Current Location : Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, East Malaysia
Last entry date : 22/Feb/09
From 17/Jan/09 to 24/Jan/09
Friends who have been to ChiangMai say it’s a friendly place with comfortable climate and plenty of things to do while in the area. My friend Henry, who lives in Melbourne Australia (survey rate it as amongst the top place to live in the world !!), says he will later retire in ChiangMai. What’s so nice about ChiangMai ??
Despite the time lost due to my “slide incident”, we (Anja, Holger & myself) made it just in time that evening to the mini-meet which the biking website, Horizons Unlimited, was hosting in the city. Present were other long distance riders on their way somewhere … and other iron-butt enthusiasts. A small crowd but many kms covered on 2-wheels. Of course, helmet off to the organiser speaker rider (Greg Frazier) who rode 4x round-the-world !! To me, that sounds like a lot of riding.
A week later, the 3 of us rode north towards the Golden Triangle area (historically known for its opium trade) with intention to cross the Mekong River at the Chiang Khong border checkpoint into Laos. On my “if I had the time list” : would like to visit the hill tribes, see some real village life, but … its definitely worth another visit in the area.
Its definitely great riding company with these RTW (round-the-world) Dakar riders. I hope to see them in Nice when they’re on their way back to Germany from their world trip in 2010 ??
Current Location : Krabi, Thailand (Google map) Last entry date : 06/Feb/09 My hole in the boot repaired by the best cobbler in ChiangMai 16/Jan/09 to 22/Jan/09 Friday 16/Jan, the 3 of us got our bikes geared up early to take on the 1864 twists that the Mae Hong Son / Pai road is […]