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27 dec chat trakan

THAILAND | Saturday, 27 December 2014 | Views [269] | Comments [2]

unsure of spelling of town.    lets see if i can remember where i was last    nice night market.   not huge variety but enjoy the interactions as i bring my cup to use instead of taking away little plastic bags.    especially second night every one knows my choices and laughing and talking between each other.   

morning  dawn pretty from my great back porch.  over looking field and forest and hills.  get little way down the road had to turn back cause key for room in pocket ;/    good riding day.   mostly flatish and wind behind! wow   we blew down the road.   all small agriculture towns in the region.  pass sign to biggest teak tree in the world.  stopped brief in national forest area.  but big down hill.,  to get into park.   avoiding steep climbs. 

find little breakfast spot tables out side in their yard, pigs singing keep us company.   into town not too late in day.   big junction market.  query lodging.  after few false go here go there.  man say come behind moto.  couple klicks  new motel still under construction parts of it.  fine and dandy.   little cabanas.     he recommend lunch spot.  turns out he a police officer and that’s where they eat.  met womyn there spoke english very well.  husband from netherlands.  she met while her family there running Thia restaurant.     

late in day to mkt  no papaya :(       slept well not noisy yea.  early on road back to junction mkt.   find one of my favorite breakfast, the rice porridge.   and also got some little coconut custardy things.   fun everyone knows about us by now.  or the people we are buying stuff from and talk a little, pass it on to the neighboring folks.   oh yes going to Laos on bikes. etc.      on ward   more up and down hills today.  into some sugar cane.   much busier road.  take few stops  hot.  no longer chilly mornings  now out of hills.    climbed up hill with shrine on it.  not high but great view of valley.  long slow climb over another ridge.  not so many miles but hills  slow us.   pretty country side to ride through.  

motel edge of town.   bike on in after settle, for lunch. fun wander mkt see what to munch.  and did get papaya.     and find cyber yea.      am doing fine feel good that i being able do this.  both time and capability to.    great way to experience the world.   saw another cyclist but couldn’t catch him in time,.  we sitting at breakfast off the road.       trust all is well in your world.

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Great to hear all is well. Sounds like some good days and sleep full nights. The holidays went by fast; good fun, family and food. New year's will be in a house on the coast....then home for a bit. All is well here. Wish I were peddling along!

  Claire Dec 27, 2014 5:56 PM


That's a great image - pigs singing with your breakfast. I hope Keith wasn't eating bacon. You're the most news the small villages have had in a while. Something different to talk about.
Love, Joan

  sapote Dec 28, 2014 12:52 PM

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