I was ask to cover the trip from Hua Hin to River Kwai and return while my other riding partner will cover the remaining.
The trip is 650 km to and return. Still feeling exhausted from yesterday 800 km ride
Nov 28 morning... all of us gather in front of U-Yen Hotel, checking our motor. The hoo-haa started. Yus decided not to follow as he wanted to enjoy the scenery and visiting places in Hua Hin. We have it in video you know. The rest, hoo-haa lets roll the tires
good-breakfast at the 7E. Nasi goreng, wantan udang, roti, you name it la. Whatever seems to be HALAL all goes in. Hafiz decided the spaghetti. Not for me. Too orang putih.
|Hafiz tak kalih dah|
At around 8.30am - Thailand time, we depart. From Hua Hin to Cha Am and ahead to Petchaburi following route 4 - 323 up to the Bridge. That is the plan.
[10.10am] Somewhere near Petchaburi two pick up take a u-turn. Kusssss semangat. Main belasah je. Mir almost hit one of the pick up. We have to stop. Stop for a while - almost an hour. Ambil nyawa balik. We thought only Malaysian drivers are reckless... seems that the Thais also catching up fast.
|5 iteks... apa la yang disembangkan tu|
|[11.30am] Nasec with the charging problem while Mir is preparing his ACE stickers at a road side|
As Hafiz gaining his strength of riding... we gears up and continue. Aaaahhhh again stop. Stop for a photo. Not one BUT each and everyone had them
|[12.15pm] The super duper fresh Hafiz|
Unfortunately, at the war cemetery, we stop again as we could not locate any signboard to River Kwai. Ask around and we were told "Sir you go straight no turn turn OK". Whom do you think we ask for a direction?
|[01.30pm] Mel came to inform us - note awek in pink behind|
About 10 mins from there we arrive to the place where we are heading too. So emotional. Another problem... where is the bridge??? We took 10 mins to find the bridge and a good parking. Ample parking for 7 of us in a row. We note only one bikes from Malaysia. The Versys in yellow. Hope to notice the rider for a photo... seems he is nowhere to find in the flock of human beings
[01.50pm] We reached where we wanted to go. Nasec made a video on our trip here
|From left - Irwan, Nasec, Hafiz, CO and Pijan in the middle of the bridge|
|Same location from left Irwan, Hafiz, Nasec, CO and Pijan|
|Abglong on the left and Mel on the right|
|We sing "Burung Kakak Tua" with him on the bridge. Unfortunately no one taking our photo huhuhu|
|[02.45pm] makan time|
Again, google-map come in handy. It guided us to Samut Sakhon - Samut Songkhram and then to Petchaburi. By the time we reach hotel it is already passed 10pm. After keeping our helmets, jackets and other protective gears, we headed down and found that Yus and Nan are not at the hotel.
We went to Hua Hin bike week by asking for direction around there.... someone else will continue
|Abglong dan Mel tak der foto|
* More river kwai story to be published as and when I received more photos