Travel Blogs from Patong, Thailand

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Out of the Kok and into the Phu, Patong, Thailand travel blog

Out of the Kok and into the Phu

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... since they were toddlers. He's a surfer and has been all over the world beaching it up so when he said he'd bought a bar in Thailand I could only think there would be a beach nearby. Good thing for me. I like a swim at the beach as much as the next ...

Sin City in Thailand, Patong, Thailand travel blog

Sin City in Thailand

A travel blog entry by quest

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... arm with them seem to be completely content. If Vegas is the Sin City of the US, then Pa Tong is the Sin City of Thailand. Huge crowds of tourists flood the streets all through-out the day, loud music and flashing lights pollute the space. Not one step ...

The Names Bond...Leornardo Bond, Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

The Names Bond...Leornardo Bond

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... to the town centre (needed the exercise) and find a sawngethaw (truck come bus thing) and pay 15 bhat (thats 20p) to get to Patong, as the heavens open. Only one other westerner on the bus, and neither of us knew when to get off! I'd gambled a bit on ...

Canoeing through Ao Phang-Nga, Gulf of Thailand, Thailand travel blog

Canoeing through Ao Phang-Nga

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... sleep, I arose at 7am for an experience that I have looked forward to for years - one of which you see in tourist brochures of Thailand. After being picked up at 8am, the mini bus took me and a group of very social over 55s to Ao Poh jetty. A fairly ...

Don't hold your breath!, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand travel blog

Don't hold your breath!

A travel blog entry by idarich

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Phew, no rest for the wicked! After completing our Day Skipper course on Friday 1 July, we caught the ferry straight back to the backpacker isle of Phi Phi, where we planned to do an open water scuba course. We'd barely settled into our bay-view bungalow ...

Chapter 29: Andaman Adventures, Patong/Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Chapter 29: Andaman Adventures

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... but uneventful aside from a few eels. Today I took another ferry to Phuket Island, and then hopped on a minibus to Patong, which is one of Thailand's most-developed tourist tra-... I mean, beaches. As such, and because it's high season here, too, ...

The Highs and Lows of Life, Patong, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

The Highs and Lows of Life

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... completely wrecked as Nat and I discovered snorkling later at another island. Later in the week we went to favourite place in Thailand so far, Ao Phang Nga... a bay full of limestone mountains, with crystal clear water and hidden caves. We spent the ...

Finding Bangtao, Bangtao, Thailand travel blog

Finding Bangtao

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... Project' had been set up to directly particiapte in the recovery of the Bang Tao community which lies just north of PAtong and 10 miles south of Phuket airport. The village has approximately 100 local families and 50 small and medium sized businesses and ...

James Bond Island Trip, Patong Beach, Thailand travel blog

James Bond Island Trip

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Today I went on a cool day trip to James Bond Island, a location where they did some filming on the 007 film Man with the Golden Gun with Roger Moore.  Several other islands were included which were actually better to visit but I think the tour ...

Transit to Phuket, Patong, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Transit to Phuket

A travel blog entry by canaussie

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To Phuket via Bangkok Airport.  Arrived late at 9 pm.  Jenn very very sick.  Scott not sick, putting up with Jenn.  Poor ...

Koh Phi Phi Diving, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand travel blog

Koh Phi Phi Diving

A travel blog entry by kevandsian

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Hi Guys, You can read our update from Koh Phi Phi in our entry from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia entitled 'Travel Rehab!'. Cheers, K & ...

A Taste of Mexico in Thailand, Patong Beach, Thailand travel blog

A Taste of Mexico in Thailand

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... had the thing for over two weeks and I can't take it back... I love the thing. I will need to go on a border run soon.  Thailand only gives me 30 days at a time in my passport so I need to renew by the 18th.  This is easily done in a day ...

Strippers, Prostitutes and Ping Pong, Patong, Thailand travel blog

Strippers, Prostitutes and Ping Pong

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... of taken only 3 - what a nightmare! We should have guessed that this was the beginning of our run of bad luck in Thailand. Lucky for us we had booked ourselves into another nice hotel thanks to my birthday money from Hollie’s Mum and Dad - after a ...

Merry Christmas 2007, Patong Beach, Thailand travel blog

Merry Christmas 2007

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... red.  Anything to please the tourist I suppose.  Which brings me to my next point;  I am not in the real Thailand.  Although it's fun here and cheap for me while staying for nothing in Carlos' house, this place is tourist central and ...

Nutty Phuket, Patong, Thailand travel blog

Nutty Phuket

A travel blog entry by canaussie

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... ya goin'? G'day mate!"   Speaking of cultural etiquette, here's a little anecdote on how not to be a moron.  In Thailand the King is highly revered and the people really love and respect him.  Also it is considered rude in Thailand to ...

Re-Unions, Patong, Thailand travel blog

Re-Unions

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... to meet up later on. We went for a walk in Patong, where we were now based. It did not seem like we were in Thailand. There were lights, bars and restaurants everywhere. In fact, it seemed like a sleazier version of Goa, and that we did not enjoy. So ...

The Beach, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

The Beach

A travel blog entry by giuliani242

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... always pictured this amazing island located in the Andaman Sea off the coast of Phuket. In the movie Leonardo DiCaprio travels to Thailand and is given a secret map, which he decides to follow along with some new friends. They leave Bangkok in search of ...

12 Hours by Boat and Bus to Phuket, Patong, Thailand travel blog

12 Hours by Boat and Bus to Phuket

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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it was an early start to be yanked out of bed...first it was a ferry crossing to Satun in Thailand then to the bus station in the back of a pick up truck.  Then onto a bus and off on the road to Phuket. The bus was oversubscribed so some people were ...

WARNING! THIS ENTRY MAY SHOCK AND OFFEND!, Patong, Thailand travel blog

WARNING! THIS ENTRY MAY SHOCK AND OFFEND!

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... ...it's also expensive and not the real Thailand at all, it has none of the charm of Chiang Mai, the only other place I've been in Thailand, and it isn't the sort of place I'd typically go on holiday to, but it IS different and I suppose that is the ...

Halloween Ladyboys of Patong, Patong, Thailand travel blog

Halloween Ladyboys of Patong

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... we returned to rest for tonight we would be night owls.   23:00 This evening we went to the gay/ladyboy area in Patong and as it's Halloween we thought it might be even more glammed up. It was indeed. We saw lots of performances by ladyboys miming ...

Bond girl for a day. A soggy one at that., Patong, Thailand travel blog

Bond girl for a day. A soggy one at that.

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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For the first time ever, my stomach is a bit gripey today, not sure if it was spicy food or the hideous cocktail of random drinks I had last night. Hmmm. Either way, I won't be eating much today. Scott was feeling a bit the same and as a result we caused ...

Thailand - the land of opportunity!, Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Thailand - the land of opportunity!

A travel blog entry by countrybumpkin

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... . 'The bus station is closed'! What bus stations shut at 6pm. I hated this man, and so far I hated Thailand! Begrudgingly, I went with the others to Patong beach, where I decided I would spend the night and get myself up to Khao Sok first thing in the ...

June 8 2008, Surin Beach, Thailand travel blog

June 8 2008

A travel blog entry by jesseandzoe

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... far as Patong.  So we spotted a bus and flagged it down.  It was going to Kamala beach, which is about halfway to Patong.  It was a bigger village so we looked around for some necessities.  I was able to find a place to get my hair ...

Phuket, Thailand, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

Phuket, Thailand

A travel blog entry by qiandjes

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... (50's) white Europeans. It literally felt like everyone was a tourist when you walked on the beach or in the streets. Thailand is definitely not as cheap as I thought especially in those touristy spots and the locals quickly realized what their target ...

End of Journey, Patong, Thailand travel blog

End of Journey

A travel blog entry by oshioshi

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... good thing! I've also been focused on losing the extra weight I gained in Japan and getting back in shape! Great thing about Thailand is that there is an abundance of fruits - mangos, dragon fruit, papayas, mangosteens, etc. I'm so happy about that! ...

The Phuket Philosophy, Patong, Thailand travel blog

The Phuket Philosophy

A travel blog entry by eriklang

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... , I woke up worried about the weather forecast, and about a story on BBC regarding a drug-resistant strain of Malaria found in Thailand.  Again, paranoia was pestering me.  Any friend of mine knows how little stock I put in news anchors and ...

Welcome to Phuket!, Patong, Thailand travel blog

Welcome to Phuket!

A travel blog entry by oshioshi

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Well, I was right about avoiding this place on my journey. It is exactly what I expected - bars, crowds, loud music, and locals harassing you for massages, taxis and tuk tuks every 5 steps. Everything that reminds me of home is here - shopping malls, ...

diving in Phi Phi, Phi Phi Don, Thailand travel blog

diving in Phi Phi

A travel blog entry by revamped

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Feb 12th (Jamie writing) Today we got up early to go diving. It was our second day of training and our first 2 open water dives. We went to 2 smaller islands located just off Phi Phi lae. Bida Nok, Bida Nai is a limestone cliff islet with similar ...

Seediness, Patong, Thailand travel blog

Seediness

A travel blog entry by ncpalmer

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The whole of Bangla road closes off at night to make way for thousands of tourists searching "for good ...

St Patrick's day with a twist, Patong, Thailand travel blog

St Patrick's day with a twist

A travel blog entry by andrewjfoy

Day 36 - We woke around 11 and headed over to our room to see if the problem had been fixed, it had and we put on some sun cream and then headed down to the beach. Phuket is not the classiest of places we have been to so far and reminds me of a typical ...

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