Riding up to Mae Hong Son – Day 10, 11 & 12

Leaving Silayok Grand Hotel, Tak
Early morning sky in Silayok, Tak.

And so we begin our long ride home. While there was no cargo space from Chiang Mai to Bangkok, we were hopeful that there was space available from Bangkok to Hat Yai. Thing is, we didn’t want to risk riding into Bangkok and getting stuck in the world-famous traffic jam only to find out otherwise. So as we headed south, we turned into Nakhon Pathom – a stop just after Bangkok and tried our luck.

Sad news – they don’t load cargo up at Nakhon Pathom station. So it means we REALLY have to ride home from here.
Lunch at Nakhon Pathom – high in protein, low in carbs.
Enjoying some beef noodles along a highway rest stop just before Chumpon
Cheers! Thai iced-milk tea!
Eddy misses taking the corners in Mae Hong Son.
Hat Yai.
Shopping in Hat Yai.
Hat Yai Sticker Shop
The other sticker shop – which we ended up doing most of the work.
Giant scampi’s!!
They looked so mouth-watering delicious!
It’s actually LARGER than my face!

Hat Yai was a busy city. It’s difficult to get around on our motorcycles due to the heavy traffic here. And since we had a little bit of time, we decided to head to Sadao to stay the night instead. Tonight would be our final night in Thailand.

Dinner in Sadao.
Welcome!
Welcome, welcome!
I loved the Coffee Coke and Ajinomoto Coffee so much that I bought several cans from the nearby supermart to bring home.

DAY 12, 24 DEC (MON) – HEADING HOME from SADAO

Today, we head back home. It’s gonna be a looooooooong 860km back home. Bye bye Thailand! You will be missed!

Bikes are ready to roll!
But first, a can of Red Bull Extra for the road.
Lunch at a highway rest stop. Everyone looks so tired!
Siu Hon’s Diversion needed a little bit of oil top-up.
Almost home! Our final fuel stop on the NSHW before reaching splitting ways. I wanted to head home while the rest headed to Bukit Indah for a bike wash.
At the end of the day, the front of my bike became a bugs’ cemetery.

Bye bye Thailand! See you again next year!

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