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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 ...

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. ...

"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 ...

Phi Phi - Thai new year (Songkran), Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand travel blog

Phi Phi - Thai new year (Songkran)

A travel blog entry by stephen.j.booth

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We weren't aware that we would be celebrating  two new years when we set out, but here we are in Phi Phi and it's Songkran (Thai new year). Essentially, the Thai people (and everyone else) drench each other in water for a day or two; water ...

Thailand - Overview, Satun, Thailand travel blog

Thailand - Overview

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... over a misunderstanding about the variety of sweet chilli sauce used! It is disgusting, if not embarrassing, to see.   Thailand's popularity is simply that it offers a convenient package (far from as cheap as everyone pretends). ...

The Beach, Bangkok, Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui, Thailand travel blog

The Beach

A travel blog entry by lizandsimon

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... a few hours this morning so we headed to Tescos to get breakfast. Bread isn't something as tasty nor as freely available in Thailand compared to Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. We bought some freshly bake croissants, a jar of jam and a little magnetic game of ...

Hammock life, Koh Phangan, Thailand travel blog

Hammock life

A travel blog entry by zee

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The ride to the island was amazing. After Nepali and Indian buses it was overwhelming, and I was almost moved to tears. Picture it: a huge bus, with enormous, padded chairs that fully reclined. Only 10 people in the bus. They showed a movie. There was ...

Chiang to-the Mai baby, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Chiang to-the Mai baby

A travel blog entry by cleff

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... the pictures taken so they can show them to the future generations and say: "Yeah, when I was a wild child backpacking in Thailand..." Anyway, we stumbled off the train and not two seconds later were assaulted by a woman I like to call Admiral ...

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 ...

Andrew, don't you dare flip this sea-doo, Ko Samui, Thailand travel blog

Andrew, don't you dare flip this sea-doo

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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After Ko Lanta we decided to go to Ko Samui, which would give us the option of hopping islands to Ko Phangan for the full moon party if we decided to later on. Getting to Samui wasn't too bad but did take a while. 7am departure from our lodge in Lanta, ...

We're 'very bad' in Haad Salad!, Haad Salad, Koh Phangan, Thailand travel blog

We're 'very bad' in Haad Salad!

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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... the boats that pass in and out of the bay, which is a real shame but unfortunately not the first time we've seen it in Thailand. The funniest part of our 2 days there was when we passed an ultra-pricey resort with a fantastic pool. We were both hot and ...

Anaconda!, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Anaconda!

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... a half as they walked downstream. it wasn't that comfortable, but it didn't really matter considering we were riding elephants in Thailand! After that exciting moment we met up with our bamboo raft and rafted the rest of the way down the river. Bee ...

City of Wats, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

City of Wats

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... shake). This morning I am feeling a little better but still not up to trekking for hours in the hills of Northern Thailand. After some Rambutans for breakfast I went looking for another place to stay. The Moonlight Guest House is very nice but my ...

Thai Cooking In A Pink Apron, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Thai Cooking In A Pink Apron

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... ).  These are magnificant structures and still very much in use today, but there's very little information on any of them- Thailand could really use a compelling storyteller to bring these structures to life. We hired a tuk- tuk and headed out ...

Tales from tropical wonderland, Koh Chang, Thailand travel blog

Tales from tropical wonderland

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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We have just spent a fantastic 10 days holidaying on a tropical island with Phil and Wendy (friends from home) and had the laziest but best time! Just to backtrack first...we had a brush with fame at Beijing International Airport before flying to ...

From KL to KL by air water and road, Ko Lanta, Thailand travel blog

From KL to KL by air water and road

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... we liked so much in Singapore. The flight leaves on time, and it takes us a short ower to get to Krabi international airport in Thailand. We had a Scandinavian couple with the brain the size of a shrimp in front of us. The woman did not seem to understand ...

Back in Bangkok....who would have thought it?, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Back in Bangkok....who would have thought it?

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE Day : 150 Temperature : 32 degrees Weather : Mostly sunny We had planned on walking to the train station in Singapore to save on a taxi fare to the airport, but our plans went pear shaped when, a) we were woken up by our room mates ...

Cuddle A Tiger?, Sai Yok, Thailand travel blog

Cuddle A Tiger?

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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DH refuses to give up the pen. Today we had booked a very long day adventure and were picked up early in the morning at our hotel and transported along with many others in a packed van. We met our nameless driver and our " guide" Bert. First ...

New adventures begin, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

New adventures begin

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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We arrived in Bangkok around lunch time and took a taxi to Thanon Khao San (Kho San Road) where all the backpackers head. Bangkok is crazy, busy and noisy as hell. We had only planned to spend a few days here and some how ended up staying a week which is ...

Songkran New Year Festival, Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand travel blog

Songkran New Year Festival

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... travellers flock to Chiang Mai for Songkran because it has the reputation for being the most fun place to be in the whole of Thailand during the festival. Perhaps the city moat has nurtured the festivals growth here, after all you need access to a lot of ...

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