Monthly Archives: December 2011


Happy new year from us both.  Currently 1:23am and still about 30’C here!  Just been to see the fireworks and party at Petronas towers. Sadly the DJ was dire, and the band awful, but the fireworks were ok with a good finale.  Not much booze here for obvious reasons…. Leaving […]

Happy New Year from Kuala Lumpur!


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Southern Thailand Costs and Review See our general tip page here.  Note the costs here do not include flights, vaccines and insurance etc – this will be detailed at the end of the trip.   Total per day   THB gbp THB gbp Accommodation 27300 £585.26 975 £20.90 Trains 1712 […]

Southern Thailand Review and Costs Summary



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See trip index here and Southern Thailand index here. Additional pictures here We are suitably impressed with our accommodation and hosts at Groovy Bungalows – nice to splash out for Christmas!  Included in the room is a 100cc scooter, so we ventured out onto the Thai roads…  The scooter is […]

29-32 Ao Nang


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See trip index here and Southern Thailand index here. Additional pictures here Leaving Patong we headed to Koh Phi Phi (pronounced pee pee) for a night.  Our expectations of Phi Phi were quite low as we heard it was over spoilt by tourists.  The ferry over from Patong was a […]

25-29: Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta to Ao Nang



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See trip index here and Southern Thailand index here. Additional pictures here Our first day in Patong beach was spent getting our bearings and exploring the beach.  Our hotel /guesthouse is superb and is just behind the spectacular Jungceylon shopping centre which could be plucked from any top flight city.  […]

19-24 Phuket: Phang Nga bay and Raya


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After the popularity of my 2009, 2010 and 2011 databases – I have now created a new 2012 version with the latest available data. As always, I wish to reiterate I did not create any of the raw data.  I have simply obtained the data from multiple sources, maniplated into […]

2012 GPS Database (Aires, Service, ACSI etc) available



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See trip index here and Southern Thailand index here. Additional pictures here After a bit of a rest and fresh air, followed by a lovely meal at our lodgings we felt a lot better – so we hoped our illness was just a blip…  Our accommodation at Khao Lak was […]

14-18 Khao Lak to Patong (Phuket)


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See trip index here and Southern Thailand index here. Additional pictures here After chatting to the owners of our lodgings, we did decide to go on an organised 2-day excursion into the rain forest, long-tail boat, canoeing, bit of a cave hike, and the night on (literally) the lake in […]

11-14 Khao Sok to Khao Lak



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See trip index here and Southern Thailand index here. Additional pictures here Day 8 was planned to be a simple day out on the train from Kwai (k-way not k-why) to Nam Tok to see the Nam Tok Sai Yok Noi waterfalls.  There is a dedicated tourist train that gets […]

7-10 Kanchanaburi to Khao Sok national park


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See trip index here and Southern Thailand index here. Additional pictures here Overnight our feet recovered, but foolishly we set a plan for another walking and exploring day on foot.  We first headed towards the Phetchaburi area and Siam Square where Bangkok becomes a lot more modern and caters for […]

4-7 Bangkok to Kanchanaburi (Bridge on river Kwai)