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I am married to my loving husband for more than 38 years now. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children, until 11 years ago when I lost my youngest son. Since then my life is forever altered but yet unbroken....

My Travel Journal

"There isn't much I haven't shared with you along the road and through it all there'd always be tomorrow's episode" - Elton John

I started traveling around the world since early 80s when I had the opportunity to combine business trips with vacations. Then later when my rezeki is in abundance, there were numerous other trips along the way for vacations, most of the time with hubby and the kids when the timing is right. I have also started to compile the journal and photo-pages covering almost more than 25 years of world wide travel. Some destinations I visited just once, others many times. Many of those places are the obvious famous places people would like to visit but some, the casual traveler doesn't even think to try. I have placed links to my travel at the side bar of my personal page, My Life Reflections, and will be updating them from time to time.

My wish is to continue my travel and complete circumnavigate the globe, insyaAllah…

Monday, 19 December 2016

Q5 4NR Day 18 : Mae Hong Son - Mae Sariang - Mae Sot

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow…” - Helen Keller

(Take five on top of the mountain)

Day 18: Wednesday, 14 Dec 2016
Route: Mae Hong Son – Mae Sariang - Mae Sot
Distance: 396 km
Hotel: Suan Darb Porn Resort

We visited the Chamber of Commerce before we started riding out of Mae Hong Son through the winding road on Route 108 along the Namtok Mae Surin National Park. The weather was cool and sunny and the ride was smooth. On the way we stopped at a small town of Khun Yuam for refuelling and a short rest.

We arrived in Mae Sariang just in time for lunch at a Muslim Restaurant near the Masjid Jameatulislam. We rode on towards Mae Sot passing many more National Parks. The Route 105 is in excellent condition except for a 5 km stretch of unpaved road still under massive repair works, dusty and dangerously slippery.

We passed many road blocks as the Route 105 runs along the Myanmar border all the way from Mae Sariang to Mae Sot. We arrived at Mae Sot around 5:30 pm and checked in Suan Darb Porn Resort for Baht700/night.

We had dinner at a Muslim Restaurant in town. Tonight while drinking hot coffee, the gang sat together to have a post-mortem review on the trip so far and candidly discussed on future trips. Tomorrow Pok Deng and family will split ways at Tak to travel westwards towards Phetchabun.

(Early morning group photo)
(A visit to the Chamber of Commerce)
(Riding early in the morning)
(A safe distance in the thick mist)
(Passing a crowded town)
(Coffee and toilet break)
(Another rest area on the mountain top)
(Having lunch next to the Mae Sariang Mosque)
(Passing through many military road blocks)
(Five kilometers of unpaved dusty road)
(A short break from the dusty road)
(Riding carefully on a slippery wet road)
(Hill tribe villages along route 105)

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