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Koh Mak

January 24, 2012 1 comment

We debated whether it would be a week in Cambodia, seeing Ankor Wat and learning  about the countries atrocities, or a week on a beach. Guess what won out. Well the next challenge was which island – so many to choose from.

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Doi Inthanon and Princess Diana’s umbrella.

January 18, 2012 3 comments

For a change of scene we opted for a standard issue Toyota Pickup and headed through the traffic out of town. The thinking was that the bigger the vehicle, the more likely we were to have right of way – it seemed to work. First stop the natural hot springs and geysers of San Thaempang.

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Chiang Mai – City of hidden gems

January 16, 2012 4 comments

Last time I visited Chiang Mai was 20 years ago, and there were far fewer tourists then, but the city still has a very charming relaxed feel. The mountain air is also a bit cleaner and cooler, making visiting even more Wats slightly more enjoyable.

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Bag Pa In +48 hours

January 13, 2012 4 comments

Generally know for it’s palace, I will probably remember Bang Pa In for the pork and noodle soup that gave me a horrendous 48 hours worth of food poisoning.

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Ayutthaya – Back from the floods.

January 11, 2012 Leave a comment

In our search for more of the original Siamese culture we headed for Ayuthhaya – the ruined capital city offers a chance to wander the ancient ruins amongst the verdant grass lawns and strikingly beautiful lily ponds. Well that was what the guide book said.

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Bangkok Returns – New sport: funeral pyre golf.

January 9, 2012 Leave a comment

Before we could start our journey north, we needed to get back to the hub of Bangkokfor one night. Given it was getting late in the day and we were all still drained from two intense days around Kanchanaburi, we were not up for any major sight-seeing and instead headed to the open park of Sanam Luang in front of the Grand Palace.

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Kanchanaburi & Hellfire Pass

January 8, 2012 1 comment

For today we thought we would embark on something a bit more hardcore. Kanchanaburi is the home of the bridge over the river Kwai – first detail, it was not built on the Kwai at all. Luckily for Hollywood, the Thai’s did not want to spoil a good tourist opportunity, so they renamed the original river with the new bridge to “Kwae”, so now the film and reality can match.

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