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Apr 6, 2014 - Leaving Bangkok

Pete sent an email about his tour of Bangkok. He and a couple of his friends from the crew took a bus-walking-boat tour of the city which included visiting the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and the Grand Palace where the royal family lives. He also visited the town of Pattaya, which seems pretty wild and crazy from the pictures online. They have left Bangkok and are on the way to Vietnam. He is planning to take a tour in Ho Chi Minh City, visiting some of the buildings left from when the city was Saigon. He has taken many pictures of his...

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Apr 5, 2014 - Arriving in Bangkok, Thailand

Pete has called and emailed from Bangkok, Thailand. They arrived in Bangkok on Saturday morning, April 5, and will be there until Sunday evening, April 6. During their time there, Pete does not have any performance obligations on the ship so he is taking advantage of some sightseeing opportunities. Today he visited a Tiger Farm. In addition to being the home of over 400 Bengal tigers, the facility offers tiger shows, elephant shows, crocodile shows, and, believe it or not, pig races and shows. They keep a large number of pigs because the...

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Mar 30, 2014 - Sky Train & market

Alas there are no photos of either the Sky Train, basically an high level equivalent of the underground to the Weekend Market. The former is not really worth a photo and in the latter I was holding on to my bag so tight I would not have been able to take any. We had been told that there would be more demonstrations in the city today due to the elections so it seemed sensible to travel above the trouble and head across the city to visit the weekend market at Mo Chit. This market is said to be the largest of its type in SE Asia and I would...

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Mar 30, 2014 - Time out in Thailand

It can sometimes seem that all you do all day in Thailand is fill up the time between eating. And with such fantastic food on offer it's not a bad way to go about things. I've yet to have a bad meal here and in fact I've had some of the best soups, curries and stir fries ever. I've even had rice and pork soup for breakfast. Toast just seems really boring now. I took a walk this morning down Khao San road, the backpacker ghetto, lined with traveller friendly restaurants along with Burger King and McDonald's. With such fabulous food to be had...

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Six months in Asia

Mar 29, 2014 - Floating market etc.

This mornings tour took us south of the city to visit a famous market which is held on the railway tracks - twice per day when the train comes they push back the stalls and roof. Sadly no pictures as it was very crowded. Our next stop took us to a small family farm where they collect the juice from Palm flowers to boil down for sugar, they make hand cream from coconut milk and utensils from the leftover shells, nothing is wasted. They also seem to have a collection of animals for no particular reason, monkeys, chipmunks, snakes & budgies....

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Mar 28, 2014 - Tour of Bangkok

The pick up time for our tour of Bangkok's principal tourist "must see's" was due for 8am and, as breakfast is included in this hotel, we had another early start. The breakfast was epic - as well as everything you would expect there was a whole Chinese section, and Indian section & staff standing by to make every style of egg, omelette & pancake you could possibly imagine. I really could have stayed there all day - it was amazing! After we had eaten enough to last till supper we arrived in the Lobby to be met by Su who will be our personal...

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Mar 27, 2014 - Sydney to Bangkok

In order to get the hire car back & make it to the airport in time we had to get away just after six, alas it was pouring with rain & still dark so I will just pass over that... Sufficient to say that we made it, the flight was fine despite being nine hours it passed quickly, helped by last weeks Archers omnibus edition and a couple of good films. Arriving in Bangkok we were collected and driven to our hotel (an absolute tropical paradise). The journey was very reminiscent of Toad's Wild Ride but without any input form Health & Safety. We...

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Mar 22, 2014 - Farewell to India

It was quite a shock to be back in the hustle and bustle of Darjeeling after almost a week in the mountains. The centre is absurdly choked with jeeps that can barely navigate the twisting streets and take no prisoners when it comes to pedestrians. Although it was not as cold as up at Sandakphu, it was still cool in the evening so I decided to spend only one night there and head down to the plains for a night before moving on. Siliguri is just a noisy, dusty transport hub, but at least it was hot and I had a good hotel. My train left the...

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Six months in Asia

Mar 15, 2014 - Bangkok.

Saturday, 15 March. Soon after dark the Air Asia flight from Phnom Penh maid a touchdown at Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport. Our passing through the immigration and the collecting of our luggage went smooth. From Don Mueang we travelled with a shuttle bus to Mo Chit, there the skytrain start. From Mo Chit we followed the green line all the way through the centre of Bangkok to the Ekkamai station. There the problem started for us. We asked four or five taxi drivers to take us to XP Hotel Ekkamai, but because they did not know where it was,...

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Feb 27, 2014 - Bangkok - Day 2

The Chao Phraya River plays a major role in the life of Bangkok. Many of the finer hotels lie next to the river, as do the shopping malls. Yesterday's dinner cruise was along the river, and today's schedule took us for a daytime cruise on a barge along the Chao Phraya. Our first stop was at the Royal Barge Museum, where the king's barges, built over the past few centuries, are kept. Originally used as military vessels, now the barges are used for ceremonial occasions. Our second stop was at an ABT (another beautiful temple) along the river....

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2014 SE Asia cruise

Feb 26, 2014 - Bangkok - Day 1

We docked at the Laem Chabang port. It is the deep water port that serves Bangkok. Over 100000 people work in industries around the port. We saw many automobiles that were made in Thailand and waiting to be shipped overseas. Laem Chabang is about a 2-hour drive from Bangkok via a toll highway. Cars in Thailand drive on the left side of the road. Our guide explained that this is because the first cars were brought into Thailand from England. Traffic in Bangkok is very heavy. Unlike in Vietnam, where most people drive motorbikes, in Bangkok,...

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2014 SE Asia cruise

Feb 22, 2014 - Bangkok....Just Rest, Eat Frink and Conflick

Just a short stopover in Bangkok alittle bit longer than we thought Alot of the streets, major intersections are closed with rice farmers fighting for their rights Do I really understand no they just always have conflict here The daytime the bands were unbelievably great. Nighttime created a lot of tension and political speeches We are happy to go Had great fun and the Sheraton the employees are great Off to mombai by India with two tours scheduled only really two days there

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