These days sunrise is around 05.30 and the temperature then is still cool, perfect timing to start cycling. A quick wash-up and a hot coffee beforehand are highly recommended though! Cycling along Khlong Mahasawad is a piece of cake on a relatively smooth and straight road without much traffic, especially on an early Sunday morning. Some of the other canals can get seriously clogged up, a bit too much greenery... Some of the street signposts are nicely decorated. A fisherman
Getting up around dawn isn’t always easy, but usually rewarding as the temperature is relatively cool and makes cycling highly enjoyable. This morning too I climbed on my faithful bike - after lubricating my inner system with a coffee - and hit the (B) roads. At first on autopilot but after a few minutes I’m beginning to enjoy it and slowly become aware of my surroundings. It’s typical daily life upcountry, monks doing their rounds, parents bringing their kids to school, moto
Earlier this year on one of my cycling trips I’d noticed a bit off a road a field full of structures which looked like ‘lamp posts’, but actually are structures used for holding bird cages high up in the air. I’d seen individual posts for this purpose in my neighborhood before, but never a whole field… As far as I know (which granted doesn’t mean that much) this particular hobby - keeping birds and having singing competitions - is very popular in the South, but in Nonthaburi?
Just to get the record straight, I thoroughly enjoy cycling around here, great exercise and plenty of photo ops. However it’s not all bliss and continuous Instagram friendly moments, like life in general there are lots of ups & downs (& anything in between!). The pros look pretty straight forward: - Off the beaten track experiences - Lots of nature - Friendly people - Photographer’s paradise The cons are perhaps not what you’d expected…: - Off the beaten track experiences > Y
The earlier I manage to kick myself out of bed (not easy by the way!) the cooler it will be on the road or at least for a few minutes. Today was no different, despite getting up at 05.30 and leaving soon afterwards it didn't take long for the sweat to start pouring out (disgusting...). I checked out an old footbridge at Wat Sriprawat across Klong Mahasawat I’d seen before, but it was in poor state, also nearby dogs didn’t encourage any further investigations. Cycling further