GT Rider Up Country Dinner # 30 - May 2021 - Rak Thai

DavidFL

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Getting in early with a new GTR Up Country Dinner Rendezvous

The last Wednesday of the month in May = Wednesday 26th May = full moon / Visakha Bucha day.

Rak Thai way up in the mountains north of Mae Hong Son is the venue.


Some accommodation options.

The restaurant options.

The Rak Thai road is a beauty & one of the steepest in the North.

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Some GTR Reports with Rak Thai




And if you're looking for steep roads from MHS


 
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Alamo

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A decade or so back,
first came to Thailand as a tourist.
>>BKK>>CNX by air.
>>MHS by van.
Rented a Wave,
and did the 4001.

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Ughetto

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I will try to come...if I don’t go another way....
I know the restaurant on the lake
First time I been there baan rak thai was 1998
 
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DavidFL

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Sorry to say but the Rak Thai dinner is cancelled for this month, May.

1. The Nai Amphur in MHS has advised no accommodation will be available due to the ongoing covid-19 concern.

I had thought of selecting another destination but...

2. It is is also Visaka Bucha day, the day of Buddha's enlightenment birth and death, and a major Buddhist holiday which means no alcohol. For some that means it could be a non event.

So, let's see how the travel, accommodation and socializing situation develops before we can confidently select new destinations.
In the coming months, it could be wise to stick to main towns or return destinations where we are already known and accepted.

A Rak Thai dinner will be proposed after the wet season, all being well.

Apologies to everyone chaffing at the bit to get out, ride and socialize like we always enjoy on these magic GTR upcountry dinners.

On another note the GTR dinners shirts will be ready for distribution next week the shop advises.
 
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