Going where no Farang on a motorbike has ever gone before!
While in Chiang Rai the last time, we did a Longtail boat trip down the Kok river from Thaton to Chiang Rai. About a 6 hour trip. This time we decided to tackle it by motorbike. Even though the map showed no roads.....
Some beautiful temples on the road to Thaton
Not sure....sculpture at the Hot Springs we came across. Also Monk approved massage.
Villages dotted the hillsides
Our vehicles of choice. Mine was the speedy lookin' blue Honda
Don't really approve of this, but Mom was teaching her daughter how to be a waitress, and she even counted our change.
Thaton. This is where we turned left and headed down the river
Teak tree trunk stools, very cool...and heavy!
Literally, tons of garlic
Love the hand pumps at the gas station. And the amount in Baht was written on the side of the glass
Found this along the river
Mostly farm land
Tom loaded for bear!
The trail down the Kok river
Great little villages
Cute kids followed us through their village
Turned out to be a water buffalo/goat trail most of the way. Had a few mishaps, almost lost a bike or two down a cliff and into the river...no pictures, couldn't really let go of the bike for about an hour and a half! The trail was so small you couldn't get off the bike. Mountain straight up on your left, 60-80 foot drop to the river on your right! Turned out to be one of the best parts of the trip!