Blogs from Hua Hin, Western Thailand, Thailand, Asia - page 13


Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin February 9th 2006

Good day all.Hope you all are well. Well , Tuesday afternoon was spent at the Tiger Temple near Kanchanaburi. In one way an amazing experience, in another, concerning. They are so quick to emphasise that the tigers are not drugged to keep them sedate, but, i have my reservations. When you see a 200 lb Tiger being sat on and manhandled by a 4 ft nothing, 3 1/2 stone thai guy you have to wonder!! Well worth the trip ,even if the girl at the ticket counter did rip me off 500 baht.-fellow backpackers be warned!!! She is very quick with those 1000 baht notes! Tuesday night was spent socialising( ha ha) with various expats/travellers and some very pleasent young thai ladies-not that sort Mop!!!!!!!!!!! Woke up early on Wednesday and on a whim packed my ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin January 25th 2006

Voici la suite des photos prise a Hua Hin... read more
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Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin January 23rd 2006

Salut tout le monde... Voici des photos de mon voyage en thailande 2006... read more
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Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin December 21st 2005

Hi everyone, Sorry it's been almost two weeks since my last journal entry but our village internet connection has been down for most of the time and when we did manage to log on a few days ago we only managed to get an email out each before it crashed again. Anyway, another two weeks have passed and I can't believe I'm on my last week of my project... it really feels weird that I'm going to have to say goodbye to all the animals and friends that I've made! :-( The last two weeks have been frantic with everyone digging in and helping to finish our new bear enclosure, which will hold the 5 baby/teenage sun bears. It's been hard work as the sun has finally come out and the heat really gets unbearable at ... read more
Girls hard at work!
Saved Gibbon!
Boys hard at Work!

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin December 1st 2005

I can't believe it's already been a month since I got here, but what a month! I've been working pretty much non-stop and have only had 1 day off so far, which means I'm due 4 days off next week and I'm planning on heading down to a beach resort for a well earned break. I'm still enjoying everyday although it does occasionally get repetitive now that I've done every job on the centre so many times but the animals are always up to their tricks and either trying to grab my water-ing can or pulling the hairs from my legs when I'm wearing shorts! (My even think about waxing!) I've spent part of this week with the Elephants again, which is still amazing every time I see them... especially when we head into the jungle ... read more
Finding my elephant!
My New Buddy!
Escaped animal

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin November 25th 2005

I can't believe I'm already into my fourth week... time is definitely flying! I've had a great 3rd week, which I've spent mostly in the new bear enclosure which we are building. The plan is to put 7 to 8 sun bears in one enclosure together and monitor their behaviour. The sun bears are amazing and although they look cute, apparently they have the biggest teeth and longest clews out of all the bear family so kissing and hugging a sun bear tends to be difficult! ;-) I've met some really great people so far but already a few friends that I've made are heading back home to Europe, so it's been a strange week with new people joining and others leaving! Two of the girls on the program (Laina & Kim) are American, so we ... read more
Sun Bears!

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin November 16th 2005

My second week has flown by and I'm really starting to feel the heat and humidity of the place! I've spent most of the week with the elephants although I've now started other duties with some of the sloth bears and gibbons. I still haven't had a day off yet but I've just booked a day off this Friday, so me and the other 3 boys on the program are heading into Hua-Hin for the Thai boxing night on Thursday followed by a pampering day on friday, which will consist of a lot of Thai and oil massages... although we've been advised to decline any offerings of 'happy endings' !? Days are still very long but I'm now getting use to getting up at 6 a.m and going to sleep at 10.30p.m although we do occasionally ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin November 11th 2005

Hi there, so you made it, hooray! I said you would but Darren well he was more doubtful. Well our exciting news is that , drum roll please...... we've managed to land jobs out here in Thailand at the Wildlife centre.. I know I know what more changes I hear you cry but hey you know us and plans we only make them so we can change them again!! I will be running the Elephant Rescue Sanctuary and Darren is to be the Wildlife centres Education Officer, how cool is That???? Here are some pictures to whet your appetite till we can log on again. Off for a pizza and Thai massage now, priorites must be miaintained even though we are in the sticks... Sorry pictures will have to wait can't get it to work hopefully ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin July 13th 2005

Not much exciting to report - and that isn't a bad thing. I am just hanging out at the resort, having spa treatments and playing in the pool. The pictures from here aren't great, because it is very humid and grey - but I'll post a few so you can get an idea. The resort is amazingly beautiful. Wait till you see the big water slide - I'm going to try it later today. I thought I'd wait until about dinnertime so that if I squeal like a ninny, there will be fewer people to witness my humiliation. From what I've seen, you get airborne on the bumps. Alas, no riding of elephants on the beach here, that is not at Phuket (where the Tsunami hit) I'm desperately disappointed, but what are you going to do. ... read more
Locals braving the jellyfish
Another shot of the beach
The Grand Hyatt Club

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin July 11th 2005

Hello all, well I have arrived down here in Hua Hin in Southern Thailand. It is a small beach resort/fishing village that is very popular with local Thais and the King even has his summer palace here. This resort is very open air - think kind of Bali - and has a beautiful pool area. It's a little too much for me though in this hot, muggy climate. I'll be going to check out the beach area when the rain showers pass. My hope for these 3 days is a little decompression - spa treatments, perhaps a Thai cooking class, and hopefully a ride at dawn on the beach (elephant). Of course, I need to get in plenty of pool time and reading also - I can't carry those books I brough back with me, I ... read more

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