Category Archives: Thailand travel

Mae Hong Son Loop, bungalows, & travel friendships

From Chiang Mai I had a week before needing to be at the Mae Sot border to cross into Myanmar. The Mae Hong Son loop (route 8) is a ride in the very northwest of the country and is always … Continue reading

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Golden triangle & maintenance time in Chiang Mai

The golden triangle is a large area that overlaps mountainous regions of northern Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos. Along with the golden crescent of Afghanistan, it’s become one of the largest opium producers, and was the largest until passed by Afghanistan … Continue reading

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Huay Xai friendship bridge by motorcycle to Thailand & help from ghost of my past?

I’d heard a lot of stories about the Huay Xai border, which is the furthest northern crossing between Laos and Thailand. I had done it the opposite way, from Thailand to Laos, a few years ago. I had done it … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to Thailand with sunsets and puppies

I was able to get some both good and bad things before leaving Bangkok. On the down side, ten days in that city gave me a nasty case of bronchitis and a bad infection on my back from hitting it … Continue reading

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Christmas & New Years in Bangkok with my brother

My little brother Andrew arrived into Bangkok early on the 24th. He flew over to spend Christmas and New Years with me. I hadn’t seen him in almost a year and it will probably be a long time again. If … Continue reading

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Buddhist hell gardens and camping with monks

As you work your way north from Pranburi there are many wats (Buddhist temples) along the way. Some are very small and tucked away, some a bit larger with a big colorful temple, and then there are the large ones … Continue reading

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Camping in southern Thailand & returning to the crime scene

Khao Lak, Ao Khoei, Thung Wau Lean, and Pranburi beaches. I made my way up the Andaman coast, stopping along the way in Krabi to take another look at a spot where I almost killed myself. It’s sort of a … Continue reading

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Camping on beaches in Southern Thailand & drinking with fishermen

From the east coast I crossed over the hills to the west coast of southern Thailand. The southern Andaman coast is a land of long stretches of empty beaches, limestone karsts, fishing villages, and amazingly warm people. As you start … Continue reading

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Camping with family in Phatthalung, & what happened to waterbeds?

I made it as far as a small town and district named Phatthalung my first day into Thailand. It was a fairly long day at 300km and dealing with a border crossing. I headed just out of town and down … Continue reading

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Crossing Thailand Border by motorcycle

During the hectic time of getting my motorcycle out of the port, I wondered if I would ever get out of Malaysia. Time flies and now my time in the country has come to an end. It has sort of … Continue reading

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