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Old 12-25-2013, 08:46 AM   #5416
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Old 12-25-2013, 12:15 PM   #5417
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Merry Christmas you world traveling dude!
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Old 12-25-2013, 12:34 PM   #5418
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Old 12-25-2013, 01:46 PM   #5419
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Old 12-25-2013, 05:12 PM   #5420
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Merry Christmas Flying Dutchman.

I'm sure it can get lonely this time of year, but remember that when we all have to go back to "the grind" tomorrow, that you only have to decide short day, hot springs or bar. Some day you'll be back at it as well, and can spend those future holidays with friends and family telling them the tales of of your world travel. Till then, keep smiling, and taking it all in and bringing us all along with you.

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Old 12-25-2013, 10:55 PM   #5421
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Merry Christmas Flying Dutchman.

I'm sure it can get lonely this time of year, but remember that when we all have to go back to "the grind" tomorrow, that you only have to decide short day, hot springs or bar. Some day you'll be back at it as well, and can spend those future holidays with friends and family telling them the tales of of your world travel. Till then, keep smiling, and taking it all in and bringing us all along with you.

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Yes, the thought of getting back to the grind is what keeps me going
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Old 12-26-2013, 02:55 AM   #5422
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The northern border of Thailand with Myanmar, is defined with mountain peaks. And there is this remote section in the northern most corner where the road actually follows the ridgeline. You can look down on Thailand on one side and Myanmar on the other, that is if you dare to take your eyes off the road.

Much of the road is single lane. Thankfully, you will have the road mostly to yourself. And after 50,000 miles riding around the world, i would have to say that this road is in my top 5


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Old 12-26-2013, 03:19 AM   #5423
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That border road was slow going so it was starting to get dark and i needed to start looking for a place to camp. I found a lot of places but my issue was it was too cold. I was over 6000 feet and it would get down near freezing that night. I only have the one lightweight sleeping bag and i would have froze.
I came across this campground. The pRk rangers were there so i went over and asked if i could use a blanet.
As it turns out, many of the national parks have tents, sleeping bags and pads you can rent for the night.
So i rented a pillow and sleeping bag for less than two dollars. And it cost a whopping dollar to camp there.
I doubled up my sleeping bag with the thick rented one and still froze


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Old 12-26-2013, 03:25 AM   #5424
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The park rangers invited me over for dinner since there was no restaurant around for miles
They cooked up some rice and some sort of fish stew
And special for me, they fried up some pork fat.
I ate what i could, but it was all kind of gross
There is not a lot of meat in their diet here. And what meat they do have would be considered scap meat in the Us, not even suitable for making hotdogs.

I brought a bottle of fruit wine to the party.
It was a littleweird since they didn't know much English so i finished my bowl of food and glass of wine and retired to my tent that night


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Old 12-26-2013, 03:38 AM   #5425
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Looking aross the border in to Myanmar at the have nots. But they are a friendly sort
Notice the border fence


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Old 12-26-2013, 03:41 AM   #5426
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My route thru Thailand pretty much followed the border with Myanmar. I think it is where many of the most interesting roads and beautiful scenary lie


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Old 12-26-2013, 03:46 AM   #5427
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From what i can tell, a Wat is a Buddist temple. And they are everywhere. I have stopped a couple but when you seen one, you seen'um all. I am getting kind of burnt out on the temple/church thing, so i will not bore you with the pictures.
But these kids took an interest in my big motorcycle......well big for Thailand
The Thais are some of the friendiest, warmest people i have encountered so far. I feel very safe here. And it is a nice feeling to have


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Old 12-26-2013, 03:52 AM   #5428
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I stopped in the border town of Mae Sai because i was planning to take my motorcycle across the border in to Myanmar in the morning......this time somewhat legally.
The town on each side of the border is a free port and duty free. So there is a lot of traffic crossing the border.
I wanted to find a hotel near the border to get an early start. Most of the hotels did not have parking as the rooms occupied the upper floors of the buildings. I found this one but it looked expensive. And it was. About $27 a night. And thats a lot for Thailand. I told them that i could pay ten.
And after some arm twisting we agreed on $13.
Plus i got secure parking included

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Old 12-26-2013, 04:00 AM   #5429
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I am six foot one.
Tall
But not too much more than average.
But over here, i am a giant
I think i have bumped my head more times in the past month than i have in the rest of my life prior.
And what were they thinking putting a five foot high door in to the bathroom.
They should at least had a sign or a pad at the top of the doorway for Farangs.


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Old 12-26-2013, 05:29 AM   #5430
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Wicked That is funny....

Love the picture of your face......Safe travel Lalo
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I am six foot one.
Tall
But not too much more than average.
But over here, i am a giant
I think i have bumped my head more times in the past month than i have in the rest of my life prior.
And what were they thinking putting a five foot high door in to the bathroom.
They should at least had a sign or a pad at the top of the doorway for Farangs.


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