Veg breakfast with Ralf. Then he wanted to rent his second motorbike so I drove it from his place to my hotel. Thus left late. Local road for first 10km. Turn right out of Sri Champhon hotel and keep going straight and diagonally across the highway when meet it. Then highway until Lang Suan after 70km and then took 4134 to signed turn off to Lamae (25km).
Lang Suan is a reasonably sized town but didn’t seem anything special and actually became boring as I tried to get out of it. Turn right straight after going under the railway line and keep going.
Light showers until about 5km before Lamae and then opened up where there was no shelter. Why does it do that? Arrived at Lamae soaked to a sour faced cow at the resort and a youth that had obviously just woken up and didn’t appreciate it. Only thing he said to me was, ‘Money!’. I showed how I was soaking wet and tired and would give it to him after a shower. He replied, ‘money!’ and I closed the door. Some resorts and hotels have very pleasant staff while others have studied being surly and rude.
Lamae has a railway station, few shops and few places to eat and one resort in town and one just before. First impressions are not too positive which are correct. Got accommodation (no wifi again) food and beer so not so bad for a night. There are also statues of the famous Thai wallaby at the garage. That is about as exciting as it gets in Lamae.
However, even one horse towns like this have a restaurant where people gather at night to eat, drink and socialize.