Our Mexico, Central America and Columbia Lonely Planet guidebooks have just arrived in the post – and with a clear blue sky above us for the first time in weeks here in the south of Germany, mirroring the images inside – it’s an understatement to say that we’re slightly excited about the next chapter in our journey. The Americas!!
When we arrived in Thailand in May 2012 we had very little experience of riding motorbikes, but when we got to Chiang Mai, one of Thailand’s largest cities, we quickly realised that the only way to get around the city and surrounding areas quickly and cheaply, would mean renting a bike of our own, joining the masses and learning to ride it properly or forever be at the mercy of Tuk-Tuk and Song Taos.
For such a wonderful and easy country to travel in, getting visas in Thailand (especially for those wishing to stay for more than a few weeks) is a bit of a nightmare which recently caught us out, meaning that we lost our last two month Thai visa, had to abandon our travel plans and are having to leave the country in a bit of a rush! So where did it all go wrong?