A Big Day in Chumphon, Thailand February 27th 2010 Friday morning found me up and ready to roll at an unrealistic 7:30 AM when the resort GM, Nigel, loaded up four of us to go into the private school to teach English to youngsters. Chumpon Palm Resort sponsors a program to bring (mostly young European backpackers) in to stay at the resort for free and spend 20 hours per week as volunteer English teachers.
Nigel, the resort’s manager, does this ... read more
Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Chumphon 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
We are leaving our families and dogs behind to keep the home fires burning and will attempt this Round the World trip in 80 days. Our itinerary is planned to include SE Asia, Australia/New Zealand, India/Nepal, UK, Eastern Europe and Iceland.
We have reservations for our flight to Bangkok on Feb 15, 3 days lodging in Bangkok and flights Kuala Lumpur to Australia & return Mar 10-28. The rest we'll just make up as we go along.
A year ago I did make the RTW trip with my wife. She however was in such a hurry that we needed to finish up in a mere 76 days. She also insisted on having everythi... full info