This is very much on the fly but the pictures and Youtube video should work together hopefully.
So here I am in Thailand.
It’s only been a week since my last update but so many things have happened if I don’t keep up it’ll get even more overwhelming to make an update.
After my last update from Penang I was taken to a traditional Malaysian wedding with everyone in full dress….and me, the only white person there. Luckily I don’t get embarrassed easily but I came pretty close as the DJ announced in Malay (Someone translated to me) “Welcome foreigner….and for the white boy let’s play Queen with I want to break free” I spent the entire time noticing that everyone was staring at me with total intrigue haha.
This is the Bride and Groom.
I then headed north through the Paddy Fields
A bit of C90 porn for you die-hard fans haha
In the North I stayed with NZ York who had already hooked me up with so many amazing people she couldn’t possibly do any more….but she did: she let me stay at her place for 2 days and also introduced me to an awesome group of Yamaha FZ150 riders including Azrul, Katto and Hatim (I hope I got that right) who took me on some amazing rides around the coast.
This is Azrul and Hatim when they took me to a Museum about the Paddy fields
After hanging out with these guys I headed to the Thailand border with NZ and was getting shouted at by some locals while I was filling up in a petrol station. The reason…..They were looking at me on the front page of their newspaper. I gave an interview the day before but I never imagined it would get front page and then page 2&3. Yep….I’ve officially been on page 3 🙂 haha
Once at the Thai border it was good fun trying to read what everything meant :s
Some more old school C90 porn that I found in a toilet of all places
After the border I headed north and met with this awesome guy called Kenta who’s riding his bicycle from Indonesia to Turkey over 2 years!!!! I’ve got nothing on this guy. And after the hard searches in Malaysia for beer I was glad to find some available and in a fridge 🙂
From there I rode down to Ko Lanta to try to get a ferry to Ko Phi Phi island (the one where they filmed ‘The Beach’ with Leonardo DiCaprio) but they have no vehicle ferries, oh no……or with a C90 you just pay an extra £2 and three guys will carry it onto the boat for you haha 🙂
So with my bike on an island with no roads and no vehicles allowed I was all set. I had a little ride around and went up into the mountains and found this view…..
I got up to loads of stuff on the island but it’s best just to watch the video.
Once on the mainland I was riding down the coast and saw this view. I had to ride the C90 down the beach and to the waters edge to prove I didn’t get it off the internet. I don’t know what all the big bikers think of riding on beaches but I love riding through the small waves and on sand 🙂
I don’t know either…..
Well I’m in a cafe hut thingy with free wifi in the middle of no-where uploading all of this so I’ll see you guys somewhere further north in about a week or so. Today’s upload took an entire day so I’ve had to stay another night here.
If you’ve got any enjoyment out of this (there’s got to be someone haha) then have a think about a small donation to the Devon Air Ambulance through www.justgiving.com/c90adventures. I get an email after every donation and I read all the messages 🙂
Thanks to those who’ve already donated