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Luang prabang to Chiang Mai, Thailand, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Luang prabang to Chiang Mai, Thailand

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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The original plan when we came to Chiang Mai was to only stay for a week; however, we ended up staying for two and half weeks.  So, here are the highlights of our time there. On arriving at our destination it became clear that Nic was not well, ...

Hat Yai, Hat Yai, Thailand travel blog

Hat Yai

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... sadly no exciting plane food for me. Hat Yai was full of people camping out overnight, so they could leave and re-enter Thailand to renew their Thai visas. So devoid of anything of note, we ended up eating in McDonalds. Our hostel was quite something to ...

Tarutao, Tarutao, Thailand travel blog

Tarutao

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... all sorts of crazy ideas! Trying very hard to dispel them we got a boat to the island of Tarutao. We arrived on Thailand's least visited island to be greated with somthing that looked more like a deserted Center Parks than a deserted desert island. We ...

Thailand sucks!!!, Trat, Thailand travel blog

Thailand sucks!!!

A travel blog entry by zee

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... further from our beds than we had to. Debating between going to Koh Chang off the Thai coast or Sihanoukville in Cambodia, we decided that Thailand had sucked so much that we may as well move on to Cambodia. So eager were we to leave that we got up at ...

Day 43 to Chiang Khong on the border with Laos, Chiang Khong, Thailand travel blog

Day 43 to Chiang Khong on the border with Laos

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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The planned 8.30am departure from People Place 2 Hotel had been changed to 8am, but we must have missed that memo so were surprised that everyone was getting on the mini van when we (fortunately) went down to the lobby for a coffee at 8.05, so were ...

Let the Games Begin, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Let the Games Begin

A travel blog entry by lisa-ashley

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... and as my step mom once remarked how much I fly. I had been in Bangkok twice before, once when I first arrived in Thailand last July and coincidentally the day the Thaksin regime was overthrown in the coup d'etat on September 19th. But, this time ...

In the jungle the mighty jungle, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

In the jungle the mighty jungle

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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Hey there, So when we had nicely settled in to our (boiling hot) room in Banana Guest house we had to decide on what to do with our time here. So after wandering around the town a while we booked our train out of here to Bangkok just in case ...

Street Children, Prositutes, and Smiling Soldiers, Everywhere, Thailand travel blog

Street Children, Prositutes, and Smiling Soldiers

A travel blog entry by lisa-ashley

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... staffers, set out on the weekend of 17 September to observe the current issues facing cross-border street children in Thailand and Myanmar. In an effort to sensitize media professionals to the phenomenon's facing street children, they accomplished just ...

Floating Market & Railroad Market, Damnoen Saduak, Thailand travel blog

Floating Market & Railroad Market

A travel blog entry by kevinmoss

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... Spiderman, but afterwards he was very intrigued by the character.  One interesting difference at movie theater is that in Thailand they play the national anthem and show national imagery while it's playing.  Everyone in the theater stands up ...

Bumming Around Before Burma, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Bumming Around Before Burma

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... I used up my Pai time in Luang Prabang, which I certainly do not regret. It gives me another reason to come back to Thailand. He's actually driving a motorcycle up there. Now that's something I am not going to do when I return some day. I've met some ...

Koh Phi Phi, Koh Phi Phi Island, Thailand travel blog

Koh Phi Phi

A travel blog entry by loudan1979

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One More Beer, Khanom, Thailand travel blog

One More Beer

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... had a hot shower in three weeks. The food is great, with a wide range of Thai meals but also the best cheeseburger in Thailand - and it really is, too. It's a great place in a great place, and we heartily reccomend it. Just get here before ...

"Ban Kwan Chai Camp."

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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  A 2 hour car ride though the town of Trat and to the pier at Laem Ngop then we took a boat ride to the large island of Ko Chang.  About 20 years ago  this is where "hippies" (for those of you that remember the word) camped out in some ...

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Bangkok

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... behaviour on both sides of many exchanges was disappointing to see. Sadly, such a relationship is now scarring much of Thailand. The day was rounded off with a true Kim Chrystal Shopping Frenzy! Items included: "North Face" Backpack (x1) ...

Great Ruins, Sukhothai, Thailand travel blog

Great Ruins

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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Continuing our visits to UNSECO sites, we took a bus to one of the first capitals in the Thai empire "Sukhothai." The emerging Thai nation flourished militarily, claiming lands as far north as Vientiane (capital of Laos now), and culturally developing a ...

Beer, burgers and buddhas, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Beer, burgers and buddhas

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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As we'd had such a good time at the Park everyone who was staying in Chiang Mai on the Sunday night decided to meet up for a few drinks. Beforehand we went for a wander around the Sunday night market, which is massive, and had dinner with Liz’s ...

Without a plan in the Land of Smiles, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Without a plan in the Land of Smiles

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... 's all I really wanted to know about it. We were at input overload and with the amount of information taken in in Vietnam, Thailand's history just doesn't seem as impressive. From the temple we pop across back to the Grand Palace side and walk past as we ...

The final countdown, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

The final countdown

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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... for the next 4 months at least. Here goes, We got to the train station suitably early, so as not to miss a Train in Thailand again. The station was suitably empty except for a few monks and people who like us were erring on the side of timely ...

Coup de Etat, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Coup de Etat

A travel blog entry by lisa-ashley

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... the bar screaming, "The Communists are Coming, The Communists are Coming!" I though to myself, oh sh-t the Chinese are taking over Thailand. But, as most of you know, such was not the case. The coup occurred on Tuesday evening here in Thailand. I was ...

First Island South, Ko Tao, Thailand travel blog

First Island South

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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We jumped on a bus for the about 3 hour ride to the pier and then a "fast ferry" for 2 hours (they have a slow ferry, cost less and takes 4 hrs) to the small island of Ko Tao. The island was named by its first settlers for the island's turtle-like ...

A day on the water in a Sun Island Longtail, Ko Lanta, Thailand travel blog

A day on the water in a Sun Island Longtail

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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Today we have a special day, we celebrate our half a year wedding anniversary while still on our honeymoon. We are about 225 days on our way since we left Bermuda in June 2010, and we are struggling with finding an end to our travels. There are so many ...

Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Temple of the Emerald Buddha

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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This morning grabbed a taxi for a drive down to the "Ko Ratanakosin" area which is the Vatican City of Thai Buddhism. Based on this, you must dress modestly-long pants and closed toe shoes only. We purchase 2 tickets for the Grand Palace and Wat Phra ...

Biking around the Island, Ko Lanta, Thailand travel blog

Biking around the Island

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... , so we figured why not. It is a small 125CC moped, but big enough for us both. It rides remarkably well. Driving a bike in Thailand is statistically one of the most dangerous places to do so. But Ko Lanta is quite calm, there are not many cars so here it ...

National Treasure, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

National Treasure

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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We made it to our final stop north Chiang Mai, for the people of Thailand the city is considered a national treasure. For us, it was a reminder of our trip here 7 or so years ago (our first to Thailand) and what great fun we had.   The old city is ...

Not Much Between Despair and Ecstacy..., Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Not Much Between Despair and Ecstacy...

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... basics are that Jim Thompson was a terribly chic American who used to work for the OSS (CIA) and fell in love with Thailand and revitalized the Thai silk industry and introduced it to the West. His compound of antique traditional Thai homes that he bought ...

Felt at home in Krabi Town, Krabi, Thailand travel blog

Felt at home in Krabi Town

A travel blog entry by wanderinwonder

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... underneath us and the biggest sea urchin's I have ever seen.  Phra Nang Cave: The final stop and my favourite place in Thailand thus far.Granted the main beach was again crowded with tourists. We had an hour to explore, so we headed straight for ...

High Society, Ban Houimanaw, Thailand travel blog

High Society

A travel blog entry by lisa-ashley

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Time moves slowly in the mountains, perhaps it has something to do with the fact that the majority of the day is spent ensuring your survival. Cultivating the rice paddies, colleting fire wood so you can cook, gathering roots from the fields and ...

Lazing the Day Away, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Lazing the Day Away

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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Today started like most do here in Bangkok only today I decided when I finished reading the Bangkok Post to crack open the other English language newspaper, The Nation. When I was done with that it was time for a few bits from Newsweek and The Economist ...

Bangkok train station to airport, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Bangkok train station to airport

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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Only 10 Baht for the train to the ...

Arrived in Thailand, Bo Phut, Koh Samui, Thailand travel blog

Arrived in Thailand

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... a much larger window (with curtains), slightly more room and it was easier to keep your bags close at hand. Arriving in Thailand the next morning was quite straight forward, everyone had to get off the train for immigration and then wait twenty minutes ...

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