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Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin October 20th 2014

Monday, 20th October 2014 One of the major highlights of my trip was the 19-hour railway journey that I took from Butterworth (Penang) to Hua Hin (Thailand) covering the distance of 940 km. My journey started on the afternoon of 20th October 2014 where I caught a free ferry ride from Georgetown to Butterworth Railway Station. I had always enjoyed train travel and doing a railway trip across the Malaysian border to Thailand was some sort of a bucket list fulfilled. I wasn't daunted by the long hours spent on the road since the train cabin was relatively comfortable onboard the International Sleeper Express Antarabangsa Train # 36. This service is operated by the State Railway of Thailand. One month prior to the start of my journey, I went over to Johor Bahru Railway Station and ... read more
The beautiful Hua Hin Station
The waiting room for the Royal family
The International Express Train # 36

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin August 19th 2014

The breakfast included in the night rate at Nantra Hua Hin Hotel was best described as basic but toast and fruit was enough to prepare us for the long days riding ahead. We'd already seen enough of Hua Hin to want to get away and Lonely Planet suggested that things would improve if we headed south. Armed with a 8cm x 20cm map of a 250km area we headed down the road with absolutely no idea where we were going. We'd only gone five kilometres before my bike required a refill - the tank was tiny (less than two litres) and this would be the first of several refills throughout the day. Our "service station" came in the form of a motorbike repair shop that was selling petrol out of old glass coke bottles at a ... read more
Khao Tao
Hat Sai Noi
Puncture repair in Pranburi

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin April 20th 2014

“The pizza delivery man just got jet washed”. Normally such a statement from Angela would require some kind of explanation or response but, on this occasion, I didn’t bat an eyelid. At that moment, it made perfect sense and, besides, my attention was on a dozen other similar events happening around us and on avoiding a similar fate to that of the delivery man. For one crazy day it seemed we had been transported into a parallel world of limitless water, noise, colour, chaos and laughter. We were in Hua Hin and it was April 13th. It turned out to be a day we will remember forever – it was Songkran!! Ok, here’s the bit I can describe. Songkran is a three day festival to celebrate the Thai New Year and is famous for the throwing ... read more
"Lunch Is For Wimps"
Only Monks and Babies Are Exempt
It's A Good Job Thailand's Hot!

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin January 31st 2014

I dag skal vi fortsette ferden videre, skal som nevnt tidligere ha en teknisk stopp i Bangkok Før vi fortsetter til Burma i morgen. Vi gleder oss til å sette beina på Burumensk jord ! Forresten en ting.. Etter jul og nyttår er alle ukeblader fulle av tips om hvordan man skal gå ned i vekt. jeg har funnet den optimale kuren... Dra til Kina og spis ris med disse hersens pinnene. Jeg og de kinesiske spisepinnene har et noe anstrengt forhold.. Vi har faktisk et skikkelig hat forhold. Prøvde ved et par anledninger å spørre etter kniv og gaffel, da ser de bare dumt deg!! Er kinesisk nyttår i dag og det er årets høydepunkt for de innfødte :) Vi regner med at vi får med oss noe av feiringen i Bangkok. Vi skal holde ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin January 28th 2014

Ja da har vi kommet oss til rette her i Cha Am. Her gjør vi ikke annet enn å slappe av. Vi har ennå ikke kommet oss utenfor hotelporten. Regner med Cha Am er som andre turistbyer i i Thailand. Får som vi tar en tur ut i morgen kveld! I går hadde vi en "stor" ulykke, Michael tråkket gjennom terrassegulvet og pådro seg liten rift under beinet.... Det kom faktisk flere dråper blod. Jeg gikk da til resepsjonen og ba om plaster og en snekker. Plaster fikk jeg ikke.. Dette store såret krevde besøk av hotellets medisinmann. Han renset såret, smurte på litt save og til slutt et plaster :) vips, gubben er god som ny!!! så fort medisinmannen var ferdig kom snekkern og fikset terrassegulvet. Da gulvet har sett sine bedret dager går vi ... read more
IMG_1019 – Kopi

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin January 26th 2014

Vi er nå på vei til Thailand, når dette skrives sitter vi på flyet fra Beijing til Bangkok. Michael fikk det for seg at han skulle ha litt luksus i dag så han fikk oppgradert billettene til førsteklasses ... mot et lite mellomlegg dollar selvsagt. Vi sitter derfor nå å nyter ett bedre måltid med konstant påfyll av rødvin, øl og champagne. Flyvertinne på denne flygninger er fra Srilanka og de bærer nok en form for nasjonaldrakt. De er fine og fjonge og har maven bar :) Trur ikke flyvetinnene til Kjos hadde satt pris på en sådann kledning... Men kanskje Kjos hadde :) Vi skal ta en taxi fra Bangkok til Cha Am. Trur det tar ca. to timer. Her blir vi frem til 01. februar. Her skal vi bare ligge på stranda og slappe ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin January 12th 2014

400 Bahts (£8) was the taxi fare from Cha Am to Hua Hin which was reasonable for the half hour ride and we arrived again at Tira Tiraa Condominium where we had stayed 3 years ago. This time a nicer 1 bed apartment with a view over the pool. We stocked up with food etc from the local supermarket and were soon off for a meal at one of the many restaurants on the Night Market. Within minutes we were tapped on the shoulder by Marg and Phil whom we met last time. Nothing had changed! We picked up a songthaew each morning and went back to our favourite beach with our favourite (cheapest) sunbed man, followed by a coffee at Starbucks. Night after night we ate, on the Night Market, fried rice with various seafoods ... read more
Our self service restaurant.
Monkey Mountain
Michelle's Xmas isn't Xmas without a Santa

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin December 15th 2013

For a break on the way to Hua Hin we stayed for 5 days in Cha Am. It seemed a good place to stop as it has a beach and hotels. It is two and a half hours by taxi from Bangkok airport and we negotiated a price of 2,000 Bahts (£40) for the journey. We did not really know what to expect but were pleasantly surprised as the holiday area is away from the town and although quite small has a 'strip' alongside the beach which comes alive at night with stalls on one side selling food (looking at it I would think strictly for locals) and restaurants and bars on the other. When we arrived, the beach was full of sunbeds and although they were in abundance we had to pay 150 Bahts (£3) ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin December 13th 2013

I started cruising the rest of Cha-Am and found the south part to be a bit more noble. Seafood and large Resort Hotels almost replaced the guesthouses and streetfood. Then I had to return to the Autobahn unfortunately because there was no beach road. Today I was quite lucky twice. Just when I entered the Highway, there was a road construction and there was a cable hanging over all 6 lanes, from one side to the other. In the Moment I passed, it fell down to about 1.5m right in front of me. In full Speed I ducked below it but had it happened one second later it would have torn me off my bike, just like in the old western movies. A few km later I passed closely two workers cutting grass with motor scythes ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Hua Hin December 12th 2013

I spent this day resting in Cha-Am. Had to solve some private and Business issues and let my Body recover. So nothing much to tell, sorry.... read more

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