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Old 04-29-2014, 08:31 PM   #6721
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Sleeping in another rice field tonight in central Thailand. It is so easy to find a hut to sleep in.
I hope it rains
:-)
... and with wifi even.....
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:28 PM   #6722
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... and with wifi even.....
No wifi at the hut
I usually scout out a place to sleep before dark and when i find it, i note the location on my gps, go in to town for dinner and then navigate back by gps in the dark to my hut.
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:29 PM   #6723
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keep it crazy Lalo!
Don't you mean......bat shit crazy?
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Old 04-30-2014, 02:15 AM   #6724
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Don't you mean......bat shit crazy?
From an online source:
"*The term "batshit crazy" has, like the phrase "crazy like a hatter", its origins in the realm of occupational safety. The phrase was first used after the introduction of gunpowder to Europe. Guano was found to be an excelent source of nitrates and many governments enthusiastically mined batcaves for their wealth. Unfortunately, a powerful psychoactive fungus grows within bat guano and this affected the miners. Just as the mercury used by hatters affected their minds, the fungus in guano affected the miners."
You're not really "bat shit crazy", are you?
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Old 04-30-2014, 05:53 PM   #6725
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Bat shit

I personally have witnessed him eating guano... and other things!
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:51 PM   #6726
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I personally have witnessed him eating guano... and other things!
Are you bragging or complaining?
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:06 PM   #6727
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You're not really "bat shit crazy", are you?

Yes. Yes he is :)
You gettin married? Now that would be bat shit crazy, or would it?

Did you get any photos... ??? ones you are willing to share... ????

We're rootin for you two. Let the real adventure begin.
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Old 05-01-2014, 01:12 AM   #6728
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I heard he once attacked a penguin with his bare teeth.....and if you scrath his right ear his left lweg shakes..
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Old 05-01-2014, 01:39 AM   #6729
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outta control

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You're not really "bat shit crazy", are you?
Yes. Yes he is :)[/QUOTE]
So, then, his true nickname should be El Guano Loco? He is from So Cal and Baja Cal, after all. A true nickname should be earned and given and not self declared!
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:28 PM   #6730
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I heard he once attacked a penguin with his bare teeth.....and if you scrath his right ear his left lweg shakes..
You are not far off

I have been camping mostly these past few days so no wifi for an update and pictures.
I am in thailand near the border with myanmar now heading to chiang mai.
I have some big changes coming up which i am excited about.
More later.
I need to put in some miles today
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:59 PM   #6731
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More later.
I need to put in some miles today
Darn, cliffhanger. Looking forward to more Lalo! adventures!

Keep puttin down the miles, and on the smiles.
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:27 PM   #6732
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Damn Dutch, you better not be pregnant.
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:38 AM   #6733
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Ok, catching up with the photo story

I had no idea that i was going to Koh Chang island until i found out the ferry was only $4 for me and my bike.
The island turned out to more crowded than i had thought. But it was still really nice and had some out of the way places like this. This is where i camped the first night.

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Old 05-02-2014, 05:39 AM   #6734
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I rode my bike around the island and found some nice secluded beaches to hang out on........like this one


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Old 05-02-2014, 05:42 AM   #6735
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God damn Lalo! You’re hard man to catch up to…but I finally got there. Been following Noah’s RR for a while, as well as a few others and have heard mention of this “Flying Dutchman” or “Lalo” here and there….and with a title like “Around the world in 800 days” how could I resist!? So finally, between staying current with Noah and powering through your RR, I managed to get current today…only took about 2 weeks’ worth of reading at work…lets just say that dog ain’t never gonna walk right again ;)

What a crazy ass trip you’ve had! Amazing! And we’ve been to some of the same places….your ride through Peru and Bolivia brought back a lot of great memories…and I think we share similar ideas about those places. And Thailand…to this day one of my favorite places.

Too bad about the funds situation, but like ol’ blue eyes, You did it your way. Im sure you’ll be back at it in no time and I’ll be looking forward to that…..because let’s face it, you have unfinished business in Europe. And that business is Italy baby…it is a riders mecca to put it plainly. Visiting on cruise ship doesn’t count….

I lived in Rome for 3 years, bought a Ducati (Still got it !), and basically lived La Dolce Vita the whole time I was there. It really is a riders mecca….so many great places to ride…., cops don’t care how fast you ride….and in fact might even cheer you on (ask me how I know). I can definitely make recommendations if and when you get down there on two wheels. My wife and I did the North (Milan-Como-St.Mortiz-Bormio/Stelvio-Campo Tures-Venice-Milan) and South (Rome-Sorrento-Matera-Pacentro/Sulmona-Rome) two up on a 2010 Multi S and I’ve done my fair share of the central areas solo on the 748. And I don’t think I need to mention the Wine….In fact, if you do get down there, do me a favor and visit Marco Maci’s winery. It is in the south and they make amazing wines! I’m not even remotely as savvy as you are with Wine, but for me it is perhaps the best wine I have ever had. Di Filipo in Umbria might also be worth a visit…their Sagrantino is quite nice!

I wish we still had our place in Rome…you’d definitely have had a place to stay….in fact, I think I shall post up a pic of our terrace just for the hell of it…..but Italians are a social bunch and I don’t think you will have any problems finding a place to stay there. In fact if you are ever in need, I’ll be more than happy to reach out to my friends there for you. OH….and I remember you complaining about the beaches in Europe….I agree, but I have one very important word for you: Sardinia! The beaches in the north will rival anything you have been to so far, some of the best riding I’ve done was right through the middle of the Island…it truly is a ruggedly beautiful place…..oh and the wine ain’t half bad either…. 3 for 3 right there my friend. My wife and I loved it so much we got married on the beach in Valledoria.

If you’re still headed that way, we’ve also lived in India. I have my own thoughts on the place, having travelled through it both as a resident and as a traveler….two very…very different experiences. We lived in a city called Chandigarh, which is about 230km north of Delhi for 2 years. Judging from your comments on places like Hanoi and HK, I reckon that you may find the place a challenge. Traffic is the worst and most dangerous I have ever experienced in all of my travels and there are people everywhere…..and I mean E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E! I hiked for days into the Himalayas and there were still dudes around! But don’t confuse that with me saying you won’t enjoy it….quite the opposite. If you can get your head around the sheer madness of the place, it is quite fun.

Now, a quick word on the food and cleanliness…. Hands down it will be the dirtiest place you will probably see…mainly in the heavily built up areas, its bad in the cities, but can be amazing in the country side. In terms of eating and getting sick, I suspect you may be like myself. All the time we were in India, we were never 100%, but I only ever got really ill once or twice. We ate at all sorts of places….fancy 5 star restaurants (they are quite affordable in India….most of the big hotels have the nicer places…Pro Tip if you’re in the market) to road side Dabbas serving Butter chicken and fresh Naan bread out of a rusty old hot plate. In fact, the worst I’ve been anywhere on any continent so far was SA and Egypt. Not saying you won’t get sick there, lots do, but Judging by your reaction to the bug in SA, I would wager that you would be better off than you might think. In fact I would say that the few times I got really ill were from eating at the fancier places rather than the road side places.

Anyways, thanks for taking us along for the ride brother! Looking forward to the next chapter ;)
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