Travel Blogs from Chumphon, Thailand

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Tuk the Train to the Cat to get to the Turtle, Chumphon, Thailand travel blog

Tuk the Train to the Cat to get to the Turtle

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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Ko Tao = Turtle Island. Our next destination. It was a reccomendation on the basis of Ko Samui being very busy and overun by bars and louts. The journey required a series of little transfers and a 12 hour semi-epic trip. We left the serviced ...

Visa run virgins, Have no idea some where in Burma i think, Myanmar travel blog

Visa run virgins

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... to take the night boat and the lady explains we will travel on the car ferry (11pm) which has beds, blankets and pillows to Chumphon. A mini bus will pick us up from there at 6am and take us to the boat which will cross the Burmese border and then back ...

Ko Pha Ngan & Chumporn - Day 74, Chumporn, Thailand travel blog

Ko Pha Ngan & Chumporn - Day 74

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... overcast and windy days on Ko Pha Ngan. The day I leave the weather improves, what can I say. This afternoon caught a Catamaran to Chumphon on the mainland via Ko Tao, then a 9 hour coach journey to Bangkok which wasn't as bad as it sounds. The coach ...

trip to ko samui part 1, Chumphon, Thailand travel blog

trip to ko samui part 1

A travel blog entry by jackandandrew

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Hey every body. we are doin the trip in 2 parts so that u can see on the map exactly where we have been! so we left bangkok 2 nights ago. we were supposed to get the bus at 8 in the evening, except that it decide not to turn up untill 10 30 so we both ...

Chumphon - Gateway to Ko Tao, Chumphon, Thailand travel blog

Chumphon - Gateway to Ko Tao

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... over with, it went so quickly! We took a tuktuk out to the border and spent the last of our kip, and crossed back into Thailand via the Lao/Thai Friendship Bridge. As soon as we crossed the border we knew we were back in Thailand! Sealed roads, 7-11's ...

Back in the Hills!, Chumphon, Thailand travel blog

Back in the Hills!

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... After an early lunch of more delicious pad thai and decided we should try and make it to Thung Wua Laen beach (just north of Chumphon) and have a day off there, maybe doing some kite surfing. Two miles later we were gutted to see a sign half an hour ...

Spider bites and elusive wild elephants, Kao Look Chang, Thailand travel blog

Spider bites and elusive wild elephants

A travel blog entry by froglin81

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Monday 11th August... Finished week one at WFFT Sanctuary (www.wfft.org for anyone who wants to have a look), only 3 more weeks to go. I could really use a day off now as starting work at 6:30am every day is killing me! A few of the volunteers went on ...

Feel free to root through Tilly's bag, Sir., Chumpon, Thailand travel blog

Feel free to root through Tilly's bag, Sir.

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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We set off from Bangkok at 6.30pm, only to be dropped in an unknown place somewhere near Chumpon at 3am, made to wait til 4am then taken to another place to wait for our next bus/boat combo at 6.30am. In answer to the title, the bus drivers managed to ...

Jim'll Fix It, Chumphon, Thailand travel blog

Jim'll Fix It

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... seaside resort, but eventually decided to save it for further on, when we might actually have some sunshine. The 15mile ride to Chumphon town went smoothly, and drinking iced lattes by the picturesque train station we felt good to be back in the saddle. ...

Beachy Day Off, Chumphon, Thailand travel blog

Beachy Day Off

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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Miles Cycled: 0!!!!!!!!! Today has been another heavenly day off after 4 intense days of cycling. We woke to sunny skies and the blissful feeling of nothing to do except rest and recover. The room owner cooked us an enormous fry-up when we eventually ...

Birth, Death and more spider bites, Kao Look Chang, Thailand travel blog

Birth, Death and more spider bites

A travel blog entry by froglin81

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Friday 22nd August... So much has happened since I last wrote in this I don't know where to start... Old volunteers have left, new people have arrived...the group at the moment is really fun. I should name them all just in case of future ...

Back to work, Kao Look Chang, Thailand travel blog

Back to work

A travel blog entry by froglin81

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... of people. I supposedly had two days off on Sunday/Monday but it involved going with Truls, Bram and Edwin to stay in Ranong in southern Thailand and then over to Burma to get a new visa. Then the next day we rescued 2 gibbons - one of 2 months and one ...

Bored, Mueang Chumphon, Thailand travel blog

Bored

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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... afford 3rd class, which meant lots of people crammed in to a small space. It was a very boring and uneventful journey. Arrived in Chumphon and was immediately approached by a taxi driver. I agreed to 20 baht, seeing as it was past midnight, and it was ...

Photos finally up!, Mueang Chumphon, Thailand travel blog

Photos finally up!

A travel blog entry by jamie083

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... morning I booked an overnight ferry to the island Koh Tao, leaving at 10pm and arriving at 5:30am. This meant I had a day to kill in Chumphon before my ferry left. I had to be out of the room by 12 so I had to find something to do for the rest of the ...

Chumphon, Chumphon, Thailand travel blog

Chumphon

A travel blog entry by 1234ace4321

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... a female Praying Mantis! The owner Nigel told me that Cobras are a common sight here, but I wasn't lucky enough to see one!!! Chumphon Palm Resort is without a doubt the best hostel I have stayed in! The rooms were clean, the staff very friendly and went ...

Chumphon, Saphli, Thailand travel blog

Chumphon

A travel blog entry by luccatianatrip

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I Chumphon skulle vi mødes med Laila, Luna og Benjamin. Pigerne glædede sig så de var noget slukørede da Laila skrev at de var forsinkede og først ville komme når vi sov. Vi ankom til vores hotel Nana Beach ved en 21 tiden ...

Chump Nuts, Chumphon, Thailand travel blog

Chump Nuts

A travel blog entry by gemandsam

... next island we had to travel by boat, bus, tuk tuk, mini-bus,  and tuk tuk again! We arrived early evening in Chumphon which is a real nothing coastal town that only sees tourists stop for one night before they go off th the Eastern Islands. Cream ...

A Suprisingly Quick Overnight Journey to Chumphon, Chumphon, Thailand travel blog

A Suprisingly Quick Overnight Journey to Chumphon

A travel blog entry by chrispatterson

Not quite as expected the seats reclined quite a bit and it's quiet so I get two seats...at the beginning. I always seem to forget more people get on at different stops so the carriage quickly fills up. We noticed a group of loud and drunk Irish ...

The Beach?!  Are you sure?!, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand travel blog

The Beach?! Are you sure?!

A travel blog entry by gayled

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Nothing planned this morning other than breakfast and heading for the beach!  This is what we have all been waiting for!!  Deck chairs lined up, sun block on and chillax!  Never happy, within 3 hours we are happy to leave the beach and get ...

Night Bus to Chumphon, Chumphon, Thailand travel blog

Night Bus to Chumphon

A travel blog entry by wldlndfirefghtr

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... Chang beers, which helped us sleep later as well as run back and forth to the bathroom...lol. We arrived at the pier south of Chumphon, were most people were going to catch the boats over to Koh Tao, Koh Phangan (were I suspect most people are headed as ...

Day 4 Chumphon to Ko Samui, Chumphon, Thailand travel blog

Day 4 Chumphon to Ko Samui

A travel blog entry by deankezontour

It was dark when we arrived at the pier, but it was very warm. There were some deck chairs so we got four and sat around chatting and eating pot noodles. We have so enjoyed AJ and Michael's company, they are very well travelled and have some ...

Overnight Bus from Bangkok to Chumphon, Chumphon, Thailand travel blog

Overnight Bus from Bangkok to Chumphon

A travel blog entry by sherbert

The bus left Bangkok at 9pm. A film was shown - The Prince of Persia. 2 minutes from the end, the film audio changed to Thai... lots of laughing! We both managed a few naps, before arriving at at Chumphon Pier at 7am! ...

Happy, Crappy Birthday, Chumphon, Thailand travel blog

Happy, Crappy Birthday

A travel blog entry by curtis.melissa

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... first needed to receive a code, texted to our cell phone from the bank. Which just so happened to be impossible, since we were in Thailand! Sooo, after a $19 phone call to Australia to explain that to us, we set off to find another way. We asked a tuk-tuk ...

From Chumphon To Phuket, Chumphon, Thailand travel blog

From Chumphon To Phuket

A travel blog entry by j3ster

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We took the bus earlyish as its an 8 hour bus ride, but a fun one - Looking out the window on the way it seems like the road is cut through mountains and woodland and some of the roads really are not for the faint hearted.    We stopped once ...

A secret beach and lots of Miao!, Chumphon, Thailand travel blog

A secret beach and lots of Miao!

A travel blog entry by tatandandy

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Leaving Pattaya, we took a bus to Bangkok then a sleeper train to Chumphon (8 hours). There were no beds on the train available, so we had reclining seats which were so uncomfortable! Arriving in Chumphon at 6am we quickly found a cafe that sold bread ...

Luck of the Irish, Chumphon, Thailand travel blog

Luck of the Irish

A travel blog entry by reb_flanagan

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Everyone said it was impossible. Don't even try it they said, you won't get a train ticket this last minute they said. Yet I still managed to book a train ticket from Ko Tao to Bangkok and then on to Chiang Mai for the start of Songkran. Travel agencies ...

The Bangkok Boyz take on the Night Life!, Chumphon, Thailand travel blog

The Bangkok Boyz take on the Night Life!

A travel blog entry by 1234ace4321

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... and he later ran around the back of the bar and threw up as the cocktail of drinks in his system was too much! Overall all the games and times spent drinking in Chumphon were absolutely class! really great memories here with quality ...

One night in Chumphon, Chumphon, Thailand travel blog

One night in Chumphon

A travel blog entry by carandsin2010

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... !!!!!!! Most invasive massages EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We celebrated Sinead birthday with a few beers at the beach and decided to get out of Chumphon that night!!!!! We planned to head for Hua Hin for one night but made friends with all the train staff so ...

Expensive resort, Hue Hin, Thailand travel blog

Expensive resort

A travel blog entry by jadenshell

We decided to stop off in the northern part of the south of Thailand, in Hue Hin, our first beach in a month. Although it was lovely, it was an expensive resort so we couldnt really afford to stay there long. A good stop off point before reaching the ...

First glimpse of paradise, Chumphon, Thailand travel blog

First glimpse of paradise

A travel blog entry by anna_nicola

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Our bargain bus/ferry combo ticket (only 470baht) was fairly painless despite being unceremoniously thrown off the coach at 3am and dumped with our bags in the middle of nowhere. We were soon scooped up by another bus and carted to the ferry pier where, ...

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