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Motoring in myanmar: Road rocky amid moves ahead

Mae Sot to Yangon in a 12-car convoy of Mazda BT-50 pickup trucks was literally an up-and-down experience _ but the scenery is great and the cars were up to the challenge, if out of place

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The joys of trans-continental driving in your own car basically boil down to freedom _ you decide when to drive and where to stop for a break and take in what locations on the way have to offer. That's why driving is often the preferred option in Europe or America over air or rail. 

KEEP TO THE RIGHT: Inset, even in a right-hand-drive vehicle, you drive on the right side of the road.

In recent years, road trips in Southeast Asia have started to gain momentum, but unlike in more developed parts of the world, the main obstacles to be found, particularly outside of Thailand, are arduous immigration and customs procedures, as well as poor road conditions that can extend travel time.

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