A very hot three days riding the 150+ miles from Bangkok to Uthai Thani due North from Bangkok and roughly following the Chao Phraya River. I had overnight stops in Ayutthaya and Sing Buri. Ayutthaya is the old capital city before its wanton destruction in 1767. Interesting that stumps of the various massive buildings are all that’s left a bit like all the abbeys in the UK after the Dissolution of the Monasteries. My b&b reminded me a bit of the fussy UK places too. Sing Buri, on the other hand, was in an uber-modern garden room.
Uthai Thani is well of the tourist circuit so virtually no English is spoken but it seems to have a good selection of coffee shops etc although it’s a challenge ordering vegetarian food.
With all my switching of hotels, I seemed to have misplaced my tool kit 🙁 So here’s hoping to no breakdowns.
Still struggling like crazy to get my photos from the iPhone onto WordPress 🙁 Apple seems to dislike making them public and poor old Flickr doesn’t seem able to read the “Photos Library.photoslibrary” database, oh how I long for good old Picasa.
Great stuff Geof I did that ride 30 years ago. Will you go all the way north to Mae Hong Song? I went fro Singapore to London took 9 months
Thanks for the comment! I was going to go upto Chiang Mai but then I did a 600km, 400km and this weekend a 300km Audax so very little touring 🙂 but a lot of cycling
Yeah when I did 3 months biking around Thailand I was never in a hurry and did not bike every day. Went to hill tribes on some of first ever mountain bikes. Many people had never seen bicycles. Usually had to camp out as there were very few hotels or guest houses. Would love to do it again. We went across Burma to Bangladesh illegally but must be great now you can go through Laos and into China. I have a stack of slides I will get them out