After started this cycling tour with Brent from Penang on the 1st of July,we finally had to say goodbye to each other here in Bangkok.Brent has just left to catch a long distance train to Nong Kai at 8 pm.He will cycle across the Friendship Bridge over the Mekong River to Vientiane in Laos,and then head north to Luan Prabang...As for me,I will continue riding from Bangkok and head west to Kanchanaburi,a mountainous and forested region near the Myanmar border, head north to Chiang Mai and cross to Laos.We will keep in touch thru' our blogs or email.Hopefully,we can meet and ride together again in Chengdu,China estimated begining of Oct.That's my rough plan at the moment.Also taking the oppotinity of 3 rest days here to meet up with my relatives in Bangkok and a dinner in a HongKong restaurant.My relatives who stay in Din Daeng about 24 km away from Banglamphu,too me almost 4 hours to ride battling with the horrible traffics in the city of Bangkok.I considered the worst and bicycle unfriendly city that I ever experienced.Tomorrow I will hit the road again,being Sunday,hopefully the traffic is light and easy to get the hell out of here.For sure,I will miss the company of my good cycling mate Brent...But that's what it takes to be a true tour cyclist - Come what may and be prepared !!!!
Wat Bowonniwetwiharn Ratchaworawiharn
Night view of Rama VIII bridge
Rama VIII bridge bottom view over the Chao Praya River
Garden view along the River
Cycling in the city of Bangkok to my relative house
An expensive dinner at a HongKong restaurant with my relatives
Saying Goodbye to Brent on his way to the railway station in Bella-Bella guesthouse