Saleng expedition, 28!

Our crazy road trip around Thailand and Laos on a tricycle (saleng).

Phrae to Lampang, 2000 km done!

After visiting the bike club we realized many (Thai) bikers were driving in the same direction, going North. Soon we found out why!

Leaving the town Phrae. Starting off an amazing mountain ride!

We decided to have breakfast along the way, just to stop somewhere and find some local food. It took a while before we crossed the first town of which I have no idea what it is called. They saw foreigners on a saleng for the first time for sure.

This little place with lovely people offered nothing we could understand but they gave us some water and showed us the toilet (even though we didn't need to go). They pointed out a direction we should go for breakfast.

Since we've been in Thailand for a while now we can pronounce some Thai food/dishes. Sometimes we still get lost in translation, but that's the best way to try something new. For breakfast I would like to stick to some easy going dishes like 'pad thai' (stir-fried noodles), 'khao pad gai' (fried rice with chicken) or 'pad see ew' (stir-fried flat noodles with soy sauce). Many times we just started to name things we know in order to get some food, with many hilarious surprises. But, this time, no easy going food for breakfast:

Noodles, fish balls, pork and soup something. I think that was the only dish available but the taste was really good! (It might be called 'ord noodle')

It was quite funny, we were exploring our new breakfast dish while the children were exploring the foreigners in their home town...

Maharat Rock Garden, it's literally a garden full of rocks.

Treat you right coffee bar, yes they did!

Wat Salaeng! Just had to take this photo!

Easy life in the country! For sure!

Getting closer to Lampang, flat again.

Chiang Mai is now only 100 km (62 miles) away! We are coming! Today we hit the 2000 km (1243 miles), 1/3 of our crazy road trip! HAPPY!!!

Uthong Garden Resort, just out of Lampang but with a swimming pool within our budget! Didn't realize we would be cold by now because of the elevation. Searching for long pants and sweaters at the bottom of the backpack when it's still above 20 degrees Celcius (68 Fahrenheit)...

Accommodation recommendation: Uthong Garden Resort, Lampang
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To be continued, stay tuned!


  • 2032 km / 1263 miles done total
  • 3968 km / 2466 miles to go
  • 30 days done
  • 62 days to go
  • 21 provinces crossed
  • 24 provinces to go

Phuket - Phang Nga - Ranong - Chumphon - Prachuap Khiri Khan - Phetchaburi - Ratchaburi - Kanchanaburi - Suphanburi - Ayutthaya - Lopburi - Singburi - Chainat - Uthai Thani - Nakhon Sawan - Phichit - Phitsanulok - Sukhothai - Uttaradit - Phrae - Lampang - Lamphun - Chiang Mai - Mae Hong Son - Chiang Rai - Bokeo - Luang Namtha - Udomxai - Luang Prabang - Vientiane (khwaeng) - Vientiane (prefecture) - Kamphaeng Nakhon Wieng Chan - Bolikhamsai - Khammuan - Nakhon Phanom - Mukdahan - Kalasin - Roi Et - Maha Sarakham - Buriram - Nakhon Ratchasima - Nakhon Nayok - Pathum Thani - Nonthaburi - Bangkok

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