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Building boom in Thailand?

Cranes everywhere, hoardings on every street and road advertising new houses, offices and apartments: Thailand seems to be developing again with gusto.

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Biking Bangkok

I’ve been biking round Bangkok now, including the day-and-a-half spent coming in from the countryside, for six days, covering maybe 100km including trips to the camping shop, bike tour hq, embassy and round hotels. The short version: it’s terrible!

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Facades in Bangkok

I love these mid-20th-century buildings with a few decades’ wear showing. They generally have a good, livable scale that breaks down nicely from city- to home-size.

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Biking in Thailand

A few initial impressions after just crossing the border from Cambodia (and why hadn’t I found out that Thailand traffic keeps left!?)

Firstly the shock of the smooth: Beautiful surfaces compared to poor Cambodia:

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Wobbling through Southern Thailand

Wobbling along the Gulf Coast of Thailand you see some beautiful jungle growing right up to the road, and gorgeous beaches. Buddhist monasteries and temples and shrines are everywhere.

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Will’s Asia Bike Ride, 2018

I’ve flown back and forth from Dublin to NZ many of the last 22 years.

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Cambodian roads

Good Lord, a pothole! Why, I shall write to the Times!

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Thai shrine bling

I find the Buddhist shrines here in Thailand incredibly intriguing- wish I knew more about what the meanings are. They’re ridiculously pretty in any case.

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Biking in the rainy season in Asia

Well I’ve done 11 days on the bike now since Ho Chi Minh City. I think my legs are starting to build some stamina and my system’s getting a bit used to biking in a different climate.

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Biking Cambodia

A quick ride through the south coast of Cambodia leaves me slightly in awe of this country and its history.

It’s great for my supermarket-oriented eyes to see fresh veg, fish and fruit that you’ve just spotted growing in the countryside -or being caught at sea- displayed for sale. Pic below is market in Koh Kong.

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