March 2014

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Rama Rules The Roost

12,077 km so far. We were so charmed by our little guesthouse, Luang Chumni Village, that 10 minutes after checking in this morning, we had shifted our route around so we could stay an extra night. The friendly welcome we received endeared us to the place instantly. Then the owner showed us around the traditional […]

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Sweat

12,067 km so far. This is a post for all of you who are still suffering through below-freezing temperatures and snow drifts at your doors. I hope this can bring a little heat into your hearts, if not your homes. 7am When I open the doors to our tiny bungalow, the warm air whooshes in. […]

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Welcome To The Monkey House

11,996 km so far. I have been looking forward to today’s destination for some time. Lopburi, which is a slight diversion from our route, is a town populated by macaques (as well as people). Since we haven’t seen any monkeys yet that weren’t pets, today promises to fill this gaping hole in our experience. Riverside […]

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How Low Can You Go?

11,959 km so far. We had a very short ride on our plates today. So short it is 12:36pm and I am already sitting in the hotel writing this. Mundane Days I know it sounds a little churlish (or ungrateful) to call cycling through central Thailand boring, but for us, that’s pretty much what it’s […]

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Hounds Abound

11,901 km so far. With no local equivalent of Bob Barker, and without the same penchant the Vietnamese show for eating them, dogs abound in Thailand. It is a good thing it is way too hot here for most of them to do much except lay around. Dog Day Afternoon Even when we’re out riding […]

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Thai Food Blues

11,830 km so far. Sometimes being a vegetarian on the road is a pain in the ass. There, I said it. Not everything about not eating meat is wonderful and sunshiny all the time (almost everything though). Lately, we’ve been finding it hard to find vegan food in Thailand. Before I tell you more about […]

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365 Days

11,830 km so far. One year ago today, our friend and neighbour Tom loaded two Surly Long Haul Trucker bikes, a pile of panniers, and Jane and I into his Westfalia and drove us to LAX. We hopped on a flight to Rome, and we’ve been travelling ever since. Happy Anniversary to us. It’s been […]

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So Tired

11,701 km so far. Right now we are on a timeline. Several events are conspiring to force us to be in certain places at certain times over the next few weeks. Planning Ahead Is Exhausting First, our shoe order from a few days ago should arrive in Ayutthaya before we do, so we had to […]

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Road Train

11,618 km so far. For only the third time on our entire trip, we have cycling companions. For today at least, we’ll be riding with Wibke and Thomas, a Swiss couple who have been on the road in Southeast Asia for the last 7 weeks. Short Ride Through The Countryside The four of us set […]

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If I Could Talk To The Animals

11,564 km so far. It probably won’t surprise you to learn that, being hippie yogi animal lovers, one of our favourite ways to pass the time as we roll along country roads is to talk to the animals. We know we can’t really have a chat with them, but that doesn’t keep us from trying. […]

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