100km’s of head winds

Highway 33 Village – Nakon Nayok 36km

A cruisy day of riding with a head wind into Nakon Nayok which is a city of 155000 friendly people. On check in at the hotel and seeing our passports we were immediately put onto the phone as the owners son had studied at Canterbury Uni, NZ……what are the odds of that! He (Bang) came and met us and took us for a drive and showed us around Nakon Nayok including his families organic orchard.

Brekkie on the road with an unwanted chickens foot
New Hotel in Nakon Nayok such a bonus having the bikes in the room
Checking out Bang’s family orchard. Andy tasting bananas. Certainly no chiller room here, straight off the tree.
Fruit tree
Bang’s family house on the orchard
Outside kitchen

Nakon Nayok – Kabin Buri = 68km

Up early departing Nakon Nayok to get day 3 of pedalling underway and a bigger day planned. Great road, lots more to see today, less traffic and all in all a great day of riding despite the head wind which we think we are going to have for quite some time. Arrived at this cute we town of Kabin Buri and once again have hit the jackpot with our guesthouse. We have decided to stay 2 nights here to pace the riding, as we know Cambodia will be tough going. We are now also only 100km from the Cambodian border and as this border crossing is renowned as one of the most corrupt and dodgy in SE Asia so we want to be on top of our game and mentally prepare ourselves! We are having such a great time here in Thailand with the food, the people and always a cold Leo close by.

The versatile ute
Saves renting a commercial space
Lunch stop along the way.
About to turn off the HW 33 to Kabin Buri
Main street of Kabin Buri Friday 4pm
Awesome room yet again and Betty and Nancy can even sleep inside
Saturday morning market a hype of activity
Chilling in his cyclo outside the market
Egg delivery. 80b for 2 dozen approx $3.5
Congee soup porridge delivery
Family outing to the market
We had dinner here last night and brekkie this morning. This set up is just outside their house. Mum and the 2 daughters cooking and serving
While Dad inside the house on dishes duty. That is the bed where they all sleep also and looks like a rice bag is the cushion on the seat. Oh the simple life

One thought on “100km’s of head winds”

  1. Boy oh boy it all looks so exciting, you be careful in Cambodia, the porridge on the bike got me, take care & have a good time (I know you will) Di & Reg xxx


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