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Thailand - the journey begins

THAILAND | Wednesday, 17 July 2013 | Views [316]

So, after a stunning sunning four days in a bootifull house by the beach in ko phangan, it's now time to start the challenge - from Penang to London (or Aberaeron, depending on cash and energy), all overland. Train, tuk tuk (eughh), bus, car, motorbike, horse, camel..... any mode of transport really. But NO flights allowed. 7 or 8 weeks of zipping across Asia into Europe, including my birthday on lake Baikal, motorbike rides in Laos, pandas and pagodas in china, vodka tales in Russia, opera in Vienna and wine in France... Oh the romance! 

The challenge is already showing its cracks though, as my train ticket to Chiang mai tonight is not a lovely cosy sleeper with a mini reading light and comfy blanket - those are all sold out.  So am now looking forward to twelve hours in a Fecking seat. Reclining and leather so not too hideous. Still, not the romantic entry into Chiang mai I planned. Bangkok in two days has exhausted me so I will probably sleep the whole time anyway.  The 9am appointment with the Mongolian embassy almost didn't happen thanks to Kao San road drinking session with Lauren Perkins - both still the same - Lauren still lovely, kao San road still disgusting. 

So, am good to Go. Visas all stamped proudly in the passport. Stocked up on Imodium and cigarettes. Next stop Chiang Mai hurrah! 

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