A Decade of Songkran (Thai New Year) – Chiang Mai

I have attended Songkran consecutively in Chiang Mai each year since 2007. Here is a selection of video clips and photos I have taken over this ten year Songkran period. NOTE: The old footage is not great quality. From 2015 onwards the quality is HD.  Traditionally, Songkran (Thai New Year) is a gentle water festival. It is a time to

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Pai Loop: (Samoeng > Wat Chan > Pai > R1095 >Chiang Mai)

A fun ride with (party people) friends, with the focus being not just the ride, but the nightlife of Pai. So this trip report is a bit of a social and fun one, with an update on how the town of Pai is in more recent times..  FULL LOOP (google map link) Pai now officially has a proper road loop!

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Huamereng, Border Regions, Doi Wawi & More…

Finally, following a bout of ill health and a few other commitments, I was able to get a ‘proper’ motorcycle trip in. December period was pretty much ride free and January saw me take on just a couple of day rides. So, was great to get back on the bike and get out again. This ride is in two stages.

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Muang Sing or Bust. (Crossing the Thai border and riding into Laos)

I had a last minute offer from my friend David to join in on a ride to Laos. He planned on heading to Muang Sing, for a festival that was being held there (the Boun That Xieng Teung festival). Given that I had been wanting the experience of taking my motorbike across into Laos and riding there for some time, plus

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Four Day Mae Hong Son Tour (with TBB Tours, Chiang Mai)

I was invited to join an official tour group that TBB Tours were hosting. It was too good an opportunity to decline (despite some initial reservations of riding with people that I did not know, on a bike I was unfamiliar with). The tour would be a four day Mae Hong Son Loop tour, a route that I know well. However,

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Over 200 riders dressed dapper to join in on Chiang Mai’s third official Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, a worldwide charity event that takes place each year, in support of prostate cancer and men’s mental health The Distinguished Gentleman’s ride is the brainchild of Australian motorcyclist Mark Hawwa, who was inspired by a photo of Mad Men’s Don Draper astride a classic bike and

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