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Author - The Old Bloke

The Paperchase

Paperwork is the curse of travellers especially for those taking their own vehicle overseas. It’s not just airline tickets, visas, insurance & international licenses but there’s the carnet (vehicle permit) to contend with. A carnet de passage records when a vehicle enters and leaves each country. It requires a bond be arranged beforehand to ensure the...

Freighting

Paperwork aside, exporting the bike required crating and transporting it to the cargo handlers. Nothing is as it seems in Bali, especially when came to having the bike go through an x-ray machine. I received a call to say there were four “cannisters” that were suspect. By the time I got to the airport the crate had been broken open to reveal these were...