3 months on the road (92 days)
We have been here in Chiang Rai, Thailand for 10 days (after flying from Myanmar) and absolutley loving chilling out. It’s not until you leave countries like Myanmar or Cambodia that you appreciate the comforts of Thailand. The clean streets, the organised lifestyle, great accommodation, super tasty and fresh food and everything is just…… Oh so easy.
That being said both Myanmar and Cambodia were challenging but rewarding in so many ways and without a doubt will be the highlight of this adventue.
It has been great to sit back, relax and reflect on the last 3 months amazing adventure on the bikes. We have stayed in 42 different hotels/guesthouses of varied standard during this time so enjoying having a base for now.
Chiang Rai is a lovely city and Betty and Nancy have been having a great time riding around exploring the sights in between cafe visits. Chiang Rai has a huge coffee culture with the coffee beans grown in the surrounding Mountains and many local cafes roast their beans on site.
Exploring the city
As you can see the wet season has well and truly arrived. This is making us a little reluctant to hop on the bikes and keep touring as the roads are very mountainous and we have heard dangerous at the best of times. So we have put the running shoes on and running and gymming in the meantime.
Along with more coffee breaks while we decide what we will do for the next few months. Oh the stresses of a bike packer! Think we might need to find some more clothes though, so it might be off to Hoi An the clothes making capital of SE Asia!! Sorry about the same clothes in every pic but we are traveling super light.