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Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok January 31st 2015

Hi Followers, The journey wasn’t too bad, it was definitely better than the train up here in everyway: cheaper, quicker, warmer and quieter. We arrived about 6am, about a 5-minute walk away from our hostel on Khao San road. I booked up Chart Hostel right amongst it all, as last time our hostel was ages away, it was only £4 each a night with private room and en-suite. The reviews on trip adviser are really bad for the place, buy I only checked after I had booked and paid for it. First impressions aren’t bad at all, we were expecting a shared shower and toilet but have our own, the room is basic, has a cold shower and has a few ants but we are really quite pleased. The only thing that could make it awful ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok January 30th 2015

For todays tour i got picked up from the hotel, they said 06.15 - they arrived at 07.00!! Could have spent a bit longer in bed - oh well. So went round to pick up everyone else and eventually headed out to see the bridge over the river kwai, walked across it while chatting to robin - an English person, also on the trip!! And got some photos - but the bridge was really marred by getting to chat to someone - finally!!! We then went on to do a spot of bamboo rafting, which was very short and sweet - 5 mins being rowed one way and then got towed back!! The first thing ive experienced that wasn't really worth the money! We were then onto see a waterfall which was huge with local kids ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok January 30th 2015

Hej bloggen! Första veckan i Thailand är avklarad. Sitter åter igen i Bangkok, Thailands knytpunkt när det gäller transport. I måndags fick jag nog av storstaden och tänkte det kunde vara en bra idé att fly bort till en paradisö långt bort. Jag och Anja mötte några tyskar på en gata nära Khaosan road som rekommenderade en resa til Koh Payam - en ö som ligger utanför staden Ranong högst upp på Thailands västkust. En av få öar som ännu inte blivit helt ockuperat av stora hotell och turister. Tog nattbussen dit, 10t studsig resa, 45min speedboat och 15min motorcykeltaxi senare hittade vi fram till en väldigt vacker strand. På ön fanns mest överviktiga pensionärer och utbrända medelålderspar. Stämningen var väldigt laid back och det hände inte speciellt mycket. Jag brände mig i solen första dagen ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand January 30th 2015

We boarded Sirius 1935 at the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club around lunchtime on the 24th January and quickly realised the sleeping arrangements were going to be similar to that of the camper van some weeks ago i.e. trying different places to sleep each night! Our somewhat eccentric captain welcomed us aboard and proceeded to run through recent repairs to the boats electrical system. We quickly realised routine maintenance work would be part of everyday life aboard Sirius as it probably is for most yacht owners. We were introduced to the rest of the crew who would be accompanying us to Thailand. Shayne (First mate) or what ever the correct term is, was an Aussie which we will forgive him for as he made our voyage so much more fun. In typical Aussie style he did enjoy ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » Northern Thailand » Chiang Khong January 30th 2015

Hi People, We booked on to another tour today in Chiang Mai, through ‘tiger jungle tours’. We managed to get a bargain as we booked two-day tours at the same time. So it roughly worked out about £35 each for both day tours. Today we got picked up on time by the minivan. The tour guide was a funny, feminine guy who spoke good English. Our tour group included 3 girls from Korea, who we didn’t really get to speak too, two Canadians girls, a family of 3 from Paris, and another couple from Holland. We had a really good time with our group, as everyone was chatty and interesting. The tour included a visit to the elephant camp in the north jungle where we could ride them. This was great; Neil and I shared the ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » Northern Thailand » Chiang Khong January 29th 2015

Hi Everyone, So today we had an early wake up of 6.30 as we had a tour to a hot spring, the white temple, Chiang Rai, the golden triangle and a village tribe booked for the day. It didn't start great as they picked us up 25mins late at 8.05 (hate there random 07.15-7.40 pickup times) Once picked up we got put at the back of the bus which was the most cramped seats, our knees where killing. There was a good mix of ages and nationalities on the trip, so there were Belgium's, Dominican Republican, Canadians, Australians, French and English. Our guide for the day was a Thai guy called Oak, he was a funny and informative guy. We had an hours drive to the hot spring, Oak said it was not that good but ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » Northern Thailand » Chiang Khong January 28th 2015

Hi All, So after we caught up on sleep from our noisy, cold train journey that arrived into Chiang Mai at 4am we headed into the old walls around 9am. It’s a great atmosphere, lots of shops, cafes, restaurants and cheap massage parlours. We visited all the temples inside the wall as they’re all fairly close together. To say they’re beautiful would be an understatement. We had breakfast in the cafe called "In the woods" all decorated like little red riding hood stuff was really pretty and food was cheap and tasty.... first cup of good coffee in Thailand so far!! We ate lunch in a little open restaurant inside the walls, we both had fruit shakes, shares a spicy papaya salad and then had chicken pad Thai for main: delicious an all for under £4.50. ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok January 27th 2015

So it was a tough morning realising that i was on my own - even uncle ted is in NZ at the mo! Wan and cream are making me feel very welcome tho. Cream and i went out to get some breakfast from stalls that are on nearly every street corner in Thailand - selling different dishes from local produce - bananas with caramel, sausages, bbq chicken, even popcorn - to name but a few. The locals are very inventive with the foods they have - supplying something different everyday and all quite tasty! Not really what im used to having for breakfast tho, so i got a crossiant from a 7/11 store instead! Booked myself into a POD hotel - like a dorm hostel but pods instead of bunk beds, got a taxi there for ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Ko Samet January 27th 2015

Lynne and I have returned to Ko Samet, an island south of Bankok, for a week of rest and relaxation before moving on to Myanmar, formerly Burma, for some sightseeing. Great place for chilling out and catching up on all those books you have not had time to read. The temperature is the comfortable side of hot and the sea is how it should be - warm and inviting.... read more
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Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok January 27th 2015

8am!!! feeling ok, so an hr still to go before reaching our final destination - and chance to clean our teeth! Got a Tuk Tuk into town for a spot of brekky and a bit of shopping before grabbing a taxi out to Uncle Teds and wans ( about a half hr journey out of town) to shower and put on a much needed clothes wash! Had a bit of a lazy day - michelle packed her bags for a 04.30 car ride to the airport, for a 16hr flight back to blighty! Will feel pretty strange to be here on my own....... read more




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