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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Trang February 24th 2016

Don't ask me which island is the best in Trang, as I was only here to spend a few relaxing days before heading back home to Hongkong. Not a big fan for beaches and islands myself, and travelers mostly for transit to one of the many island from Trang...so...another one night stand city! Although there wasn't much outstanding sights in town, but the lively market, colorful street, and the town is famous for the dimsum and crispy roasted pig. A short train ride will bring you to the quiet old port town Kantang, where stood and beautiful old style station at the end of the railway. Also a nice little museum could be visit. 10km from Trang is the Peninsular Botanic Garden where you can trek on the well paved trail in the swamp forest, and ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Trang February 13th 2014

The area around Trang is well known for it's beautiful waterfalls and tree clad mountains. As we were passing back through on our way to another island we decided to stay for a day and explore. We hired a driver and a car for the day, he turned out to be a brilliant guide and knew all the best places to visit. We ended up on a canopy walkway high up in the tree tops. Tomorrow we go to Pak Bara on the coast to get a boat to Bulon Leh... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Trang February 28th 2012

Re bonjour, le Blog, a bloqué donc je suis obligé sur celui-ci. A ko Lanta au lanta Paragon, c'était famillial comme un camp de vacance, il y avait des Français, alors on pouvait communiquer, Claude un peu moins car ils disent qu'il a un gros accent hi hi je le taquine pas mal, et je traduis pour lui lol. LES Thais étaient vraiement chics. Ah OUI tout les soirs, il y avait une cinquantaine de bateau de pêche au Squid Calmar , ils ont de tres très gros éclairage verte ou blanche, Pc que les calmars au cycle de la pleine lune montent pour se nourrir avec le plancton. alors les pêcheurs créent des lunes artificielles. Ils les pêchent au crochet. 17 fevrier on arrive à Trang, car le lendemain avion pour Bangkok. Nous rencontrons qui ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Trang February 19th 2012

and onto my new best favorite island, EVER... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Trang January 12th 2012

Having been warned by a lot of travellers about recent delays of Air Asia and an overcrowded, chaotic LCCT in Kuala Lumpur we arrived quite early for the check in of our flight to Hat Yai in Thailand. And, what a surprise: empty departure halls at the LCCT, a quick check in and a flight that was even 5 minutes earlier! Not bad, not bad. The flight itself was nice and an hour later we arrived in Hat Yai. Being the cheapies we are, we did not want to take a cab to town. So we were looking for some public buses which should take us to the bus terminal in town. And we were lucky. As the buses are some small, blue songthaews, we had to wait for some more passengers which is quite hopeless ... read more
Boarding our flight to Hat Yai
Sri Trang Hotel
a school class visiting the train station

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Trang October 25th 2011

Ein einhalb Stunden dauert die Überfahrt bei herrlichem Sonnenschein. Wir sind immer noch schockiert von der Müllhalde Koh Phi Phi, doch nun liegt eine neue Insel vor uns. Koh Lanta Yai wird unsere letzte Insel in Thailand sein und dementsprechend gelassen schauen wir nach vorn. Bereits auf dem Boot sind redselige Thais damit beschäftigt die spärlich anreisenden Touristen in ihre jeweils empfohlene Unterkunft zu bewegen. Man merkt hier deutlich das Regenzeit herrscht und viele Anlagen auf der Insel um wenige Reisende kämpfen müssen. Da werden auch gern Rabatte eingeräumt und die Taxi fahrt ist gleich mit inklusive, was in den meisten Fällen sonst sehr teuer kommt. Koh Lanta Yai kann mit den großen Touristenzentren nicht mithalten, dafür sind die Strände nicht weiß und das Wasser nicht blau genug, trotzdem lockt diese Insel meist Ruhe und Entspannung ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Trang March 9th 2011

After spending a great final week in Malaysia we headed for Thailand on 5th February. We decided to stay overnight for 2 days in a small town called Trang which we thought would make a change as it isn't particularly a tourist destination and we knew we'd be heading to many beaches in the coming weeks. The journey involved a ferry and mini van which was relatively painless. As this is not a tourist destination we managed to stay in a really nice hotel for really cheap called My Friend Hotel, it had a hot shower (rarity in South East Asia for cheap), a fridge, fresh bed lining everyday and best of all Satellite TV so I could watch Liverpool beat Chelsea (gettin!!) We were lucky in that on the weekend they have night markets in ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Trang September 7th 2010

On my way through Thailand I came across a delightful non-touristy town called Trang where I spent several enjoyable days. The feature of my time in Trang was regular visits to the Trang English Occupation Promotion Club, where I helped Mr Theerayuth (Mr T to his friends) to educate the students about English. Everybody was very kind to me and I was sad to leave. ... read more
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Mr T and the girls

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Trang May 1st 2009

On Ko Lipe we ended up staying at a place called Pooh's ( with a little winnie the poo on the card) but turns out the owners name was Pooh they were really friendly and made amazing Barbecue chicken and fresh fish ( yum!) They had a Golden retriver called Sam ( haha) who was five months old and was super friendly and playful and also very naughty everytime they would clean the place up sam would come in proudly carrying a massive bug or a piece of wood that he had found and would dirty the place up again and then run away and the guys who had just cleaned would come back in see the mess and go SAAAAM but with big smiles on their faces which was great to see=) So yesterday ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Trang April 21st 2009

We arrived in Ko hi by ferry from Ko Lanta under a dark stormy cloud and we knew the inevitable was going to happen. Ko Hi is a very small island lined by one long thin stretch of white sand. The water was a similar turquoise blue of Ko Phi Phi and we were looking forward to getting out and snorkeling. We knew that finding some budget accommodation was going to be tough and expected to pay a little more, however after walking the beach from top to bottom we were surprised how nasty the budget stuff was. We took the plunge and treated ourselves to a room at the Fantasy resort, with its huge international open restaurant touching the beach, swimming pool, and luxury bungalows surrounded by beautiful gardens. Our room was in a small ... read more
Songkran festival.. lots of water throwing
THE last beer in Thailand
The beach the next morning (Ko hi)




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