Thursday, 24 July 2014
When I eventually left Bangkok I had 6 days of cycling to do through the North of the country so I could cross the Mekong river into Laos before my Thai visa expired. I'd hardly done any cycling for some time, so I wasn't looking forward to this "race" at all. My plan had been to have at least 3 weeks to get back into the cycling, cruising along this route and enjoying the scenery. But that was not to be, due to my own negligence - having to wait in Bangkok for the return of my lost wallet.
Thursday, 17 July 2014
Saturday, 5 July 2014
It felt good to be back in Bangkok again for the 3rd time on this bike trip! I arrived at night, I needed a place to repack bags and assemble the bike (Old Saartjie), so I took a taxi to the Banglamphu “Backpacker Ghetto” area where I had stayed twice before. I could not remember the name of the place where I had stayed the previous time, but by some miracle I found it and now I'm staying in a room just down the hall from where Leana and I had stayed four and a half years ago. I was going to stay a day or 2, but after 10 days I'm still here waiting for my wallet to arrive. Luckily the room is cheap and the area is interesting. I've also made some nice friends.