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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Pha-Ngan May 18th 2019

Na Khao Sok namen we de taxibus, boot en een open taxibus naar Koh Pha-Ngan. Op de boot had ik met een aantal reisgenoten lange gesprekken over feestdagen in verschillende landen, politiek en meer. Erg leuk hoe je hier in korte tijd zulke gesprekken met mensen te hebben! Na een hobbelige rit met de open taxi kwamen we dan eindelijk bij Bottle Beach aan. Dit strand heet zo, omdat de baai vanuit de lucht op een fles lijkt. Hier verbleven wij in beach bungalows, wat betekende dat wij met 1 stap uit de deur gelijk op het strand waren. Helaas was de lucht voornamelijk grijs met soms een bui, dus lekker zonnen zat er niet in. Op Bottle Beach hebben we volleybal gespeeld, een vuurshow bekeken en natuurlijk lekker gegeten en gedronken. De kok kwam uit ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Pha-Ngan June 10th 2018

We timed our visit to Koh Phangan to make the famous Haad Rin beach full moon party. We stayed at Blue Lotus bungalows along a remote beach, 10 minutes north of Haad Rin. The party was ram packed with around 20 thousand people, amongst were many sipping on their lethal buckets of mixed spirits. We were tactical and brought our own booze; it’s the best way to keep it cheap and avoid dodgy shots. I still managed to throw up in the sea though. Keeping it classy. Everyone is bound to have fun at this rave. However my advice would be to go to the half moon or jungle party instead. The full moon party is very overcrowded with speakers solely blasting out EDM, whereas the other parties have a better variety of music and much ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Pha-Ngan March 1st 2018

Sunday 24 February, 2018 Woke about 8.30 am. This morning we were due to change rooms, at the hotel's request. We got our coffees and started putting things in bags to move four villas down to number 3. At about 11 am Nadege came to the room and said the other villa would be ready in 10 minutes. Shortly after we noticed a small green snake climbing along the roof and heading down the rope into the hammock. We don't have a problem with snakes, at home we know which is which. Here they are unknown to us. So I popped to see Nadege who came back to the villa and said it was a coconut snake and harmless. So, we moved the stuff with a bit of toing and froing, to a better villa as ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Pha-Ngan February 25th 2018

Wednesday 21 February 2018 Our last full day in Aonang. Weather hot and sunny. An easy day today. We left the room at 10.45 am and headed up the coast. We watched the world go by at the port area for a while. We have been very patiently waiting and watching for someone to fall in the water as they get in or out of a boat, but sadly it hasn't happened. So, after being disappointed again, we walked along the beach and headed to one of the posh bars for a drink. A small Chang and a pineapple juice. Then back along the front to Anchor Blue for a drink and some lunch. Thai food today. All very nice. Then returned to the room for 2.15 pm. Pat packed and I gave moral support. After ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Pha-Ngan August 18th 2017

I can't believe it's Friday and we will leave here tomorrow. We laid on the beach under the coconut trees and as I gazed up at the coconuts Georgie said "more people are killed by falling coconuts than by sharks" - we move slightly forward. The boys went snorkeling and in the afternoon we drove into town but we couldnt find anything we wanted to buy and it was hot so we came back for a swim We had diner on the beach and watched the sun go down.... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Pha-Ngan August 17th 2017

To day we were up at 6.15 as the boys were going scuba diving. The wind had dropped and there were no white horses so that was a relief. I sat on my porch writing this blog and waiting for Mollie to wake up. It's not so easy writing a blog on an iPhone especially putting on the photos - they are so small. Mollie and I had a restfully day - she did some homework then we just messed around with makeup, doing Mollies hair and singing mainly We were sitting by the beach when dark clouds came rolling over and the thunder rumbled and I wondered where the boys were. The storm broke - wind, rain, thunder and the sea was rough again . We sat on the porch watching and it was fabulous. ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Pha-Ngan August 16th 2017

It rained again in the night and today it's over cast and very windy. We drove to the little town and found a cafe to have breakfast (banana pankcakes seems to be the favorite). We looked in the few shops then went back to sit by the pool. The sea is very rough so I'm trying not to think about the boys going scubber diving tomorrow. We walked round the bay and had lunch in one of the beach bars and the kids went in the sea. The wind got up even more as the day came to an end and one the the sun shades blew into the pool. No one was hurt thankfully We had dinner by the beach even though it was windy and had an early night.... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Pha-Ngan August 15th 2017

After a good nights sleep in our lovely chalets the kids and I had banana pancakes for breakfast then we climbed in our car or should I say truck and went to explore the island. Kho Pha-Nang has far more jungle, is quieter, prettier, in fact it's paradise. It rained in the night (lucky again) and today it's a bit cloudy. We drove up the west coast to Koh Ma on the north west corner of the island. It's a tiny island joined to the mainland by a spit of sand. There was quite a lot of drift wood on the beach, washed up by the storm last night, which the locals had made into a long row of fires. I'll bet they look great tonight when they light them. We walked round the bay and ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Pha-Ngan August 14th 2017

We went for a swim and then found out that the ferry we had planned to catch to Kho Pha-nang was full so we had a bit of a rush to catch an earlier one from further down the coast - the 12.30 high speed Lamprayar catamaran. The sea was calm so it only took about twenty minutes to get there which was good for me not having very good sea legs. When we docked at Thongsala we waited for our luggage to be unloaded. My pink case was high on top of a huge pile of precariously balanced cases and I think I was lucky it didn't fall into the sea on the way over. We squeezed into an already full songthaew thats roof was also was piled high with luggage. One young man couldn't ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Pha-Ngan June 5th 2017

I said that I'd do nothing and that was exactly what I did. The intestinal infection I picked up in Myanmar ensured I wasn't able to do much anyway. I was only meant to stay in Kuala Lumpur for a month but ended up staying about five weeks thanks to the stubbornness and persistence of whatever I picked up. The resulting dietary restrictions in a food paradise such as Malaysia however is just torture, especially when staying with relatives who never let you go hungry and are enthusiastic about bringing you everything that's worth eating in this country. And for this outstanding hospitality, I really do have to give massive thanks to my Aunty Josephine and my Uncle Wooi Ping for looking after me. A break from travelling, blogging and fending for myself after eighteen months ... read more
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