I had wasted nearly an hour travelling the wrong direction down an Isan highway. My destination was the various Khmer ruins hidden somewhere to the south. As I was already skirting the Cambodian border, my initial misdirection gave me pause to check the vague maps I had with me.
So, cooling off with a green Fanta for the first time and by chance sitting at a table outside the petrol station that was the same question, I relaxed for a few.
I gathered from the maps that I was right at the intersection I needed to go south from. So, back on my bike and I was off toward the border in search of the Angkorian Lost Cities of Prasat Hin Phanom Rung and Prasat Hin Muang Tam.