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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Border Visa Run – The Long Way Round

For an expat in Thailand, most have only one of two options: report to immigration every 90 days, or do a border crossing (get stamped out of Thailand, enter into the neighbouring country, then get stamped back into Thailand). Given that I prefer to have any excuse to take my bike out for a trip, I pretty much always choose

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5 Days / 7 Provinces Loop

A motorcycle trip spanning over 5 days, taking in sections of 7 different provinces (although some outskirt provinces). These include: Chiang Mai, Nan, Loei, Uttaradit, Phetchabun, Phitsanulok, Prae. A friend suggested a long motorcycle trip (initially for around 8 days approx), visiting areas that neither of us had ever been to before. With a fab route map devised by an

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Border Ride. N.West to N.East – Northern Thailand.

An approx 950km Northern Thailand solo border ride (loop) from N.West to N.East over 2 days. Taking in many famous “must-see’s”, including Doi Mae Salong, Doi Tung, The Golden Triangle, Phu Chi Fa, The Big Dipper and Phayao. *A video of highlights from the trip is at the bottom of the page.* Visa extension stamp time was looming and an

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