After our cycling trip along the Mekong (*) Tim's family drove to Mukdahan and brought us back to his house in Baan Huai Daeng, Kalasin.
Huai Daeng is Thai for Red Creek, a typical small village way out in Isaan.
After a good lunch, Tim took us around for a spin through the village.
We observed some locals mucking about with bamboo.
A bit more detail: Cleaning bamboo shoots and removing the hard outer parts, prior to cooking.
Villages like these still have old-style gas ‘stations’ for motorcycles, which you won't find in Bangkok anymore.
But to find more than one in a village the size of Huay Daeng was a bit of a surprise!
I did a blog post about these old colourful contraptions in Nonthaburi (**).
Cycling makes one thirsty...
The creek had a bit too much water and part of the road was flooded, a yearly event.
Tim shot this clip of me going full speed ahead...
We ended the day on Tim's terrace with a great meal!
And of course with a few more beers!