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May 5th, 2011 | Asia

No Singing in Song-khla…!!

As the title suggests, our decision to ride to, and stay in Song-khla, was not one of our most inspired choices of places to visit…!! There didn’t seem much to see along the coast south of Koh Lanta, so we opted to ride across the peninsula and then turn south and ride along the narrow […]

May 4th, 2011 | Asia

Languishing in Lanta…

Writing this in retrospect is difficult, but when I look at the hundreds of photos I took while we were there, fond memories of my five day visit come readily to mind… It was strange not having Big Red looming up in my mirrors as I took the road south, and I couldn’t break the […]

May 2nd, 2011 | Asia

Koh Lanta Yai…

While Trevor, Chenty and Philip went over to Phi-Phi to do some diving, I opted to ride on to Koh Lanta island instead… I was pretty sure that the hype surrounding Phi-Phi was not all that well placed, and as it turned out, I was correct in this assumption… Many people I spoke to later, […]

April 30th, 2011 | Asia

Paradise to Earth…!! Anybody out there…??

Hee, hee…!! Ok, enough with the sun, the sea, the palm trees and white beaches on tropical islands….!! And the “other scenery” with it’s humps and bumps… Time to get back to work I hear you say….!! While Trev, Chenty and Phil have gone over to Phi Phi island for some diving, I have ridden […]

April 28th, 2011 | Asia

On to Ao Nang…

We crossed over the bridge from Phuket into the district of Phang-Nga, rode north for a short while then turned east and headed for Krabi… It was a great ride, albeit a short one, and was made interesting when Colonel Thick-Finger suddenly put his right indicator on and took us off the beautiful new highway […]

April 27th, 2011 | Asia

The Playground that is Phuket…

After a relaxed breakfast, we left Ranong and headed south for Phuket, Thailand’s largest island and playground to many… We passed through Ratcha Krut, Mon Klang and Kapoe, then followed the coastline past Kam Pham,  Ban Bang Wan and Lam Ru… Traffic on Route 4 was light, and we rode the 265 km to Phuket […]