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The world is indeed a small place. After bumping into a lad we went to school with in Phi Phi, we were on the boat across to Koh Samet and bumped into a lad who used to live with some friends of mine in Norwich. With a scattering of other friends traveling around the world as well, who knows if we'll bump into any more people we know.
... in. Firstly the border was right in the town, not a few miles out as is the norm, so the number of people milling around was very high. Then, as you cycle through you pass a massive five star hotel and casino. I wondered what law governs the casino here and suggested to Soph we have a game of something in what can be the only no-man's land casino in the world. She said no - always spoiling my fun - but I think, given our attire and the smell that has ceaselessly followed us around on this ...
... mainly at our hotel. It had a really good restaurant literally right on the beach. The food was great; fresh fish barbecued to order, and there was also a fire show each night which was still entertaining after the third viewing. By the time our fifth and final day rolled round, I was board of sitting on the beach so I booked us both on a fishing/snorkling boat trip. We were really excited to get out on the open sea and I couldn't wait to hook the catch of the day. When ...
... accommodation and transport. All of which are relatively good quality. Even the little things like clean bathrooms, air-conditioning, and nicely paved roads were a very, very welcomed comfort after the intensity of the poorer countries we’d been travelling in (India and Nepal).
Our trip started while the boys checked out hotels for the best value. Gina and I sipped fresh fruit smoothies on ...
in a different area near the
station in Bangkok tomorrow so I can get our train tickets south for
Saturday. Fingers crossed that no calamities befall Jon and he arrives
at the station in time for the overnight train, but I've booked the
hostel for Saturday night too, just in case. It's on the edge of
Chinatown, which I've never knowingly been to. ...
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