Nov 292007
Ubon-Buntharik-Laos Market-Emerald Triangle-Nam Yuen

I took the 24 to Det Udom then the 2182 to Buntharik and on to where the army checkpoint is The checkpoint is open today and only 1 or 2 km later the tarmac finishes Its then this dirt track which has some deep puddles in places but didnt appear slippery When I saw this marker post I wondered if I was in Laos But a km or so farther on I came to the border, all I had to do was put my name in the book to go across, no passport was asked for. One of the soldiers […]

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Nov 282007
Ubon-Sirithon Dam-Buntharik-Ubon

I took the 217 out to the Sirinthon dam and stopped there for a wander, the water level is only about 1.5 metres below maximum at the moment Picturesque Nice and relaxing here Out of town this far the 217 is fairly quiet and a pleasant road to ride I am heading south now and have just taken a left onto the 2396 when I see these tapioca harvesters at work I notice these trees planted amongst the tapioca, does anyone know what they are and their purpose, to deter pests perhaps That is a large root The 2396 is […]

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