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Trip: Thailand

There are [35] stories from my trip: Thailand

Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok

THAILAND | Sunday, 30 Mar 2008 | Views [7833] | Comments [9]

This morning I went to the Chatuchak weekend market in the north of Bangkok using the skytrain. I got there about 7:30am to beat the crowds of people that go and save being there in the height of the heat during the middle of the day. The place is absolutely ... Read more >

Tags: animals, markets, sightseeing, walking

Cookery and Caving!

THAILAND | Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | Views [2455] | Comments [3]

My last day on Koh Lanta was excellent, first off I went to a Thai Cookery school that I'd spotted whilst out driving around the island on my scooter the day before. The kitchen looked really nice and the guy that ran it was superb. An added bonus was ... Read more >

Tags: adrenaline, adventures, animals, cooking

Relaxing on Koh Lanta

THAILAND | Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | Views [2831] | Comments [1]

I'm currently on an island called Koh Lanta, off of the south east coast of Thailand. Basically I'm being lazy and chilling before heading back to Bangkok for two days and then heading off for the next leg of my trip to Australia on the 31st March. ... Read more >

Tags: beaches & sunshine, lazing, snorkeling, swimming

Wandering around Chiang Mai

THAILAND | Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | Views [1973] | Comments [3]

Last night I went for a wander around the old town and found a great place to eat opposite ThaPae Gate in the centre. My taste buds are getting better at spicy now and I enjoyed Beef fried with garlic and pepper, over steamed rice with lots of chilli ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation

Chiang Mai Zoo

THAILAND | Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | Views [8233] | Comments [4]

After a late night thanks to the three live bands in the street bars directly behind the hostel (and my rear window doesn't shut completely), I got up fairly early to eat breakfast and set off to the zoo outside the city. I made my own toast and coffee ... Read more >

Tags: animals, sightseeing, walking

New Itinerary!!!

THAILAND | Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | Views [1734] | Comments [5]

Ok, this afternoon I called the Qantas office in Singapore. The Bangkok office has got a hideous automated system in Thai, which even my mate in the internet cafe in Kanchanaburi couldn't figure out! The Singapore office has an Aussie helpdesk... sweet! ... Read more >

Tags: Onward planning

Wat Phra Singh temple, Chiang Mai

THAILAND | Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | Views [4180] | Comments [3]

This afternoon I went for a walk around Chiang Mai old town, which is inside the moat and what is left of the old perimiter wall that marked the edge of the town many years ago. The Pae Gate is the center to the main back packers and pubs area now, ... Read more >

Tags: history, sightseeing, walking

Moving on to Chiang Mai

THAILAND | Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | Views [3639] | Comments [1]

Today I am catching a bus to Bangkok where I am taking the over night train to Chiang Mai in the north where I can do some hill tribe treks and hopefully some other outdoors activities! I am planning on taking a cookery course up there too, as they ... Read more >

Tags: Onward planning

Elephants & Friends... my stay.

THAILAND | Sunday, 24 Feb 2008 | Views [8500] | Comments [17]

I'm back in Kanchanaburi town after 5 days at the Elephants & Friends sanctuary near Kanchanaburi. I have a lot of notes and pictures to go through, so this will be long, go get a cuppa!! This week has been incredible in so many ways. The people ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, animals

Elephant adventures...

THAILAND | Saturday, 23 Feb 2008 | Views [913] | Comments [3]

...will be online later today or tomorrow... I am shattered and can't be arsed to sit here for hours writing up all my notes yet! Sorry. Coming soon!! ;-) Most of my photos from the week are uploaded on my photobucket page, with some descriptions, ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Elephant sanctuary tomorrow...

THAILAND | Sunday, 17 Feb 2008 | Views [1907] | Comments [8]

Tomorrow morning I am being picked up from VN Guesthouse by Phot, to stay at the Elephant Friends sanctuary for a few days... I might stay for longer, depending how it pans out there. I plan on mucking in and helping them out with whatever rebuilding ... Read more >

Tags: Onward planning

Tiger Temple

THAILAND | Saturday, 16 Feb 2008 | Views [19343] | Comments [5]

Today I visited the tiger temple in Kanchanaburi , where the Monks have taken in rescue tigers from the wild (orphans of poaching mostly) and created a breeding program and sanctuary for them. They are currently fund raising to build a bigger and more ... Read more >

Tags: adrenaline, animals

Hellfire Pass

THAILAND | Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | Views [3867] | Comments [7]

So in the afternoon, we drove up to see Hellfire pass, which is one of the deepest rock cuttings that the POW's had to make to complete the Thailand-Burma rail line in 1942-5 .  Having seen the museum already, this really nailed home the mammoth task ... Read more >

Tags: history, sightseeing, walking

Erawan falls

THAILAND | Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | Views [3343] | Comments [2]

I toyed with the idea of hiring a moped or using the standard bus to go to see Erawan falls today , but in the end plumped for a tour package. Once we arrived at the falls, it was clear that this was a much better choice, as the standard bus stops at ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, walking

Kanchanaburi town sights...

THAILAND | Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | Views [1875] | Comments [2]

Today I visited the Kanchanaburi Death Railway museum and cemetery , which are within easy walking distance of my guest house (where I had the best museli, fruit & yoghurt yet for breakfast!). [ View from my room on the river ] The museum tells ... Read more >

Tags: history, sightseeing, walking

On to Kanchanaburi

THAILAND | Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | Views [1091] | Comments [4]

Last night I went back to the English pub where I blagged the poker game the night before, it had a nice atmosphere. I caught up with Sophie, who cashed out nicely from the game, and she proudly showed off her new nails courtesy of our cash, Lol! I ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Siam Ocean World Bangkok

THAILAND | Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | Views [6981] | Comments [1]

On Tuesday morning I visited the biggest aquarium in South East Asia, Siam Ocean World in the huge Paragon Plaza in Bangkok. It was about 11 quid for entry which included a drink, 4-d film and a glass bottomed boat ride over the main aquarium. The exhibits ... Read more >

Tags: animals, sightseeing

Found a cash poker game! (and dorms suck!)

THAILAND | Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | Views [1422] | Comments [3]

On Monday in Bangkok I treated myself to a cinema visit at the immense Paragon Plaza in the downtown area. This place puts American malls to shame, it is mahuuuuusive! I watched Cloverfield on the Imax screen... it was pretty cool. I'm going back ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Back to Bangkok

THAILAND | Monday, 11 Feb 2008 | Views [1084] | Comments [3]

Thanks to the awesome TV coverage on the hotel TV's of the prem games and the Six Nations, I didn't get to sleep until 1:30am, and had set the alarm for 6am to get up, pack and get to the airport for my 8:30 flight to Bangkok... Two of my thoughtful ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles

England suck...

THAILAND | Sunday, 3 Feb 2008 | Views [1035] | Comments [5]

That's all. To make matters worse, I was in a pub full of Welsh people... sigh, cheers England. Pathetic performance.

Tags: I should have known better!

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