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Asia » Thailand » Southern Thailand June 29th 2014

Landed in bangkok and jumped straight onto a 5 hour bus to kho chang. It was a really long bus ride but there was only 4 of us in the mini van so we could spread out. We arrived on the island quite late and tree to book into another tree house but unfortunately it is no longer open. We stayed at the lonely beach in our own little beach hut, it was a bit of a backpacker trap and we spent a couple of nights drinking vodka buckets and cheap beer. There was a lot to see on the island but we strated at the floating market, passing lots of monkeys and elephants. Nick eventually found the same restaurant that he and Allen went to (where you dangle your legs in the water). Then we ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Southern Thailand May 4th 2014

Today all we pretty much did was travel. We had to wake up early in the morning to get breakfast. Then we had to catch a taxi to a pier were we would catch a big fairy from. We caught the fairy to Don Sak. Next we got on a bus to Surat Thani. From Surat Thani we caught a taxi to Surat Thani airport. We then caught a plane to Bangkok. When we arrived at Bangkok we had to get another taxi to our hotel Ibis. Tomorrow we will be heading off to Siem Reap, Cambodia. That is a lot of travelling and it makes you very tired! This is a very boring blog post and a very short one too so I’m sorry for that but it is the best I can do. Photos ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Southern Thailand May 3rd 2014

Friday- Yesterday we went on a fishing tour. We woke up early in the morning to catch a mini bus to the big budda pier. Next we hopped on the boat and headed out to sea. We started to fish and our guide caught the first fish. Then a lot of other people started to catch fish and one person even caught a 5 kilo fish!! Then we moved to a new fishing spot and I caught my first small fish. Lots of other people also caught a few fish. We then moved to another fishing spot and I caught another beautiful big fish. We also had lunch there. Our lunch was the 5 kilo fish a man caught. I did not try the fish though because I hate fish. We went to another spot to ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Southern Thailand May 2nd 2014

Yesterday was quite a relaxing day in fact we have had a lot of relaxing days on our holiday so far. We were going to hire a jet ski but we decided instead we would go on a fishing tour today. I will tell you about the fishing tour in another blog. Ok, so ill start with we had a really yummy buffet breakfast. Then we had about a 2 hour play in our hotels pool which is a VERY hot pool. Then we walked down to the beach and had a swim which was beautiful. For lunch we went to a minimart and just got some snacks and that was our lunch. Next we went back to the beach and sorta relaxed until it became dinner time. We decided to have a bit of an ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Southern Thailand May 1st 2014

Hello to all my followers, I am very sorry about the complications with my blogs. This is what I have been doing over the past few days… Saturday 26th- Snorkelling tour On Saturday we went on a snorkelling tour on a long boat. We stopped at, Maya beach it was beautiful. On Maya beach a famous movie called “The Beach” was filmed there. Then we went around Koh Phi Phi Ley and stopped at a few places to snorkel. We saw Parrotfish, Sea cucumbers, Sea Urchins, Colourful fish and lots more. The only problem was there were lots of sea lice. That early evening we went for a jungle walk to the village we saw a snake, a man wacked the snake. It was a bit scary. Sunday 27th- Traveling On Sunday we caught a big ... read more

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Asia » Thailand » Southern Thailand March 18th 2014

Disappointed in the previous night, the boys woke up at 7:30AM to go explore the early morning of Bangkok. I think we were the first people NOT to wake up hungover in "The Hangover Suite". Irony at its finest. After chowing down, we hit the early streets of Bangkok and man, the place is so different from Bali, cars everywhere, shops bustling, and the smell of city was abundant. Since we only had about 5 hours before our flight to Ko Samui, we decided to maximize our time by taking the quickest mode of transportation. We took a boat. Not just any boat. (see picture) This boat was the Forrest Gump REJECT boat. Poorly constructed motor, loud and obnoxious, this looks like the gutted muscle car that everyone hates in the neighborhood. Paying only 33 dollars ... read more
My Forrest Gump REJECT Boat
River Homes 1
River Homes 2

Asia » Thailand » Southern Thailand » Hat Yai March 2nd 2014

The Festival of Lanterns in Hat Yai Park turned out to be lovely, we were the only 'Farang' (foreigners) to be there so attracted a lot of interest from the locals. It was almost like we were back in Ambon in 2011 when we really were the only two foreigners in town. Well from here it's time to say 'goodbye' to Thailand. Our visa runs out on the 5th March so we're heading off to the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia. We're not expecting to find internet there so this blog may be quiet for a week or so.... read more
Statue lit up by the setting sun
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Darkness falls and the lanterns are turned on

Asia » Thailand » Southern Thailand » Hat Yai March 1st 2014

After a long spell in a beach location it was time for a change. Hat Yai is an inland city that’s a transport hub, you can basically get buses, trains and planes from here to anywhere in Thailand or Malaysia being so close to the border.It was a natural choice for travellers leaving the peace of the islands behind who wanted to move on. We decided to spend some time here experiencing the real Thai way of life. It certainly is an eye opener, we checked into a central guesthouse with all amenities like air con and hot water showers all for less than £12 a night. We even had a window which is quite a luxury in budget hotels in these parts On our first night out I began to worry that I might slowly ... read more
Typical Street Scene
Piccolo Italian Restaurant, Hat Yai
Irish Bar ,Hat Yai

Asia » Thailand » Southern Thailand » Nakhon Si Thammarat February 13th 2014

MORE PROOF OF TRAVEL (Pics) at the bottom Dear followers, dear friends, dearest, beloved family. This letter goes to those who encourage, promote and finally sustain my epic voyage, however encountered my leave with grief and mourning, who feared for my life when I had to find my way through the dark shadows of the ogress Bangkok. It goes to those whose hearts were fulfilled with relief when I overcame my adventure with the black road with both – sane mind and sane body. But it also goes to those, who are my worst enemies – the nine lords of the false things: (1) Lord of the envy – may your false protestations and your identities be revealed before I reach my destination, for you are not one but many. (2) Lord of responsibility – already ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » Southern Thailand » Sungai Kolok February 11th 2014

With an extra member added to Craig's Harem (Ellie), we headed for the ferry to take us off Koh Samui, back to the mainland and onto Koh Lipe. After buying bus tickets to what we thought would be at least a coach we were not loving the fact we were crammed into a mini van like sardines with many other people plus bags all piled around us and zero aircon. No air con would be fine but Adolf (as we nicknamed the mini van driver) refused to let us open any windows so it turned into a very hot sardine can. This plus the rally driving was a slightly hair-raising experience, after narrowing missing a crash he stopped and we piled out for a little breath of freshair. A young Euorpean guy headed straight for some ... read more
You had to clamber from the floating dock onto one of these long boats
Our bungalow in the forest




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