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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 ...

Erewan and the bridge over the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Erewan and the bridge over the River Kwai

A travel blog entry by madman96

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We wake up but Helena is feeling ill and Yiknur won't leave a man down, so... I decide that I can't be held down and make a quick and easy decision to go out for the day and leave them both behind!  (Tough call, riiight)  I rent a moped, which ...

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 ...

Tuk-tuks in the rain, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Tuk-tuks in the rain

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... checked in my suitcase at the United Travellers Connection seeing as I was not going to need that much as I travelled into northern Thailand. Kate and Jonty however were at the tail ends of their travels, and were carrying plenty so a taxi was called ...

Ko Phi Phi, Ko phi phi, Thailand travel blog

Ko Phi Phi

A travel blog entry by madman96

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The short 55 minute flight from Samui to Phuket doesn´t change the scenery too much, but I still can see the evidence of the tourist destruction that I´ve heard so much about from other travelers.  An hour later and Adi gets in without her bag, ...

Learning to Dive, Ko Phi Phi, Thailand travel blog

Learning to Dive

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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Rachel tells me about a magical island paradise where it costs only GBP150 to do a 4-day diving course. She hasn't fully convinced me that the diving course is a great idea because I much prefer land to sea, and I have the ability of toad swimming in the ...

Destination Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Destination Bangkok

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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We had the choice of paying $160 for a plane ticket from Siem Reap to Bangkok, or $10 to take the bus, so we took the scenic route. We took a mini-bus from our hotel to catch the larger bus to the border where we had to unload to go though customs on ...

Culture Shock in Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Culture Shock in Bangkok

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... : Day : 65 Temperature : 33 degress Weather : Sunny in the mornings, rainy late afternoons We have arrived in "Amazing Thailand"!! We didn't think we'd make it here quite so easily when our Indian Airlines flight from Kathmandu to Delhi was ...

Back in Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Back in Bangkok

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Check in hassles (scissors and mosquito swatter checked in separately) Taxi hassle (gang together and refuse to turn meter on) - better to arrive earlier in day (taxi should be 250 on meter) Dropped off and checked in 120B room --- Shawn leaving in a ...

The Great Bangkok Tuk-Tuk Scam, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

The Great Bangkok Tuk-Tuk Scam

A travel blog entry by cleff

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So, we had our first real scam pulled on us yesterday, but came out pretty much unscathed, except for the blisters on our feet. We're been traveling with two Canadian girls we met on Koh Tao island (who are a total riot I might add). So we wake up on ...

R U Serious! 3rd class tickets only!?, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

R U Serious! 3rd class tickets only!?

A travel blog entry by tonyandsarah

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... the oldest bicycles in the world before racing around the park at lightning speed. All the postcard pictures that you see of Thailand were all taken in this place. Some of the sights were instantly recognisable. Sarah took great pleasure in showing me ...

Our room came with pets, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

Our room came with pets

A travel blog entry by cleff

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Its hard to keep a travel blog up to date. Every day so many things happen that you wish you could share with someone. Like yesterday So I've decided to just type up a few sections right from the pages of my journal to kind of get caught up. I've ...

Simple Pleasures at Simple Life, Ko Tao, Thailand travel blog

Simple Pleasures at Simple Life

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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I have caught up, but it's only really by cheating. I have managed to buy us an extra day, by making sure I didn't have anything additional to write for today's exploits - making my job a lot simpler to catch up. The reason we haven't done anything ...

Royal Elephant Kraal, Ayuthaya, Thailand travel blog

Royal Elephant Kraal

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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We just happened to be in town when a very important ceremony was to take place, the blessing of the new posts for the Royal Elephant Kraal. In order to give some perspective you need to understand some history first--- (over 200 years ago) only Kings ...

Island Hopping, Krabi, Thailand travel blog

Island Hopping

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... food during the day, we get to a bakery and tuck into the first food of the day. On first impressions we notice that Thailand really does have plenty of smiley people, the food is really cheap and the cakes are pretty delicious. We decide to try and ...

We're going to the beach!, Ko Yao Noi, Thailand travel blog

We're going to the beach!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 178 Temperature : 30 degrees Weather : Hazy sunshine, cloudy afternoons We didn't know what to expect coming to Ko Yao Noi. From what we've heard Phuket is heaving with tourists and the beaches in Krabi are now covered in rows of ...

Time to get back on the road, Ko Tao, Thailand travel blog

Time to get back on the road

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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Its nice to be caught up. It finally gives me a chance to write in the here and now and not having to remember back. Its been about 4 weeks since I've been able to do that. Sitting on the balcony of our room in the Simple Life Resort I've turned on the ...

Bangkok  - Subvarnabumhi airport, Tambon Nong Prue, Thailand travel blog

Bangkok - Subvarnabumhi airport

A travel blog entry by stefanoandrea

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We arrived at 6:10 pm but could only get a bus at 8 pm, so we had a drink and walked around a bit. At 8 we left for ...

Little Fish and Big Cats, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Little Fish and Big Cats

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 186 Temperature : 32 degrees Weather : Scattered clouds Wow, wow, wow! What a great day! Where do I begin? Kevin decided that he would have a common "treatment" here in Bangkok.....the "fish massage". This is essentially a big fish ...

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