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Crossing Into Country 20

12,477 km so far. Countless blogs and travel articles have warned us of the dangers that abound when crossing from Thailand into Cambodia at the Poipet border crossing. I was preparing for a lawless frontier: people offering fake visas, kids with slippery fingers digging into our pockets, and marketeers trying to foist upon us all […]

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Home For A Rest

12,424 km so far. As I look around our slightly grungy fleapit of a motel room in the even more grungy border town of Aranyaprathet, I have to face facts. I am homesick. But I’m not homesick for home. I’m homesick for our camp stove; I miss our tent. When we were in Europe, these […]

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Back To China

12,373 km so far. Not every day of our trip can be on quiet back roads, unfortunately. Riding along the highway all day today we had flashbacks to China. Now, don’t get me wrong. Thailand and China are very different places. However, today we couldn’t help but notice all the similarities. There is an entire […]

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Mad About You

12,284 km so far. Some days we don’t like each other very much. That’s probably not the nice way of saying what I mean to say. But the fact is, when you spend all day EVERY DAY with another person, no matter how much you love them, there are times when the desire to not […]

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Back Roads And Bayous

12,166 km so far. We arranged with the guest house for an early breakfast today, so that we could get on the road before the blistering heat did. Things didn’t go as planned, thanks to technical difficulties. All was not lost though, as we had a beautiful ride through farmland for most of the day, […]

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Taking A Load Off

12,090 km so far One of this best parts of arriving at Luang Chumni Village yesterday was the manager’s understanding of how precious our bikes are to us. Without prompting, he told us to bring our bikes right inside. He had a special place for them where they’d be safe. Most times, people just leave […]

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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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