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    going nowhere

    i haven't left the country since 2003 and in the 5 and a bit years since my first daughter was born, the farthest i have traveled from my home is the occasional visit to chiangrai to visit my emancipated friend Jandajoy.....

    probably about 300 km or so

    other than that i have rarely strayed from my 20 km commute to work and back
    i don't really like traveling very much but i'm going to buy a bike today and might start to wander farther afield

    is anybody else a relative hermit?

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    I go for the occasional bike ride to relieve the boredom.
    Yesterday the Samoen Loop on my own,
    Today, to Phayao for lunch, with a mate,
    Tomorrow, might do the Samoen Loop again, but this time with a bunch of people that I haven't met yet. (Chiang Mai Bike Riders group on Facebook).

    I don't normally get out and about that much, but I've been a bit bored lately.
    Haven't been back to Aust. for about 20 months.

    P.S. If you want to go for a ride with me after you get your bike just pm me.
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    ^
    i'll take you up on that ...thanks

    just about to leave the house to get my bike

    i love phayao by the way
    sitting on the front in one of those bars at night overlooking the lake feels like you are at a british seaside town

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    i haven't left the country since 2003
    I hadn't left for about 9 years. At the airport the "entry" slip or whatever I had wouldn't work in the computer because the number was out of date and the immigration woman huffed and then began to count the years on her fingers.

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    I can't relate at all.. I talked to my mom last night and she said she can't keep track of where I am. lol.

    I just got back from Thailand and now going to Shanghai for a weekend soon and then Korea in February.

    CMN.. I'm so happy that you bought a bicycle. Try to get out for long rides and go a different direction everyday or a new route. You get to notice new things everyday and it changes/refreshes your mind. Mwah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    is anybody else a relative hermit?
    Yes. I have left the country in the last decade, but only to neighbouring countries.
    My local regular drinking buddy died, and our crazy mate left Thailand for the Filipines (a good thing for Thailand). The only other local farang is now a cripple.
    I do not consider myself a hermit, but I only even see another white face on average once or twice a week. Nothing against fellow white people, but that suits me fine.
    I guess I'm a village boy now, living in a smaller world. There is a lot to recommend it, although I'd say you should wait until autumn years before doing it.
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    Have you had a MoJo by-pass?

    I can toss you into the last dribbles of Nam MaeKhong where you can paddle to Laos if ye have the wanderlust.
    If China abstracts anymore water we'll be able to cycle over on a tandem like the ....

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    Just finished a 3900 mile loop and never left the country. Nice to get away evey now and then. We were in a car ,of course, but a bike trip sounds great. Mine are in moth balls as the weather now is crap in my neck of the woods. Good luck to you, a good way to keep fit. Enjoy, I'm gelous.

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    I'll let you know when I'm in Thailand next.. would love to meet you and the family and go for a long bike ride.

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    I go home for a few weeks every year, each time the period increases. I'm up to 7 weeks at the moment. I find I don't miss Thailand at all, but then I doubt I would miss N Korea or China if I were living there either.

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    I'm a traveling fool.
    Planning an epic Thailand 77 province cycling tour. It will take about 6 months to a year.

    I'll post the travelog here if Willy goes away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    Planning an epic Thailand 77 province cycling tour.
    do you have that mapped out so i can take a look?

    just got back from kawasaki with my new bike

    i would like to do a similar tour with an engine in about a tenth of the time

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    Nice knowing you. Got insurance ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    is anybody else a relative hermit?
    It fits me. I haven't been back to the west in almost 11 years and have been out of Thailand only a couple of times during the period. The longest being a 3 day break in Singapore.

    Bangkok i have been to once in the last 12 months for a couple of nights and most holidays i lock the door behind me on arriving back from work only to open it once the holiday is over and work calls.

    I had enough traveling in my previous existence to last me a fe lifetimes and am very happy with my present lot

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    here is my new bike

    just got her home

    she's called momo

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    is anybody else a relative hermit?
    Yes. I have left the country in the last decade, but only to neighbouring countries.
    My local regular drinking buddy died, and our crazy mate left Thailand for the Filipines (a good thing for Thailand). The only other local farang is now a cripple.
    I do not consider myself a hermit, but I only even see another white face on average once or twice a week. Nothing against fellow white people, but that suits me fine.
    I guess I'm a village boy now, living in a smaller world. There is a lot to recommend it, although I'd say you should wait until autumn years before doing it.
    Do you have a two door blue pick up mate?

    I can't imagine not leaving the country since 2003. I am currently in Thailand - the previous time was 14 months ago - the longest break between International Travel I have ever done.
    News is what someone, somewhere is trying to suppress - everything else is just advertising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    is anybody else a relative hermit?
    yep. been back to the UK once for a week in 8 years.

    Not a fan of traveling either. I like my house, my toilet, my sofa.

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    Yes, pretty much a hermit. Couldn't be arsed to get out and meet anybody when I lived in Thailand and haven't been back since I left in March 2010.

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    I like your jammies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patsycat View Post
    I like your jammies.

    Me too, the moto is pretty cool also.

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    Coming up on five years since I left here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    do you have that mapped out so i can take a look?
    Not yet, but will probably mix it up some using the train system. That's the beauty of the bicycle.

    Very nice little Ninja BTW.

    It should be green though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    It should be green though!
    that was the other option but didn't like the green

    much too limey


    thanks patsy btw....it's cold up here..need a snug pair of jimmies

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    rarely strayed from my 20 km
    Blimey that's not far we live in Bangkok and probably travel that far to get to Asoke from our house.If we are in Gert's mums village always riding around on a motorbike furthest bike ride from Mae Lan was too Namtok Sai Khao National Park.We like traveling and are quite happy to jump on a plane a take a long haul flight anywhere.
    But will admit it is nice to get back to our home in Bangkok after a holiday else where.

    Its time the unavailing of Nooners.

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    Opps better edit that mess..

    Sorted.
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