Khon Kaen – Kalasin 78km
We loved our posh 5 star digs so much at Mantra Varee in Khon Kaen that our 2 night stay turned into 4. Was a good break off the saddle and we enjoyed our sleep ins, buffet brekki and exploring the city.
Up early this morning and got the pedals turning arriving in Kalasin around midday. Really good ride being off the main Highway and onto a secondary HW. Significantly less traffic and lovely scenery all the way through small villages and towns and rice paddies all the way.
Found our digs in Kalasin and our standard of accommodation is back to being a cycle tourist. Can’t complain at all as the main priority is aircon as it is still incredibly hot.
This afternoon on the main street of Kalasin was a really colourful parade which went for about an hour. All ages dancing/walking in lovely costumes, music pumping out the back of trucks as the heat soared down. We have absolutely no idea what it was celebrating but think it may have something to do with the Thailand public holidays here Monday and Tuesday (Nam from Nelson you may be able to tell us)?