Woke up wide awake at 5:30 this morning, so I decided to hop on my motorcycle and do a bit of off-road exploring here in Isan, Thailand. My goal for this morning was to find a dirt road that went around a couple of lakes that are about 10 km from my house. Here is the map of my trip.
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As you can see on the map, I found one. It was a tiny little turnoff along the main road. At first, I actually thought it might be a driveway, which is always dangerous, because, in Thailand, there is a 100% chance of being attacked by dogs if you drive up a private dirt road. Anyway, it turned out to be just what I was looking for, a small dirt road that went all the way around the lake. It was beautiful!
And…here’s a picture of the bike at the point where I decided to turn around. Looking at the map, you can clearly see that I had discovered a road that went all the way around the lake. When you’re out there alone, though, not sure where you are, every kilometer further into the countryside is a kilometer further into the unknown and away from help, should you have an accident or a mechanical problem!
See you next time!