Scuba Diving and return to Bangkok December 17th 2005 Escape
Being in a retreat for 11 days makes you lose touch with the outside World. Rick and I suddenly noticed that it was Sunday and realised that if we were to get to Phuket that night, we should make tracks.
Just being in the outside world again seemed very strange. We had the freedom to talk, and were making the most of that. But we also had responsibilities: no one was going to provide meals ... read more
Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Phuket 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
I started writing this during a six month sabbatical in 2005/6, where I explored the world in search of adventure and professional IT certification (...yes really!)
Periodic updates from other vacations to follow...
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