Bangkok > Luang Phaeng Road (53km)

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Bangkok = rain, that’s true! Since I came in yesterday it doesn’t stop raining. And that’s not drizzle that are refreshing, it’s pouring rain! Anyway, the mission of today is: ONE, get my cambodian visa. TWO, pick up a parcel at the Nana post office. THREE, pick up my new GPS! I nearly forgot this one! FOUR, if TWO is doable today, I leave Bangkok tonight! If TWO isn’t doable, I will have to wait until tomorrow or even Monday which will be painful. Fingers cross!

Map.

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Elevation.

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Back to this morning…
How good is that? It’s like sleeping in a bungalow :-) Except the old guy who popped up early last night the night was great and my phone and laptop are fully charged.

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The PERFECT city spot ever :-)

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Last one ;-)

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If I could fish, I could have a nice barbecue last night haha. But maybe I would have been more obviously visible, maybe…

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New handle! I forgot to take a picture before unfortunately.

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The left one in case you wondered how it could look :-) I hope those ones will last for a while. At least they are very comfortable.

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That’s the new waterproof back I got yesterday. The opening is on the other side though. It’s going to be handy I’m sure.


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After fixing some stuff, I’m finally heading towards the Embassy which opens in at 8:30am


We were only two person early this morning. Getting the visa was straight forward. Here the different things you need to get a 30 days visa:

  • Passport “photo page” photocopy
  • Passport “Thai visa end date” photocopy”
  • One ID photo
  • $35USD or 1200baht
  • The completed form they provide at the desk
  • A bit of patience

That’s it! 20 minutes later I was out.

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Step TWO: I’m now heading to the post office. Clouds are taking over the city again. Rain will arrive pretty soon.

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This is when everything turned to grey, so my camera :-)

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I can feel few drops now. Very soon I will have to find a shelter somewhere.

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I’m not the only one to have the idea of waiting under a bridge.

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Heavy rain but police are still out there (Shuuut, it’s a fake one. The real ones stay inside their shelter with aircon at the corner of this road).

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When rain is pouring you see a defile of plastic human. I guess, these rain protections are used once and then thrown away. There are so thin that it’s obviously very easy to create holes in it. As I said previously: conveniency kills this planet little by little. Just get a thicker, stronger raincover and reuse it. Is it that hard?

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What did I say? Don’t you agree with me?

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This is what I call a massive blue screen that only Windows can do haha.

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Mmmm, interesting… Are they pushing people to buy gold or to sell it? I wish I could understand this ad. I would say, don’t sell i you have some but buy more!

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Cool! I’ve got my parcel! Thanks Budnitz!

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If you love yellow, you can get the colour you want. That’s the same price to pollute the planet.

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Rain, rain and rain… I’m stuck front of the post office now…

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What can I get from where I’m standing? Some rain drops? Yes, I can do that :-)

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In landscape? I can do that too!

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The wet ground? easy ;-) Ok, let’s go and pick up my GPS!


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Nice! I’ve got everything I need and I’m now on my way out of this crazy noisy and rainy city. Actually I just need one last thing. I need to find a specific Torx bit and I guess I’m in the right street for this. 90% of the shops here sell tools and other home stuff. I’ve done ten of them already but no one has the thing I want. Finally, A nice man, led me to the right shop where I was able to by a set of Torx. I would prefer to get just one needed bit but well, that’s fine.

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The last picture of the day :-)

I kept on cycling as long as I needed to leave the city. Once I was out enough I stopped few times looking for spots but did not find something good enough. After that 6 stars spot where I stayed last night, my expectations are high haha :-) Finally I found a large field with a market place at the front of the road. There were a larger shelter and toilets at the back. They locked the door during night time but left a big barrel full of water at the back of the toilets. Do you think it’s going to stop me to have a shower? Of course not :-)

Happy to be clean and out of that anthill. Good night!

4 thoughts on “Bangkok > Luang Phaeng Road (53km)

  1. Mignon ton abri au milieu du lac, on a presque l’impression qu’il t’attendait ! Bon il ne faut pas que l’eau monte quoi !

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