India to Nepal to Thailand

 

A fair bit of time has passed since the last update, so I thought I’d show my face for a bit.  It’s just that we’ve had a roller coaster of a ride from India to here (Thailand).  We left India over a month ago now.  I discovered in Lucknow that the back tyre was basically disintegrating, bits of rubber flaking off every hour to reveal the soft material underneath…no tyres available until we got to Bangkok, over 700 miles away (and a flight from kathmandu to bk).  Luckily I bought a portable tyre inflator in India for such a disaster.  Subsequently we took on a slow puncture and I would find myself putting air in the tyre every morning and afternoon.  My bottom was puckering for that 700 mile journey – expecting a blow out at any moment.  Spending 700 miles looking at the road for the slightest sign of glass or “spikey stuff” was not an experience I want to repeat, especially on Indian roads.

On the way we stopped at Chitwan national park in Nepal – beautiful country with Rhinos, Tigers, Elephants (insert other big groovy animal here) – the park had it all.
Kathmandu was nice and quiet by the time we arrived there.  I got on the case of sending the bike to Thailand straight away – pretty straightforward.

Thailand has been superb, we spend 5 days in Bangkok checking out what must be shopping heaven in the city and the most enormous market I have ever seen, where you can buy anything from snakes to knock off ralph lauren shirts…..no I didnt buy any, I’m all for quality me 🙂

We spent 2 weeks with our friends Marcus, Sarah and Dina who came out for Chrismas and New Year from Dk.  We had the best time with them and Sarahs friends Marina and Malene.  We island hopped with them from phi phi to ko lanta (stunning beaches, food) for a bit and then headed north on the bike.  Now we are headed up into northern Thailand and into the mountain ranges – again stunning mountain scenery awaits with deserted misty roads….can’t wait.  Hows life back home then?  It was great to get everyones mails in response to our engagement, thank you, you know who you are. xx

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New video (Month 5)

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