Hello friends, and welcome to the highlands of Chiang Mai. We arrived here via our longest Thai rail journey yet, which we elected to experience in second class (air conditioned) comfort. We alternately watched the farms and the mountains of the Thai countryside roll by, and viewed the […]
It was hard for John to leave Lopburi behind…he fell in love with those little monkeys. I was right with him, up until the point when one of them ripped a handful of hair from my head and then discarded it on the ground like trash. After that, […]
Greetings from Lopburi, possibly the most fantastic place that we have been. We arrived by train from Ayutthaya, with our arses still sore from yesterday’s all-day bike ride, which was followed by a well-into-the-evening beer bust hosted by Mr. Noi.
We only had one full day in Ayutthaya, Thailand’s second capital, but we pedaled our asses all around it on fairly uncomfortable bikes. Elephants were fed, temples were visited and I had my first terrible meal so far.
Today’s mission began early. We were off on a train journey to Hellfire Pass, site of more war crimes. Ridin’ that train.
There are an awful lot of decent photos in this one, and I have had many large beers, and we have an early train in the morning…so I’m gonna let the pictures do a lot of the talking in this one. It’s best for everyone really. I’m sure […]
Not quite fully adjusted to the time difference, I sprang out of bed around 5:30am. John had been up during the night, his body telling him it was early in the afternoon, but had devised a brilliant strategy to get back to sleep: down two oversized Singha beers.
Greetings, friends, from the Far East. It wasn’t easy getting here. To clarify: we didn’t work that hard to get here…it happened on an airplane. Another guy flew it and we just sat there. But it took a long time and was mildly uncomfortable.