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It ends where it all began.

Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | Views [871]

A holiday isn't really over until you are back on home soil, but Bangkok is as close to home as it gets, geographically and sentimentally. It is very familiar territory and a great place to unwind and transition back into the Broome heat of my real home ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok, friends, home, tattoo

Julia vs. the animal kingdom; 1-1 draw.

Sunday, 8 Feb 2015 | Views [971]

If this holiday goes as quickly as what the last five days did, I will be home a week ago. Sure, most of what Julia and I did in Bangkok revolved around the consumption of alcohol, but as soon as we divided up the vast tracks of land that constituted ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok, eating, fish, khao san road, scorpian, selfies, tattoo

I'm having heaps of luck, it's just that a lot of it's bad.

Saturday, 7 Feb 2015 | Views [808]

My luck is varying so much on this trip that I think the monsoonal weather is buffeting my karmic scales, and they're dolling out justice and reward like Lady Luck is trying to get herself fired. Nothing is quite going as expected so I'm keeping my plans ... Read more >

Tags: luck, missed flights, river cruise, sickness

So happy to just sit, drink and write.

Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | Views [695] | Comments [2]

It's day three in Bangkok and I must confess that this journal is happening largely due to my love of writing more than anything else. I haven't done anything worthy of a journal in itself, but there is always plenty to write about in a place like Bangkok.... Read more >

Tags: beer, driving, friends, roads, travelers

Nothing to do in the Bangkok zoo.

Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | Views [820]

Khao San Road is hedonisms alternative to a float tank. Instead of sensory deprivation, this place is sensory saturation. There are so many distractions here that any well-conceived plans I may have had for this journal are well and truly drowned in ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok, food, money, people

Photos: 2015Thailand

Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | Photo Gallery

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Bird watching in the Bangkok zoo.

Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | Views [2545]

My solo adventure started ominously enough with my 630am pick up for the ferry showing up at 725am. The receptionist was more worried than I was and called the company three times to ensure I hadn't been forgotten. I must still be on Broome time as ... Read more >

Tags: on the road, people

The four horsemen of the budget apocalypse

Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | Views [2540]

The boys night in Melbourne relocated to Asia for nearly a week. It was an inauspicious sign for bank balances, livers, and the price of grain. A trip overseas had been discussed ad nauseam and it took one of us getting married to see it happen. I ... Read more >

Tags: beach, friends, sport

Photos: 2010 Thailand

Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery

The album name pretty much says it all
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Life amongst the smells.

Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | Views [1652] | Comments [1]

And so the cycle of solo and social travel comes full circle again. Steph returned home to weather colder than any beer I have drunk. And the weather here in Bangkok is colder than any beer drunk in the UK, according to everyone in the world but Steph.... Read more >

Tags: i should have known better!

Nothing left to say but goodbye!

Monday, 5 Mar 2007 | Views [2338]

I have said good bye to Steph for now, but not forever, and broke my heart in the process; AGAIN. It's interesting how quickly you can get accustomed to constant companionship, and then even quicker, you seem to find yourself alone and pining for their ... Read more >

Tags: Friends

Crash landing in a paranoid universe.

Friday, 2 Mar 2007 | Views [3465]

This post is written for those previously unaware of the looseness with which I employ the facts. I wanted to demonstrate that some of my stories have been mildly garnished with some fictional parsley. A request for garlic did not result in a marriage ... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline

13 hours of bliss and hilarity

Friday, 2 Mar 2007 | Views [4852] | Comments [1]

For those adverse to vivid descriptions of drug intake and the resulting zaniness, (I'm looking straight at you Mum; and you're in the corner of my eye too Santa!) this is not the post for you. And don't get me wrong, I am not advocating the use of ... Read more >

Tags: Friends

Gallery: Kids

Friday, 2 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Beach bum heaven.

Thursday, 1 Mar 2007 | Views [2763] | Comments [2]

Everything about my time on Ko AllGood is unfolding like the dream in paradise that we all entertain. Having been commissioned by Steph for a painting once this trip was over, all financial concerns were put aside to enjoy the style of holiday that ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

Gallery: 2007Thailand

Thursday, 1 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Makes it ALL worthwhile!

Saturday, 24 Feb 2007 | Views [1663] | Comments [2]

Ignoring past lessons, an activity I had turned into an art form, Steph and I booked a ticket to Ko Tao through one of the always smiling, mostly deceptive Khao San Road travel agents. Not only were my knees up my nose the whole trip, the seat ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

Bolstering the Thai economy.

Sunday, 28 Jan 2007 | Views [1786] | Comments [2]

So fourth time in Chiang Mai! What to do other than buy more worthless shit. I made the most of my time alone when Gemma & Adam visited Pai. If making the most of your time can also be read as doing bugger all. I visited a nice park and gave my ... Read more >

Tags: Shopping

A recurring theme develops

Sunday, 28 Jan 2007 | Views [1874] | Comments [1]

I have started to wonder whether or not my readership is growing tired of hearing of my misfortunes or whether such tales are making people feel a lot more content in the relative safety of home. A large part of the following tale is a result of my ... Read more >

Tags: Doctors, hospitals & health

At the mercy of a madman

Friday, 19 Jan 2007 | Views [1306] | Comments [1]

If the beautiful city of Chiang Mai had not been the destination of another trip on the insomniac express, I would be dictating this story through a lawyer, having told another Khao San Road travel agent what I thought of their lies in the language ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures

Fate plays poker with Tarot cards and my trip changes course again.

Monday, 15 Jan 2007 | Views [2185] | Comments [2]

Fate, in all her infinite and baffling wisdom, seems to have taken a special interest in my affairs and was intervening with regular help and hindrance to my no-plan-plan. Out of a myriad of options, Vietnam seemed almost 100% likely to be my next port ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating

On the road to the promised land of people, pollution and prostitution.

Tuesday, 9 Jan 2007 | Views [2997] | Comments [4]

Back to noodle-land's capital. (Phad = fried & Thai = noodles. Even though every syllable here has about 12 meanings depending on the vocal tone and the position of the sun, I will assume Thai only means noodle.) Nothing changed back in Bangkok ... Read more >

Tags: Doctors, hospitals & health

On my own again.

Saturday, 6 Jan 2007 | Views [1347] | Comments [2]

Not only had my wonderful Australian posse moved on but so had everyone else staying in my bungalows. Sombre grey skies, not a breath of wind, except for those induced by baked beans for breakfast, and barely a ripple on the ocean. It's so quiet I could ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel

Magical journey to nowhere

Wednesday, 3 Jan 2007 | Views [7754] | Comments [1]

A glut of inspiration for my writing has inclined me to stay longer yet at Nai Pan Yai, although the weather continues to give me a very strong reason not to. Happily enough I can report that there has been a scattering of sunny days, and an accompaniment ... Read more >

Tags: Party time

I didn't want flies with my Mcknee burger!

Saturday, 30 Dec 2006 | Views [9011] | Comments [4]

Thanks to a long overdue change in the weather on Ko Pha-Ngan, foreign life on the beach increased manifold. Unfortunately, so did the foreign life on my motorbike wounds. As a science experiment, a McDonald's hamburger was once nailed ... Read more >

Tags: Doctors, hospitals & health

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