Feb 132014

The route K175, K8, K15, 76

Total distance 336 km
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A bit of a murky start compared to the bright of the last few mornings, mind you I was away not too late and the time is one hour ahead of Thailand.
This is the first bananas I have seen for sale roadside since I got here, then later on today I saw them everywhere
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Not a usual sight down here
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Up in the hills and the sun is out
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Breakfast time at a roadside cafe, two different kinds of chicken and rice for 60 Baht
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Normally theres a dog waiting for the scraps but the cat pesters me here
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A day of map reading as the GPS seems to have lost its maps, its an annoyance in new towns but thankfully I can remember Alor Setar and Ipoh from my previous trip
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Plenty of water seen today where it belongs, in rivers and lakes.
Three years ago I did this ride in on and off rain but today its bone dry
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At 2.pm in the shade
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N.04.59464 E101.08589. At least my hotel is still there and open so I check in where I stayed three years ago, its now 250 Baht a night.
The eldest daughter greets me remembering me from three years ago but sadly her mother passed away two years ago aged 46, a lovely kind hearted lady too
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My room
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N04.59393 E101.08393 the famous Ipoh salted chicken
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East meets west tonight, a whole salted chicken from a Chinese business with a large portion of fries from McDonalds, 220 Baht the lot


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