Thailand


Click HERE for trip index Getting to our accommodation in Khao Lak was easier than expected. The tourist minivans would stop in central khao lak only leaving us stranded, so we opted for public big bus so walked to the main road where there is a “bus stop”. Within seconds […]

Asia 2016: Khao Lak and The Similan Islands


click HERE for trip index Ao Nang Getting a stupid 06:25 flight is never a good idea, and getting to Chiang Mai airport at 5:10 was cutting it fine especially as there is a security scan before you get into the airport, so by the time you get to the […]

Asia 2016: Ao Nang and Khao Sok



Click HERE for trip index Getting from Pai to Chiang Mai isn’t simple, you have to go back to Chiang Mai then head north. We opted for the “interesting” route…. So the journey from Pai to Chiang Mai was in a minivan through the same company we used to get […]

Asia 2016: Chiang Rai


Click HERE for trip index          As expected the night train was late and sadly the Air con sleeper we booked was broken so we were in a fan (non ac) one with a promised refund on arrival. Last time with a failed AC unit we baked, but this time […]

Asia 2016: Chiang Mai



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Click HERE for trip index Fortunately, the minivan from Kanchanaburi to Ayutthaya ran and was surprisingly efficient, collecting us and delivering us door to door at our guesthouses. We stayed in the same place as 2012 and worryingly the lady recognized us. We only stayed the night as we had […]

Asia 2016: Ayutthaya, Pak Chong, Khao Yai


Click HERE for trip index The flight into Bangkok was smooth and the pre arranged pick up was waiting. The hotel pickups are a lot more than taxis but just take all the hassle away at a new city. The hotel was where we expected and was quite reasonable for […]

Asia 2016: Bangkok



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See trip index here, Northern Thailand index here and more photos from Northern Thailand here For a couple of chilled days we decided to head to Pattaya which is probably not one of the best places in Thailand!  One guidebook quotes it as the place where all the Western and […]

116-120 Pattaya, Bangkok to Home


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See trip index here, Northern Thailand index here and more photos from Northern Thailand here Sukhothai has a new town which in itself is nothing special, just a typical newish Thai town.  Market, night market, and lots of cheapish street food.  The main reason to stop here is for the […]

111-115 Sukhothai to Ayutthaya



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See trip index here, Northern Thailand index here and more photos from Northern Thailand here Our guest house in Chiang Mai was about our 5th or 6th choice, all the others were fully booked.  We’re glad we did book though as the city is large and trying to find one […]

106-111 Chiang Mai to Sukhothai


See trip index here, Northern Thailand index here and more photos from Northern Thailand here We awoke our last morning in Laos with slight trepidation, as we loved our earlier time in Thailand and we didn’t know if we would think the same now we are a bit more experienced.  […]

102-105 Houei Xai – Chiang Khong – Chiang Rai – ...



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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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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)