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Island Hopping in Thailand, Koh Samui, Koh Phan Ngan, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

Island Hopping in Thailand

A travel blog entry by edamame

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... . Well, we haven't really done anything since Egypt to deserve another beach vacation, but we got one anyways! Coming into Thailand by overnight train, we also had to take an overnight boat from the mainland to the islands in the Gulf of Thailand ...

The Movie

The Movie "The Beach"

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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The Phi Phi Islands between the large island of Phuket and the western Andaman Sea coast of the mainland. Ko Phi Phi Don  meaning "island" in the Thai language is the largest island of the group, and is the only island with permanent ...

Pictures of Kanchana, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Pictures of Kanchana

A travel blog entry by paul

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Attached is some pictures of Kanchana when she was a child / young woman. She grew up in Chaiyaphum and used to take care of buffalo as a young girl. She then moved to Bangkok to live with her aunt and go to school. She has lived here since then ...

Doi Suthep- Part XII: The Breakthrough, Trat, Thailand travel blog

Doi Suthep- Part XII: The Breakthrough

A travel blog entry by oriolesman

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When was the last time you looked inside your heart and said It's beautiful here....? My breakthrough at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep happened on Sunday afternoon, about eight hours into Determination.  It came after a solid ...

Week Sixteen - Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son Loop, Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Week Sixteen - Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son Loop

A travel blog entry by petenic360

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... , stopping off at a couple of waterfalls and a Wat on the way to the summit. Doi Inthanon is the highest point in Thailand at about two thousand six hundred metres. Take wrong turning and find we are heading over the mountains direct to Mae Hong Son ...

The Enema Within, Koh Samui, Thailand travel blog

The Enema Within

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

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... Koh Samui and we were well and truly ready to head for the quieter, less developed island of Ko Lanta off the west coast of Thailand for three weeks of relaxation (as if we haven't had enough). If you've read this far I'm afraid your lunchbreak's over, ...

Motorcycle road trip, Pai, Thailand travel blog

Motorcycle road trip

A travel blog entry by eric

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... confused as a local.  Someone thought I was a German schoolteacher.  That works.  One of the things I like about Thailand is that when someone asks where you're from (both locals and tourists), they really mean it.  People are from ...

Doi Suthep- Part II: The Meditation Game, Doi Suthep, Thailand travel blog

Doi Suthep- Part II: The Meditation Game

A travel blog entry by oriolesman

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During my first two weeks at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, I spend somewhere between six and seven hours a day practicing meditation.  Teacher starts me off with fifteen-minute intervals of both walking and sitting.  I do these sessions back to ...

Oh where to start!!, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

Oh where to start!!

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... went to Bangkok to buy a new laptop because my other one is broken -thank god it's insured although we have lost a stack of photos from Thailand and all my music!!! We had some great photos of Koh Tao but have lost them all now and we haven't got round to ...

Week Twelve - Ko Phangan and Ko Tao, Ko Phangan, Thailand travel blog

Week Twelve - Ko Phangan and Ko Tao

A travel blog entry by petenic360

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... all day. Peter gets up to watch England match with Marty and the owner of the resort whos best mate is the King of Thailand's son. Force a couple of pints down and eventually return to room at 10. Nicola reading. Pack ready to leave tomorrow. Have enjoyed ...

Ko Lanta, Ko Lanta, Thailand travel blog

Ko Lanta

A travel blog entry by madman96

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We wake up slowly and make our way to the pier to hop on a boat to Ko Lanta.  On the way, I get a more clear view of just how bad the tourism destruction is as the beach is lined with chairs 3 or 4 rows deep here.  The boat ride is sunny and ...

Ko Lipe, Ko Lipe, Thailand travel blog

Ko Lipe

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... play at best! We snag a speed boat to Ko Lipe, which has been touted by the locals as the most beautiful area of Thailand.  We chill on beach after finding a resort to stay at and Lauren and I venture out for a sunset kayak while Adi captures ...

It was the best of times, it was the worst of time, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

It was the best of times, it was the worst of time

A travel blog entry by jwatson

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After having decided to go ahead and leave Bangkok the night before, my goal for today was two-fold: buy a ticket on the night train south from Bangkok to Trang and mail the gifts I had bought the day before back to the States, both to have it done and ...

Re-checking jaundice, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Re-checking jaundice

A travel blog entry by paul

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"On March 16, 1968, Colburn found 8-year-old Do Ba clinging to his mother's corpse in a ditch full of blood and the bodies of more than 100 people who had been mowed down. Nearly all the victims were unarmed women, children and elderly." From the ...

Gulf of Thailand, Pattaya, Thailand travel blog

Gulf of Thailand

A travel blog entry by eric

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... ; If there's a good reason for a trip to end, it's for a reprieve from the weather. Pattaya is located along the Gulf of Thailand, along the eastern coast.  The area was untouched by the tsunami.  The tides were only a foot tall at most.  ...

Phi Phi Double Whammy, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand travel blog

Phi Phi Double Whammy

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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Quick Quiz – What does SCUBA stand for? As mentioned previously, we signed up with The Adventure Club to complete our PADI Open Water Diver certification, which consists of a) learning five chapters of theory with quizzes along the way and a final ...

Free Schools training in Fang, Fang, Thailand travel blog

Free Schools training in Fang

A travel blog entry by paul

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... is close to where some of the FreeSchools. Many if not most of the kids involved are from Burma and have entered Thailand as unofficial refugees. Other stuff - all is good with baby so far. But Kanchana is due about the same time we'd ...

Riding a 4 wheel buggy thing, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

Riding a 4 wheel buggy thing

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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So today we hired a 4 wheel buggy thing (ATV- Ben says it's called) and drove around parts of the island you just can't reach on our nackered old bike. I guess it's kind of like being on a rally bike race track on 4 wheels! I suppose the sensible thing ...

Poy sanglong festival, Maehongson, Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand travel blog

Poy sanglong festival

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Just a few hours from Pai but on a terrible road. The city is covered with the mist all year long. Maehongson gains its nickname of "the City of Three Mists" from the fact that it has dewy mist in the winter, forest fire mist in the summer and rainy ...

Swimming Monkies - Part 2, Bangkok and other, Thailand travel blog

Swimming Monkies - Part 2

A travel blog entry by paul

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... to Krabi. They are both very nice and they have the required attributes of a partner in my land buying idea. They love Thailand, they are environmentally aware, not greedy and have access to money. OK. We arrange to meet in Krabi. We meet Michael ...

Another border crossing? Ooh yes please..., Chiang Mai, Thailand travel blog

Another border crossing? Ooh yes please...

A travel blog entry by zee

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... to Chiang Mai, and we travelled in a really comfortable minibus (with enough seats for everyone- we were in shock). Maybe Thailand does have some compensations. We spent a very comfortable day in Chiang Mai, enjoying the availability of commerial goods, ...

Week Thirteen - Hua Hin, Hua Hin, Thailand travel blog

Week Thirteen - Hua Hin

A travel blog entry by petenic360

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... baht per night. Have cocktail in grounds and some satay. Ice cold towels crown it out. Walk along beach. Only beach in Thailand where horses are allowed - we think. Take photo for Sophie. Have dinner in Italian place few beers and back for nightcap in ...

Life in Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Life in Bangkok

A travel blog entry by paul

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... could be far better educated and the world could be a far more intelligent, advanced place. Some thoughts on modernising Thailand. Hmmm, a few days ago at playtime in school, the kids and I were watering our garden that we have planted. ...

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Bangkok

A travel blog entry by arlash

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November 21, 04 The flight to Bangkok was a good one. First of all, I sat on the left side of the plane and was rewarded with a final view of the Himalayas. I recognized Everest and a few other peaks.The weather was hazy and cloudy when we left ...

Chiang Rai and extra pics, Chiang Rai, Thailand travel blog

Chiang Rai and extra pics

A travel blog entry by paul

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Kanchana, the kids (including Khun Yai) came up to Chiang Mai after I finished my volunteer work.  We spent some time in Chiang Rai and then looked at the floral exhibition in Chiang Mai before flying home.  That was the first time for the kids ...

Visit Pangmapa to see Jaree, Pangmapha, Thailand travel blog

Visit Pangmapa to see Jaree

A travel blog entry by paul

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... for Mae Hong Son. Another beautiful drive and then a night and a morning in MHS. Met an American who "had been everywhere in Thailand". Checked out the markets and gave food to monks with Nick and then back to Chiang Mai where I sent Mark and Nick with ...

Mamma Mia, Here Are My Shades Again, Ko Lanta, Thailand travel blog

Mamma Mia, Here Are My Shades Again

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

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27/02/04 - Week 2 on Ko Lanta - Relax Bay Resort We were sad to leave Bamboo Bay, albeit for the fact we were leaving Baan Phu Lae, the resort next door, but we're travellers and another town beckoned (said with a solemn nodding face) so at 11am we ...

Tiger Temple, Wat Pa Luangta Bua, Kanchanaburi, Thailand travel blog

Tiger Temple

A travel blog entry by jawad

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If you want to get close to tigers in Thailand, a visit to Wat Pa Luangta Bua (aka Tiger Temple) is an incredible experience. This country used to have plenty of wild tigers in the jungle, and some rangers will tell you there are still a few not too far ...

Back to Bangkok & returning home 21-27 May, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

Back to Bangkok & returning home 21-27 May

A travel blog entry by samphilpott

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... across 5 continents, visited over 20 cities, numerous time zones, taken 21 flights and 6,000 photos! I have really enjoyed my time in Thailand, but there is lots more to see so I must come back and visit again. I’d also like to do more of South ...

First Few Days, Bangkok, Thailand travel blog

First Few Days

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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... Asia's top tourist destination - the third in the world according to Travel & Leisure  magazine. Bangkok is Thailand's major tourist gateway, which means that the majority of foreign tourists arrive in Bangkok. The Tourism Authority of ...

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