The Islands June 3rd 2006 Straight after finishing my time on the ranch in Oz I returned to Brisbane (where I found a much nicer hostel than where I was put before) to spend the night before a fourteen hour commute to Bangkok. A swift internal flight between Brisbane and Sydney, then non-stop for nine hours from Sydney to Bangkok. I must be racking up some serious air miles by now, maybe when I have some time on my hands I ... read more
Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Ko Samet A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
Whatever I wanted to say here about travel has probably already been said more eloquently by someone else...
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. ~Lao Tzu
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime. ~Mark Twain
The traveller sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to se... full info