Udon Thani-Khao Suan Kwang: Visiting the Red Lotus Sea

Monday 21, January 2019 108 km – Total so far 1570km

We woke up at 6 to leave early – at 6:45 we were already pedaling. Leaving the city was easy. The first 16kms we were riding on highway number 2 until we could get out to a secondary road on the way to the Red Lotus lake.

We wanted to do a short stop there with maybe a small  boat tour on the lake.
At 9:30 we got there and we hired a small boat for one hour. It was very beautiful to see a huge lake full of all those lotus flowers. Amazing! Everything pink! Such a contrast to the deep blue water. This really is a must see. We were so excited and enjoyed very much.

When we continued pedaling we really didn’t know where to go at first. We just cycled on on a secondary road. When we realized we were getting back to the highway we had lunch in a small stall before. We took our most beloved standard meal: yes, fried rice with chicken.

Back on highway Nr 2 we continued riding in this crazy traffic. Really not nice to pedal. In between I needed to help Hernan to get internet on his mobile. It just didn’t wanna work. After we tried for more than 30 minutes we stopped at a gas station and finally we could make it work.

About 5pm we separated. I went to look for a place to sleep in the small village we were and Hernan went to look for a place to camp. Tomorrow morning at 7 we will meet and cycle on together. I found a sleazy hotel. Very very basic.

After showering I went to look for a place to eat. I found a bar with some foreigners. Most of them were old man with young Thai girls. To me it seems to be very cheep and very disgusting.
After doing the blog I went to bed at 8:30 pm. I got to get up early to meet with Hernan.

Ready to start
Ready to start
Udon Thani
Udon Thani
Entry to the Militar Air Force Base
Entry to the Militar Air Force Base
View from the secondary road
View from the secondary road
New state
New state
Red Lotus Lake
Red Lotus Lake
Red Lotus Lake
Red Lotus Lake
Red Lotus Lake
Red Lotus Lake
Red Lotus Lake
Red Lotus Lake
Red Lotus Lake
Red Lotus Lake
Red Lotus Lake
Red Lotus Lake
Lady boy bridge
Lady boy bridge
Children in a village school
Children in a village school
Highway to hell
Highway to hell
New state
New state
My room
My room

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