Grand Orchid Inn
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... like the Olympic pools in London would have looked like during the Olympicskˇˇ. There was spectator seating along either side and diving boards to one end. There were at most five people in the pool including Jane and I for the whole session. My training was upped slightly with me doing a 1km swim, Jane did 1mile. I am taking to swimming fairly well, when I don't go out too fast. At the same time I am still a way off feeling confident ...
... boat who canoe you into the caves so you can relax and enjoy the scenery. It was absolutely pitch black inside which was scary as they were pointing out the bats. It wasn't great for mine and Ellie's claustrophobia as you couldn't even see your hand in front of your face. We heard someone say duck down which we thought was a joke until we saw the opening of the cave again and we had to literally lie down in the canoe to get into the opening in the middle which was ...
... calls him and organises the No 6 shuttle to pick us up the BanThai. Very convenient, no walking. Meanwhile we do another fitting on out clothes.
When the shuttle arrives Its a tuk tuk on steroids that picks us up, open back ute witha roof and bench seats. A sign in the back tells us it has to get a run up to get up the mountain and to hang on. Hang on we do as we blast up the hill cms from kids playing on the street. The No 6 restaurant is very ...
... ha! 27th Jan. we've been up since 5.30am to get a flight from Chang Mai to Bangkok then Bangkok to Hanoi, Vietnam. First impressions- not good. We are not happy and I feel really on edge. We waited at the visa counter for aaaaages because we didnt have USD to pay 45USD each on arrival for the visa.. cash only so we had to wait until they were ready to frog march us out to a cash machine.. Then the guy tells us to get 2million out, now we don't understand this currency yet so ...
... hand getting out of the towns and into the surrounding countryside was great, little local huts nestled in amongst the trees, lots of lazy dogs and the local people just sitting or lying in the shade or watching the children play, seemingly with not a care in the world.
Visited Patong once, no need or desire to go back. We were going to stay over on Pi Pi but after reading the blogs and talking to others, we realised it is not our scene so heading up to Khao ...