First I wanted to title this "The dangers of riding in Thailand" but then I realized that this kind of dangers are common all over South East Asia. So you are riding on a beautiful road in the mountains like you see on the photo above. It is great riding on your motorbike. A smooth road and beautiful views. The tarmac is smooth, there are lines along the road and even signs for sharp curves. But be careful taking it for granted .... it can suddenly change. Like on the photo below. Although I must say the road-workers are much quicker and better with putting up signs in case there is a problem with the road. But suddenly the road might end up like the second photo. And then you are still lucky because .... there is a road! Road conditions are 1 of the reasons not to drive/ride in the dark. But also in day-time you should be aware of the fact that road conditions can change suddenly (and not for the better) and sometimes totally without any warning. Well, a warning could be a branch of a tree on the street. If it is old and dry there is probably nothing going on ..... if it is fresh and green there could be a recent landslide or accident. Drive & ride safe!
One night in Bangkok and the world is your oyster
The journey of Traveling 2 Thailand did begin with One Night in Bangkok in 1985 and since 2009 it became a personal non-commercial travel blog as inspiration for traveling & motorbike riding in Thailand. Made just for the sheer love of traveling and sharing experience about traveling in South-East Asia. To travel beyond the beaten track & highlights. Enjoy!