Hello, I’m Mansoor

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Malaysian Visa for Indians in 2020

Malaysian Visa for Indians in 2020 - Everything you need to know (and more)

February 14, 2020 · Mansoor

Indians travelling to Indonesia - The trap of transit visa

If you are in a hurry and want to know the solution instead of reading the whole story, just scroll to the TL;DR section Backstory I have been running around in India in my motorcycle for a few years now. But by no means am I a regular international traveller. My first ever international trip was to Indonesia, in 2020. And with that came a lot of surprises. I booked a flight ticket from Bangalore to Surabaya (I wanted to visit the ever so famous volcano, Mount Bromo - more on that on a future post)....

February 11, 2020 · Mansoor

Ladakh motorcycle trip - Part 2: Jhansi - Chandigarh - Jammu

Table of content Part 1 Part 2 Learning from our past two days experience, we decided not to ride in the day till we reach Jammu. This was one of the best decisions we’ve had in the past three days. Our plan was to sleep during the day and start riding in the evening so that we could escape the wrath of the mighty sun Day 3 - Jhansi to Chandigarh Date : 30th May 2018, Tuesday Distance to cover : 705km...

August 22, 2018

Ladakh motorcycle trip - Part 1: Highways and the heat

Finally, it was the day. 27th May 2018. We were supposed to start riding by 4.30. You know the plans never work properly, at least with lazy people like us. We slept around 2 only - we were still packing btw. Abhi packing Hear this: We have to start the ride at 4.30AM, travel 900km and at 1.30AM we are cleaning the motorcycle chain. Such chilled out (read lazy) people we are....

August 21, 2018

Ladakh motorcycle trip - Part 0: Preparation and Planning

This blog post is about how we did the Bangalore to Ladakh bike trip and what helped us and what did not. It can be used as a guide for preparation, if you are planning to do a ride Ladakh bike trip is a dream of any rider from India and many foreign riders too. It was a dream of mine too. But I never thought that I’d just go and do it so soon....

August 20, 2018

Epic water crossing in Leh Ladakh

It was day 12 of our Bangalore to Ladakh trip when we encountered this amazing water crossing, between Pang and Manali. There have been so many water crossings throughout the journey in the himalayas. But, this was the best of them all We spent almost an hour there, but boy, was it fun!! I’m not writing anything more, watch the video for yourself. Try to watch it fully ;)

July 1, 2018

If you ride a motorcycle in highway, you should use an earplug

At least in India, an earplug would be the last thing any bike rider would be considering to purchase. We are so ignorant to the fact that riding in highways at high speed can and WILL cause permanent ear damage. Don’t believe me? Let’s see. Take a look at the below table. Source Noise Level (dBA) Maximum Exposure Time per 24 Hours 85 8 hours 88 4 hours 91 2 hours 94 1 hour 97 30 minutes 100 15 minutes 103 7....

May 1, 2018

Motorcycle riding gears and touring accessories I use

In this post, I will be discussing about the riding gears, luggage carriers, other accessories etc. Hope this will be helpful to someone Luggage Carriers If you are going for a long ride, you’re gonna have to carry your things. Your clothes mostly. There are different ways you can carry your things. Tank bags, saddle bags, normal bags etc. Saddle bag Saddle bags are great. They offer a lot of storage and they are a must if you are traveling long distance....

January 1, 2018