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Cindie's Northeast Thailand Blog and Daily Journal.
Travel Writing, Travelogue

Nong Khai, Thailand to Bangkok, Thailand
(January 23 - March 12, 2006)


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Jan 23 - 26 Nong Khai, Thailand.  We had a nice room in Nong Khai and stayed a couple of days to acclimate to Thailand. Thailand is easy to get use to, the food is excellent, the people are friendly and the streets are clean.  The only thing I had to keep telling myself was to look left or is that right? before I crossed the street.  I did some shopping at a British supermarket.  I was dazzled by all the things I could buy and stocked up on a few things like sunscreen.  Real sunscreen.  The sunscreen we bought in China was fake and did not do the job so I had to threw it out.  We also met up with Roger a British man we met in Dali.  He was taking an intensive 2 week Yoga course in town. I think that would be a nice class to take.  We also met up with the Australian women we met in Laos and Andy as well.  Nong Khai is the nicest border town I have ever been through.  
27 Nong Khai - Sang Khom.  We are riding with Andy again.  We have been playing leap frog since Vang Vieng.  We saw elephants today!  They were working elephants, two were grown and one had a baby with her. Eagle Eye Andy saw them on the side of the road. We had to pull over and watch them for a while.

Since the road was flat and recently paved in places it was good riding. Tim took the front and pulled us along at a quick pace.  We rotated through and each pulled some, I pulled the least, I could not keep the pace that Andy and Tim could.  We arrived in Sang Khom a bit before dark and went to the Bouy Guesthouse on the west side of town.  We had a bungalow for 160 B ($4) and shared toilet and shower.  The bungalow was right on the river with a nice view.  We met a Dutch family traveling by bicycle, the entire family.  Mom (Trace) was fully loaded with four panniers, Dad (Rob) had two pannier and Sam who is 4 years old.  Sam rode his own bike that is connected to Dad's bike. Jeanne is 10 and has her own bike and Mara is 7 and has her own bike.  Truly an amazing family.  The guesthouse is comfortable and the food they serve is fantastic.  The price of an entree ranged from 30 - 60 B (0.75 - 1.50)

The ride - we followed the road along the river out of town.  It was a bit tricky to find, we rode back to the border crossing and instead of going right to the border check we went straight and took a quick right.  We followed this road about 1/2 of a kilometer and then took a left onto the road that followed the river.  We connected with Hwy 211 at Ban Phon Sa.  This road cut out about 20 km on the day.  It was also a pleasant ride.  The road was flat for about the first 70 km and then hilly until Sang Khom.

87 km
28 Sang Khom - Ban Pac Chom.  I started having sneezing fits first thing in the morning. The Dutch family started out before us, we had a nice leisurely morning.  We caught up to the Dutch family chatted for a while and rode on to a small village and had lunch.  They rode by while we were eating.  The whole town stopped what they were doing and watched the family pedal past their front door.  They were greeted with enthusiastic hellos.  Later on we caught up with them again and rode into Ban Pac Chom together.  We had our own pack of 8 cyclists.  We arrived at Pac Chom Guesthouse on the west side of town and filled the place up.  We had a bungalow with our own bathroom and cold shower for 200 B ($5).  We were right on the river again and had fantastic views.  Dinner was again reasonably priced with entrees between 20 - 50 B ($0.50 - 1.25).  By dinner time I had developed a soar throat and felt run down.  I went to bed early.

The ride - along the Mekong, nice scenery all the way. Relatively flat, small short hills.  We could have ridden farther but if you have the time it is a nice place to take it slow.

45 km
29 Pac Chom - Chiang Khan.  I could have stayed in bed today but I wanted to get to a bigger city. I had developed a cold overnight and was feeling miserable.  Lucky for me the ride was flat and scenic.  The least bit of a hill taxed me more than it should have so we rode to town without stopping for lunch.  The Chiang Khan guesthouse was booked so the owner asked us to come back and she would know if she had any rooms.  We had lunch down the street but it was overpriced and bland.  We found a good restaurant at the corner of Soi 6 and highway 201.  The prices were half the other restaurant and the food tastier.  Today happens to be the start of Chinese New Year and everything is closed.  I am very glad I am not in China or Vietnam where everything comes to a stand still for a week.  We looked at a room in most of the guesthouses in town.  We came back to Chiang Khan Guesthouse and she was indeed full.  The Dutch family had come in while were were gone. We then went to Sam's Guesthouse next door and got a nice clean room with a balcony overlooking the Mekong for 300 B ($7.50)

I now have a full blown cold. No riding for me for a couple of days.

The ride - mostly flat with a few minor hills.

42 km
Jan 30 -   Feb 1 Chiang Khan.  In the morning the Dutch family came over with a pitcher of fresh squeezed orange juice and cut fruit.  Mmmh that hit the spot.  Andy and the Dutch family took the day off and all planned to leave tomorrow.  We would be staying, I am too sick to ride at the moment.  An older Dutch couple on a bike Friday tandem showed up today and we all went out to eat together.  I wish we were leaving with them.  The next day everyone left.  We will miss riding with Andy but we plan to meet up with him in Bangkok.  One more day of rest and it became apparent I would need more time to recover.  The local women were very comforting and invited me for tea.  Our room overlooked the Mekong and it was very pleasant and cool.  We are located next to a Wat and every morning we are woke to the gong of sunrise.  On this particular night we were woken by Monks chanting, it was so rhythmic I quickly went back to sleep.  
Feb 2 Chiang Khan - Ban Pac Huay.  The landscape is dry tropical forest, a lot of the trees are loosing there large leaves and cactus plants are common.  The locals are very friendly.  We stopped for lunch in Ban Pac Huay for a noodle soup, the locals are always amazed that Tim will eat two of them.

The ride - we took Hwy 2195 west along the Mekong.  The ride was rolling and the scenery pleasant. We road 50 km and came to a Police box, at the Police box we turned left towards Ban Pack Huay, it was a bit confusing because I thought that we would turn right, but there are more roads the what are on our map.  It is 2 km to town and an additional 3 km to Sighad.  We stayed at Sighad Guesthouse, the cost was 300 B ($7.69), I think they have cheaper bungalows for 250 B ($6.40)  We had dinner and breakfast there as well.  To be honest, if you are a big eater, you may consider bringing more food.

55 km
Feb 3 Ban Pac Huay - Dan Si.  As we were riding along the national park we met a huge troop of Scouts, both boys and girls.  They were doing a trek through the area.  We arrived in Dan Si in early afternoon, I was starving and we found a restaurant with an English menu.  While eating we saw a foreign couple walk past.  We were surprised to see any foreigners. Later in the evening we met them for dinner, they were from Washington state.  We had a great dinner together.

The ride - we continued on Hwy 2195 to Pac Man.  At Pac Man we turned south onto Hwy. 2114 to Dan Si.  Once we left the border the terrain flatten out.  The road goes along a National Park, therefore there are not to many towns for lunch.  To get to the guesthouse go to the main intersection in town and turn left, the first alley on the left leads to the guesthouse.  The expensive room with air con is 500 B ($12.80), the cheaper room with fan is 250 B ($6.40)

71 km
Feb 4 Dan Si - Lom Sac.  We met Andoni and Alice, cyclists from Basco and Belgium in Lom Sac.  They have been bicycle touring for 20 months and are heading for China. They plan to tour western Sichuan, I hope they enjoy the area as much as we did.  We ate at an outdoor restaurant which is very common in Thailand.

The ride - we decided to head south rather than east today.  The next town is Loc Sac. We went south on Hwy 2014.  We immediately began to climb and climbed for 8.8 km, at times the road was very steep, the top is at 690 m (2260 feet).  It was 12 km to hwy 230 where we turned right and had a nice 20 km or so downhill.  We had a head wind most of the way down.  When we arrived on the flats the wind swirled and eventually we had a tailwind to Lom Sac.  We had a room at Sawang Hotel, at the intersection of Hwy 230 and 21.  The room was overpriced at 450 B ($11.50) for a room with air con and 350 B ($8.97) for a room with a fan.  Alice and Andoni found a cheaper hotel in town.

68 km
Feb 5 Lom Sac - Petchabun.  Happy Birthday to my brother Ed and my friend Patty.  We saw a couple of elephants in town today.  We stepped out for dinner and as we crossed the street we saw an elephant parked in front of a 7-11 store.  When the owner came out of the store the elephant knelt down so the rider could climb aboard. He then rode away, albeit slowly.  I can imagine that this town was full of elephant riders in days gone by.  We saw another elephant a few streets later.  The elephant and rider seemed to be quite comfortable in the city.

The ride - we tried to find a small road 2347 but were continually pointed to hwy 21.  So we rode to Petchabun on hwy 21.  Traffic was light because it was Sunday.  We had a nice tailwind and arrived in Petchabun in less than 2 hours.

44 km
Feb 6 Rest day in Petchabun.  We had an email from the Australian Visa office saying that they did not get our financial documents we sent through the internet.  So I went to the internet cafe and printed the documents and then to the telecom office and faxed them to Australian, it took less than an hour.  Sounds easy but a task like this could have taken weeks in China.  We will know in two weeks if they have approved our 12 month tourist Visa.  
Feb 7 Petchabun - Si Thep.  We decided we would do a long day today so we chose to ride down Hwy 21.  There are other roads leading south that are more scenic.

The ride - Hwy 21 for 125 km then west on 2219 for one kilometer.  The ride was flat and the road a divided highway (dual carriageway).  The surface is smooth, the wind is from the north - northeast. So we had a tailwind for most of the day.  Traffic was light.

126 km
Feb 8 Si Thep - Lop Buri.  We met a couple of Dutch cyclist when we arrived in town.  It was 4 in the afternoon, it was hot, and I was confused as to where we were.  I saw a foreign couple walking down the street and asked them where we were.  The showed me and then showed us a hotel down the street.  That is how we found the Taipei Hotel in Lop Buri.  The hotel was ok, it was nice to meet Leon and Els who are on an extended bike touring trip.  They are waiting on new handle bars from Holland to arrive in Bangkok. In the mean time they are site seeing.  We met them for breakfast and discussed traveling routes, they are heading north and we are heading south so we exchanged information. We have been riding in Asia for 14 months and in the beginning we did not meet any other cyclists.  Since we entered Laos a month and a half ago we have met many many bicycle tourists and the majority of them are on long term trips. So either bicycle touring is picking up or we are biking in popular areas.  I think it is a combination of both.

The ride - West on 2219 about 50 km, then to 3326 to Ban Mi then 3196 to Lop Buri. 

113 km
Feb 9 - 11 Lop Buri.   
Feb 12 Lop Buri - Ayuthaya.

The ride - We asked a women at the restaurant how to get to Ayuthaya the back way.  She started to draw us a map and then decided to show us the way out of town.  We went so fast that it was hard to remember the directions.  She took us to Hwy 3196.  The best way to find it is to follow the road with the railroad tracks heading south, follow the tracks until the road Ts into 3196.  We followed 3196 and it turned into 346.  At Ban Pang we did not follow 346 to 309 but went straight at the second light.  This took us into farm country.  At the first major right we turned.  There is a great little restaurant at the corner.  The the road crossed the major highway A-1 we crossed the highway and continued south.  This is where the road got tricky.  We should have taken the right over the bridge about 3 km south of the turn.  Instead we went straight and rode a couple extra kilometers back and forth. We back tracked to the bridge, once over the bridge we took a left and it lead past the elephant karral. You are now on the Lonely Planet map. The best bet is to keep asking people and follow your map.  Our map is made in Thailand.

80 km
Feb 13 - 15 Ayuthaya.  We have taken some time off here to tour the ruins and get started on the many tasks we plan to do in Bangkok.  
Feb 16 - March 11 Ayuthaya - Bangkok.  The ride into Bangkok was busy and hot.  The difficult part was navigating through the city.  Riding in the city is not as bad as I remembered.  I guess I have gotten use to traffic.  We will be taking some time off the bike to get Chest X-rays for our Australian Visa.  They consider some of the countries we have been in such as Mexico, Argentina, and China to be high risk areas for tuberculosis. So we need to get a chest x-ray before we get our Visa.  They have a slick on line system for finding an approved doctor and we download our form with our information filled out.  The radiologist sends it into Australian immigration.  We should hear from them a couple of weeks after they get our chest x-rays.  We are also getting our teeth cleaned for 1/4 the price of the US and a full physical.  More about that later.

We went to BNH Hospital to get our chest x-ray for the Australian Visa.  They do this procedure often and were set up to move us through quickly.  The cost of the chest x-ray for the Australian Visa was 1250 B ($32). While we were there we decided to get a general physical. That included lab work, EKG, chest x-ray, hearing, eye, and dental check up.  All for about $150.  I added a mammogram, ultrasound, bone density test, pap smear and HPV test for an additional $150.  The hospital was extremely modern and clean.  All tests were performed in about 4 hours.  It would have taken longer and cost more to do in the USA. I put this information here for those who might consider having a check up while on holiday in Thailand.

While in Bangkok we socialized more than we usually do.  We met Marc and Karen from Florida.  They are on a multi-year around the world trip.  They also quit their jobs, as computer scientists, to travel abroad.  Their web page is www.perpetualtravel.com, it includes everything you want to know about traveling backed up by lots of research and is well organized.  We also met up with Alex a Swiss guy we first met in Luang Phrabang, Laos. He has a very good website as well, www.easteatswest.com it is more of a current events and a daily blog.  We also had the pleasure of meeting our friend Rob, who we rode with in Cambodia over a year ago.  He was in Bangkok with his girlfriend for a short time.  Then we met Cosmo, an American cyclist who just arrived from India.  We also had a brief visit with our friends Jenny and Dauwa, a Dutch couple who are traveling around the world as well.  We hope to meet up with them again, in Malaysia or Indonesia. So Bangkok really is a cross roads for international travelers.

It is tax season and I have been toiling away.  The wireless internet in the room has helped immensely with getting the job done. Due to extra time taken to do this we have decided to take a bus a short distance down the road towards Ranong, the border crossing between Thailand and Burma (Myanmar).  Our Visa runs out soon so we need to hit the road.

 
March 12 Bangkok - Hua Hin.  A short bus ride to get us down the road quicker.  We need to extend our tourist visa, it is either $50 US each to extend in Bangkok or $5 US to cross the border and get a new 30 day Visa.  We chose the cheaper route. It has been a bit of an off season for us these past three weeks so I am ready to ride.  In the mean time we have completely overhauled our bikes at Probike, they did a professional job on our bikes and they speak fluent English.

Probike
237/2 Rajdumri Rd. Lumpini
Patumwan Bangkok
02 2533384
www.probike.co.th

Eric with Commuter Bikes, Santa Barbara, Ca. sent us replacement parts such as new drive chains, tires, and tubes.  Thanks Eric our bikes look and feel new again.

 

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INDEX #3: SE Asia / China
11-22-04 to 9-15-06

1North and
Central America
3-30-02 to 4-17-03

2 South America
6-3-03 to 6-17-04

3 SE Asia / China
11-22-04 to
9-15-06

4 Australia
9-15-06 to 9-15-07

5 New Zealand
9-16-07 to 5-2-08
6 Alaska, Canada, and the USA
5-3-08 to 4-30-10
7 India. Nepal, and the Subcontinent
5-1-10 to present
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November 22 - December 15, 2004
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Cambodia and Angkor Wat
Poipet to Tien Bien, Cambodia

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- Phnom Penh, Cambodia
- Tuol Sleng S.21 Museum of Genocidal Crime
- Killing Fields of Pol Pot Cambodia
- Phnom Penh to Tinh Bien


 

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Vietnam #1.
Tinh Bien to Cau Ganh, Vietnam

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- Floating Market and Boat Trip Tour
- Vietnam War Remnants Museum
- Cuchi Tunnels, Saigon, Vietnam
- Cuchi Tunnels Cu Chi near Saigon, Vietnam
- Pictures from Dalat, Vietnam
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- Jun Village
- Buon Ma Thuot to Cau Ganh


 
(February 18. - April 2, 2005)
Vietnam #2.
Cau Ganh, to Lang Son, Vietnam

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- Cau Ganh to Hoi An
- Hoi An, Vietnam
- China Beach to Hue.
- Marble Mountain
- The Citadel in Hue
- Impoverished Highland Market Can Cau.
- Poverty Village of Bac Ha.

Hanoi water puppet


 
(April 3 - May 21, 2005)
Guangxi, China
Pingxiang to CongJiang, China

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- Pingxiang to Nanning, China
- Nanning, Guangxi to Liuzhou
- China's Karst Topography Landscape.
- Liuzhou to Yangshou, Guangxi, China
- Zhuo Yue English College in Yangshuo, China
- Li River bamboo boat trip in Yangshou..
- Ancient Chinese Stone Village of Fuli.
- Impressions light, dance, and music.
- Mountain biking through Yu Long Valley.
- Guilin to Congjiang Guangxi, China
- Reed Flute Cave Guilin China.
- Ping'an Guangxi, China.
- Dragon's Backbone and Rice Terraces.


 

May 22 - June 27, 2005

  Guizhou and Hunan, China
Congjiang to Zhangjiajie National Park China

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Guizhou, China

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Made in China: Free Birds in a Caged World!

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- Congjiang to Kaili, Guizhou, China
- Kaili Guizhou - Wulingyuan National Park, Hunan.
- Wulingyuan (Zhangjiajie) National Park, Hunan.


 

(June 28 - July 15, 2005)

Beijing, China

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- Summer Palace
- Great Wall from Jinshanling Simatai, China.
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(July 16 - Sept. 3, 2005)
Inner Mongolia and Shanxi, China.
Beijing to Xian, Shaanxi, China

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- Yulin to Yanan, Shaanxi, China
- Chairman Mao's Headquarters and Residence in Yanan, China.
- Yanan to Xian, Shaanxi, China.
- Terracotta Warriors #1
- Terracotta Warriors #2.


 

 (Sept. 4 - Oct. 29, 2005)

Sichuan, China
Chengdu, to Zongdian, China

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Into Occupied Territory: Tibet!

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- Kangding, Sichuan, located in Southwestern China.
- Mugecuo Lake near Kangding, Sichuan, China.
- Kangding to Xinduqiao
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- Tibetan Home Stay to 4718 meter (15,475 feet)
- to Litang, Sichuan, China.
- Litang Lamasary Tibetan Buddhist Monk Monastery
- Litang to Sumdo, Tibet
- Sumdo to Xiangcheng
- Xiangcheng to Derong, Tibet.
- Derong, Sichuan Province to Tibetan Shangri-La, (Zongdian)


 

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Yunnan, China
Zongdian to Mohan, China

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- Jingdong to Puer
- Puer to Jinghong, Yunnan, China
- Xishuangbanna Tropical Flowers and Plants Garden.
- Mengla to Mohan, Yunnan, China (border with Laos))


 

December.25, 2005 - January 23, 2006
Laos
Boten to Vientiane

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- Boten to Oudomxia, Laos.
- Laos Wood Carving Factory
- Oudomaxi - Luang Pabong
- Luang Phrabang, Laos: Monks, Wats, and a boat tour on the Mekong River.
- Luang Phrabang to Vang Vieng, #1
- Luang Phrabang to Vang Vieng, #2
- Vientiane, Laos


 

January 23 - March 12, 2006

Northeast Thailand
Nong Khai, Thailand to Bangkok

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- Nong Khai to Dan Si
- Dan Si to Lop Buri
- The Ancient Ruins and Historic Temples of Ayuthaya
- Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.


 

(March 13 - April 18, 2006)

Southern Thailand
Hua Hin to Satun, Thailand

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- Hua Hin to Ranong
- Ranong to Krabi
- Boat Tour of Ao Phang Nga Bay
- Ko Lanta Beach to Satun Tropical Thailand


 

(April 18 - Sept. 15, 2006)

  Malaysia #1
Langkawi, Malaysia to Parit Buntar

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- Langkawi to Nebong Tebal
- Underwater World Aquarium Langkawi
- Bird Paradise, Langkawi, Malaysia.
- Malaysian Home Stay and Cyclist Guest House.
- Traditional Tamil Indian Wedding
- Malaysian Home Cooking and Traditional Food
- Hand Made Pottery Factory
- Chinese Fishing Village and Party.
- Toddy Plantation Farm and Palm Oil Production.
- Malaysian Chinese Temple of Heaven and Hell.
- Malaysian Indian Hindu Temple and Religious Ceremony

 

(May to August, 2006)
Malaysia #2

Tanah Rata to Taiping, Malaysia

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- Cameron Highlands Trails and National Park
- Butterfly Garden
- Boh Tea and Sungai Palas Tea Plantation and farm
- Mardi Research Center, Tanah Rata
- Tanah Rata, Cameroon Highlands, Malaysia
- Indian Fire Walking Ceremony at the Hindu Temple
- Our 8th Wedding Anniversary the Cultural Indian Way
- Chinese Cultural Opera and Traditional Arts Celebration
- Malaysian Indian Religion
- Malaysian Guesthouse and Homestay #2

 

(July - Sept. 15, 2006)
 
Malaysia #3 and Singapore.
Taiping, Malaysia to Singapore

Cindie's Daily Journals for Malaysia

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- Penang hill Chinese Temple
- Taiping to Melaka, Malaysia.
- Taman Alam Kuala Selangor Natural Park
- Melaka, Malaysia, Southeast Asia.
- Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and Chinese Hill (Bukit China) Cemetery
- Melaka, Malaysia to Singapore


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