Travel Blogs from Bang Phli, Thailand

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Welcome To 2556, Racha Thewa, Thailand travel blog

Welcome To 2556

A travel blog entry by maxandclare

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... displays (mostly various bars launching them from the beach). The reference to 2556 is because there are two calendars operating in Thailand, the Buddhist one and our western (Gregorian) one. After New Year we headed across to Phuket. After having seen ...

Still at Bangkok airport, Bang Phli, Thailand travel blog

Still at Bangkok airport

A travel blog entry by wama

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Flight from Bangkok to Frankfurt delayed for 5 hours. We walk about 3 km to find Lufthansa desk. A bit worried as our flight doesn't even appear on the board. Just missing! It now appears in stead of 23h50 on Saturday - 04h30 Sunday morning. Yes - due to ...

Laundry adventures, Bang Phli, Thailand travel blog

Laundry adventures

A travel blog entry by mikeandjess

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The town we are now living in is less than hospitable to those who don't speak Thai.  Most of the signs are in English and none of the storekeepers within walking distance know much English either. They will, however, be very gracious in their ...

Chinese New Year, Bang Phli, Thailand travel blog

Chinese New Year

A travel blog entry by mikeandjess

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... positions, which could possibly lead to a year-long contract. We were thrilled. Rayong proved to be the perfect get-away from Bang Phli. We found some excellent restaurants in the city as well as seafood shacks along the beach, and were able to visit ...

Pidgin English, Bang Phli, Thailand travel blog

Pidgin English

A travel blog entry by mikeandjess

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... during a tutoring session with students.  Then there are the native English speakers who have spent too much time in Thailand and find it appropriate to speak BROKEN ENGLISH during class.  How are the children ever supposed to learn the ...

Wet weekend, Nong Yai, Thailand travel blog

Wet weekend

A travel blog entry by wickyjennings

... poke there tiny mischievous heads through holes in the roof. So new plan was formed. I was going to get the hell out of Thailand. I was missing the madness of India and Thailand for some reason was just annoying me. So its up to the capital to sort visas ...

I've had my fun, baby I'm done, I wana go home...., Bang Phli, Thailand travel blog

I've had my fun, baby I'm done, I wana go home....

A travel blog entry by tomgant

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Yaz says: The long journey from Koh Tao to Bangkok which required a boat, bus and sleeper train ran smoothly and got us back at 5am. We spent the next two days in Bangkok shopping at Chatuchak Weekend Market (one of the biggest markets in the world), all ...

Fast facts, Bang Phli, Thailand travel blog

Fast facts

A travel blog entry by mikeandjess

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... of quirks... Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia to have never been conquered by a European nation. The capital of Thailand holds the Guinnes Book of World Records for the longest name.  Although the majority of people refer to it ...

Pre-Kindergarten, Bang Phli, Thailand travel blog

Pre-Kindergarten

A travel blog entry by mikeandjess

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Twice a week the primary teachers have the pleasure (or misfortune depending on who you talk to) of going to the nursery to teach English. The majority of the children were just beginning to speak in their native tongues, but the syllabus required ...

Songtheow, Bang Phli, Thailand travel blog

Songtheow

A travel blog entry by mikeandjess

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Imagine jumping into the back of a truck that is moving just over 40 kilometers per hour.  Now imagine you are squished between thirty Thais, some students and others returning  from their various shopping trips and outings.  Most of the ...

The last of Nanatawan, Bang Phli, Thailand travel blog

The last of Nanatawan

A travel blog entry by mikeandjess

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Teaching at Nantawan has been a learning experience.  Although the school didn't stand-up to our expectations, the children were beyond what we could have hoped for.  Here is a collection of photos of our students... ...

Nantawan Thawipas School, Bang Phli, Thailand travel blog

Nantawan Thawipas School

A travel blog entry by mikeandjess

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... was located about 40 minutes from Bangkok in the province of Samut Prakan.    In reality, Bang Phli is now a suburb of Thailand's capital.  The new international airport is less than thirty minutes away, which is causing the area to ...

Koh Samui, Wang Chan, Thailand travel blog

Koh Samui

A travel blog entry by lyoninthewild

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... over - oh no a couple of the previous girls who we had denied came back to abuse us - actually bullied by the children of Thailand! It is sad seeing kids have to do things like that - they literally wander the streets until the morning! Some of then are ...

Different people, Bang Phli, Thailand travel blog

Different people

A travel blog entry by mikeandjess

Every morning I stop half-way between the apartment and my school to get breakfast at a road-side stand.  The same two ladies are there each day, waiting to serve up extra-spicy dishes.  They are eager to clarify dishes, proclaiming either gai ...

Goal in one, Wang Chan, Thailand travel blog

Goal in one

A travel blog entry by hannah_leigh

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As we kept the 4x4 for another day we decided to make the most of it and got up around 8am to get breakfast, problem was the island is dead until about 11am so it was a ghost town, we managed to find somewhere for breakfast and then set off to find ...

Qantas/BA Business Class Lounge, Bangkok, Bang Phli, Thailand travel blog

Qantas/BA Business Class Lounge, Bangkok

A travel blog entry by maryisabelle

Not a patch on the business class lounge at Heathrow! But we'll make sure we take advantage of what's on offer! There's only about six people here and that includes us! Sydney here we come! Did you know you can't bring duty free of over 100 mls into ...

In transit., Racha Thewa,  Thailand travel blog

In transit.

A travel blog entry by helenajm

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Enjoying the change of scenery for an hour at bangkok before re-boarding emirates 418 for the next leg! Tip for you: fly emirates, no one else does and so you end up with 3 seats. WIN. Left Dubai this morning after a brief but lovely stay. The place is ...

Lost in Bangkok!, Bang Phli, Thailand travel blog

Lost in Bangkok!

A travel blog entry by joolsandlou

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We made it to the hotel, but only just. After 8 hours on the plane we picked up a taxi thinking our hotel was close by. It was. The taxi driver did not know this and proceeded to get very lost and pretty angry when we asked to help him. Not that we knew ...

Day 2 - Bangkok, Bang Phli, Thailand travel blog

Day 2 - Bangkok

A travel blog entry by mightymachines7

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... to a suite on the 33rd floor..... Also because of us now in a suite, we have complimentary drinks on the top floor..... TPF X Well Thailand is a bloody long way away!! Tom and I have learnt our first lesson as a married couple - listening. I should have ...

Siste dag på Chaweng, Pa Yup Nai, Thailand travel blog

Siste dag på Chaweng

A travel blog entry by spurven

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Etter å ha holdt monkeybaby, så heiv vi oss ut i de store bølgene for å kjøle oss ned. Det blåste en del så vi gikk ikke langt ut. Badevakten passer også veldig godt på :-) Vi vurderte en utflukt/aktivitet i ...

The Rubber Plantation!, Ban Khun Song, Thailand travel blog

The Rubber Plantation!

A travel blog entry by agrotourfreak

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... down there.  Anyway, looking at the rubber tree plantation of Chantaburi, it makes me think of all the trips I've been throughout Thailand, and probably spent a lot of money on hotels, fancy food, and so on, and yet I still couldn't really remember most ...

FAQ (De veel gestelde vragen ;-)), Amphoe Bang Phli, Thailand travel blog

FAQ (De veel gestelde vragen ;-))

A travel blog entry by bikers2

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... komen... :-)) Ja helaas zijn we aan het einde van onze indrukwekkende drie maanden fietsreis door Azië "Myanmar, Laos, Cambodja en Thailand" gekomen. Het voelt voor ons beide absoluut niet als drie maanden, maar als we de foto's terug kijken en de ...

Bangkok Airport, Bang Phli, Thailand travel blog

Bangkok Airport

A travel blog entry by emmafs

Adam and I have made it to Thailand albeit we have not yet left the confines of the airport. So far everything has gone very smoothly aside from arriving at the wrong terminal at Heathrow (who knew BA flew from other terminals apart from terminal 5!). We ...

Day tekau ma Rua, Bang Phli, Thailand travel blog

Day tekau ma Rua

A travel blog entry by jessbaddiley

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Moving day! It was a slow start today as everyone was a bit tied from yesterdays adventures. We had breakfast and then it was time to pack before one last swim. Checkout was at 12 and we were getting picked up at 1pm to get to the airport for our flight ...

Stuck in Bangkok again?!?!, Racha Thewa,  Thailand travel blog

Stuck in Bangkok again?!?!

A travel blog entry by ladyjeanbug

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Why?!?!?! In a comedy of errors I thought I had missed my connecting flight, but in fact I never bought the ticket in the first place! Leaving yangon, I booked a ticket to bangkok with a connecting to Chang Mai, both with air Asia. I wanted to check ...

Ko Samui, Pa Yup Nai, Thailand travel blog

Ko Samui

A travel blog entry by dan51284

Dubbed the commercial centre of the Samui Archipelago, I stayed at Chaweng beach area. It is a modest beach resort inclusive of a relaxed daytime atmosphere and a nightly rave on the beach in front of a band and a DJ. I booked a cruise of Ang Thong ...

Trip home in style, Bang Phli, Thailand travel blog

Trip home in style

A travel blog entry by suigeneris

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Traveling Home Business Class �� Got to the airport in plenty of time and checked in nice and early. Perks of business class got into priority fast track with in queues. Stupid me forgot to get my liquids out (they had been sorted into a ...

Turen går til Oldfuxvej, Bang Phli, Thailand travel blog

Turen går til Oldfuxvej

A travel blog entry by kennethtoustrup

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Så er vi landet i Bangkok og installeret på lækkert hotel. Vi har lige fået mad på værelset og en kold øl. Valdemar faldt i søvn på vej i taxaen og sover videre nu. Sofie er lige faldet i søvn. Vi ...

Koh Samui, Wang Chan, Thailand travel blog

Koh Samui

A travel blog entry by charlie_mola03

... hooker but a bloody funny one! She had Charlie and I in stitches! Hanging around with hookers and lady boys is completely normal in Thailand. The owner of the bar was a lovey guy and would always come over and chat to us. Waking up to some actual ...

Bangkok, Bang Phli, Thailand travel blog

Bangkok

A travel blog entry by libby33

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I tried rhyming something clever with Bangkok, and it just wasn't workin' for me. I'm sure I could have succumbed to something crude, but I have refrained. Now just waiting for my Swiss Air flight to Zurich ( I love saying that - I feel so Bond-like, ...

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