That's really good news about the Carnet. Hopefully they would have no hiccup during the time of my access.
I will try to make sure the consistency of the name on Passport and the name on the bike registration card. Even though it is not an easy job over here. We buy the bike with the registration card, without changing the name on that card - sometimes I buy the bike which the seller doesn't know who the hell is the one on the registration card.
How far from you to the Sadao checkpoint - where I preferred as the checking-in bordergate?
Initially, I was planning to ride there to watch MotoGP 26Oct2014. So it means I would depart from Vietnam latest on 22Oct2014.
There will be some groups they will go from Vietnam to attend MotoGP. They are taken care of tourist agent, from all kind of legal stuff, lodging and everything else. But I don't plan to join them. I may go on my own, or with some friends.
However, I can also consider go outside of that date range, as may be too many bikers on the road, and it may create difficulties of border access or something else, I don't know.
I also have a plan that I ride there, and store my bike at my friend's house in KL, then fly back to HCMC.
Then after sometimes settle my business, I fly to KL and ride my bike back to Vietnam.
By doing that, I can avoid taking too long annual leave and interrupt my works for too long.