Tak - Trundling Around - Some Highlights.

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    The GTR dinner for November was on in Tak on the last Wednesday of the month = 28 November 2018.

    From Chiang Khong it was just on 500 kms ride down the main highway. Departure time from Chiang Khong was a leisurely 10AM & arrival time at the Home Inn in Tak was 4pm.

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    It's not the most exciting ride in the world, but it can be good for cleaning your spark plugs perhaps.

    It's a lot cooler further north, and so it was, hot & bothered I arrived in Tak at the designated hotel - the Home Inn
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    only to find that there was no room at the inn for the last arrival!
    But, but I'd been the very first one to book & recommend the place to everyone else.?
    Oh well....somewhat exasperated, a lively debate followed with a satisfactory result - I finally got a room in the owners quarter's
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    - a private guestroom I understood; and the old fellah was happy again.

    Happy Hour was immediately underway with the Ambassador's supervision.. DSC_0494.JPG
    such was the joy & satisfaction of the location on the east bank, that the four musketeers continued on all night until 1.30AM, with no need to venture off sampling the culinary & musical delights of Tak.
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    To be continued..
     
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    While the jury was debating the merits of Tak & riverbank locations, some of the troops set off for a dinner rendezvous on the other side.
    It wasn't far just a ride across the upstream bridge & then make a turn. You can't go wrong.
    So the Kiwi Cruiser dined at the Lyrawadee & the others dined at the Ton Folk. Whilst google maps can be quite clear, it is important to agree clearly on the destination. Now having spent 2 nights in Tak & dining at both the Ton Folk & the Lyrawadee I can say that the Kiwi Cruiser was the clear winner in the food & ambiance stakes; however I maybe a winner with the staff at the Ton Folk.

    Check out the Ton Folk & Lyrawadee here
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    Retreating from the cross river confusion we discovered the Zinzano folk pub for some light relaxation.

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    The Zinzano tried & tested, the remaining outlying troops retired back to the Home Inn where the heavy duty musketeers were still in full swing debating bikes & Tak city.

    Tomorrow would be another day, moving on or trundling around Tak.
     
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