Arrival in Bangkok

Trip Start Jan 17, 2010
Trip End Apr 24, 2010

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Flag of Thailand  , Krung Thep,
Sunday, January 17, 2010

Finally arrived on the 17th, the start of my trip ! After preparing and checking my bike the day before, I was ready for my south East Asian tour. The sunday after a much anticipated night, Miranda brought me to the airport. The allowed baggage weight for Egypt Air is 20 kilos, I weighed in at 33. Bad news, as they charge an ungodly 33 euro per kilo exceeding the 20 limit.... Not good at all. However there is light at the end of the tunnel,and lucky me it's not at train ! They were kind enough to charge me for only 5 kilos instead of the whole 13 !

First stop Cairo, a hour layover ,before the 8 hour flight to Bangkok,where I met Megan,Pedro and Chris. We departed ways at the airport,my new friends piled into a taxi and were off to find a hostel for us,and I stayed behind to assemble my bike for the 20 kilometer ride to "backpackers road". I was so anxious to hit the road I forgot to bring water with me.After  leaving the airconditioned airport I realized how bad this was, Bangkok is HOT, 32 degrees hot !!! Note to self : Do no forget water again....Ever !!
I don't know how i managed but i did it, helped to see the all the smiling friendly faces of the Thai peoplethat tried their best to give me directions. However they seemed to be as lost as I was. Of course I went the wrong way,and it was especially hard as they drive on the left side of the road here. Trough it was hot and confusing it was exciting crossing traffic with all the crazy trucks and cars zooming along !

At long last I made it ! Perfect timing my new friends had just arrived at our meeting spot as I was pulling up. We went to the hostel dropped my bags and bike,and  was off to enjoy the night life,the food, the people, and everything else Bangkok has to offer !

Stay tuned, more to come later !
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sylvain-grenoble on

salut Ennio
ça fait plaisir de voir que tu es à nouveau en voyage. Alors, tu préfères la neige ou les grosses chaleurs pour pédaler ?
Je vois que tu es parti BEAUCOUP plus léger que précédemment, tu as quiand même pris réchaud, popotte, tente, sac de couchage, etc ?
Tu es parti pour quelle durée ?
Au plaisir de te voir à nouveau dans nos montagnes, ou de rouler un jour ensemble
Bon trip, chanceux ;)

Peter on

Hi Ennio,

I wish you more good luck, the 5kg charge was generous of them.
Your welcome in Asia seems much warmer, fun and female! Significantly better than when we met just north of Grenoble.

Take it easy and enjoy the ride

mariam on

heyyyyyyy Sitges boy, te deseo mucho exito, que ganes la vidaaaa, te
queremoooooos, 1 beso muy grande from Barcelona

°°valentina°° on

Hi!ennio will be a great experience...... and I???I m going to learn Spanish language....i tell u when i better know what i m going to do really next......



Manu @ Sitges on

Salut Ennio,
Sympa les 1ères photos....bonne chance pour la suite !
Manu & Reni

christina on

hi Ennio,
I really admire you for your courage. I wish you good luck and a having a nice trip.
A big hug and lots of kisses

Mauri on

Bella li Ennio. Spero che tu faccia tesoro dei tuoi viaggi e so che ti divertirai di certo! Io continuo a vagare per l'Italia diretto a Sud... Ricorda la cosa più importante; tieni alto lo spirito ramingo!!!
Saluti da Mauri :-)

Sabine N on

Wow Ennio, this seems like the beginning of an amazing adventure! Geniet van alle mooie landschappen, mensen en nieuwe ervaringen!!


Preeya on

Hi Enico,

How are you? Everythig OK? I had vacation in Thailand last june-2011. I heard about you from Prasai. So..she told me that you will make another trip in Asia? So good luck and success.
Bye, Preeya

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