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Trip: Thailand

There are [13] stories from my trip: Thailand

Sunset on SE Asia

THAILAND | Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | Views [1731]

Six months ago I arrived in Bangkok to a culture for which I had no yardstick, no previous point of reference and for which I was unprepared. Arriving in The Land of Smiles to find none, and in fact finding more a feeling of hostility towards 'just another ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, bali, cambodia, healing, journey, penang, singapore, thailand, travelling, vietnam

When Health Goes Wrong

THAILAND | Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | Views [856]

Just because you have meticulously planned a journey, does not necessarily mean it will unfold as expected. The more you travel, the more you know flexibility is a vital key to getting the best out of a trip.  Any number of things can require a ... Read more >

Tags: doctors in bangkok, dvts, health issues, medical care, medical insurance, phyathai hospital

Last Slice of Pai

THAILAND | Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | Views [1805]

The 762 curves on the Pai to Chiang Mai road are calling. Leaving as I came, with backpack, but taking so many non-tangible souvenirs and some great memories. It seems a forgone concussion that I will return. Finally getting around to taking a cookery ... Read more >

Tags: cheesecake, chok dee, cooking class, om garden, pai, pai hot springs, quarantine laws, shopping, thai massage, thailand

Photos: Pai II

THAILAND | Saturday, 14 Sep 2013 | Photo Gallery

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My Pai Story

THAILAND | Sunday, 8 Sep 2013 | Views [1363]

Thunder is booming out between the mountains and fat warm drops of rain are pelting down towards the eagerly waiting dry earth. Finally the humidity that saps all your energy disappears and standing out getting drenched is a welcome respite. The month ... Read more >

Tags: cycling, dancing in the rain, meditation, om garden cafe, pai, shamballa reiki, spiritual energy, thailand, visa run

Living the Pai Life

THAILAND | Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | Views [3695]

I love this place! There is something about Pai that is totally different from any of the other places I have been in Thailand. It has a certain energy that comes perhaps from being nestled away in between all the mountains. Yes there are tourists here, ... Read more >

Tags: cheesecake, cycling, nakhon chai air bus, om garden cafe, pai, scooter accidents, thailand, trains, walking street

Photos: Pai

THAILAND | Sunday, 25 Aug 2013 | Photo Gallery

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The Road to Pai

THAILAND | Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | Views [1012]

It's a long, long road with many a winding turn, that leads us through who knows where, who knows when (we'll arrive). There are famously 762 curves to negotiate, so if you get travel sick, take a pill or fly!  Chiang Mai was an enjoyable two ... Read more >

Tags: 762 bends, chiang mai, healing energy, inner struggle, pai, temples, thailand, volunteer, wats

Koh Samui, Koh Lanta & Krabi

THAILAND | Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | Views [3456]

The 'quiet beach' on Koh Samui did not prove to be one of my best choices for getting off the tourist track. The hotel was on the wrong side of the main thoroughfare route around the island but did have a nice rooftop top pool & a decent library ... Read more >

Tags: basic, koh lanta, koh nang yuan, koh samui, koh tao, krabi, mai kaew cave swimming, primitive, sustainable, volunteering

Photos: Koh Samui & Koh Lanta

THAILAND | Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | Photo Gallery

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Bangkok to Koh Samui

THAILAND | Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | Views [885]

Empty pavement space in Bangkok seems to be an invitation to set up stalls selling everything from clothing to trinkets and souvenirs to a wide variety of food which looks and smells amazing – some of it recognisable, much of it not. Through the ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok markets, full moon party, koh samui, surat thani, thai train travel, thailand

Photos: Bangkok

THAILAND | Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | Photo Gallery

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Breaking Through Barriers - Bangkok

THAILAND | Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | Views [938]

The first thing that hits you as you disembark in Bangkok is the wall of humid heat. After struggling with the ATM and then changing larger notes into smaller ones (a generally recommended practice), I search for the metered taxis. It is possible to ... Read more >

Tags: asia, backpacking, bangkok, culture shock, four faced budha, silom soi, taxi fare, temples