The traffic along the main highways between SuratThani and Bangkok can be heavy and it's best to ride the 'B' roads as much as possible. As you can see in the photo above, the road is in great condition and the traffic's not too bad at this point.

'Lemon Green' is the Thai equivalent of '7-11', and Mr Pumpy admits he sometimes ducks into these modern air conditioned 24 hour road houses for a cool break around the middle of the afternoon. You can use your credit cards here if you're running short on cash.