Category Archives: Thailand

Our ride around Thailand

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To the mighty Mekong River – Udon Thani to Nong Khai (56/9909 ks)

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(Written by Dave) What a night we had at the old Irish Clock. Our room was right above the bar and the previous night there was a live band. We thought we were goners but the band quit at 10:15 … Continue reading

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Udon Thani update

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(written by Dave) Dinner with Forrest and his friend Dang was great.  They came to our hotel (The Irish Clock) where we ate and drank western food and beer.  There was a band as well, 3 Thai guys playing western … Continue reading

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Easy day to Udon Thani (49/9853 ks)

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(written by Dave) We had a bit of a lay-in this morning as we only needed to cover 50ish k. When we finally made it outside our room and to the hotel restaurant,we both decided to one more time, try out … Continue reading

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Fresh legs, easy day to Nong Bua Lam Phu (103/9804 ks)

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(written by Nancy) We got an early start today after eating breakfast in the room.  The terrain was mostly flat all day today – only a few gentle climbs, which was a nice change after the last few days.  The … Continue reading

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Tuk-tuks. dog stopping and plumbing

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(written by Dave) Today has gone as planned – bikes are cleaned and we are rested. All good. As our time in Thailand is coming to an end, it seems like a good time to report on some Thailand things … Continue reading

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Down out of the highlands – Phu Ruea to Loei (52/9701k)

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(written by Nancy) Our little cabin was quiet overnight.  No all night parties by the model crew, or at least any that we could hear.  We didn’t have far today so we had a relaxed brekkie at Cafe Amazon just up … Continue reading

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Climbing the mountains of northern Thailand – to Phu Ruea (98/9649 ks)

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(written by Dave) Quiet night in the hotel. We were not the only guests but we never heard a peep. We were both pretty tired and fell asleep early. We’ve been setting an early alarm but today we were both … Continue reading

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Hard day on the Green Route – Rain Forest Resort (Hwy 12) to Lom Sak (85/9551 ks)

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(written by Dave) Today was nearly 50k shorter than yesterday but almost twice as hard.  The road from Phitsanulok to Lom Sak is called the Green Route by the Thailand tourism folks.  The route passes through one National park and … Continue reading

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Long day on highway 11 to Rain Forest Resort (132/9466 ks)

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(Written by Dave) We found dinner last night at the street market not too far from the hotel.  We had some good pad thai and then supplemented that with a roti – with egg for Nancy and filled with banana … Continue reading

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Easy day to Uttaradit (52/9334 ks)

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(written by Nancy) We survived the Smile Hotel – perhaps a creepy hotel room was appropriate on Halloween!  Actually, it wasn’t that bad – Dave only got a small rash from the bedspread (good thing we are carrying antibiotic cream) … Continue reading