Hi all, Its been a long time since I last posted on here. I lived in Chiang Mai some 10 years ago. Now back in U.K. and reaching an unmentionable age I decided on one last adventure ( thats what I told my wife). I left northern Italy on May 27th and my destination is Chiang Mai. My route is Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Laos and finally Thailand. I am now in Northern China having entered over the torugurt pass. Our group is 6 motorcycles and two cars. You may be aware China has very strict rules for foreign behicles, we are required to have a guide and to submit our route to the government. China is a revelation after Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Our china transit is 35 days we ae at day 7. I intend to post daily here and add photos ( any clues as to easiest way to add pics?.) I do have a face book page though my wife has to update it now as china does not allow me to access my own pages. I am jimmy jones Birmingham england my face book page the trip is finalky happening. Hi David long time no see... see you in about 30 days.