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So Kho Phi Phi

Wednesday, 28 Apr 2010 | Views [918]

I actually skipped to describe Kho Lanta, which was an isolated experience in terms of Thai people trying to rip us off. The place was beautiful though, the beach beautiful, but by check out time they tried to charge us for food we never ate, drinks ... Read more >

Tags: our little beach hut with the kayaks in front

More from Paradise..

Saturday, 10 Apr 2010 | Views [813]

Now, the south end of Kho Jum is even better............unbelievable!! They shot the movie "the beach" around these islands and it looks every bit like this. There are no paved roads- most transports are done over the water way and - of course-... Read more >

Into fresh air..

Saturday, 10 Apr 2010 | Views [687]

You never know how bad the air in Bangkok is until you get out of there. Kho Jum is one of the least developed islands in Thailand. A good place to recover from the hustle and buzle of the big city. Krabi was the jump off place and now it's just hopping ... Read more >

Out of Bangkok

Saturday, 10 Apr 2010 | Views [636]

Leaving Bangkok in a few hours. Got an overpriced Lonely Planet guide for the southern beaches/ area of Thailand - turned out to be a bad copy -oh, well... I expected to get a lot more harassed by vendors, like it was the case in India - pleased to ... Read more >

April fools is over..

Friday, 2 Apr 2010 | Views [1072]

Today is the 2nd of April - I am still in Bangkok, where is sweat is running like a waterfall off of every foreign (fa(r)lang as they say here) Spent the first night in a prison like cell: Cheap Guest House. It was almost impossible to sleep in this ... Read more >

Tags: the 5.5 ton solid golden buddha

biking and motorcycling

Wednesday, 31 Mar 2010 | Views [872]

Getting a "taste" for this country: Love the language, the food, the people. It seems all clean enough not to get sick (ok, it's only been -not even- 2 weeks since I left home - though it seems MUCH longer, but I am hopeful) Was tempted today ... Read more >

Tags: on the bridge over the river kwai

Traveling south.

Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | Views [697]

From Chiang Mai to Ayuthaya with the night train (you would never know it was 2nd class with all the clean sheets and the friendly service). With a local bus from Ayuthaya to Kanchanaburi the town on the river Kwai. All together it keeps getting ... Read more >

Tags: this guy was sitting in the museum of world war 2

Still in Chiang Mai

Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 | Views [682]

Don’t think I ever traveled through that many time zones. No jetlag – who would have thought? No jetlag at all……sleeping through the noises of the jungle, the heat, the humidity – the hot flashes…… Good to learn that Thailand seems to be cleaner ... Read more >

Tags: eating with the family

In Thailand for the first time.

Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | Views [822]

The journey was a long one: 35 hour from door (Marin county, Forest Knolls, CA) to door (Matz’s house in Chiang Mai, Thailand), changing planes twice with a lay over of 8 hours in Taipei – well worth it!! We left March 17 th and arrived March 19 th ... Read more >

Tags: matz and his wife

on the way out..

Sunday, 21 Mar 2010 | Views [772]

Kipp was early, Khale took us to the air porter, Ellie hugged us, Anne came and waved, but we got to the air porter and James surprised us with a picnic of ice cream on the ground, Katie came with my favorite Russian treat. What a way to be sent off ... Read more >

Tags: the good bye committee

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