Thailand: Last night my good pal from Singapore, Dave, arrived for a weekend of cycling. Today we rode 150km through Phang Nga’s backgrounds cutting through verdant jungle to reach Phang Nga Bay, which is beautifully littered with uninhabited islands made of limestone and covered with vegetation. It was a picturesque ride through many small villages, and on roads that see little motorized traffic and have enough hills to keep one honest, especially in temperatures that reached 37 centigrade — that’s 98.5 degrees fahrenheit — today.
We made it back to my place by 2pm. A splash in the pool, lots of hydration and an outdoor 2 hr Thai massage had us feeling good as new. Tomorrow we’re planning a shorter ride before leaving for the airport to go back to the real world.