Chiang Mai - Pakxe southern Laos Return: A Savannakhet Visa Run Part 3

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  1. #1 DavidFL, Oct 24, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2017
    Continued from
    Chiang Mai - Pakxe southern Laos Return: A Savannakhet Visa Run Part 1

    Chiang Mai - Pakxe southern Laos Return: A Savannakhet Visa Run Part 2


    Udon - Khon Kaen - Roi Et
    Day 4

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    Leaving Udon & the big Doi Chaang Coffee

    I had a good run down to KK, slowly caught up to a couple of cars in the traffic, but once on the open road they pulled away each time.
    Hhmmh, that's pretty good I thought..... I upped my pace & little & eventually caught up to the front car & tucked in behind in his draft.
    A highway police car.......& sitting nicely on a steady 160kph. We pulled up alongside at the lights a couple of times, looked & nodded to each other. NO probs - even got the thumbs up from the coppers. Another reason to love riding in Thailand.

    KK came up reasonably fast then.

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    I had a couple of bike shops to check & tick

    1. DS Motorbike
    DS Motorbikes

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    who seem to be running a good bike rental biz in Esarn with all their bikes out most of the time.

    2. SILVER STAR HARLEY SERVICE KHON KAEN

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    That done time to head for Roi Et & Gerhard.
    But I had trouble finding my way out of Khon Kaen & heading to Roi Et, "the right way."
    KK has to be one of, if not the provincial capital with poorest, road signage.
    Id circled around twice, before I got it right.
    It was a damp 'n greasy run to Roi Et - I kept catching up to rain showers, had to back off & slow down a tad & let the rain move ahead of me. OR stop & put my rain gear on, which I was not in the mood for.

    Place of stay in Roi Et was
    MAI THAI HOTEL

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    600 baht a night & reasonable value for money.
     
  2. ROI ET ATTRACTIONS

    Bueng Phalan Chai lake in the city centre

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    covers an area .f 200,000 sq.m

    more to come, finally = somewhat behind schedule.
     
  3. ROI ET...the last bit for now, but I need to go back, there is so much good stuff around Roi Et....

    Wat Bueng Phralan Chai

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    Phra Buddha Rattana Mongkol Mahamuni / Luang Phoo Toe - Wat Burapha Piram

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    This Buddha image is 59.2m high (including the base, 67.85m)

    Then time to leave Roi Et in the wet.
    It was a greasy run all the way to Ubon.
    Approaching Ubon a nice big Buddha

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  4. Ubon Check in 3.30PM at the Pha Daeng Mansion

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    Quiet, clean secure. Everything works properly.
    The price I paid 500 baht a night.
    Highly recommended.

    More coming, but slowly, apologies. But we will get there.
     

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