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Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok January 24th 2015

Well, we're a few days in now and our cribbage series is 9-5 (for me, obviously). Since the Vietnam embassy is backed up with Visa requests, we're hanging in Bangkok for a few days longer than expected. This is totally cool though, as we're become public transport experts. Both of us are big fans of the Chao Phraya Express Boats, and their exceptionally nimble staff (dare i say more nimble than myself?) who jump from boat to pier at each stop. At 15 Baht, it's a steal. Speaking of deals, our bartering skills are improving, and we've found that the best prices can be had when you act as though you really don't want the item. Or you actually don't want the item at all. Or if you're a bit tipsy. Case and point: the bracelet ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok January 23rd 2015

Ma reggel útrakeltünk a finn ördögfiókákkal, Joe kivitt a komphoz, szárazföldre át, tök kényelmes túristabusszal fel Babylonba. Ök mennek délre szörfözni, én pedig a központi pályaudvarnál kiszállva éppen a 22.00-s éjszakai vonatra várok. Péntek este van, minden alvós hely elkelt, másodosztály, ülöhely, 13 órás vonatút, uccu. Az elmúlt két hét a lelazulás tengermély tudatállapotaiban történt idötöltéssel telt. Kisimulva, a városokra is - legalább is egy darabig- készen várom a viszontlátást Rosemaryval és a craniós brigáddal holnap délután. Hétföre valami szeánszot is összehívtak, Hol tartunk a craniosacralis biodinamikában címmel. Nos, ezt kissé nehéz lenne megfogalmazni:) de valahol a legelsö lépések és a beláthatatlan vége között valahol, vagy mégsem.... read more
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Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok January 22nd 2015

Well, 48 hours of flying and sleeping in airports and we're finally here. The last 2 days have been pretty uneventful, we're on pace to play around 500 games of cribbage over the course of this trip and Andrew's up in the series but I'm still in striking distance so I'm not too worried about it. We had probably the best fast food burger experience of our lives during our 13 hour layover in Los Angeles. Thanks to our friend Matt's insistance that we go and discover the glory of In-N-Out we found that "animal fries" are how God intended food to be made. After the most ridiculous queue at Bangkok customs we made it to our hostel at 4AM. If you're wondering the state of cleanliness in the places we're staying in, Andrew walked face ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok January 22nd 2015

Så bar det äntligen av. Resan har alltid känts avlägsen, ända sedan jag bokade den i mitten av november. Jag har inte förberett mig mer än att jag skulle ner och prova på livet i varmare och folktätare städer i det exotiska Asien. Resan ner gick bra, bortsett från att planet blev 1t sent och och att jag inte kunde sova speciellt mycket. Satt bredvid en spännande kvinna som hette Ewa och kom från Polen, Gdansk. Hon hade rest till Asien många gånger tidigare och talade om EM technology (man skall tydligen googla det på internet), spiritualism och om krigstiden i Polen. Not really my cup of tea men det fick 10,5t att gå rätt fort. Fick ett av hennes armband som skall verka antioxiderande. I Bangkok åkte jag med en riktigt nice taxichaufför. Han var ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok January 22nd 2015

Nach circa fünf Stunden Flug und drei Stunden Zeitverschiebung von Dubai wurden wir gleich freundlich am Flughafen begrüßt. Zwar mussten wir circa zwei Stunden bei der Passkontrolle anstehen um unserem Visa Stempel zu bekommen, aber unser Fahrer der uns zum Hotel brachte, machte das wieder wett. Er hat uns sofort erklärt wo wir unbedingt hinmüssen aber auch auf was wir achten sollten, wie zum Beispiel die Taxipreise, Tuk-Tuk Gefahren, einheimische Lokale und vieles mehr. Nach circa 45 minütiger Fahrt kamen wir an der Khao San Road an, wo sich unser kleines Hotel mit nur sieben Zimmern befand. Auf der Khao San Road, die sich mitten im backpackerviertel bangkoks befindet, tummelt sich jung und alt. Über Restaurants bis zu Discos und Klamottenmärkten ist hier alles zu finden. Nach dem wir eingecheckt haben, mussten wir natürlich sofort was ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok January 21st 2015

So we arrived at Heathrow at 3.15pm and soon realised this was 6 hours before our flight, rather than the usual 2 hours. This meant a long wait on the arrival side of security before we could even check our bags in. I was 100% Sure one of our bags was going to disappear because they we're put in different carousels. All I could hope for was that it was Decs! The security checks went without mishaps and after eating some overpriced pizzas and chicken, supping some beers, seding the usual farewell texts to friends and relatives it was time to embark on our AirIndia Flight. The first thing we noticed was a very small minority of white people and an increasingly large number of turbans coming through the aircraft's door. But the flight had a ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok January 20th 2015

1st proper day in bangkok! After a good nights sleep woke up to music from a near by stall ( the hotel is very near to Khaosan rd) not all together unpleasant tho! Headed out with cameras firmly in hand for a full English breakfast to start the day - only been here 4 days and already missing the tea!! oh dear! Tuk Tuks everywhere so got one to the train station to buy our return sleeper train journey tickets from Chaing Mai back to Bangkok on Saturday. For 500 bahts ( 10 pounds ) got a second class - no air conditioning bed on an 11hr train journey!! fingers crossed!! Our lovely Tuk Tuk chauffeur was waiting to take us to the Grand Palace - home of the King and his family - who are ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok January 20th 2015

so, after such a lovely day Saturday think we needed a proper day of rest so after getting up at 14.00hrs!!! had a lazy day with Wan, her dad, daughter and niece all cooking up a storm in the kitchen. It was partly in our honor and it was Wans friends birthday, Lots of amazing dishes consisting of lovely fresh seafood all cooked on a bbq with spicy chilli sauces, washed down with a few rum and cokes!! stayed up chatting to Uncle Ted - then to bed!x... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok January 20th 2015

Bit of an earlier start today - got up at 9! to an empty house as Ted and Wan had taken Cream to school for a test all in Thai ( which was a pointless exercise as she has been living in NZ for the last 5yrs - and shes only 15!!) Michelle and i headed out around the local suburbs to find breakfast in the form of fried bananas - which were yummy! and another variant of Thai green tea ( which some examples are an acquired taste!!) got back pottered on the net for hotels in central Bangkok, Chaing Mai and how to get to both. Had to book a 1hr flight to Chaing Mai as no sleeper trains left! getting from Teds in Prawet to central Bangkok was much more straight forward - ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok January 19th 2015

Actuellement à l'aéroport de Bangkok, j'attends mon vol en direction de Sydney. Arrivée 07:35 mardi matin heure locale soit 21h35 lundi soir heure française. Vol QF24 pour ceux qui veulent me suivre sur internet !... read more




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