Monthly GT Rider Up-Country Dinner Rendezvous Rides

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    As of yesterday 6pm yesterday - Friday 21st June 2019 - . 5 rooms had been booked at the Nam Phueng 2.
    They said the best number to ring on is 053 777 396

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    #157 DavidFL, Jun 27, 2019
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    A fabulous night in Chiang Saen / the GT.

    I left home in Chiang Khong at 3.30PM with Youngie who had been in town for the night.
    Some light rain started falling as we went past the View Coffee & noticed the bikes parked outside.
    Youngie hesitated & may have wanted to stop, but I didn't have any rain gear, just a GTR shirt on & wanted to push on before it got too wet.
    Some light rain fell until the Muang Khan turn off, then it was dry but a wet road going up over the Khiu Khan hill & down the other side.
    Arrival time in Chiang Saen at the Nam Phueng 2 was a pleasant 4.15 PM, just in time to witness Armin & Joe checking in, with Tony T there first.
    Before I could actually check in the rest of the gang arrived to check in, with some pleasurable confusion over the bookings compliments of the NP2 staff = you gotta love living in Thailand to enjoy these precious rural moments.

    As events unfolded rapidly a table was set up outside in the main street
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    Welcome aboard GTR to the new guys Tony T & his two mates, plus Rivo.

    Eventually the group was all there & Khun Oi, the owner of the Friendship Pub graciously ran guys down to GT & The Mekong Pizza dinner venue in her pickup. You gotta love friendly upcountry people. Fantastic service.

    The Mekong Pizza
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    For the guys who had not been there before I believe the verdict was probably a unanimous "great pizza" and service. Despite almost overwhelming the premises, the organization and service was excellent & professional.
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    Thank you Mekong Pizza for a brilliant night at your establishment.
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    Mekong Pizza

    Google Maps

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    Pizza down, the next stop was to stroll 100 metres down the road & check out the Lucky Cafe with Miss May & her lovely family.
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    Lucky cafe

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    Miss May & her family are as sweet as, genuine people.
    May also has an extensive cocktail list with low low prices, so if you're in the area and fancy a nice tipple check out May & her Lucky Cafe at the GT

    Location directly opposite the Serene Hotel. Google Maps
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    Transport from the Lucky Cafe back to Chiang Saen, was generously provided May's Mum & Dad. Fantastic people.

    Back in Chiang Saen at 10.30 some guys hit the sack, but the night hounds continued on at the Friendship Pub.
    Armin, Joe & I closed down the Friendship Pub at 1.30AM
    Sorry I don't have any pics from the Friendship, if anyone has some please post them.

    Friendship Cafe' Chiangsaen

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    Overall a fantastic relaxed enjoyable night.
    Thanks everyone for coming, especially the new guys.

    Everyone is welcome join these GTR Upcountry rendezvous dinners.
    The idea being to get guys together in the smaller towns, were you might not normally stay.
    It is not an organized ride, but a meet up in a town.
    You can choose your own route, ride at your own pace by yourself or with a few mates, to please yourself what pace you ride at. You can also include it in a longer ride you plan - please yourself.
    It's nice to cheer smaller towns & support local people more, because they appreciate it more and are often more friendly & easy going.

    Some GTR recommendations for Chiang Saen & the Golden Triangle

    Chiang Saen Accommodation

    Chiang Saen Restaurants

    Escape to Paradise... - Viang Yonok

    Golden Triangle - Sop Ruak Accommodation

    Sop Ruak - Golden Triangle Restaurants


    Cheers one and all.
    See you at the next one. Wednesday 31st July 2019. Destination to be advised closer to the time.
     

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