This report will be done in "Parts" to allow Marco to post his enormous amount of photos! The Riders: Dougal - FZ1 Marco - BMW LT David - BMW GS We met in Petchabun as we were coming from all different directions; myself from Chonburi, Marco from Ubon and David from Chiang Khong. Our trip for the North West was: Umphang, Mae Sot, Mae Hong Son. For the North was: Mae Salong, Doi Tung, Mae Sai, Chiang Khong, CNX. For the North East was: Nan and then down to Loei and Isaan. So lets hit the road! A temple on the hill in Khao Kho on the way West Lunch stop on Route 12 The view from the restaurant (worst Khao Pat ever eaten!) The view point on Route 105 to Mae Sot The road to Umphang is a real funky little road. Really narrow in places and you have to be alert at all times for the corner cutting tour mini buses! Think that's why Marco and David had me in front all the time!! Waterfall and views along the Umphang road Dave and Mai enjoying the road Met up with the road cavalier himself: Capt Slash. In fact we met up again in Mae Sot where he was expanding his culinary adventures. Great meeting you Colin. On the road we met up with a bike group coming the other way. At least two of them were German and one had never seen a BMW LT????? Are they making them in China now? A couple of road side views including the classic viewpoint South of Mae Hong Son. Arrived in Mae Hong Son to find a screw up with the bookings at Piya GH. Some of you guys had the same problem on the memorial ride? Could'nt make the memorial ride but we went to the temple to pay our respects. Here is the temple by the lake and the just planted memorial trees to TJ and Simon. The next day we went out the back of MHS to a KMT village on the border. Here is a shot of the lake and the Tea House: Love the sign out front. On the wall we found some throwover saddlebags that might interest Capt Slash: On the way back down visited this pretty reservoir: Then a visit to the Palace up there where I had to convince this little darling I was not a Kiwi before she would let me cuddle her: Aaaawh is'nt she cute? There was a nice stop point where you could walk to the waterfall. I decided it was easier to photograph it through the trees from distance: Marco and myself got up really early (no jokes for Dave Unk please!) and went up to the temple on the hill in MHS and got these sunrise shots. So we headed down towards CNX and had a lovely coffee in the Soppong River Inn. Here's the sign and the beautiful little river out back: And finally the classic road view before Pai: OK Marco, over to you. Part 2: The North will follow soon. Hope you all enjoy. .