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Dec 1, 2016 - Chiang Mai - Bangkok

This is it. We are home and this is our last blog. Sorry it took so long to share all we did and saw. We just hope we turned you on to all that is available for your to see and do. We are having a hard time waiting for our next expedition. See you then. After lunch at the Elephant Camp, we visited one of the silk factories in Chiang Mai - The Thai Silk and Scarf Silk Factory. Chiang Mai silk remains a timeless expression of the craftsman's skill, from reeling the gossamer silk filaments from the cocoon, through the dyeing process, to...

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Nov 30, 2016 - Bangkok

A lovely 4 weeks in Bangkok is ending, with still more places unvisited, more food stalls uneaten and Singha beers still in the fridge – obviously we’ll have to come back. We're a crew of three now which is great - last week Peter’s brother Kim joined us. Now remember he has not been in training for the London Marathon like us so the poor bastard almost crawls into bed at night after a big day – boot camp indeed! Actually we though we’d have to moderate our routine a bit but no need. The older the blokes get the more similar in looks they...

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The Almost Posh Tour

Nov 16, 2016 - Chiang Mai / Baqngkok

The condo has turned out to be just fine, more than just fine actually. We’d inspected it 6 months ago when we were trawling for condos to buy (have changed our minds again though) and, whilst it was very light-filled and spacious, was not to our taste. Your perspective changes somewhat when simply short-term renting – we now love it! 110 sqm on the 14th floor of The Star Estate (same block, different condo last year) looking out onto Rama 111 Road and Wat Periwat and the river. Was originally a 3 bedder but the owners converted it to 2...

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The Almost Posh Tour

Nov 8, 2016 - Back to Bangkok

Bangkok is the business center of this part of South East Asia. There are over 5 million inhabitants. There are 82 high-rises's 50 stories or higher. One is even 82 stories high. It is clean and modern, with jammed freeways and an effective mass-transit system. This is all wrapped around old Bangkok with the charm we remember in movies like "The King and I". We visited the floral market where garland making is importing for religious giving. Bangkok is at sea level and there are many canals that wind throughout the city. We took a Rue Hang...

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Oct 18, 2016 - Bangkok, Thailand

We arrived in Bangkok Friday at 9:55 pm after 24 ½ hours of travel. Reached the hotel at 11:00 pm for a much needed rest. Had to get up at 4:45 Saturday so we could have breakfast before our flight to Burma. The fun then started. Following the death of King Bhmibol Adulyadej of Thailand some of the major tourist attractions will be closed in Thailand. We will most likely get to see more of the outback rather than the tourist attractions which is more to our liking. There will be 30 days of intense mourning starting the 13th of October and...

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Oct 8, 2016 - Century Club here I come

We had a nice, long sleep in this morning; Erica until 7 am and elise until 9. Breakfast was a small buffet overlooking the hotel pool. Not actually photo-worthy tho. We then had some time to hang out in the room before catching the airport shuttle. It's very humid outside so we stayed in the rooms a/c. When it came time for the shuttle, after we were loaded up, the driver couldn't get the van in gear so we ended up taking a taxi (which the hotel paid for). Arriving at the airport around 11:55am, we found out that the flight was delayed...

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E&e's Burma Campaign

Oct 3, 2016 - Left England

Flew to Bangkok-11 hours- Thai Air.Arrived 4th Oct-cab (350 baht - £7.80) to Shangri-La who let us check in on arrival 9am ish (pre-arranged) got our lovely corner room 1714. Fab brekkie including Tamarind ice-cream and Thai Tea ice cream. Slept by pool. Balloons, cake & roses left for Tim Birthday month!. Beer & wine from Robinsons / Tops. Sat on balcony watching the very entertaining river activities.

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Hundy Tour 2016-2017

Jun 10, 2016 - arrive Thailand

12 hour flight from Madrid followed by 2 hour stopover and then 2 and a half hour flight to Bangkok. Neither of us got much sleep on the flights. I had a arranged a private transfer to Jomtien Beach where we are staying. They were waiting where they said they would be so it was into the car for the two hour drive. Pretty wrecked by the time we arrived, but the hotel is good - we have stayed here before. Had a quick dip in the pool to freshen up and caught up on some sleep in the afternoon. Went to a local place for dinner for the first of...

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May 29, 2016 - Bangkok for a while

In to Bangkok airport without incident and board a bus for the ride to the terminal. Had some trouble finding our gate but it got straightened out in the end. Dinner of sorts at Burger King and Dairy Queen, then a bit of shopping before heading to the gate. We got there too early so had to wait outside the boarding area for almost an hour. But at last we boarded - big jet with nine seats across and we were in the middle. We all slept some and had their fabulous meal of fried rice, some fruit, salad, and a dry bun.

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May 25, 2016 - Floating Market and a bridge

Up at what seems a reasonable time and meet Peter with Joe and Ashley in the lobby at 7:30 then head off on our day’s adventure. Our first item of interest was passing the salt flats west of Bangkok – they fill the ponds then in a few weeks they dry up and the remaining salt is removed. It is then sent to be cleaned and sold. There were many stalls selling salt from small containers to 50 pound bags! We then made our first stop where we were given a demonstration of making coconut sugar. Still not quite sure how it’s done but Peter pointed...

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May 24, 2016 - Mostly riding on the bus

May 24 Up at a reasonable hour and off to the restaurant for breakfast. I tried some tomato jelly and it was quite good! E also used Alice’s pancakes to feed the fish next to our table. Then we headed out to the bus for the long drive to Bangkok. We made our first stop at Wat Maha Dhat – a riverside temple with a very nice Buddha image. There were lots of food shops around and the place was pretty complex – we almost lost the bus but got back before they could get away! We continued along making one stop for gas and snacks then stopped at...

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May 16, 2016 - Chinatown and temples

The bus headed out to our hotel – the Bangkok Royal Orchid Sheraton. Peter gave us general information about the trip during the 45 minutes the ride took. We got to the hotel about 1:30 and quickly got our rooms. We got a nice room on the 18th floor overlooking the Chao Phraya River. It took a while to settle down (and there was a thunder storm) so probably got to sleep about 3:00 AM. From 9:00 AM on Saturday to 3:00 AM on Monday took only 27 hours, but due to the flight path, 20 hours were in daylight! We got up around 8:30 and had a very...

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