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Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Ayutthaya August 26th 2009

Yet another very memorable moment! So we decided to go to a nearby market and check out the food options and it started to rain. We figured, no big deal! Then maybe, within like 20 seconds, it started raining harder than either of us had ever seen. Even though we were still sooo close to our guest house, it was raining too hard and the streets were flooding instantly so we ran into the closest we saw....unfortunately, it was an open air bar below ground level. So we sat down at the first open table we saw, which we soon had to move back from due to the "intruding" rain. We ordered our food and were served beer. As we drank and waited, the rain continued to pour and the flooding on the streets made it's ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Lopburi August 24th 2009

Lopburi didn't have much going on. It was pretty mellow with few food options and a few good sites, but we had one of the most memorable experiences with Lopburi's local mafia of gangsta ass monkeys!... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Pha-Ngan August 23rd 2009

We felt bad, but we had to tell the guest house we were moving a night early cause of the noise. We scored a nice guest house down the way with AC, but the power went out most of the night and we had bed bugs...yes! We were debating whether or not we should spend the money to go to Koh Tao, but at this point we were kind of over the islands...tired of being haggled to buy shit and not getting a refreshing swim in.... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Pha-Ngan August 22nd 2009

On our way out of Koh Samui, Megan informs me that ear infection seems to be still around so I went to a pharmacy where the pharmicist spoke good English and was very informative. He gave us different medicine and Megan can't drink for another 5! We caught a truck to the pier, caught a fairy to Koh Pha-Ngan...we wanted to leave Hat Rin ASAP (cause it wasn't our style) and we hit up Hay Yao (after doing a good bit of haggling just to get a ride there). We scored a nice bungalow right on the beach and we were stoked! THE 3am they were playing loud ass club music for like 3 people. The party sounded like it was in our room and the music was the worst.... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui August 20th 2009

Today we decided to finally go check out some of these beaches we've been hearing about so it was a long ass day of travel. THIS IS ALL IN ONE DAY! We woke up early, checked out and caught a Tuk-Tuk to the airport, got on a shuttle to our plane, took the plane to Bangkok, took a shuttle to the gate, took a shuttle to the airplane, took the airplane to Surat Thani, took shuttle to the airport, took a bus to the fairy ports, took the fairy to Koh Samui (I start to feel a tender in the stomach), took a pick-up truck (I start breaking out in cold sweats and fighting the urge to vomit)...we get off and start walking around for a place to stay. So we find a place to stay ... read more

Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Chiang Mai August 17th 2009

After like a 14 hour train ride, we arrived to Chang Mai. The train was comfortable and I slept well, but Megan really couldn't cause her ear was hurting her and I guess it was too bright on the top bunk. However, it was cool to wake up riding through the jungles, mountains, and rice fields. We found a guest house upon arrival and after using the internet and screwing around it started raining really hard so I went swimming. At night we went to this big street festival they have every sunday night, which was pretty cool! Day two in Chang Mai, we did some walking around...checked out some temples and such. Their is a buttload of really good vegetarian eateries here so we have been enjoying our food for sure...apparently there is a sect ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Kanchanaburi August 15th 2009

So we woke up early to buy tickets for an overnight sleeper train to Chang Mai then we headed to the bus station to catch a bus to Erawan Falls which is a 7 tiered waterfall about 70 km north of where we were. So we sit on this bus that they say was going to leave soon (10-15mins) and sweated our asses off for about 30 mins or was pretty damn hot. We arrived right at the base of the waterfall and it was pretty sweet. We jumped in the pool at the base of one of the falls and the water was perfect. I was making jokes to Megan that there are piranhas and snakes, which she did not find funny at all. So after swimming for a little, I felt something bite ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Kanchanaburi August 14th 2009

Onward we go to Kanchanaburi on a 2 hour bus ride from Bangkok! We scored an A-frame bungalow right on the river for only like $20. The town itself it pretty chill and people seem to be nicer and not as shady. We saw the famous Bridge over River Kwae known from the WW2 era. There also is a place to pet tigers and have your picture taken, Tiger Temple, but there are many reports that, even thought it's a ""conservatory", they abuse and exploit the animals so we didn't want to support that... We also had some amazing food here. ... read more

Asia August 13th 2009

Ok, we hopped on a commuter boat to go down the river to the populer temples we wanted to see, por ejemplo, Wat Pho featuring "The Reclining Buddha" and The Grand Palace. Throughout the day we kept getting kind of dizzy and nauseas...I couldn't figure out if it was the thick heat and humidity or the amount of deet (mosquito repellent) I was putting on my skin or just the air. We both got back to our hotel and took a nap. We went out again to Khao San Road and had some food and some drinks...later we played twister with the staff at our guest house, jk!... read more

Asia August 12th 2009

Okay, so we made it to the land of THAI! The flight was way more roomier and the staff was way nicer. Due to our "vegetarian" status, we get fed first and the food is way better...score! Anyways, we didn't have to worry about lost luggage on the new flight cause we didn't check any fool. So we scored a taxi from the airport to our hotel (guest house), which allowed us to become familiar with the crafty driving of the Thai's...basically, your best off not even looking up or you'll have an anxiety attack. Take the maniacal driving of Tijuana and add the people and urgency of NYC. Also, we were stuck in traffic for at least an hour to go probably like 1 mile. We get out of the taxi to get a nice ... read more

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