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Tibet Today

“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow. Today is the right day to Love, Believe, Do and mostly Live.”
Dalai Lama

We were extremely lucky to be able to ride through Tibet. Few foreigners using private transport are even able to obtain the travel permits let alone ride through using their own motorcycle!
To be given the freedem to ride by ourselves, stop at random villages and visit the locals was something really quite special. We were also very lucky to be able to share the experience with an amazing group of friends from Tasmania.

We can all google the current situation in Tibet so we will not go into detail or get too political about it. We will only comment from we saw and experienced whilst there.

The massive Chinese development is seen as soon as you enter Tibet. The influx of money and Chinese migration to Tibet accompanied by heavy military ( for security purposes apparently) is extraordinary. The restrictions on free speech is very strong and we could sense it .
We were blessed and privileged to see Tibet and its culture before it completely changes or even worse, lost forever.

With thousands of photos & videos and many memories of this journey, it was a difficult video to edit. There were many more exclusions than inclusions, as the friends we travelled with would agree.

tibetlast from SAMt & Bike Without Borders on Vimeo.

China

China was always going to be difficult for us to ride, but where there´s a will there´s a way.

To share the significant costs of this adventure we invited four good friends (two couples) to come along … Jude & Peddals and Penny & Johnny

We were rewarded with 35 days of wonderful memories thanks to the wonderful people whom we share this amazing adventure with …….. and the people of China who welcomed us with open arms where ever we went.

Tibet to follow…………

China with Friends from SAMt & Bike Without Borders on Vimeo.