Anything to the border

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Hey, you! Where do you go?”

I heard that innocent, meaningless phrase so many times before, but not until the last day it started to piss me off. It rained almost every truck or other vehicle rickety, who passed me on the way to the top. And on the way from the top, I was not much faster.

Last day in Burma marked the defeat of the mountain road, they've never experienced. I guess I will have to overcome a lot worse, but for now, this wins the pelbiscycie at most a coarse, steep and full of holes.

I had no strength to smiles and greetings and after some time under his nose gushed and grumbled like an old lady. Well because I like where I'm going, as the only road leading to the border of Myawaddy / Mae Sot? I said therefore sometimes, I was going to Hollywood, but no one will expect an answer.

Narrow for some 4 meter road required, every moment to dodge to the side, which was hardly. The endless colonnade vehicles, including huge trucks, stink, heat and stones. Well only, it is open only in one direction, ie. even days to Thailand in odd vice versa – vehicles would not achieve the council to evade the. The transition only opened half a year ago, the road is completely adapted to such movement, possibly some carriages drawn by oxen.. for such there fit.

This tragedy in two acts began the day before, before they began to advance. The road was narrow, it flowed colonnade stuffed on 3 floors of goods vehicles (that day movement took place in August in Thailand so probably smuggled what can be) and I wondered why so often happens, that cars take to be evasive and go straight an me.. then I realized that to a large extent it is a … driver's seat. In Burma, Despite this, the movement is right-handed then all cars have a place for the driver on the right, because most of them are imported used cars from Japan. So the driver can not see what's going on in front of it before it comes out almost the entire car in the overtaking maneuver, and then it is often already too late, August to withdraw. Some drivers are therefore helpers, who extend from the left side of the car and do the mirror :). I wonder just why nowiuśkie cars are also suitable for left-hand traffic..

Well ok, enough of these complaints. Farewell to Burma was on the bridge of friendship Thai-Burmese, in the middle of whose appear warrant, to return to the left side. In this way, I learned, from Thailand, left hand drive. Immediately after the bridge greeted me sign: “Tesco 4 km distance” So I decided, that's Main attraction Mae Sot, and today I went to explore this phenomenon, which hire from 2,5 month I have not seen.

And what will happen next I do not know yet. I need a breather, regenerate, catch up blogowo-Internet and plan which way I want to go.. Gueshouse is clean, nice, cheap and do not exclude electricity here.. August Rush I do not hurry because I have a 2-month visa and interesting places to visit many.

Added 12 thinking about "Anything to the border

  1. In Thailand come disturbing news about the riots. Is it just hype or feel anxiety in the country?
    Successful stays, good rest, do not forget to obviate the rambutanami (lyches), Thai are great.

    1. Indeed, something is happening in the country, unfortunately even some fatalities, but it applies only to Bangkok. Any government riots in line – farmers from rice. I read here and there a newspaper, net, counsel and advice, and everywhere is like a bull, riots that apply only to the nation's capital. Difficult for me to express what they feel at home because the area met within 2 km distance, I leave the day after tomorrow probably. I have a lot of catching up to do as it turns out.
      With pleasure I will overfeed, although there is unfortunately more expensive.

  2. A paradise, niezła historia z tymi samochodami 😀 kwintesencja Azji 🙂 tu wszystko może zdarzyć się 🙂
    Odpoczywaj i nabieraj sił na dalszą drogę 🙂

    P.S. Beautiful pictures, a ta droga, which Ci – in which I have no doubt – a lot of blood napsuła extremely photogenic

  3. I hereby notify, I was able to update the sub journey on route maps in Burma and the Philippines.
    Unfortunately, I can not do that with a map “where I am” I'm stuck still in Panay in the Philippines, as my helper from the blog in Poland for more than a month remains silent, and I myself can not.. 🙁

  4. I looked at the new version of “about me”. I know, that three months, a bit too early to ask questions – when you return? – particularly, when the journey without a return ticket, without strict assumptions, and for a momentary break with matters left in the country.

    But still ask – particularly, that the words were spoken about a possible crossing of the Americas. When you plan to return? During the summer, autumn, next year, feature of the lat, how Poland will come out of the group during the European championships / world football?

    1. Welcome. I do not plan too much and too often – This also applies to the return date, but life is different senariusze writes. I'll be back as I get tired of pedaling, or will force to that other circumstances, what I hope will be. From your suggestions I like the latter. America I'd wanted, but this path is long and far, and no little fear, however,.

      1. Well, 4 days of regeneration is sufficient time fire up skates. The direction of the north along the border with Myanmar, top, will be weeping and gnashing of teeth,to pewne. Then I think back to the south and again zawrotka. It's hard to arrange something meaningful and I would like to not slip by country 2 tugodnie. Nearest days probably without the Internet and in the wild. Keep your fingers crossed.

  5. Wind shirt, kciuki trzymam i bloga zaczynam śledzić 🙂 Ewa, You can write something more about Burma border crossing -Tajlandia? I would like to do the same for 3-4 weeks. I do not have a bike, I'll be on foot, possibly a local vehicle, you had a visa Thai wstemplowana? whether this transition is quite open to foreigners, and also by some miracle the prześlizgnęłaś?
    Kasia

  6. Hello Barry. Wind in the shirt from the back would come in handy, thanks!
    The transition is open from half a year for all, to slip any unnecessary. Open 3 transition, but it seems that only this or Myawaddy-Mae Sot could do it normally reached by Burma.
    On foot you say? The transition so, but the way you describe you want it to go – here I was not sure, it's a good idea. Besides, there are probably two police checkpoints and probably would not let you because this mountain road with no villages. Best to give them a copy of your passport – page for a photo and hand with visa, do yourself. Take a bus or other vehicle (no buses unless) where there will be going, probably Hpa-An, or and earlier. Gueshousu yesterday where I am (I recommend very – Ban Thai w Mae Sot) came two other cyclists, They AZ bus znad Jeziora Inle read, but umordoleni, especially the one I was driving at night, floats on the upper outside (as you can see in my picture gdiześ), Therefore, do not do it. And so you will have enough.
    Thai visa had with Polish or else give only 15 days at the border. the transition land. Good luck!

    1. Peter, but I already Hameryce bicycle was precisely Crotosami:) (vide podrozdział on the blog USA 2012) a conversation with the consul on the visa was really nice.. Thanks for the links, if you will use this part of the dream will have a chance to realize. Now I have additional training at Siemens in August very issue of Asia, still lack of time.

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