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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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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

11,499 km so far. The air quality hasn’t improved much since we left Chiang Mai; this morning as we rode out of Li, thick smoke visibly clung to the road. We could smell the scent of it hanging in the air, and we knew before long we’d see scarred earth all around us. All That […]

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As Easy As Riding A Bike

11,444 km so far. For the next 10 days or so, we’ll be riding through the countryside of Central Thailand, stopping off each night in small towns which, I suspect, will become a blur in our memories. It’s a funny way to travel, and I expect we will see very little besides endless stretches of […]

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Angkors Away

11,380 km so far. Most of the people we have met in Thailand who are travelling have already been to Angkor Wat, or are headed there soon. Since none of them are riding their bikes, they were either at Angkor Wat just a few days ago, or will be there in a couple of days […]

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Another Day In Chiang Mai

11,306 km so far. We had planned to leave Chiang Mai today, but with so much organising still left to do for our trip between here and Cambodia, we decided we needed another 24 hours. We took care of the important things first, like having another breakfast at Blue Diamond, ensuring that we sampled a […]

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