Looking Ahead

Stats from Thailand Week 2
3.26.2007 – 04.01.2007
3 days cycling, 4 days resting
185.38 kilometers
61.79 km / cycling day
10 hours, 33 minutes, 51 seconds in the saddle
3:31:17 / cycling day
US$31.81 / day

Sarah and I have spent the last two weeks in Thailand trying to decide where to go next on our trip. This is the first time where we have no concrete future plans. No onward plane tickets. No hard dates to meet. It feels a little strange not knowing what is going to come next and we are struggling to figure out what to do. We have discussed whether or not we should try to find the best places on the planet to tour on a bicycle or should we really try to get remote and adventurous? Maybe Southern China, northern India, France, Argentina? Should we stick to our original plan of one year or travel for longer? We have talked about teaching English in Taiwan or volunteering in India too. It feels like everything is up in the air.

We spent today resting in Chumpon, which isn’t that great of a place but it does have a large, interesting night market where they sell everything from fruit to fish to dishes.

We are staying in a guesthouse in Chumpon called the Farang Bar. Farang is the Thai word for foreigner and the owner even has a fat little Pug named Farang. Not sure what that says about his opinion of us!

6 Responses to “Looking Ahead”

  1. Dad Says:

    Fat little Pug Farang has the face only a mother could love.
    Very cute.

  2. erin Says:

    If I were doing this, I would travel for as long as it is possible. Maybe a year, maybe a year and a half, maybe forever.

    Just my two cents. If you have the means and nothing tying you down, then why ever not?

    Go to Peru! I want to see pictures of the Incan ruins. Thx.

    (srsly, my vote is for South America)

    (maybe you should have a poll!)

  3. veron Says:

    saw your website n had been reading your journal since you 2 pop into Singapore.

    just 2 suggestion

    1) ride all the way downwards from tip of Thailand into Malaysia n ride downwards of the whole of Malaysia n back into Singapore

    2) Thai Airway do fly into Nepal often. Fly into Nepal n ride upwards into Tibet n take the world newest n highest railway into China

    Happy riding!

  4. John Erck Says:

    machu picchu!

  5. Emily K Says:

    South America! I will meet you in Chile!

  6. Johanna Says:

    If you guys wanted to go to India, Terry has some computer friends who might be able to hook you up with a job…here’s their on-line website you should check out http://www.babyfish.org
    We also have a friend who’s been teaching english around Asia for about 8 years…let us know if you’d like her email!
    Good luck with your travels,


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