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Discovery tour Bangkok to Bali (1BB 2017 )

Saturday, November, 18nd, 2017 | Holger Homann | Asia

Bangkok tour start

Arrival of the Tallinn to Bangkok group...sitting together with the new group (in the back)
Customs clearance at the Bangkok airport...on the right Charles, in the middle Sidney and Nithipat our logistic agent in Bangkok
An obviously happy Sidney!
Charles having his bike "at hand", also happy!
the unconventional Asian way of transporting a bike...and it worked well
Loy Krathong in Bangkok
Ready to ride! From left to right, Sidney, Peter, Tangmo (our local tourguide), Holger and Charles

Bangkok - Prachuap - Khao Lak - Krabi

In Khao Sam Roi Yot national park on the way to Prachuap...
Arrival in the bay of Prachuap
A monk created in this landscape his own "tile" world
Sidney
Charles
Tangmo and our driver We (his name) have also fun in the stone park close to Prachuap.
At the Singkhon border pass to Myanmar
Stormy weather in the morning in Prachuap, later rain in the mountains...
...and arrival in Khao Lak with sunshine
The Tsunami memorial in Khao Lak
A spring in the jungle and Charles, Sidney and Peter took a bath
Foto shooting in the mangrove forest
Arrival in Ao Nang, Krabi region
Amazing landscape! Here Railay beach.

Krabi - Satun

Some back country roads to get around Trang...we had fun!
Choosing and ordering food; now southern Thai food. The border to Malaysia isn't that far.
Typical living arangement. The (one) living room is the garage as well. We in the western world are so complicated
This was a real local restaurant, The people so happy to serve us Farang their traditional food
Hiding from the thunderstorm on the way from Trang to Satun....we got loads of water
Our conspirative meeting in the room....pssss. And no alcohol allowed.

Satun - Belum - Cameron Highlands

Arrival at our remote border crossing to Malaysia
..already on the other side: Welcome to Malaysia!
A very smooth and quick border crossing.
At our rainforest resort
A stop early in the morning...
And in our back...
we can see Thailand!
Coffee break in a small village
A local passing
A week before heavy rain caused floodings in Penang (we want to ship our bikes from here!) and high water in the mountains. This bridge was just washed away and it was not clear if we could pass the provisional bridge. But a couple of calls of our local guides made sure that we were able to pass. All good!
In Cameron Highlands. These friendly people wanted to have a picture with us and so did we.
Fotos, selfies, people everywhere. Weekend in Malaysia and everyone is on the road.
Beautiful tea plantations
Local motorcyclists arriving at Cameron
Our hotpot in the evening. Not really typical Malay but typical here in Cameron. On 1.800 m it feels cold and one can use a pullover!
Zahed and Feizal cooking for us, like at home
and after the Roti experience (pan cake Malay style)

Cemeron Highlands - Genting Highlands - Melaka - Penang

In the morning another stop at a tea plantation
Close to an Orang Asli village we visited these huts at the road side. This indigenous tribe is called Semai. Malaysia is a multi ethnic and multi cultural country.
Feizal explaining the medicinal use of this fruit. This one for healing cancer.
The arrows for the blowpipe. One with poison one without. The poison is sap from one specific tree. After 1-3 minutes one would be dead...
The professional...
..and the unprofessional
at least I hit the board )
Darth Vader arriving
Charles
on this great curvy highway in the jungle
later a twisty jungle road, beautiful!
Peter
Sidney
Charles
Selfie in the funicular going up on the top of Genting Highlands. the crazy casino world on top of a mountain.
Gambling over several stories...amazing!

Genting - Melaka - Penang

Leaving our hotel in Genting. Later on great twisty roads and NO rain! The first day without heavy rainfall.
Close to Melaka at the sea again after our mountain adventures. Malaysia is a motorcycle paradise.
Melaka - world heritage. And they like it fancy rickshaws at its brightest
...enjoying Mc Donalds as well. Noooo, I didn't eat here. I belong also to the many people who say I never eat at Mc Donalds...but one finds always people there
Getting ready for our long shot to Penang today. This time starting in the rain already. Up to now we got our showers in the afternoon only.

Penang - Shipment to Sumatra

On the ferry to Georgetown
Geared up for the shipment. Not the final version
Let's have a seafood dinner first in this excellent restaurant. Wow!
There is nothing what one cannot find
Cheers on our arrival and the great adventure on our scouting tour!
A morning glimpse out of my hotel room
We are not the only ones shipping from Penang to Sumatra. Eight Finnish, two Russians, two French and us: One Britisch, one Canadian, one Swiss, one German. WE are the most international group
The crowd on the ferry
With Peter (not our Peter) at the customs office
So, this is the barge for our motorcycles to Sumatra. Looks beautiful and nostalgic
And this in front of the warehouse has to be loaded
Weather plays seen from my room...well, to the equator it is less then 800km from here...

Kuala Lumpur

In the evening in KL...if one wants to buy something fake, here is the right place
Later we had dinner at the night market. This is the original Kuala Lumpur with low buildings and small alleys...
...and this the modern KL with high rise buildings and shiny shopping malls
Petronas Twin Towers...still impressive although not the highest building anymore long since
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Bernd Repenning
Thursday, November, 16nd, 2017 at 15:30

Hi Holger and group!
Looks like you are having lots of fun- that‘s the way it should be!
Safe travels and my best wishes to Peter and Sid!
Bernd
Holger Homann
Friday, November, 17nd, 2017 at 09:23

Hallo Bernd,
I guess we have! All good so far.
The big thing is still ahead of us: Indonesia.
Best wishes to you back home from all of us!
Holger
Thursday, November, 16nd, 2017 at 10:02

Good to see that you're on the road in the adventure-countries. Have a safe trip and all the best! Achim
Holger Homann
Friday, November, 17nd, 2017 at 09:19

Hallo Achim,
vielen Dank! Thank you very much and I do hope that you are not freezing to much in good old Germany! Cheers from Kuala Lumpur
Holger
Claudia Wenhart
Thursday, November, 9nd, 2017 at 23:21

Hello Sid, Hello Holger,
cool that you are on tour again.... seems to be fun to discover a new tour.
Take care and have fun, I will follow you on the blog
Greetings
Claudia
Holger Homann
Thursday, November, 16nd, 2017 at 08:40

Hello Claudia,
thank you for your message! Sorry for the delay answering...doing scouting and writing a blog is a real challenge. But I will try.
Greetings from your co-rider in China and myself
Holger
Michael Göbel
Wednesday, November, 8nd, 2017 at 12:20

Hello Holger,
wish you all a great and save trip.
Greetings from Laos.
Michael
Holger Homann
Thursday, November, 9nd, 2017 at 01:00

Hello Michael, thank you very much! Same wishes to you further up north!
Cheers
Holger

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