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Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin July 18th 2006

Last day in Bangkok - Hua Hin Thank you all for the messages and comments on my blog, please keep it coming, its great to hear from you all!! Sunday 16th July Last night I had a face massage in the Shell garage, for approx 3GBP, 200Bht. It was a fab massage, but I had troubles relaxing, as there was no place safe to leave my bag. Ended up strapping it to my leg, much to the amusement of the Masseurs. Its really strange a Shell garage by day selling fuel, and a massage parlour/ cafe by night. Booked on a trip for last day to the Floating Market, River Kwai, tiger temple, Met 3 girls from Ireland on hols and Dermot, a fellow traveller (also from Cork), the day turned out to be a drag ... read more
Floating Market
Snake farm
Traffic Police

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin June 14th 2006

I'm sure none of you would ever expect this from me... but the first free weekend, just guess where I went?! yea, the beach. It was incredible. We took a three hour bus ride to "Huan Hin Beach" The ride there and back cost 7dollars. Yea, doesnt get much better than that. We stayed in a family guest house/hotel. They took such good care of us. I continue to be amazed of the hospitality of Thais. Well the beach was very pretty, but the water was what I loved. The ocean felt like bath water it was so warm. I couldnt believe it. We spend hours and hours just bobbing around. These random locals gave us a free ride on a banana boat, so that was exciting. Then we went out to their night market. It ... read more
view of beach

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin June 11th 2006

After Reluctantly leaving Ko Tao, our transfer to Hue Hin went nice and smooth, we arrived early tea time. But where did we get dropped off??? We didn't know! We had our Lonely Planet and it took us a while to get ourselves orientated, we were a little out of town but once we got our bearings we checked out a few hotels and found one for 350 Baht and got booked in. The main attractions in Hue Hin seem to be the many markets, so once we showered we were straight out checking out the local night market, it was good, but then we were interupted by the England v Paraguay game so we hunted down a bar and I, Andy settled down to watch it while Melissa went browsing. It was a good market, ... read more
The reflection in the mirror one morning wasnt
Baggy trousers
Chique unique.

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin June 10th 2006

Heres a few pics, as promised, from Hua Hin. I've recently broke my camera =( so no more pics for for a while... ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin June 5th 2006

So it was time to farewell Vietnam, finally, and head to Thailand for a short 10 days. After an hour and a half delay in Vietnam we finally arrived in Bangkok. I think Vietnam just didnt want us to leave!!! We didn't plan to stay long in Bangkok so the next day we hopped on what seemed like a luxury bus compared to Vietnam and headed south. Our destination was Hua Hin, about 2 hours south of Bangkok. We were to stay with Daves family friend Doug and his Wife Khun Chonchica (a.k.a Poo). it was a little adventure to find his house as the bus arrived early and doug was not there to meet us. So we went of on a little walk in the rain and managed to trudge our way to their lovely ... read more
The view from Doug's Condo
No shortage of Squid in Hua Hin
Hua Hin

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin April 18th 2006

Hi all: It has been such a long time since I have written and a lot has happened since the last entry. First, for those of you who don't already know, Jim's mom had a stroke and he had to fly back to the U.S. Things were touch and go for a while, but she thankfully did survive though it will be a long road to recovery. Still, she is home now with Jim's dad, doing rehab, and has been improving quite a lot every day. Jim is back in Thailand, but will be going back to the U.S. again for a training in May and can check in on his parents during that trip. We are all planning to come back to the U.S. together on July 12th and will be back for 3 weeks, ... read more
Shell Hunting

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin April 14th 2006

Hello... is anybody there? Today's blog will have an educational leaning to it & less of the trivial drivel that I usually write. Just thought that I should warn you so that you can duck out now if you would rather watch some paint dry :) At the start of the week 4 of us left Khao Tao for Hua Hin; part excellent boat journey and part coach. As always when I leave somewhere it is with some sadness because there's comfort in what is familiar and a little angst about going somewhere different. So far there are no regrets as nowhere as disappointed me or been somewhere that I felt I needed to escape from. Hua Hin is quite a big town (pop. 48k) and partly with a western influence. There is a Hilton and ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin February 19th 2006

From Koh Tao, I took the ferry to the small town of Chumphon and started to make my way up the East coast towards Bangkok. ... read more
The goose that lay the golden egg
Still no idea what the question mark was for!
10km marker

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin February 16th 2006

After Bangkok we took the bus down to Krabi and got the boat over to Ko Phi Phi. We left Bangkok about 6pm and arrived in Phi Phi at 4.30pm the next day….sitting on a bus for 22 hours was not much fun and everywhere we stopped seemed to be full of annoying Canadian people(one in particular who had superman tatooed on his crotch, we know this as he was wearing very low slung shorts and for no other reason!!!) or huge dogs that attacked sen and tried to follow me into the toilet! Phi Phi is so beautiful, it’s where they filmed the beach so the scenery is amazing although it feels a bit like being back in Sweden as so so many Swedes! Stayed in a guesthouse belonging to Mrs Lei who basically became ... read more
The beach
Ko Phi Phi

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin February 12th 2006

Yesterday we caught the train to a little town on the coast on the Gulf of Thailand called Prachuap Khiri Kan. It is a lovely quiet town and the room we are in is pretty sweet (we have cable), though we have a fan rather than aircon as it isa little pricey. Its a brand new hostel though and is super clean. This morning we climbed a hill at the end of the bay to see the magnificent views back across the countryside and out to sea across the islands. Climbing up was pretty hard work (well for me, the locals say its 38 degrees and it feels hotter) but very much worth it. Really beautiful. And to think some dodgy touts in Bangkok tried to put us off this place (ok that is cos they ... read more
View from the Monkey Mountain

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