Crossing the Gulf March 7th 2010 Well, as we feared, the bus was late, about an hour, and this meant missing the Ferry, luckily though Ko Samui, being so busy has pretty good transports links. We left Phang Nga on a local bus only to be dumped in Surat Thani, which turned out to be about 20K away from where the ferry leaves from, why they don’t build their towns/cities nearer the sea intrigues us, it seems such a waste, almost ... read more
Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
Fed up with working all the hours only for the taxman to take most of it away so we have decided to do what we have always dreamed about and take off round the world. We are currently planning our trip and have been inspired by all the great bloggs on here, thanks.
We are looking to leave in Sept 2009 and travel first to the USA. I have visited many times but mainly for work, now is the time to see it for real.
Then onto New Zealand to meet family, some for the first time, and see that beautiful country. Next Australia to catch up with some 'old' friends - Diane and Richard ... full info