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bobstaal

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i just bought a honda xr250 in chiang mai...
paper work and check up ready on monday.
first i want to go to pai, come back to chiang mai for songkran festival and then finally go to laos and cambodja!
it took me 1 month to find a bike... can you believe it?
am really happy when i can drive to pai to test it..
still got 1 problem tough;
can anyone help me pick out the right road map for laos and cambodja?
and maybe a shop in chiang mai?
thanks!!!
 

BobS

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I would say that you were lucky to find a 250 with a license plate in one month. What is the going price?

I would also say that you should run out and buy the GT Rider map of Laos. It is one of the best available, and you will be saved an ear-bashing from David Unkovich, who runs this site and publishes the map.

BobS

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bobstaal

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and where can i find this map?
bought it for 58.000 bath had to do a lot of paperwork.. buth it worked! ;)
thanks for the quick reply
 

DavidFL

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[quotebobstaal]and where can i find this map?
thanks for the quick reply
The GT Rider Laos map is a bit hard to find for some, but in Chiang Mai it is available at
1. BTS Travel
2. Good Morning Cnx Magazine
3. Bookazine Books
4. Net Generation
5. Contact Travel
6. Gaps House Ghouse
7. Tourist Port Travel
8. Smile House Ghouse
9. Irish Pub
10. The Local Pub
11. Top Gear Bicycle shop
12. On The Road Books
13. Nam Khong Travel
14. Queen Bee Travel
15. Udomphol Books
16. Jonadda Ghouse
17. Ratana Kitchen
18. Lao Airlines
19. Angelinas Restaurant
20. Jai Yen Café
21. Surawongse Book Centre
22. DK Books
23. Gecko Books
24. Backstreet Books

AND Make sure you get the new 2006 Edition (out in Nov 2005). Cost is 200 baht. There's a big diff between maps, with the new one having heaps more villages, accurate kms & roads.

New Bob what do you drink / smoke?...

Davidfl
Keep The Power On
 

bobstaal

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i don't really like beer......
for the rest? [8D]
thanks,...goin for the 2006 map tomorrow!
 

bobstaal

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got the map now! planned to go to laos after songkran festival... wish me good luck, i'm pritty good in taking the wrong way [:)]
 

BobS

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Hope that you read this topic about Thai bikes not allowed into Laos at this time.

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Let us know if and where you get in.

BobS

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BobS

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You will have to tell the rest of us. Good luck.

BobS

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scot harper

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Hey Bob look'n forward to your posts,an pics,Keep'm lite ,tite an bright, but post'm all the same!
Scott..My duke is back and I'm happy as a bride sans nitey[:D]