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Chiang Mai and back home

Monday, 9 Nov 2009 | Views [732]

I caught the overnight sleeper train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. It’s not that cheap, but if you take into account that you’re saving a hotel room, it makes it worth it. The train is incredibly slow and rocks around like crazy, the single track ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai

Bangkok / Pattaya / Jomtien, Thailand

Wednesday, 16 Sep 2009 | Views [1085]

My last few days in Thailand: Bangkok – Pattaya – Jomtien In hindsight, I probably could have spent an extra day on each of the islands to make best use of my time; however I decided to head back up to the Bangkok area as I needed to fly ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok, jomtien, pattaya

Khoa Sok National Park, Thailand

Saturday, 12 Sep 2009 | Views [1190]

Sawardee krap. It always seems to rain when I leave a place or move around, I’ve been very lucky so far. It rained pretty much the whole day whilst travelling from Koh Lanta to Khao Sok. And boy did it rain! I booked a single night ... Read more >

Tags: khoa sok national park

Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand

Saturday, 5 Sep 2009 | Views [902]

I’d not intended to visit Phuket as I’d heard that it was very tourist orientated and quite expensive; however in low season there are bargain packages to be had. The prospect of flying across to the other coast instead of taking an 8 hour bus ride ... Read more >

Tags: patong beach, phuket

Koh Samui

Monday, 31 Aug 2009 | Views [639]

  I hadn’t booked ahead for accommodation on Koh Samui, relying on the advice of my ‘Rough Guide to South East Asia’. I randomly picked the ‘Your Place Resort’ as it was cheap and cheerful and on the beach at Chaweng. Chaweng is the main hub ... Read more >

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Koh Tao island - scuba diving

Thursday, 27 Aug 2009 | Views [756] | Comments [1]

The Thai people have a lot of respect for their elders and while I don’t personally consider my self an “elder” I suspect that I’ve been given some advantageous treatment lately.   [I consider myself a 27 year old trapped in a 47 year old body] ... Read more >

Tags: koh tau, padi, scuba diving

Bangkok - first impressions

Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | Views [756]

Bangkok is mostly hustle and bustle, yet with areas of peace and tranquility; some parts decadent and yet generally conservative. I love it, but I suspect that it’s best served in small doses. The flight to Bangkok via Kuala Lumpur was a ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok, grand palace, thai massage



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