, possible?

Myself and two friends just returned from a trip to Flores a week ago. We rented Honda Tiger motorcycles , 200cc. in Labuan Bajo and went to Maumere and back. The roads are mostly good but very windy ...
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Please advise on US-locations similar to WestWorld, Magnificent Seven landscape

Some destinations that come to mind: The Badlands (in South Dakota) Theodore Roosevelt National Park (North Dakota) The Grand Canyon (Arizona) The Painted Desert and Petrified Forest (Arizona) ...
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Is it possible to go from Probolinggo to Bromo on a motorbike?

I'm a Probolinggonese and right now (June 2015) there's no place in Probolinggo that rents any motorbike or scooter to bromo. It was possible in 2012-2014 as "lonely planet Indonesia" book (edition ...
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Renting a motorbike from a private person in Indonesia?

Suggestion If you cannot speak Indonesian, it is better for you to be always accompanied with an Indonesian you trust when making any contract. The hotel staffs might be the best choice because they ...
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