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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Pha-Ngan December 25th 2012

Its Christmas Day! Hooray Hooray, I get up in rather a good mood. Well, it is Christmas! I never had any expectations as to how I would spend it once I knew I was abroad., I figured that I would probably just spend it with myself and that would be cool. But when I surface and make my way to the restaurant for breakfast – Talon the Canadian is there. He asks if I want to hang out, go check out a beach he's heard about somewhere else on the island? and in the absence of anything else to do – I think why not?! When we get there its perfect. The most beautiful little secluded private Christmas day beach ever. Like it was built just for two. Talon lives “to ride” which is snow board ... read more
Christmas day smile
Boxing day sunset
Christmas day chilling

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Pha-Ngan December 24th 2012

I awake to the sound of the woman in the room next to me trumpeting her nose like an elephant. Then gagging. Then spitting. And repeat. Shortly after this virtuoso solo performance she is joined in by the sound of a man wretching like he's been possessed by the Anti Christ. This my friends, would be the downside of a detox retreat. Never mind its time for breakfast anyway... The shaded restaurant has chilled out Buddhist chanting playing and overlooks the flat silver line of the sea. I do a double take at a very pretty girl sitting near me. She has wavy brown hair, huge eyes and a nose that wrinkles when she laughs. Jo is an actress/model and a writer and we get chatting. She invites me to the beach and I think well ... read more
Time for tranquility
The eponymous Chazzy
The lovely Jo

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Pha-Ngan December 23rd 2012

I've finally managed to sort the 3 month visa for Thailand and am ready to travel up from Penang in Malaysia to Koh Phangan the island off Thailand famous for the full moon party – which will be my stopping point for at least the next month and a half. My minivan driver takes a shine to me – so after an obligatory photo, no doubt so he can show me off as his falang girlfriend, I get to sit up front. A blessing as some poor sod behind me spends the next 8 hours rammed into the minivan with The Bastard (my backpack) wedged between his knees and the seat in front. We get to Surathani and gradually everyone on the bus is dropped off, except me of course as I need to be taken ... read more
The nightboat
Lovesick driver
Surathani

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Pha-Ngan December 17th 2012

We haven’t blogged for a couple of weeks, so this one’s a bit of a hodge-podge of places. Hue Our (major) final stop in Vietnam was in the historical city of Hue, which was the imperial seat of power from 1802 to 1945, until Ho Chi Minh’s forces took a stroll into town. Hue sits on the banks of the Perfume River (perfumed by what exactly??) and has quite a few sites to see. We spent a few hours looking around the old city (a.k.a the Citidel) and took a tour out to the tombs & pagoda. All were pretty interesting, but we’ve seen better in other places in Asia. Worth a visit though. We stayed at the fabulous Jade guesthouse – the staff here are probably the most customer-focussed we’ve ever experienced. Nothing is too ... read more
We had a connection
Mae Nam - Koh Samui
Bankai - Koh Phangan

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Pha-Ngan December 8th 2012

After experiencing the northern culture I headed to the one place where every backpacker in Thailand was going to - Koh Phangan, for the full moon party. This is one big beach party on a tiny little island in the gulf of Thailand. This event happens every month on the night of the full moon and attracts around 15 000 backpackers each time. I arrived on the island a few days before the full moon and watched the buildup. Each day thousands of people would load off the ferries and check into all the hostels, the place turned from a quiet little island to a 24 hour music blasting town in as little as 2 days. Being the monsoon season in Thailand right now it rained straight for the entire 5 days I was on the ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Pha-Ngan November 18th 2012

Hore som bol uz o 7/30. Hodinu som sa este prevaloval, potom hygiena a balenie. Z ubytka som odisiel 9/30.Po ceste ma obiehal recepcny na motorke,debil ne aby zastavil a zobral ma.,som mu este nechal tringel 5b. V 711 som si dal nanuk a hotdog,jasne,ze horcicu som si tam zabudol dat. Vsetky veci bez rozumu som nechal vonku pred obchodom na lavicke. Az pri kydani horcice do rozku ma napadlo, ze vsetky veci mam vonku a nik mi ich nestrazi. Nastastie nik mi nic neslohol. Prva pesia zastavka bola v cinskom chrame.Asi po 1km mi zastalo auto,opat same od seba a zobralo ma tam.Do chramu som siel kvoli keske,ktoru som nenasiel,bo gps ma navigovalo inam a mapa tiez inam.Neskor som sa dozvedel,ze som mal ist podla gps.V chrame zacalo prsat,tak som tu chvilu pobudol. Potom som ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Pha-Ngan November 17th 2012

Vecer som nemohol zaspat. Rano to zas vyzeralo bledo s pocasim. Dokonca aj prsalo. Okolo 10/00 sa ale pocasie ustalilo,bolo pod mrakom. Zaplaval som si a siel na view point Khao Ko. Cesta bola v pohode, najskor beton, potom zem. Vyhlad nic moc. Boli tam restiky v skromnych bungalovoch. Neoplati sa tam ist. Odtial som siel do dedinu na jedlo,sadol som do restiky pri mori. Dal som si ryzu s morskymi priserami a na zahasenie smadu,bo som nemal od rana vodu,mango shake. Ten bol uplne super.Po jedle a kratkom oddychu som spravil mini nakup v 711. Len vodu,coca colu a nanuk. Semtam vykuklo aj slnko. Zaplaval som si,zobral uterak a lahol si na plaz. Po 2 hodinach som siel do restiky, kde nikoho. Planoval som zhruba filipiny a vybavil par mailov a skypoval s mami. Vecer ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Pha-Ngan November 16th 2012

Na ranajky som mal keksi a pizza kolac. Na sacku bolo nakreslene,ze sa to ma dat do mikrovlnky,no nist zjedol som to aj bez ohriata.mam este jednu.,hadam sa z toho neposerem. Zaplaval som si a vydal sa na vyhliadku.Bolo pod mrakom.na vrchole je koniec betonovej cesty.Tu zacina prirodna cesta k bottle beach ale markoff to absolvoval a moc to neoporuca.Isiel som kusok po cesticke vyrubanou dzunglou. Zrejme sa tu chystaju stavat. Dosol som az k tomu spominanemu chodniku. Zarasteny a riadne klesanie. Lietalo tu dost roznych farebnych motylov ale nedarilo a mi ich nafotit. Cestou nazad som este vyfotil moju zatoku. Je tu aj mini plaz ale neopalti sa nu nu trepat,teren je zly, moc sa slape hore kopcom a potom zas dole kopcom .Konecne mydlova sprcha,relax v restike.V restike som planoval malajziiu.uz mam mesta co ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Pha-Ngan November 15th 2012

Nadranom som sa zobudil a vypol vetrak,bo mi bola zima.Dorazili sme o 6/00.Pomalicky som sa pobral a siel von.sami taxi.Nasrany este zo vcerajsku som ich ignoroval. Z blizkeho stojana som nabral mapy a vydal sa peso na sever.Dal som si este volake langosove placky.Asi po 2km mi zastavila zenska,na moje prekvapenie sama od seba bez stopovania a zobrala ma do mesta.V meste ma miestny navigovali na plaz Haad Khom. Tu som presiel asi 200m a zas ma chlapik sam od seba zobral.A to mal dost slabu motorku,bo do jedneho kopca mu to nechcelo vyjst tak som musel vystupit a na vrchole zas nastupit. Prve ubytko bolo za 300b a stavebny ruch.V dalsom nik nebol,tak som cakal do 8/30,teda polhodinku.V coral bay mi dali izbu za 250b,zjednavat nechceli. Je to na skale s vyhladom na more, s ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Pha-Ngan October 16th 2012

Day 14 To no surprise, we were back starting our day with a gorgeous complimentary breakfast spread. However, this staff was unaware of our necessity for a plethora of drinks. About 5 drinks a piece later and full bellies, we were ready for the beach. We took in some ample sun time and then headed out to explore the twin coves. We climbed a few rocks, walked the stretch of one beach, sweated to no end, and applied and reapplied some serious deet - straight Kemper style. Kemper is deathly afraid of malaria and dengue fever and never leaves a hotel room without ample amounts of deet on and to reapply. Lindsay thinks she is crazy but always thanks her later. We arrived at the end of the first cove and had to back road it ... read more




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