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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 been to) etc Also see thing like There's a Reason You Recognize the Landscape of 'Westworld' Magnificent Seven (2016) locations San Francisco Peaks, AZ Coconino ...


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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 unalterable facts I rented a scooter in Danang last month. The rental process consisted of me handing over 100,000 đồng (just under $5 USD) and the clerk giving me the ...


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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 path wherever a speed limit higher than 50km/h is in effect. Within zones that have a 50km/h or lower speed limit you can choose whether you use the cycle path or ...


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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 margin of profit when reselling it. Having said this, why not do some maths? Assumptions For the purpose of this answer I will be assuming the following: You ...


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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 be possible to get hold of in the big cities, but you're not going to be going on a road trip on one. The Law on Bigger Bikes For bigger bikes, or cars, it's ...


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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 article in MyHealthBeijing, A family doctor's health guide for China, How Good are N95 Maks for Pollution? by Richard Saint Cyr MD I get a lot of questions from ...


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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 it (but do so gently, please!). The Gila River valley (in the southwestern quarter of New Mexico primarily) is more lush and wet than most of the rest of the ...


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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 overland into PNG but you need to get a visa before hand. Some questions for before you put your gloves on. 1) Do you already have a bike? In Malaysia? Do ...


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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 stamp on class B (passenger cars), and does not have the stamp on class A (motorcycles), so it does not indicate that you can drive motorcycles. To be sure, you ...


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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 < Famous Person > rode from Mumbai to Amsterdam". Globalization has all but eliminated the first case, and "it's been done" has eliminated the second. In ...


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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. I'd advise you to reconsider renting a scooter though. First, you do need that license to drive legally, and any insurance you may have is likely ...


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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 direction, you had to slow down and squeeze to the side of the road. But now, in 2015, the road is being rebuilt. Actually, about half of the road between Labuan ...


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Malaysians love their motosikal and you can easily tour the country by bike without using expressways. For example, for Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur, and even onward past Penang all the way to the Thai border, you can use the old National Highway 1. (Tip: do a search in Google Maps, pop open "Show options", and choose "Avoid highways". Here's Singapore to ...


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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 only had 100'000 IDR in my wallet, they ended up accepting it. The second time I was ready with a dedicated pocket having only 50'000 IDR, and they ended up ...


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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 bag, small enough to be considered a carry-on, and large enough to fit all your gear. You don't have to buy this exact bag, but you might want to find a similar ...


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By law, it is illegal for businesses in Thailand to hold foreigners' passports in exchange for renting them scooters, motorcycles, jet skis or anything else. Under current legislation (Feb. 2013) any Thai business found in possession of a foreign passport will be prosecuted as technically the passport is the property of the government of the country who ...


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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 short space of time suspicious. I suspect you would not be denied entry, but you may be subject to extra questioning on your second entry which could take a few ...


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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 more northern, there is Smith Rock in Oregon: but it doesn't have the miles and miles of landscape of the desert southwest. There are really only a couple of ...


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@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 enough" for motorcycles if you are experienced in multi-country travel. Travel in Java Indonesia is extremely dangerous for motorcyclists. If you are competent ...


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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 comprehensive; so I'd start by reading all that. A few—ok, a bunch—more thoughts off the top of my head: Watch out for rail tracks. Seriously. Streetcar tracks are ...


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Any foreign driver license is valid in Costa Rica for 3 months from the arrival date. It is very important that you carry at the rental time the valid driver license and the passport as the rental agents are required to check and copy the arrival date stamp on your passport. I have 15 years working in the car rental industry in Costa Rica.


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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 Mountain Project


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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 as long as you are a temporary visitor. If you wish, you can obtain a NSW temporary visitor licence. If you stop being a temporary visitor (e.g. if you get a ...


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You can get an international driving permit from your home country. It is no problem at all to rent motorcycles and cars with that if you have the requirement in your original driving license. While the convention says that you should have your original driving license available I never have done that (could be lost) and I have been never asked for that. So ...


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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 took the route Pathonkot-Srinagar-Sonmarg-Kargil-Leh We stayed at Kargil for a day While coming back We took Leh - Jispa - Manali with a stay in Jispa Please ...


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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 Government and are established in public interest locations. These are not comparable with B&B or "gites" in the fact, these are not-very-expensive luxury hotels ...


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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 potholes, but some sort of solid covering. Not well maintained, but definitely doable with a scooter if it's not your first time riding one. There are also a lot of ...


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