Touring in Thailand, Cambodia and China - CycleBlaze

Touring in Thailand, Cambodia and China

An Asian sampler

By Suzanne Gibson
90 days between Dec. 11, 2007 and Mar. 9, 2008
Fast Forward to the Present heart 0
Prologue: Three big countries, three short months heart 0
Map: Where are all those places? heart 0


Munich to Bangkok: The familiar and the new heart 2
Visa for Cambodia: No problem heart 1
A boat ride: The klongs of Bangkok heart 5
Bangkok - Aranyaprathet: Train to the border heart 1


Map of our route: Cambodia and back into Thailand heart 0
Aranyaprathet - Sisophon: Hello Cambodia heart 1
Sisophon - Siem Reap: The road gets worse heart 3
Siem Reap: Tourist program heart 1
Siem Reap: A day at the temples heart 6
Siem Reap: Temples and a hospital heart 0
Siem Reap - Chong Kneas: We cycle to the Tonle Sap heart 4
Siem Reap - Battambang: A day on the water heart 3
Battambang: Country roads heart 7
Battambang - Moung Roessei - Pursat - Phnom Penh: National Highway 5 heart 1
Phnom Penh: Rags and Riches heart 4
Phnom Penh - Sihanoukville - Ko Kong: Another bus and another boat heart 4


Ko Kong - Khlong Yai: Flange - What's that? heart 1
Khlong Yai - Trat: Hurrah! heart 3
Trat - Chantaburi - Klaeng: Where's Joff? heart 1
Klaeng - Rayong (almost): To the beaches heart 4
Rayong - Pattaya: Thailand's many faces heart 1
Map of our further route: From Chiangmai into China heart 0
Pattaya - Chiangmai: South to North heart 0
Chiangmai: Waiting for our visas heart 1
Chiangmai: A visit to Doi Suthep heart 6
Chiangmai: Outside the city walls heart 1
Chiangmai - Wiang Kum Kam: Visit to an ancient city heart 5
Chiangmai - Chiang Dao: Leaving Chiangmai along the Ping River heart 4
Chiang Dao - Rim Doi: A rainy dry season heart 6
Rim Doi - Chai Prakan: Sunshine, a laptop and a boutique hotel heart 5
Chai Prakan - Thaton: Where's the sun? heart 4
Thaton: Rained out heart 2
Thaton - Chiangrai: A longtail ride on the Kok River heart 1
Chiangrai - Chiang Saen: Departure formalities heart 7


Chiang Saen - Jinghong: A speed boat to China heart 18
Jinghong: Getting acquainted heart 3
Jinghong: A stroll in the park heart 5
Jinghong: Happy New Year heart 5
Jinghong: Problem solving heart 1
Jinghong: Countryside heart 7
Jinghong - Xiaguan (Dali): From palm-lined avenues to snow-capped mountains heart 3
Xiaguan - Dali: The ancient city heart 8
Dali: Ancient and not so ancient pagodas heart 9
Dali: Dallying in Dali heart 6
Dali - Kunming: A Chinese CITY heart 0
Kunming: End of the line heart 3
Kunming - Bangkok: Flying bicycles heart 0


Bangkok: Thawing out heart 0
Map with GPS track: Phuket and our ride around Phang Nga Bay heart 0
Bangkok - Phuket: Where am I? heart 3
Nai Yang - Bang Thao: A rude awakening heart 3
Bang Thao - Phuket Town: Sino-Portuguese heart 3
Phuket - Ko Yao Noi: Island hop heart 7
Ko Yao Noi - Ao Leuk: Limestone mountains and rubber trees heart 11
Ao Leuk - Phang Nga: A broken spoke and Highway 4 heart 1
Phang Nga: The bay heart 10
Phang Nga - Mai Khao Beach (Phuket): Last day on the road heart 4
Bangkok: Winding down heart 1
Epilogue: Back home heart 0