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    Satonic does Cha-Am & Pranburi

    Decided to take a bit of a road trip last week, needed to get out of the big smoke for a few days.

    Originally we planned to ride down to Koh Chang for a few days but after checking the weather forecast we decided to visit Pranburi instead. Here are some photos from the trip -

    The plan was to leave at about 8am and take our time getting there exploring anything interesting on the way. Didn't work out as well as planned as I went out the night before and didn't crawl out of bed until midday.

    Leaving Bangkok



    We haven't even really left Bangkok before the first "I'm hungry" stop





    Finished eating and decided to push on, it was getting late already. As soon as we got back on the bike it started to rain, stopped at 7-11 to get some plastic rain coats and on we went



    I wanted to take the scenic route rather than the motorway. Its a lovely road with great scenery and would have been a lot of fun in the dry



    Some pics along the way







    Now we passed a few of these buildings with 1000s of birds flying over. The missus says its where they collect the nests for the birds nest soup stuff?



    Approaching Cha - Am



    Arrived in Cha - Am



    It was pretty late by this point and we were wet from the journey so we decided to stay 1 night in Cha - Am and head for Pranburi the next morning. We checked into the Golden Beach Hotel Home www.goldenbeachchaam.com which was surprisingly nice for only 1600 a night



    View from the balcony



    Breakfast the following morning



    And off we went to Pranburi...

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    Left the hotel at about 10 am and started the journey through Hua Hin.

    We were welcomed to Hua Hin by Thailand's finest. They had managed to stop and fine every motorbike on the road that day!



    License? yep
    Tax? yep
    Insurance? yep
    You no number plate - yep officer but here is a 200b fine reciept I picked up yesterday that allows me 24hrs to fix the broken bracket.
    Ok but I think your bike too loud give me 1000b.



    Wonderful. Waiting in line to pass over my 1000b



    Onwards again with our journey



    Some cute puppies along the way



    Outside this really strange/out of place house



    A temple at Khao Kalok



    Time to find our resort. We decided to stay in a place called Foresta Resort after viewing a thread Dirty Dog made on here a while back. HUA HIN RESORTS HOTELS : | FORESTA Resort On The Beach Pranburi Thailand We got 2 nights on a promotional price of about 4000 baht.

    The bed



    The room



    The pool



    The beach at Pranburi





    Some fresh seafood and beers at a very very relaxed bar on the beach called Nids



    Back to the room for a shower and we went out for dinner. Spotted a Mexican restaurant called Fajitas which I would highly recommended. Great food and a friendly bunch of guys. I got talking to a guy in there that was from my home town.... after a few beers we went back to his house, picked up his lamb (he had a horse and a flock of sheep in his garden) and off we went to play some pool



    We played pool in a lovely little bar called @ Smile. Its next to the supermarket opposite the Aleenta Resort. Again well worth checking out as I had a great night there and will defiantly be returning. If anyone pops in challenge the owner, Burtje to a game of pool

    After a long day and a belly full of beer it was time for bed.

    Breakfast the next morning



    Spent some time at the beach and went looking for somewhere to eat. Again another place I would recommend was a restaurant called 'Very Good'. Lovely food and cheap prices.



    We spent the rest of the time just chilling out, either on the beach or in the @smile bar. A nice break from Bangkok but it was time to head home



    Back to the Big Mango and traffic



    I'll defiantly be returning!

    Cheers

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    Nice one mate ! my retirement home down there soon ,, shame you never went to the piers in Cha cha for some pics ,,, BTW we to stayed in the hotel you did in Cha cha was about 1200 about 18 months ago

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    Great thread and pics.
    Pity you didn't pay me a visit!

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    Nice Nige, Ill check out more of Cha Am next time I'm there, it wasn't a planned stop and we were wet and tired (hung over)

    Here is the thread that DD made about the resort I stayed in -

    http://teakdoor.com/southern-thailan...and-hotel.html (Pranburi - Resort and Hotel)

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    Quote Originally Posted by charleyboy View Post
    Great thread and pics.
    Pity you didn't pay me a visit!
    Cheers Charleyboy, and next time

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    Forget to change your tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Forget to change your tires?
    I did change for this trip, I was on slicks before but didn't fancy squaring them off. The supercorsas I'm using are practically slicks still anyway but hold up a little better in the rain mate.

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    That's what I miss about Thailand. I want to live where it's normal to play pool while a goat watches on

    I haven't been to Cha-am for over 10 years, good to see some pics of it again.

    Great shots Sat, cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberlour View Post
    That's what I miss about Thailand. I want to live where it's normal to play pool while a goat watches on

    I haven't been to Cha-am for over 10 years, good to see some pics of it again.

    Great shots Sat, cheers.
    Cheers mate and yes it felt surprisingly normal to be following a guy riding a scooter I had just met with a lamb (with a mohawk) on his lap

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    Have they cleaned up the beach at Cha Am? I was there a couple of months back and it was covered in deck chairs and umbrellas.

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    1000b for bike siang dung seems steep, is that what you're normally done for?

    Should have said you were coming, could have stopped off at the bungalow in the pond for a beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie
    Have they cleaned up the beach at Cha Am? I was there a couple of months back and it was covered in deck chairs and umbrellas.
    I only took a quick stroll along the beach there and it was so quiet. From what I saw it was clean and tidy though I want to spend a bit more time there in the future.

    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    1000b for bike siang dung seems steep, is that what you're normally done for?

    Should have said you were coming, could have stopped off at the bungalow in the pond for a beer.
    Yep, that's what I thought too. He was a really nasty little copper though... a smug grin on his face the whole time and when I tried arguing the fine (offered 4-800) he just laughed and walked away. If it had have been a small police stop I would have continued to argue but at any one time they had 20 bikes stopped and about 10 people in line waiting to pay their fine. He would have just let me sit there all day I guess so rather than waste more of my trip I just paid. (200b fine the day before for not displaying my plate) I shouldn't have stopped really, they were far to busy to even think about chasing me down.

    Thanks for the beer offer, I'll be heading back hopefully September time.

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    I also was looking at that rear tire of yours thinking it would not be much chop in the Rain.

    I would of just booked into the nearest hotel and got on the piss for the day.

    I avoid riding in the rain at all costs specially in friggin Thailand, tossers would just mow you down.

    Nice little thread by the way.
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    Cheers Tel, I had the missus with a heavy back pack on the back so I wasn't riding too hard anyway. I'd like to ride a few of the roads alone though in the dry

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    What your misses is wearing is hardly condusive to motorbiking ,,or is she a mermaid ?

    Nice short skirt will do it allthough I draw the line at wearing one





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    Quote Originally Posted by Satonic
    I got talking to a guy in there that was from my home town.... after a few beers we went back to his house, picked up his lamb (he had a horse and a flock of sheep in his garden) and off we went to play some pool

    Damn that's STRANGE. Why the heck was he packing a lamb with him to a bar to shoot pool? Great thread though, but I'm damn sure not paying a thousand baht to ANY of these fuckwits.
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    If he was a Kiwi that was most likely his girlfriend.

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    ^^^ She does wear an armoured leather jacket when we are riding mate But no... Not a mermaid



    ^^ Yep it was a strange but interesting night!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eliminator
    Damn that's STRANGE. Why the heck was he packing a lamb with him to a bar to shoot pool?
    Why do you ride what is quite possibly the ugliest motorbike on the planet and use it as you avatar?

    All part of life's rich pageant I suppose. Reard.

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    That the new bird is it Satnav ?
    Very Nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    That the new bird is it Satnav ?
    Very Nice
    Yep


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    Quote Originally Posted by Satonic
    We were welcomed to Hua Hin by Thailand's finest. They had managed to stop and fine every motorbike on the road that day!
    Seriously, why would you stop for these kunts when on a bike?

    Otherwise, nice thread and a joy to view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    That the new bird is it Satnav ?
    Very Nice
    He must have seen my Avatore the other week...That's probably why he didn't call in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eliminator
    Why the heck was he packing a lamb with him to a bar to shoot pool?
    That's a very good question.

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