Sounds awesome. I wish I could do similar trips. When you're going? How detailed trip plan you already have, or do you just go around without much plan?
I fly on Nov 4 and I NEVER have a plan or reservations (other than airline). Serendipity rules. One issue I'm running into again is that Vietnam, Burma and China still won't let me cross their borders on my bike, so if I want to visit them, I have to fly in like everyone else. Any interest in meeting up in Yangon for a photo-tour of Myanmar?
Nice. I did once 2 week trip to Thailand with only airline tickets booked. Then I usually did the bookings for hotels, airlines or boats 1-2 days ahead.
I'd love to go around SE asia for photo tours, but that'd require things like vacation, and especially permission from wife
Most likely my next trip will be Japan.