I’m on the island of Koh Chang in southern thailand, close to the Cambodian border.
It is one of the hilliest islands I’ve been to and one where I’m noticing many a juddery clutch on the vehicles. It has its charm, this island which has a national park laying at its heart. The winding roads take steep turns and the valleys during monsoon can be covered in water.
I’ve already seen a snake foraging from my bedroom window and today watched the monkeys feed in the trees. I watched sea eagles circle the fishing boats and encountered more than my fair share of lizards.
Is the island for me – no, I don’t think so.
Walking most places is a nightmare due to the undulating terrain and the main road (the only road) is without pavement making walking one of the most dangerous past times with the amount of vehicles it possesses.
So the only option is to jump on the taxi, which by UK standards is not expensive, ride a motor bike (which is way to scary at the moment. Or get a car!.
Riding in vehicles which do not sound well maintained makes the nerves a jangle and requires a little courage, or an ability to not think about the accidents which could or probably do happen. A person has to get from A to B somehow.
Halfords states: Depending on your annual mileage or manufacturer recommendation, services should be carried out as follows:
Low to average mileage
In the next post I’ll write about why a car needs a service..