Travel Blogs from Thailand, Thailand

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bridge over the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Bridge over the River Kwai

A travel blog entry by loudan1979

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... as we just sat back and relaxed in the sun! All in all we had a really amazing day..... Next stop was Ayutthaya, Thailand's original capital city, we planned to hang around there for a few of days, however after arriving we soon realised the ...

Talc Beaches & tattoos and the Shots can't lose!, Koh Lipe, Thailand travel blog

Talc Beaches & tattoos and the Shots can't lose!

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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... really needed to go to a proper clinic with real doctors for his disease on his back as some of the 'professionals' in Thailand were nothing more than a glorified shop assistant that just happened to work in a pharmacy. The first doctor we saw took one ...

More than one night in Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

More than one night in Bangkok

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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He Said: A short flight from Langkawi brought us to the Thai capital of Bangkok. Forget any illusions you might have about Bangkok being exotic and mysterious. Maybe it once was, but now is very much a pulsing, sprawling, modern metropolis, complete ...

B-B-B-Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

B-B-B-Bangkok

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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Well, since we last wrote we indeed partied. When they say "free drinks" at ladies night in HK, they really mean free drinks! The boys were paying 5pounds/pint and we were paying.. nothing.. for anything. Oh my. We of course did not drink too many of ...

Ow you bar-steward, Koh Lanta, Thailand travel blog

Ow you bar-steward

A travel blog entry by tonyandsarah

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We decided to take a trip around the 5 islands, including a trip to the Emerald cave. We were up for a spot of snorkelling, nice lazy lunch on the boat before heading back into Koh Lanta. We had a bit of a splish splash, spotting numerous fish in their ...

PHUK ET, Phuket, Thailand travel blog

PHUK ET

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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So we got up early to head to Phuket, the ferry was quite uneventful and same same. Got a minibus to Kata beach to try and find somewhere to stay. We deliberately chose Kata beach as oppose to the lively party beach of Patong as we thought a couple of ...

The Land of Smiles, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

The Land of Smiles

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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"The Land of Smiles" is to the best of my knowledge something cooked up by the Tourism Association of Thailand and is used quite often as a moniker for those in the know and is now bastardized even worse by the pretentious who type "LOS" in message boards ...

From The Rubber Triangle to The Golden Triangle, Chiang Khong, Thailand travel blog

From The Rubber Triangle to The Golden Triangle

A travel blog entry by lisa-ashley

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... France and Germany combined; from its headwaters in the Tibetan mountains, it runs through the Yunnan province of China, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. The Mekong is second to that of the Amazon River, in its diversity of plant and animal ...

Krabi, Krabi, Thailand travel blog

Krabi

A travel blog entry by tonyandsarah

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... food freshly and pathetically cheap on the streets, a bit like hot dog vendors but you at least know what you get in Thailand!) We ate heartily, trying some fried mussles. Johanna, a VEGAN was persuaded to try the mussles. Once she said you have to ...

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