Somdet Park > Nong Thuen, Public Park (56km)

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Today I arrived in Kalasin, the second biggest city in Eastern Thailand since I left Laos. Right at on the edge of the town there was another café along the road so I stopped there. Actually I’ve saved most of them on google map so I can easily plan my day. I know it’s not really adventurous but that’s not the goal these days. Mainly, I cycle between 30 to 60 kilometres per day, early morning and late afternoon and spend the rest of the day at my “office” :-) Because of this, you can still read what I’m doing AND I can update technically my website too :-) Anyway, when I arrived in Kalasin, I sent 2kg of stuff back to France. I feel much lighter now! No, not really… In fact, I don’t even feel any difference haha.

Map.

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That’s Kalasin market. I did not take any pictures this morning. The road was straight and the sky covered, not the best situation to take pictures.

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That’s breakfast time :-). Some rice, pork, egg, cucumber and a soup for 35baht (0.88€ > $1.36AUD). That’s worth it I think :-) Plus I have unlimited cold water.

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The market is huge but I don’t need anything, especially those heavy rice bags at the front haha.


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Luckily, there was an opened post office nearby from where I ate. I thought it would be easier to send a package from here more than from Bangkok. The service is very well organised here. In 20 minutes, I was done. Most of it was souvenirs given by people I met on the way since Indonesia. I can tell now, the post in Thailand is a lot cheaper than Laos. For example, when I was in Vientiane (Laos) I went to the post office to send 1.6kg to France by air (they didn’t offer ship). The price was 50€ ($75AUD). Today, I’ve sent 2kg (I’ve found some more stuff to send between :-) to the same address, by ship this time. The price was less than half (24€ > $38AUD). The ship/air way must make the difference. I’m glad I’ve waited to be in Thailand again.

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Shortly after the post office, I’ve reached the next PTT petrol station and once again, I’m in an Amazon café with SUPER fast Wi-Fi. If you come to Thailand, I recommend you to get AIS. They offered free Wi-Fi in many places and it’s very reliable compared to what I’ve tested in many other countries. An example? I’ve download a major update for my laptop (more than 6Go) in approximately 40 minutes! Good right?

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The view is not bad either from where I sit :-)


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That’s it! I’m done for today with Amazon Café.

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I’m ready to ride again for another hour or more before night.

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I’ve found on Maps that there is a public park about 20km away. The satellite view even confirmed the presence of shelters. Good!


Once I arrived there, everything I expected was on the spot. The only thing I couldn’t see from the satellite view is that under each shelter, there was large concrete tables and bench. I could have checked that with Street view though. Technology can be very handy :-) It did not prevented myself to suspend my hammock just above the table. I could even enjoy the view better than usually. There is always a solution :-)

2 thoughts on “Somdet Park > Nong Thuen, Public Park (56km)

  1. The Amazon cafe looks great ! Nice view with nice wooden table & chair.
    I can spend a couple of hours there easily,
    The shop sign is a bit like American.

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