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Doi Suthep- Part III: Being Hungry, Doi Suthep, Thailand travel blog

Doi Suthep- Part III: Being Hungry

A travel blog entry by oriolesman

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The meals at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep are simple but good.  At 6:30 a.m., we have breakfast, which usually consists of some flat or transparent noodles in broth with lots of green vegetables.  Lunch, which is served at 11:00 a.m., is centered ...

Doi Suthep- Part XIV: Leaving the Mountaintop, Krabi, Thailand travel blog

Doi Suthep- Part XIV: Leaving the Mountaintop

A travel blog entry by oriolesman

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At half past three in the morning, on my last sleepless night at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, I carefully crept up the mountainside to sit in the temple before the throngs of tourists arrived.  This had become ...

Doi Suthep- Part V: Dreaming, Mae Hong Son, Thailand travel blog

Doi Suthep- Part V: Dreaming

A travel blog entry by oriolesman

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Dreaming, they say, is the mind's playground.  At Doi Suthep, where I don't even allow my mind the luxury of getting up and stretching its legs during the day, dreaming becomes more like Disneyworld, a rollicking and ...

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Bangkok

A travel blog entry by edamame

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My attempt at Thai cooking, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

My attempt at Thai cooking

A travel blog entry by philthy

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... sweet "Masaman Curry" the first time we came through Bangkok and we have been back many times since. So with little time left in Thailand and a desire to take a Thai cooking class, I signed up. I met May this morning to go to the market with her for ...

Scooters Save Lives, Khanom, Thailand travel blog

Scooters Save Lives

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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"What you got?" -- Rebel Without A Cause Khanon is a small town on the east coast of Thailand, just south of Surat Thani (the main port town for jumping to the holy trinity of Kho's Tao, Pha-Ngan and Samui) and managing to be thoroughly off the ...

Ready for Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Ready for Doi Suthep

A travel blog entry by oriolesman

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I slept in this morning....until 6:00 am, that is.  I had some great kao sawy at Daret's last night, walked around the Night Bazaar for a while, got an awesome 30-minute foot massage ($5 USD!), and plopped down in my bed around 11pm. In about ...

Across the border, Had Yai, Southern Thailand, Thailand travel blog

Across the border

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Election day, Pai, Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand travel blog

Election day

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Today the Kingdom of Thailand goes to the polls, and as a consequence many shops and businesses have shut down for the day. This election has almost become a referendum on Thaksin, the current hugely unpopular PM, and with passions running high if he ...

Doi Suthep- Part VI: Practicimitation, Mae Hong Son, Thailand travel blog

Doi Suthep- Part VI: Practicimitation

A travel blog entry by oriolesman

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... --------------------------------------------------------- Bangkok Times January 8, 2008 Man Reaches Enlightenment in Under A Week! Doi Suthep, Thailand:  In a startling development that has rocked the religious community, Buddhist monks at ...

Back in Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Back in Chiang Mai

A travel blog entry by oriolesman

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Well....hello there and greetings from beautiful and sunny Thailand!  I completed my 21-day foundation course in vipassana meditation at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep this morning and arrived back in Chiang Mai a few hours ago.  It was an amazing ...

Day One: Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Day One: Bangkok

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... pointed out the window down the street. "You see man with elephant? Pharmacy behind elephant, OK? Bye-bye, welcome to Thailand, OK?"   I walk for hours more in my new neighborhood, invigorated, astonished, and slack-jawed by everything. The jet ...

Thailand from top to bottom........, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Thailand from top to bottom........

A travel blog entry by wanderers

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... Pass. The whole railway was built in the Second World War by the Allies and local labourers, under Japanese command, to link Thailand to Burma through dense forests and jungle. Thousands of men died building it and there is a memorial museum near Hellfire ...

Mae Hong Son, Mae Hong Son, Thailand travel blog

Mae Hong Son

A travel blog entry by oriolesman

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... I've been relaxing for the past few days.  It's a neat little town of about 8,000 residents in Northern Thailand, only a thirty-minute flight from Chiang Mai and just south of Myanmar's border.  The population here is ...

Back in BKK, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Back in BKK

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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For the whole time I had been back I had been telling C that we we're flying to Bangkok on he same day but that I hadn't been able to get the same flight as her when I booked last minute from Laos. But it was just a fun trick so I surprised her at the ...

Boat Trip Around Island, Ko Samet, Thailand travel blog

Boat Trip Around Island

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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A one hour car ride south to the pier at the town of Ban Phe and a 45 minute boat ride landed us on the island of Ko Samet. This place is close enough to be a quick escape for locals from Bangkok, to be able to hit the beach for the weekend.  The ...

Goodbye Pai!, Pai, Thailand travel blog

Goodbye Pai!

A travel blog entry by oriolesman

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Good morning!  I'm back after a fantastic few days exploring Pai in Northern Thailand.  By the time I arrived in Pai, my sinus infection was history and although I was still licking my wounds from the now-infamous motor scooter debacle, my ego ...

Slow boat on the Mekong, Houayxai, Lao Peoples Dem Rep travel blog

Slow boat on the Mekong

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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From Louang Prahbang, its possible to travel to Thailand by taking a boat upstream along the Mekong River. From other travellers we hear that the boat trip is a highlight of their time in Laos, so we buy a couple of tickets for 170,000 Kip (GBP 9.00) each ...

Lady boys, and little tops, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Lady boys, and little tops

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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Well we have arrived in Thailand, third country on the list and thank god it's warm again! The biggest shock when we arrived was it was 31 degrees at 7pm and everyone was walking around naked! Well not naked but compared to India and China they were and ...

Flip Flop Fever, Ko Tao, Thailand travel blog

Flip Flop Fever

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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So next leg on our perpetual lazy drunken run, was down to the island of ko tao, which we booked before my tattoo, when we still could have dived, but the mills (should 'mills' be in quotation, or is that to much third person) wasn't allowed in the ...

Back in Bangkok, United Travellers Connection, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Back in Bangkok

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... four seats, I am now back in the capitol. My ten day visa extension expires tomorrow so as much as I'd like to stay in Thailand a few more days (to do some more diving in Koh Toa) I have to make arrangements to leave tonight. You are not allowed to ...

Anti-gravity geckos, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Anti-gravity geckos

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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Hello! Just writing a quick hi before I find food (the smell of curry from next door is appealing....). Can't believe I'm actually here! After years of boring everyone about how I want to travel.... I've been watching lizards running up the wall. ...

I wish it could be christmas every day, Koh Lanta, Thailand travel blog

I wish it could be christmas every day

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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... 7 of us squashed in a motor bike rikshaw going to a different bar at 10 miles an hour. We toasted the New Year in Australia and Thailand but could not quite make it for the UK at 7am! Hope you all had a great New Years and wishing good things for 2006 ...

Bangkok by any mode of transportation, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Bangkok by any mode of transportation

A travel blog entry by madman96

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I fly into Bangkok by cover of night and surface from customs around 5:30am.  I grab the bus downtown as the sun rises in east and get a great overview of the city on the way in.  The infrastructure is absolutely impressive by any ...

Day 68, Pt.1:

Day 68, Pt.1: "Beware Wily Strangers"

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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I'm going to rewind for a little bit back to the "Dark Knight" IMAX watching, 'cause I forgot an important detail of the screening. At the end of the pre-movie commercials, the audience stood up with their hands on their hearts and a very slick, almost ...

Day 68, Pt.2: Man & Woman Makelove, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Day 68, Pt.2: Man & Woman Makelove

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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Rewinding again back to the 28th, following our walk around the Royal Palace/Old Town and evasion of the touts, we took a bus + subway to Lumphini Park in hopes of catching a boxing match. As we exited the subway, we asked a lady running one of the food ...

"Salad Beach Resort"

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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From the pier a 1 hour "fast ferry" to our next stop moving south, the island of Koh Pha-Ngan. Found a great resort from the people at the pier and took a taxi to "Salad Beach Resort" at Haad  Salad ...

leaving SE Asia, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

leaving SE Asia

A travel blog entry by edamame

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After travelling through Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos, we came full circle and arrived back in Bangkok. After roughing it for the past two months, we were ecstatic to be staying at the luzurious Westin Grande in Bangkok. Ironically, it was the ...

One night in Bangkok..., Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

One night in Bangkok...

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... in (100B for a dorm bed) and walked down to where the demonstrations are being held against Mr Taksin, the current Priminister for Thailand. My timing could not have been better - I arrived just in time to witness a stand off between the Thai Chief of ...

Back to Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Back to Bangkok

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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... we decided to check out what sort of medical facilities Bangkok had to offer. I had heard rumors about the glories of Thailand's private medical system-- that this is a global center for transsexual operations and the like. Well I wasn't going that ...

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