Back on the road yet again !!
Trip Start Aug 30, 2012
205Trip End Mar 21, 2013
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We check out of Chaipat Hotel, where we will possibly stay again, and tuk-tuk to the bus station where the scheduled 9am departure for Amnat Charoen via Phon Thong is already waiting. It feels silly hot today and the bus is not the best. We sit in traffic jams crawling forward and 45mins later we still havent left Khon Kaen. I am already hot and uncomfortable and not looking forward to the next 2 or 3 hours travelling. The Thai for thankyou is roughly 'krap'. As we were entering Khon Kaen we passed a shop with the welcoming name of 'coffee krap' which I am sure must have lost something in translation !! I try for a photo as we pass again but the sign is largely behind trees coming from this direction.
We get back to Phon Thong at 11:45 and tuk-tuk across town to where we left the bike and are back in Khamnadie by 12:30. We are both hungry but neither of realy feels like eating so we settle for a lte breakfast.
By not much after 13:00 we have assumed our usual positions with me stretched out in the shade and Jai sat making her mats.
We bike to the village market in theevening for a few bits and pieces and then back for the nightly ritual of watering the garden.
I walk up the road to get a phone signal to call England and mum greets me with "I wasnt expecting you" ?