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Blood sucking leeches and flying lizards in Khao Sok

Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | Views [4466] | Video

It's a very easy system when you get a ferry in Thailand. They give you a colour coded badge with the destination written on it, each destination has a different colour. If you so much as look at the wrong queue or try to go in the wrong direction ... Read more >

Tags: ferry, jungle, trekking, wildlife


Gallery: Thailand - South

Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery

Bangkok, Koh Tao, Koh Pang-An, Khao Sok
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Koh Pha Ngan and not a full moon party in sight

Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | Views [1254]

The crossing over to Koh Pha Ngan was ludicrously rough. People were puking their guts up into the sea at the stern of the catamaran while it see-sawed in and out of the waves. It was too rough to sail but the boat was full to bursting and there was ... Read more >

Tags: beach, hut, island


Koh Tao: Diving deeper

Sunday, 21 Jun 2009 | Views [1277]

Once I had finished the course I wanted more. The sensation of being underwater is incredibly addictive.   Terry suggested that a good way to feed the habit would be to do the next course, Advanced open water. You get to do 5 dives, each with a different ... Read more >

Tags: beach, diving, fire, island, party, quad bike


Learning to dive on Koh Tao

Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | Views [1086] | Comments [1]

The bus though was a pleasuredome of luxury compared to the insomniac 'sleeping bus' we had been used to in Vietnam. We were originally thinking of taking a train to Chumpon and then a night ferry over but Lompraya were offering a bus and a high speed ... Read more >

Tags: boat, diving, island, trapeze


Return to the Kingdom

Saturday, 13 Jun 2009 | Views [590]

The Air Asia flight touched down in Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport early and our bags were waiting for us at the carousel. The girl I had persuaded to smuggle my pen knife into Thailand for me came good and handed it over once she picked up her bag.... Read more >

Tags: decision, dentist, flight, movie


Sawadee pi mai!! Songkran in Chiang Mai

Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | Views [1636] | Video

By the time we got back from the trek we were too tired. even for a massage, so we sold out and grabbed a pizza and watched a movie in bed. This was followed by a catch-up day – lots of internet and blogging for me while Claire did a few chores ... Read more >

Tags: culture, festival, massage, new year, temple


Gallery: Thailand - Songkran

Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

Thailand - Songkran
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Eco-Trekking with Mr Pooh near the Myanmar border

Friday, 10 Apr 2009 | Views [2880] | Comments [2]

Choosing a trek in the North of Thailand felt like a bit of a lottery at the time. Every seemed to offer the same thing – 3 days 2 nights of a jam packed agenda including visiting a   hill people village, doing an elephant ride, bamboo rafting and ... Read more >

Tags: cave, culture, trekking, tribe


Gallery: Thailand - Chang Mai & Sopmoei - Mae Sariang

Friday, 10 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

Thailand - Chang Mai & Sopmoei - Mae Sariang
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Chiang Mai Sunday market and the medicinal properties of ginger tea

Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | Views [820]

Claire was still feeling dodgy the following day so we went looking for a local remedy. The proprieter of the Corner Cafe, where we'd been a few times came good in her suggestion of ginger tea – seems to be a great cure for a upset tummy. ... Read more >

Tags: market, massage, sick


Choosing a trek, the best Thai cooking school in Chiang Mai and a ladyboy in the gents

Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | Views [1361]

i The restaurant was closed, had a for sale sign outside and Jane and Steve were nowhere to be seen. We decided for one to have a look for a place to stay while the other minded the bags. Walking down the street it was clear there were absolutely ... Read more >

Tags: boxing, culture, drinking, food, israeli, ladyboy, mot


The night train to Chiang Mai

Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | Views [740] | Video

On our last day in Bangkok we were just about checked out when an enormous thunderstorm rolled in and opened on the city. It was more ferocious than spectacular – simultaneous bellowing thunder and lightning combined ... Read more >

Tags: storm, temple, train


Gallery: Thailand - Bangkok

Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery

Thailand - Bangkok
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A CIA agent and some Thai boxing - Bangkok all over

Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | Views [1242] | Comments [1]

We woke up late and hungover and struggled out the door so as not to completely waste the day. We were heading for Jim Thompson's house – the home of a an ex CIA agent who practically single handedly revived the ... Read more >

Tags: boxing, buddha, chinatown, cia, hangover, palace


Finding and losing on Khao San Road

Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | Views [731]

It was time to sample some legendary Thai food so we stopped in at a restaurant which had a menu – not feeling brave enough for street food just quite yet. Claire went for the red curry and I for the hotter green.... Read more >

Tags: guest house, haircut, phone, teak, temple


Starting SE Asia with a Bang!

Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | Views [499]

Bangkok is known as Krung Threp to the locals – the city of angels. Our arrival in the massive and massively modern Suvarnabhumi airport was straightforward after the three hour puddle jump to Sydney and a quick ... Read more >

Tags: hectic, temple, tuktuk

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