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Dec 8, 2006 - Knocking about on Khao San Rd

Still adjusting to the climate, We both manage to stay awake until 6 in the evening (8th). we did quite well considering we hadn't slept since we got up at 5:00 on the 7th to catch our flight. heading out to explore Bangkok today, see some sights and eat some Thai food. We are staying at the D&D Inn on khao san Rd, it's 750 Baht for one night in a double room with on suit and air con, breakfast included and a swimming pool on the roof. works out about 6 pounds each. we have booked in for 3 nights and then we plan to bus it or train it down...

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Dec 4, 2006 - Day 2 - Hello Bangkok

Arrived in Bangkok safely at about 5.30pm today. The plane had been two hrs late taking off from Heathrow but since then it's been plain sailing. I was sat between two young students, Claire and Hannah, who were both going on to Sydney for a month. They were great fun and we didn't mind clambering over each other to get to the toilet! Considering that in the row of seats in front of us there were 3 babies and two young children, it could have been murderous but after some initial screaming they all slept pretty much the whole way. The food...

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Nov 27, 2006 - Bangkok (again!) & Bookings

So back in Bangkok again. Staying in different place, bit cheaper and more basic to save the pennies. Only really wanted to stay 2-3 days purely to get our transport and visas sorted for Vietnam and Cambodia. We went back to our ever faithful travel agent, her office is literally about the size of a broom cupboard (CBBC style!), but she has been great to us. She has a very strange dog which has glaring green eyes and an overset jaw, other than that it is really cute! So we booked our flights to Phnom Penh, Cambodia for Thursday am this...

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Oct 11, 2006 - Ayutthaya and LopBuri

Took the train from Bangkok up to Ayutthaya on the morning of the 11th. Just about an hour north of Bangkok. Ayutthaya was the second capital of Thailand and is famous for the ruins of it's ancient city built back in the 1300s. They were very cool. We saw a couple during the day and took a night tour to see them all lit up at night. Just spent one night in Ayutthaya and from there went up to Lop Buri which also has a few old ruins, but is more known for the huge colony of monkeys that live right in town. It was pretty unbelievable - there...

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Oct 1, 2006 - Ayutthaya

I love a bargain and the trip here certainly was!! The former ancient capital of Thailand, Ayutthaya, is only two hours north of Bangkok, evenso the train fare worked out to about 50 cents each. Mr Noi, the tuktuk tout, took us on a tour of the main sites. He did not actually give us any useful information, and inbetween dropping us of at sites managed to get the family to the market, fill up with 2-stroke and other assorted chores. This city was in full swing from about 1350 to about 1780, then the Burmese sacked the place. The history of...

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Sep 19, 2006 - We are fine- again- only transit through Bangkok to Chiang Mai

This is just a quick notice so nobody worries... especially parents and grandparents... We are fine... everyone here in Ubon is just happy that it is a public holiday today. All the internet cafes are full... we have been already to three cafes just trying to find a free comp to see international news about what is happening. Steve is helpful but the officials on TV are using very complicated and technical terms in Thai that we can't understand. The TV has resumed to normal viewing which looks safe and we have rung all the important...

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Aug 4, 2006 - Bangkok - Stalking Models

Once back in Bangkok I killed the day writing emails, researching my next upcoming adventure to Bali, and hanging out on a patio enjoying the mayhem that are Khao Sanand Rambutri Roads. That night I was having a drink back at my guest house patio and who did I run into but Gavin and Chingy! They were joined by another model and once again I partying with Bangkok's most beautiful. We ended up at really cool bar where everyone was so trendy I thought I was back in Montreal. However, not trendy enough to take away their pool table, which I...

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Aug 4, 2006 - Bye Bye Bangkok!

Alllrighty so after 2 days of NOT meeting up with Caitlin as planned due to a whole lot of confusion and 'e-mail mishaps'.....we met yesterday and it was like no time had passed at all which was nice. The first thing I wanna say about Thailand is that it's freaking awesome......it's KIND of like India, minus all of the challenges, worries, and restrictions! No pushing as hard as you can to book a train ticket, they do it in all the hotels! and my god....the service here is impeccable!! It's definitely much more of a vacation...

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Jul 20, 2006 - Bangkok

No - still didn't like Bangkok second time around. It is dirty, smelly, you get hassled all the time, everyone is out to try and con you in someway.. I think if you are 18/19 and are looking to party all night it is an excellent city, especially around the infamous Kosan Road. But I'm getting a bit too old for that! Will be leaving as soon as possible. Was planning to get a flight from Bangkok to Cairns this week, but left it a bit late as they are either fully booked or really expensive. So slight change of plans and now going to...

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Andy's Travels 2006

Jul 19, 2006 - Travel to and tour around Ayuthaya

Hi again - lots to catch up on. With some good bus information from our guesthouse in Bangkok we easily made our way to the bus station to catch a government bus to Ayuthaya. We LOVE the Thai bus system so far. We ride 2nd class which means air-conditioning (Thais call it air-con)! Buses are clean with a driver and a ticket collector. Fancy uniforms and all. A zillion travel agencies on every corner will try to sell you a ticket on a tourist bus for "cheap" but we have avoided those and have opted for the government buses. Our bus ride to...

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ADVENTURE!!!

Jun 2, 2006 - Tie-land

We landed in Bangkok after what can only be described as an interesting flight with Vindaloo Airlines, on which whenever the pilot pointed out an island of interest 40,000ft below all (and we mean all!) the multiple-scotch drinking passengers dived for the nearest available window to get a precious view. We couldn't work out if they had never been in a plane before or never seen an island - either conclusion still left us feeling uncomfortable! The constant turbulence meant that Susi couldn't quite manage her final curry, despite it being...

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May 27, 2006 - OILERS in the STANLEY CUP FINALS!! (and my plans as a result!)

Well ever since the Oilers went up 3-0 in the series, I havent been able to stop thinking about the Oilers and how I should be in Edmonton! I started to think I might have to go home if we make it to the cup. Some people might think i am crazy but those that really know me know that it wouldnt be that crazy for me to come home for the Oilers!!! So i decided to leave Koh Tao and come back up to Bangkok to get things in order for when they won!! This morning I listened to the game on the computer. I have never been so nervous and excited!!...

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