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From one capital to another: cycling through Thailand’s plains

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After a few days visiting Thailand’s capital, having our bicycle maintenance done and making sure that all our gears would be ready for the second half-year, we set off north towards our final destination in Thailand: Chiang Mai, about 1000km away. We left Bangkok taking a train across the suburbs and started our first day cycling again from Ayutthaya. Ayutthaya …

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Our days in and around Bangkok

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Leaving our bungalow in Pranburi, Cédric and I had something other than cycling and food occupying our mind: the night before: we discovered that our laptop would no longer turn on. At that point, we had big goals in mind for continuing with our blog posts, but alas, life wouldn’t let us have it. Cycling northward that morning, we stopped …

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The bark post: dealing with Thailand’s soi (street) dogs

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We have just reached Chiang-Mai today, after almost 3000km across SE Asia in the last past 6 weeks, and 2000km from the Malaysian border. Since January, each country visited has revealed its “annoying stuff’’ for cyclo-touring: the yokels in the NZ South Island the list of venemous animals to worry about in Australia (we cannot think of anything in Singapore…but …

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Going up the Gulf Coast of Thailand

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The geography of Thailand makes things easy when coming from Singapore: there is only one direction possible – going north! There is yet two routes possible, the west coast on the Andaman sea (towards the Indian ocean, Myanmar and Sumatra) or the east coast (towards the Gulf of Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam). The west route goes through a few national …

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New destination: Thailand

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After Cédric and I successfully entered Thailand at the Satun port, we quickly made our way to our guesthouse in town before nightfall. Thailand felt immediately much quieter than Malaysia, with a lot less traffic and motorbikes instead of big lorry trucks – it also helps that Satun is on a dead-end road! Being a bit late due to a …