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Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Rayong September 4th 2022

Ban Phe When we told our hosts on Koh Samed that we were staying in Ban Phe for a few days they thought it rather strange as most foreign visitors head out to the resorts some miles out of town. We had no doubts that a more Thai experience awaited us with our choice, the Huan Soontaree Resort, and we were definitely proved right even though we were the only gusts there for the duration of our stay. At least we had the pool to ourselves no matter what the heavens threw at us! It’s the wet season and it made its presence very well known during our stay. It was a wet and bumpy ride on the boat to the mainland, and a soggy but short journey on the resort’s transport – a motorbike with ... read more
Nok Air ATR-72
The Dolphin
Finding Nemo!

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Rayong April 17th 2016

Und wieder stand ich früh morgens in einer mir bislang fremden Stadt. Rayong war es diesmal und es war mittlerweile der 27. Februar. Schon um halb fünf war ich angekommen und wieder hatte kein Geschäft geöffnet. Das war aber halb so wild. Ich hatte nämlich noch Schlaf nachzuholen, da habe ich mir einfach meinen Rucksack vor die Brust geschnallt und mich auf eine Bank mit Lehne gesetzt, nach fünf Minuten war ich auch schon eingedöst. Um kurz vor sieben haben mich die immer mehr werdenden Menschen hochfahren lassen, also habe ich mir den Sand aus den Augen gewischt und habe mich in Bewegung gesetzt, um etwas zu mir zu nehmen und bestenfalls sogar etwas Internet kriege, damit Leon kontaktieren kann und genau weiß wo wir uns treffen wollen. Ich habe auch einen McDonalds gefunden, der beides ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Rayong July 16th 2015

We checked in at Classic Kameo, part of the Kantary group that Jamie uses when she travels in Thailand. They are nice hotels and very friendly. Jamie was able to arrange for a driver for our last day, taking us all over the area all day, from 7am until around 8pm. They joked about our planned full day; with Jamie, I am used to and always up for the ride as she hasn't steered me wrong yet (except when she missed taking my photo coming down the Super Slide! :) ) Anyway, for that night we decided to take it easy; i talked her out of the hike that afternoon as it would just be hot and it may get dark. So, instead we planned to go watch a movie; it was very difficult to figure ... read more
Khao Chamao National Park
Khao Chamao National Park
Khao Chamao National Park

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Rayong December 17th 2012

I have just came back from literally the best trip ever.. we never got to go anywhere like this back when I was at school, that’s for sure!! We were going on an English camp for 3 days – English camps are meant to be fun ways of getting the students to speak English; there are usually 6 or 7 teachers who form rotations, they set up a game or activity and the students get into groups and go around all of the different stations. However our English camp was slightly different and a whole lot more fun… We left after school on the Monday night, at 6pm we all boarded VIP double decker coaches, equipped with big televisions and karaoke (they love any excuse for karaoke over here). The journey was a long one, especially ... read more
at the waterfall

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Rayong October 20th 2011

petite journee sur rayong. bon petit barbecue a la thailandaise et rencontre avec bebe elephant ! il ne manquer plus que le soleil !... read more
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Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Rayong August 1st 2011

Including Joy's visit and at the beach.... read more
In front of Fuji restaurant
In Fuji, Pattaya
Sushi at Fuji restaurant

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Rayong July 19th 2011

On the way down to Ban Chang from Roi Et we stopped at Phimai and Wang Nam Keow. There are some pictures of the house we found and are now renting here - with a little playground nearby.... read more
In the pickup
With Ja's uncle and his son
Wang Nam Keow

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Rayong March 9th 2011

We woke up early, packed up our things and checked out. We walked with our bags to the pier and bought our boat tickets. We grabbed some crouissants and drinks from 7 11 and then got on the boat back to the main land. To get on the boat you have to climb over the side. I always feel like I am going to fall in the water because I have my backpack on my back. One day I'm going to fall backwards. Top told us that when we got off the boat we'd catch a blue/indigo bus on the same side of the street to Rayong... so we sat there with the taxi motorcycles waiting for a bus to go by. They eventually asked us where we were going and we told them. They told ... read more
Lady Assumption
Lady Assumption
Leng and Top

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Rayong March 12th 2010

Hello again! Week 5 and just finished working on Turtle Island. It was hard work and not so much fun cleaning turtle poo and chopping fish guts! Working in the turtle nursery was good though, cleaning their shells and giving them medicine. We also combed the beach for plastic and glass rubish and swept leaves, which i thought was a bit odd on a deserted island?!! Been living in a shared house with the other volunteers, but there is no aircon. The heat is getting to me a bit now and ive been attacked by sand flys this week, i look like i have a leg of measles. We had to get an 8am boat to the island each morning, my stomach dropped as we walked towards what i can only describe as the most sinkable ... read more
did i sign up for this?

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Rayong December 15th 2009

Another Journey... Journal 2009 Thailand/Laos/Vietnam 15 December 2009 (Trip Dates: 12/16/09-1/7/09) As I embark on another journey, this time to Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam, I am reminded of how many times I have journeyed somewhere, even within, to achieve or accomplish something. Sometimes the journey has been for the discovery of enlightenment, other times for adventure, sun, or to help others (e.g. the Dancing Bears of India or the Elephants of India and Thailand). Well, this journey really has no felt purpose. Sure there will be sun, which will be much appreciated at this time of year, and most certainly it will be an adventure, yet I have no expectations. My husband plans on checking out a few language schools, in case he decides he may want to teach overseas someday. For me, I am along ... read more
A Journey in Thailand
Hoping our bags got on the plane... a near miss.
The Queen's Garden River View Hotel in Bangkok

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