This is the kind of scene my mother would be horrified to see – a child standing in the back of a pick-up. But people riding in the back of trucks here is incredibly common – I’m not saying it’s safe, just common.
‘Baan Cafe’, just on the edge of Bang Ma Pha has eye-popping coffee and friendly owners. I usually stop here for a coffee when I’m travelling but some reason didn’t on this trip. They have nice bathrooms too (though they are squat toilets) – always important to know where these places are on a journey.
This bit of road always confuses me. I always think I’ve taken the wrong path because neither are very good right now. I had just come up on the right hand side and on the left is where you go down. I’m sure it’ll be a good road in a few months from now.
Anyhow, I hope you found some of these photos interesting. The roads up in my area are generally pretty good and they always seem to be improving them.