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North-East Thailand


From Bangkok heading NE through Issan and on to Laos

2,520 km (1,566 miles) over 57 days from February 1, 2008 to March 28, 2008

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, 1-3 months
Locales: Asia, Thailand, Laos
Year: 2008
Keywords: 2008, Laos, Isaan

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/thaitour

Copyright © 2008-2014 By Niki Vankerk and Anna Helmer - (contact)

Status: Completed Jun 2008
Last update: Saturday April 26, 2008 16:23 (US/Pacific) (edited Fri 13 Jun 2008 08:50 (US/Pacific))
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Beautiful misty morning treat for starting at 6am


Table of Contents

Getting ready...
2 nights in Bangkok: bikes intact

South-East Thailand

      Bangkok to Pattaya: From city to soggy beach
      Jomtien to Hat Phaya: sticking to beaches
      Hat Phaya to Ban Phe: back in backpacker-ville
      Ban Phe to Hat Mae Phim: sometimes it is just too hot...
      Hat Mae Phim to Chathaburi: Long, hot day
      Chanthaburi to Soi Dao: Off the grid
      Soi Dao to Watthana Nakhon: May we use your bathroom?

North-East Thailand

      Watthana Nakhon to Non Din Daeng: King Kong at the top
      Non Din Daeng to Nang Rong: English teacher rocks
      Nang Rong: Day off
      Nang Rong to Phimai: character building
      Phimai: Day off
      Phimai to Ubon Ratchathani: speedy pants
      Ubon to Khong Chiam: A must-see town
      Khong Chiam to Khemmarat: how many ways to go up a hill?
      Khemmarat to Mukdahan: Welcome Tamarind
      Mukdahan to That Phanom: all roads lead to That Phanom
      That Phanom to Nakhon Phanom: Village exercise hour
      Nakhon Phanom to Ban Phaeng: Finally bought travel bowls
      Ban Phaeng to Bueng Kan: bonjour les francaise
      Bueng Kan to Nong Khai: memories...
      Nong Khai: a day off

Laos

      Nong Khai to Vientienne, Laos: pay attention at the border!
      Vientienne to Phonesavang: Finally some real coffee
      Phonsavang to Vang Vieng: chill-axing ain't in it
      Vang Vieng to Kasi: now we are climbing
      Kasi to Kiewkecham: huffy puffy like no other
      Kiewkecham to Luang Prabang: here we are!
      Luang Prabang: day off
      Luang Prabang: another day off
      Luang Prabang-....: day off, night in the bus

Northern Thailand

      ...to Chiang Rai: back in the land of Siam
      Chiang Rai to Mae Suai: bike shop with connections to Deep Cove
      Mai Suai to Wiang Pa Pao: confirming that English teachers rock
      Wiang Pa Pao: Day off
      Wiang Pa Pao to Phrao: Pave the valleys, people
      Phrao to Chiang Dao: hooray for Malee's sister!
      Chiang Dao to Chiang Mai: faster now
      Chiang Mai- Day off: packing up the north

Southern Thailand

      Chiang Mai to Nai Yang Beach in Phuket: flying south
      Nai Yang Beach to Kata Beach: Club Med, baby
      Club Med to Phuket Town: sad day, baby, sad day
      Phuket Town to Ao Nang: still slogging along out here
      Ao Nang: Day off
      Ao Nang to Ao Leuk: Biking good
      Ao Leuk to Phang-Nga: Beautiful town, despite LP claims
      Phang-Nga: Day off, more exploring

Final thoughts now revealed


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