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Koh Phangan Partying

Wednesday, 11 Mar 2009 | Views [586] | Comments [1]

Well the last 5 days have been really good.  I took a bus from Bangkok to Chumphon again and then caught the ferry over to Koh Phangan.  I met up with Matt the the pier when he arrived.  We headed to Haad Rin which is the touristy beach that hosts the ... Read more >

Tags: full moon parties are off the hook

Scuba Diving in Koh Tao

Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | Views [486]

Well I am actually back in Bangkok again for the 4th time during this trip!  What happened was that my tattoo wasn't finished and they wanted to let it heal before they did all the white that was going in it.  They told me to come back after a week.  ... Read more >

Tags: call me scuba steve

Pai, Chiang Mai and Bangkok

Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | Views [674]

So after Chiang Mai we caught a minivan up to the village of Pai.  It was a very curvy road and we knew it might get ugly when the driver handed out barf bags before the journey began.  The driver went as fast as he could around all 700 curves on the ... Read more >

Tags: got my first tattoo!

Lazy Days in Chiang Mai

Saturday, 14 Feb 2009 | Views [505]

Well today is Valentine's Day and I'm in Thailand with my friend Matt so there's not much romance going on for either of us today.  Yesterday we rented a motorbike and drove up to Doi Suthep which is a temple overlooking the city of Chiang Mai.  I had ... Read more >

Tags: i got a turkey!

The Stitches Come Out!

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | Views [354]

Today was the day that Matt could finally get his stitches out.  We took a cab over to Bang Bao Health Center which was the closet clinic around.  The little town of Bang Bao was really interesting as well because the whole strip is all built on stilts ... Read more >

Tags: 2 great months in paradise

Farewell Wiebke and Eva!

Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | Views [565]

Wiebke and Eva both had to head back to Bangkok today to catch their flight back to Germany the following morning.  It was really disappointing to see them leave because I had a really good time hanging out with both of them.  Hopefully we can meet up ... Read more >

Tags: i hope we will meet again

Koh Chang National Park

Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | Views [376]

Matt still really wasn't up for going out today so Eva, Wiebke and I all headed to the national park here on Koh Chang to hike to a waterfall and go swimming.  It was a really nice walk and we spent the afternoon swimming and jumping off rocks into the ... Read more >

Tags: foot scrubs tickle a lot!

Another day at the Beach, why not?

Sunday, 14 Dec 2008 | Views [382]

Today I had another beach day.  Eva ended up on the internet all day but Wiebke and I went to the beach and had a really good time.  Worked on my tan, played some frisbee and just talked to Wiebke for most of the afternoon.  Ended up having spaghetti ... Read more >

Tags: hows my tan look?

Reunion with Wiebke and Eva

Saturday, 13 Dec 2008 | Views [363]

The full moon party was pretty fun last night even though Matt was stuck in bed and couldn't go.  I had a good time and met some really fun people!  Today I didn't really do that much.  Took a nap in the afternoon and then ate dinner watching the sunset ... Read more >

Tags: koh chang sunsets

It's TV Time

Friday, 12 Dec 2008 | Views [437]

Today we decided to switch bungalows to one with a TV so Matt had something to do when I go out.  We also got a hot shower which the nurse recommended for him to have once the scars start to scab over.  Pretty chill day for me today as well.  Watched ... Read more >

Tags: full moon party koh chang styles

The Day After

Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | Views [262]

Today I awoke to see Matt's right side of his face completely swollen.  He looks pretty bad but remains in good spirits and just wants to heal up and continue on with our trip.  I grabbed him a fruitshake and some soup for breky/lunch and left him to ... Read more >

Tags: recovering on koh chang

Live life to the fullest

Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 | Views [367]

This was the day that taught me and Matt to cherish life and live everyday as if there is no tomorrow.  We rented motorbikes to check out the island because it is very big.  Our plan was to go all the way over to Long Beach on the southeast side of the ... Read more >

Tags: dont forget your helmet

Checking out Lonely Beach

Tuesday, 9 Dec 2008 | Views [346] | Comments [1]

Today we went down to the beach to explore the area.  Ended up just lounging at the beach all day, relaxing, swimming and playing frisbee with some girls we met on the beach.  Were heading into Cambodia in about a week so I'm reading a book about the ... Read more >

Tags: chillin at the magic garden

Back to Beach Life

Monday, 8 Dec 2008 | Views [368]

Today started off with a 6 hour bus ride from Bangkok to the pier near Trat.  It felt really long even though I slept through part of it.  We had to wait another hour waiting for the boat to show up.  The ferry ride over to Koh Chang was about an hour ... Read more >

Tags: lonely beach

Movie Night

Sunday, 7 Dec 2008 | Views [293]

Today we were supposed to leave for Koh Chang because we booked our tickets the previous night, but I had forgotten that I had dropped off some laundry which wasn't going to be ready until 5pm.  So I had to go to the place we booked the bus at 7:30am ... Read more >

Tags: twilight sucks real bad

Saturday Night in Bangkok

Saturday, 6 Dec 2008 | Views [291]

We switched to the Rambuttri Guesthouse to get some sun at their rooftop pool.  Spent the day bargaining for some new clothes on Khao San Rd. and swimming at the pool.  We went out on the town during the evening and had a very fun night that I can't fully ... Read more >

Tags: 500 baht for a t-shirt!! how about 150?

The King's Birthday

Friday, 5 Dec 2008 | Views [300]

Today I hung out with the two Thai girls I had met through Gina at the guesthouse in Ayutthaya a couple weeks ago.  It was a pretty fun day.  It was a national holiday for the King's birthday as well.  We went to a park in Bangkok and just chilled while ... Read more >

Tags: matts arrival

Muay Thai at Sanam Luang

Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | Views [360]

I grabbed a new cell phone today because my old one was in my shorts when I jumped into the ocean a couple weeks ago and it failed to start working again.  Stuart took off to Cambodia today.  So I'm cruising solo until Matt gets here tomorrow night.  ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok party

Chilling at the Oasis

Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | Views [324]

Today I wrote in my journal, listened to tunes and swam at the rooftop pool.  I am just waiting in bangkok until Matt arrives on Friday night.  I think were heading to Koh Chang for a bit and then into Cambodia but we might go to Laos first, see what ... Read more >

Tags: brad pitt is hilarious in burn after reading

The Protesters Win!!!

Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | Views [334]

Today Stuart and I switched over to the Khao San Palace Hotel which had a rooftop pool so it was pretty nice hanging out up there.  We decided to check out the Grand Palace in the afternoon because I didn't get a chance to see it last time I was in Bangkok ... Read more >

Tags: down with the government

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