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Far East Thailand #17

Day 4...after another memorable breakfast...it is time to do a bit of bicycle touring, with Ray as the nominated tour guide.

 

Khun Piya has spent a hour on Google Maps, and worked out a route that he feels will be interesting and a good workout for us...of course, I totally ignore his input.

 

So we travel about 25 kilometres, on roads and tracks, more or less following the Mun river. Cycling is good, as you travel quite quickly but feeling in touch with your surroundings through the sights, sounds and smells that are all muted or hidden when you are in the protective capsule of a car.

 

Eventually we return to Khong Chiam, where we find ample rehydration points [coffee, then beer], before settling down to a long and languid lunch near the Mekong.

 

Far East Thailand #17

Day 4...after another memorable breakfast...it is time to do a bit of bicycle touring, with Ray as the nominated tour guide.

 

Khun Piya has spent a hour on Google Maps, and worked out a route that he feels will be interesting and a good workout for us...of course, I totally ignore his input.

 

So we travel about 25 kilometres, on roads and tracks, more or less following the Mun river. Cycling is good, as you travel quite quickly but feeling in touch with your surroundings through the sights, sounds and smells that are all muted or hidden when you are in the protective capsule of a car.

 

Eventually we return to Khong Chiam, where we find ample rehydration points [coffee, then beer], before settling down to a long and languid lunch near the Mekong.

 

comments (12)

Another day in Paradise!
Ray: Oh yes...and more to come.
Vous avez dû traverser de magnifiques paysages.
Ray: Un peu de black-top, un peu de sentier, et un peu de piste de bison ... ça a un peu mélangé, Martine.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 1 May 2018, 06:39
Your lifestyle is exemplary. The exploratory punctuated with the familiar, coffee & beer
Ray: We are seeking a balanced approach, Chris...sweat a little, then re-hydrate!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 1 May 2018, 07:06
I like the video Ray, it makes me feel I am there.
Ray: I was rather pleased with friend Koen for making this little vid, Chad.
You found a good path to follow by the river Ray
Ray: This paved bit was a bit of a surprise, Bill...I bush-bashed some of the way.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 1 May 2018, 08:23
So you discarded the map route and left it to your unerring sense of direction and purpose?
Ray: Ha Ha

Thank you for your generous interpretation, Lisl.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 May 2018, 10:18
I like your words about cycling - the same you could say about walking - Alan might agree with you.
Ray: Cycling and walking have similar benefits, Philine, but cycling has an added benefit that you can travel quite a lot faster and so can see more without giving up on the other sensory delights.
Nice and flat with pleasant surroundings, just how I like it.
Ray: There were a few hills, Brian, but nothing too daunting.
a video while cycling, Ray, is always a nice idea. i see that the barrier is quite substantial.
Ray: The section in the pic and the vid were odd, Ayush...it seems someone spent a lot of money building a broad footpath, with a guard-rail at riverbank, and with stabilisation works all down the slope to the high water mark..perhaps some expectation of a kilometre-long riverside resort area that did not work out and is now derelict.
Looks like a reasonable surface to ride on - and pretty flat!
Ray: We found a few hills, Tom, but nothing of great challenge. We were in no hurry so it was all easy-going.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 May 2018, 06:43
Pleased to see now Lycra louts in sight.
Ray: Plenty of aging louts, but none wearing lycra! smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 May 2018, 06:44
..no..
Ray: Got it!

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