And now for something completely different...

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Re: And now for something completely different...

Postby Digger » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:41 pm

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Khao San Road...backpacker central. Full of ferals and fallouts. The closest you'll get to a human sewer.


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There is a Website in the cycling community called 'Warmshowers.org'. A global network (1,000's) of 'hosts' who will provide free accomodation and other support to touring cyclists. They are not permitted to charge a fee. Bangkok Bed And Bike is one of those hosts so the first night was free. I signed up as a host 12 months ago. They agreed to secure my bike in their foyer overnight. It said that it gave them some 'street cred'. I agreed.
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Re: And now for something completely different...

Postby Digger » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:50 pm

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Went for a ride on the river to fill in the afternoon. Bangkok is a modern and busy city but you don't have to venture far before you realise there are still people doin' it tough. This part of the riverfront seemed modern and new...


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...and yet 400 metres away you are greeted by this. Probably the same as it was in the first half of the 20th century.

From here I start heading due east toward the Cambodian border. I'll leave tomorrow (Saturday).
Distance cycled to date - 1,428km.
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Re: And now for something completely different...

Postby Digger » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:34 pm

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I've ridden thru several police checkpoints since being in Thailand. Here, these guys check vehicle emissions on some of the older trucks that use the roads.



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Maybe the coppers should do more emission checks...this was the smog this morning. Not helped by locals who burn leaf litter and rubbish most mornings.
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Re: And now for something completely different...

Postby Digger » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:41 pm

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Kerbside Kentucky Fried...11 different herbs and spices with just a hint of roadside dust. This chicken usually has a 'crunch' to it when eaten. The same crunch you get when you eat sand. It pays to peel the skin off first.


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Once you leave the main roads and pick up the lesser roads the scenery changes as does my mood. A lot more relaxing and enjoyable.
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Re: And now for something completely different...

Postby Bozo » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:48 pm

Digger

Don't the locals call the well being and facial expression you get from travelling along the paddies a "rice mile".

Great trip.. vicariously enjoying the report.

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Re: And now for something completely different...

Postby Digger » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:48 pm

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I could take the shortest possible route to the next day's accomodation which would mean a 80 km ride or...


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...I could extend my day by a further 5 km and have a far more interesting journey. The next nights accomodation could be interesting...have a look at 'destination'. I love surprises.

I am three days from the Cambodian border.

Distance cycled to date - 1,538.4km.

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Re: And now for something completely different...

Postby Digger » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:51 pm

Bozo wrote:Don't the locals call the well being and facial expression you get from travelling along the paddies a "rice mile".
Bozo

That's very funny...you're very clever.
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Re: And now for something completely different...

Postby Bozo » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:04 pm

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Love Is Fantasy Resort with prices for a standard room from $18 to $108..seems like you can get a few extras.

No one has been game to put up a review on TripAdvisor yet. Very interested in how you get on.

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Re: And now for something completely different...

Postby Digger » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:16 pm

Bozo wrote:Digger

Love Is Fantasy Resort with prices for a standard room from $18 to $108..
Bozo

:lol: :lol: :lol:
I use Hotel.com to pre book some of the accn. They had it as $24AUD. I didn't know about any extra's. I base most of my choices on price (because I'm a tight wad)... I hope I get the Super Heroes themed room lol.
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Re: And now for something completely different...

Postby Bozo » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:34 pm

Digger

Just checked availability.

Sadly it probably will be finding Nemo. Hope you are not allergic to fish.

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Re: And now for something completely different...

Postby Digger » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:49 pm

Bozo wrote:Digger
Sadly it probably will be finding Nemo.

Bozo

Hope your missus doesn't check your website browser...she'd be a little concerned.
Whatever the theme, it would make for an interesting twist in the next MDP.
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Re: And now for something completely different...

Postby Digger » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:11 pm

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I survived my night in 'Love Is' Fantasy Resort although I did sleep with one eye open in case Batman leapt out of the closet.


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I guess 'Love Is' anywhere you can find it whether it be with Nemo, Ku Fu Panda, Captain Jack (Sparrow) or your favourite super hero. Actually, they had me in a Unit 'out the back' with all the other normal folk.
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Re: And now for something completely different...

Postby Digger » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:17 pm

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I passed this sign the following day and started to fear that a general theme was emerging. I kept going and thought it safer to give this one a miss.


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I passed this sign and realised, coincidently, I had been to all these places in the last year or two. Made me realise that I'm spending my retirement productively.
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Re: And now for something completely different...

Postby Digger » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:26 pm

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My office today (Thursday)...could be a scene from anywhere in Outback Australia.


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Plantation timber out 'back o' Bourke'.
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Re: And now for something completely different...

Postby Bozo » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:36 pm

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Thanks for putting us out our suspense on your survival of the resort.

I take it out the back means you occupied the windmill or do they keep that for travellers that each pay their own way.

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