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Looks like we have settled on a date and time that will suit some. Monday, the 28th Feb., 10:00 a.m. We will head for the hot springs, out past Don's cafe. It was suggested that we do not meet in town because of all of the traffic and traffic lights, but instead to meet near my place, which is on the way out of town, headed towards the springs. There is a big shade tree across the street from my house. Looks like a good place to meet. I'm in the Den Haa area, just off the old CM highway. PM for details if you don't know where I live.

Any suggestions or input welcome. Other than that, we'll see any of you there that choose to go along. Bikes of all sizes welcome. Again, it isn't a race. Looks like we have four confirmed at this time.

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Looks like we have settled on a date and time that will suit some. Monday, the 28th Feb., 10:00 a.m. We will head for the hot springs, out past Don's cafe. It was suggested that we do not meet in town because of all of the traffic and traffic lights, but instead to meet near my place, which is on the way out of town, headed towards the springs. There is a big shade tree across the street from my house. Looks like a good place to meet. I'm in the Den Haa area, just off the old CM highway. PM for details if you don't know where I live.

Any suggestions or input welcome. Other than that, we'll see any of you there that choose to go along. Bikes of all sizes welcome. Again, it isn't a race. Looks like we have four confirmed at this time.

Sounds good Marty, I agree your place is on the way , makes sense. I think I'll take the wife if her Hormones are well balanced that day.

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Looks like we have settled on a date and time that will suit some. Monday, the 28th Feb., 10:00 a.m. We will head for the hot springs, out past Don's cafe. It was suggested that we do not meet in town because of all of the traffic and traffic lights, but instead to meet near my place, which is on the way out of town, headed towards the springs. There is a big shade tree across the street from my house. Looks like a good place to meet. I'm in the Den Haa area, just off the old CM highway. PM for details if you don't know where I live.

Any suggestions or input welcome. Other than that, we'll see any of you there that choose to go along. Bikes of all sizes welcome. Again, it isn't a race. Looks like we have four confirmed at this time.

I am in B)

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Looks like we have settled on a date and time that will suit some. Monday, the 28th Feb., 10:00 a.m. We will head for the hot springs, out past Don's cafe. It was suggested that we do not meet in town because of all of the traffic and traffic lights, but instead to meet near my place, which is on the way out of town, headed towards the springs. There is a big shade tree across the street from my house. Looks like a good place to meet. I'm in the Den Haa area, just off the old CM highway. PM for details if you don't know where I live.

Any suggestions or input welcome. Other than that, we'll see any of you there that choose to go along. Bikes of all sizes welcome. Again, it isn't a race. Looks like we have four confirmed at this time.

Tick me. Not sure solo or duo will PM for your details.

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Anyway, I found the place but it took me an extra ten minutes because of the poor directions.

How much fish did you get? Is it worth the effort?

And how about the goat? Are you as interested in such things as old Jubbby?

When it comes to a daytrip the upper Hot Spring seem to be better. You can find Good food and Cold Beer there.

Going further up along the river you will find the Motorbike Bridge and can cross the river on that one and take the road passing Elephant Camp where they also have Cold Beer.

:):D:o

Svenian

I saw you mention Beer Laos Dark somewhere.

Do you have a source or you only get in personal supplies?

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Svenian

I saw you mention Beer Laos Dark somewhere.

Do you have a source or you only get in personal supplies?

The Beer Lao Dark is hard to find here in Thailand. I rented a boat in Golden Triangle and went over to Laos, to the small island there. I bought a couple of boxes of the beer there. I told all the details in another thread, cannot remember which but search the forum for Beer Lao!

It is worth all effort!

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sounds like the 400 baht boat trip from Chiang Saen maybe? I did the same, nipped over to the market on the Laos side, no officials either side :) brought some dark Beer Laos back no problem.

If it was that trip, there's a small kiosk type place on the river front in Chiang Saen near the traffic lights. Alternatively there's the Chinese company nearer Sob Ruak who will take you over for free but you have to go and walk round their casino before they'll take you to the market! :)

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sounds like the 400 baht boat trip from Chiang Saen maybe? I did the same, nipped over to the market on the Laos side, no officials either side :) brought some dark Beer Laos back no problem.

If it was that trip, there's a small kiosk type place on the river front in Chiang Saen near the traffic lights. Alternatively there's the Chinese company nearer Sob Ruak who will take you over for free but you have to go and walk round their casino before they'll take you to the market! :)

Hey, we can all go across when we come up for your wedding ;) ... There must be some at a special price somewhere, there's a lot of coming and going along that river B)

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If Don's place was open you could have stopped for breakfast there but hes closed on Sundays , he has some nice sausages :D

I'm lost on this one. Today isn't Sunday. At least at my house it isn't. I'll check with the guy across the street.

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sounds like the 400 baht boat trip from Chiang Saen maybe? I did the same, nipped over to the market on the Laos side, no officials either side :) brought some dark Beer Laos back no problem.

If it was that trip, there's a small kiosk type place on the river front in Chiang Saen near the traffic lights. Alternatively there's the Chinese company nearer Sob Ruak who will take you over for free but you have to go and walk round their casino before they'll take you to the market! :)

Hey, we can all go across when we come up for your wedding ;) ... There must be some at a special price somewhere, there's a lot of coming and going along that river B)

Good idea mate! The 400 baht boat is a long tail type thing which might sink with enough beer laos for a wedding party! :lol: The Chinese boat is quite big, more of a 'proper boat' if you know what I mean? They do make you go in the casino but we walked round it once, said "hmm yes very nice, can we go to the market now please?" Sounds like a plan, or we can just nip over in someone's boat, I'm sure there'll be one we can nick ;) haha! boat raids on the beer laos market, love it!

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If Don's place was open you could have stopped for breakfast there but hes closed on Sundays , he has some nice sausages :D

Not sure what you are referring to but this is the info I have on the bike ride:

Looks like we have settled on a date and time that will suit some. Monday, the 28th Feb., 10:00 a.m. We will head for the hot springs, out past Don's cafe

If it isn't please let me know.

I need to make sure the KandyMan is there as 1/ we are meeting at his place and 2/ want to keep an eye on him as someone poisoned my guard dog and I have his admission in writing about having designs on our place.

Now if this was a western country he could be up on charges. Tehy might not stick but think about alll you Thailand knockers. We dont live in that type of society anymore.

If it is something other than the bike ride then thats fine I dont need to know your machinations.

By the way: Is there food & drink available at these hot springs?? Is it like the standard hot spring tourist traps??

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If indeed you lost your dog, I am sorry to hear that. I have a soft spot for dogs.

The route, date and times are still on, no changes except, the wife may not be joining us.

There are food and drinks "in the vicinity" of the springs. Not sure if it is the same as all tourist hot springs sites. Dunno anything about those places. But Sven seems to be in the know about that area. We'll be fine.

Now, if you guys decide you need to show up here early, let me know. I have a recipe for a pretty good breakfast but I'll need some warning time.

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