Page 9 of Craig9563 Travel Blog Posts

Asia » Singapore July 7th 2010

Craig, Marcia (Mum) and Ron (Dad) in Singapore, Wednesday July 7, 2010 Blogged by Craig Dear all , Hello from hot and sunny Singapore. Mum , Dad and I left a cloudy an cold Melbourne last Friday arvo. So, I'm very happy to be back in South East Asia, albeit "Asia Lite" for Mum and Dad. But, we are having a fantastic time.Singapore is just as clean and organised as I recall. It has made great strides in recent years to shed its sterile Utopian image, and there's oodles of cool stuff going on. We got a taxi from airport into town. Dad was amused - he says all the taxi's are 4 cylinder desiel, 5 speed boxes of metal with howling diffs. (Whatever that means.) The first morning saw a storm pass through - heavy ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne January 13th 2010

January 13, 209 (blog entry by Craig) Hi folks. We are well and truly back home, and I'm back into the swing of things at work. Grants to write, experiments to do, etc, etc. Here I have attached a small selection of the photos from the trip. ... read more
Craig and friend
Tiger temple

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Phi Phi Don December 27th 2009

Episode 5: Phi Pii Island to Phuket and homeward bound. December 27 (Blogged by Craig) Hello everyone. Hope you all had a good Christmas and all that. We were actually quite happy to be free of it here in Thailand, apart from a few woosy Christmas trees and decorations in hotels and bars. Our last blog entry talked about Krabi province in the South. We had a great time at West Railay and Phra Nang beaches. Spectacular liestomes cliffs interspersed with white sandy beaches and aqua marine water that was like a lukewarm bath (The limestones karst cliffs here look like giant blocks of honeycomb, with dripping wax sprinkled about). Adjacent to West Railay is Ton Sai, a rock climbing mecca. We watched enthrallled as people clambered like spiders up the sheer rock face. We meet ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Railay December 23rd 2009

Eposide 4: South to the Islands (entry by Craig ,December 23, 2009) Hello everyone. This is likely to be our last entry before we return home on December 28/29. We continue to have an excellent time. This may well have been the best trip ever. Our last blog was from Chiang Mai in the North. We spent the last day at a very touristy Village of long neck women. It was interesting, and when I sat beside them, my neck looked almost as long! Mostly they tried to sell us stuff. Ross liked the look of a little carved box for his sister, Wendy. But I said it looked like it was carved from ivory. We asked what it was made of - through our guide, who acted as interpreter. She made motions with her hands ... read more

Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Chiang Mai December 16th 2009

Episode 3: Chiang Mai. December 13 - (written by Craig). Hello everyone. We spent our last night in Bangkok on a river diner cruise, which was great. Amazing views of the Wats and Grand Palace,city lights,. etc lit up at night. And there were still fireworks for the King's Birthday - a seemingly endless event. Earlier in the day, Ross went and got a haircut for the occasion. He came back with streaks in his hair. It looked great. "Who did it?" I asked, "a girl or a guy?" "Both ", he said. "What do you mean?" "A lady boy." We drank far too much on the cruise, and found ourselves with a "Changover" the next day. But we dragged ourselves about the hotel, packing, and regrettably said goodbye to Bangkok and got the one hour ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok December 13th 2009

Episode 2, written by Craig. December 13, 2009 Hello everyone. We have just completed the first leg of our trip, having just spent an excellent 2 weeks in the Bangkok region. It has been blue and sunny the whole time. After a great day and a half with Ivan seeing little known temples and touring canals, we said goodbye and promised to see him when he was next in Melbourne. I had not met him previously and we got on really well. He is a very bright guy. He explained that Thai is a hard language to learn as it is tonal. One word can mean many things depending on its tone. Hence, you can say Khao Khao Khao Khao Khao, which means We took the rice to mountain ! Last Monday, Ross and I checked ... read more

Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok December 6th 2009

Dear all, Hello from Thailand. These messages may be infrequent, since we are having too much fun to spend time in internet cafes. Firstly, we are safe and well and are currently in Bangkok..... They say that you either love or loathe Bangkok. We love it so far. Met up with Ross's old friend, Ivan, who lives here. We watched the amazing celebrations for king's birthday last night in the city - along with about 3 million others! Fireworks and sound and light show spectacular. (Some fireworks firing off right beside us, risking life and limb). We went to the usual tourist things during the day - Grand Palace, Wat Po (giant reclining Buddha), Wat Arun, etc.. Weather warm and sunny - it is now the dry season. Bangkok is a furious mix of beautiful old ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne » South Yarra November 29th 2009

Dear all I have set up a TravelBlog diary for our trip to Thailand (starting Tuesday December 1). This is a test run to see if it is working. You will get e-mail alerts with a link to the TravelBlog website whenever we make an entry. Click on the link. In some cases, the e-mail may go to your spam folder. So, if you have stumbled across this in your spam folder, just mark it as "not spam" or not junk". Hopefully we will get time to add to this diary - the schedule is busy, busy ,busy ! Craig and Ross... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne November 29th 2009

Hi everyone! This is a test of my ability to correctly use Travel Blog. Hopefully we will get the opportunity to compile a short diary of our trip in Thailand (we leave on Tuesday). Stay tuned. Craig and Ross... read more

Tot: 0.789s; Tpl: 0.013s; cc: 26; qc: 121; dbt: 0.0217s; 1; m:saturn w:www (; sld: 1; ; mem: 1.6mb