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Day 169: Phitsanulok – Nakhon Sawan

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Mar - 30 - 2011

Distance: 130.50 km
Ridetime: 05:13:03
Average: 25.0 km/h
Total distance: 7745 km

The temperature is now rapidly rising up towards the 30 degrees or more that would be expected for Thailand in March. Still managed a nice 130 km day on the fine roads here. I have tried to find smaller roads to ride on, but every time I seem to end up on a highway anyway. Now I might as well stick to it until I reach Bangkok.

The gas stations are an excellent opportunity to find some shade and grab a bite to eat.

Eating with sticks can be a bit tricky.

“Do you want the room for one night or one month” the woman at the guest house asked me as I was looking for a place to sleep. It seems that long term stays are popular in Thailand. After considering for a moment I chose just a night. The room had both air condition and WiFi connection. Not bad for 350 bhat.

Categories: Thailand
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4 Responses so far.

  1. Marta says:

    What a fantastic video. I love it, love it, love it.
    I never understood how is possible to eat soup with chopsticks???

  2. Haha yes, I like that video as well. By the way, you get both the chopsticks and a spoon to eat your soup 🙂

  3. Hi Thomas,
    How was that route between Phitsanaluk and Nakhon Sawan.
    (I’m contemplating doing it in a few days time in the opposite direction coming our from BKK).
    Up till Nakhon Sawan I can see options to avoid main roads, but Nakhon Sawan to Phitsaulok the highway looks like the only option. Any alternative would add a massive amount of distance.
    Was it very busy with traffic? Fun to cycle?

  4. Thomas says:

    Hi Dave,

    I had the same problem finding smaller roads as you have discovered. As far as I remember the cycling on the highway was quite OK, plenty of space etc, but probably not the most inspiring. You can’t have it all 🙂