Hi All, I stumbled across this forum, and have enjoyed what I have read so far. I want to put a couple of questions out there if anyone has time to respond. First, a little background... A mate and I are planning a 2 week SE Asia bike trip in March 2012. We are both experienced riders (in the safer, more organised streets back home) and have a reasonable amount of off road experience. We are looking for an adventure, and I am hoping this, our first SE Asian ride, will inspire an ongoing annual trip to explore somewhere new. For our trip in March, we are still looking to decide: 1. Which part of SE Asia (we are considering a few, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Burma) 2. If we should go as part of an organised tour group or map it out and take it on ourselves To the first question, we are leaning heavily towards Northern Thailand, though still reading about/looking at the alternatives. Given you guys have seen quite a bit of the region, I am keen to hear what you would recommend a couple of first timers (please don’t say a moped and tourist map To the second question, should it be a given that we take the first trip as part of an organised group, or is it worth considering doing it independent? I hope these questions aren’t too broad as I really would appreciate anything you all have to offer on this. Many thanks in advance.