Thursday, January 21, 2010
Thailand’s Northern Roads
I really love to drive around Thailand, the roads are well maintained and driving gives you the opportunity to see parts of the countryside that are outside of the normal tourist routes. Seeing the nation this way gives you a better understanding of the way the Thai people live. I mean, how many tourists would be able to recognize the way rice paddies look right before they are ready to harvest?
Wherever you drive in Thailand you will find plenty of rest stops with amazing views. This one took a bit of bravery, taking me off the main road on to a rarely used dirt track that was steep and rutted. But the view was worth the worry (and I had taken insurance out on the rental).