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135 full-color pages of photos, stories, anecdotes, illustrations, journal pages maps and more!In addition to the four major sections on Yunnan, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand I have included some back story on both my first (and unsuccessful) attempt to motorcycle through China as well as how the planning for the trip came together.I have chosen the very best of the more than 4,000 photos from the trip as well as the most humorous, moving and fascinating of the several hundred anecdotes for Southeast Asia on 2 Wheels.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Man - Long Time, No Blog!

Chumphon, Thailand

As you may have seen, Thailand is a bit of a mess lately with the whole 'overthrowing the government' business going on. I will try to paraphrase what happened and then start blogging again from this moment forward.

After Bangkok, I made my way south to several great cities - Petchaburi with its wonderful mountaintop stupas and charming river festival, then Prachaub Khiri Khan which had wonderful seaside appeal, and finally to Chumphon where I fell in love with the nearby town of Sawi (where I wish to buy a home someday - to get away to). Then I crossed by ferry to the Island of Koh Samui where I met up with Hiromi. That's when the fun (and the trouble) really began!

At Koh Samui we:
* Rode elephants and saw coconut retrieving monkeys.
* Stayed in a 5-star resort
* Saw a thai boxing match - including two viscious 11 year olds!
* Got tons of Thai massages
* Learned how to cook Thai food

We also:
* Got rained on constantly
* Got stranded because of a government overthrow
* Got ripped off sometimes.

I will spare all the details, but let me just say it has taken tons of phone calls, emails and sweat and toil to finally get Hiromi on a flight OUT of Thailand! So..

Now I will briefly visit the Myanmar border to renew my visa (but I will not enter into Myanmar!). Then, I'll go north toward Bangkok to take a massage education course and get a license! Why not - it's only 5 days and I can make money later with it. We'll see where it goes. Then it's on to Laos to sell the bike, and probably bring the journey to a close.

I will post more pics soon!

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