The plan was to prepare for visa applications in the countries ahead and do my chores, such as washing my clothes.
This is where I met Ron on a beautiful 30-year old BMW R80GS in good condition.
We went for food and beer in a nearby pub, and Ron very kindly paid as a way to help me with my journey and raising money for the hospice.
The following day, we had a stroll around the area. A welcome change from sitting on the motorcycle! Some of the trees around here are enormous.
Ron spotted a snake of about 1 metre length slither away in the long grass. Later that day, one of the campground staff noticed a 10-inch snake in a tree next to my tent. He killed it and buried it.
The night before we left, we explored a different bar. The bar was empty, but they presented two well-chilled bottles of beer :D We were sat next to the road watching the world go by as the sun set. Lots of motorcycles without lights in pitch black -- it's crazy! Frogs and crickets abundant.
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