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Mar 1, 2012 - Ko Phra Tong: the Luxury of Nature

Ho utilizzato come titolo lo slogan dell’albergo in cui abbiamo soggiornato: niente infatti potrebbe essere più azzeccato di questa frase per descrivere l’esperienza vissuta su quest’isola. Eppure tutto era cominciato così male… torniamo indietro nel tempo. Quattro giorni fa siamo arrivate nella cittadina di Kuraburi verso sera. Avremmo passato lì la notte e la mattina, alle 6.45, la ragazza del diving centre ci sarebbe passata a prendere per portarci al porto, dove avremmo preso la barca per l’escursione alle Isole Surin, che alla sera ci...

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Feb 26, 2012 - Khao Sok National Park: un'escursione da Indiana Jones

Il Khao Sok National Park è il parco nazionale più grande della Thailandia. La flora e la fauna che si sono qui sviluppate sono incredibili e permettono diversi trekking in mezzo alla foresta tropicale, alla scoperta di cascate, piscine naturali e, quando si fa buio, di elefanti selvatici, leopardi, tigri, tapiri. C’è inoltre un lago artificiale, creato negli anni ’80 per alimentare una centrale idroelettrica, per sfruttare le acque dei diversi fiumi che qui si intersecano. Il suo bacino è grande, raggiunge quasi i 30km quadrati, e la cosa...

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My Big Trip

Aug 3, 2008 - Rainy Day

Fortunately today has been the only truly rainy day thus far and even though the weather was not in our favor we made the best of it and proceeded with our plans to tour the bay. We saw loads and loads of mangroves and I tried hard to remember that I am on vacation and not at work ;) then we took the boat through some caves and toured James Bond Island which is part of a national park and the setting for Man with the Golden Gun or something like that..I am sure the James Bond fans know lots more than I do about that. We ended at a fishing...

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Nov 20, 2006 - The Name's Bond... James Bond!

Another early start as a trip to James Bond Island was the plan today. The boat that we were due to catch was around 1 hour bus drive away but had a brief stop at Suwankuha Temple which was being refurbished and a cave/hill that was overrun with wild monkeys!! Obviously,there were stalls selling banana's for 10 baht so would be rude to decline feeding them but seemed to get lumbered with 1 greedy, large monkey who was getting the lion's share and scaring all the smaller one's away. BULLY! Back to the bus and off to the pick up point for the...

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May 26, 2006 - Happy in Krabi

Since we only had one day in the Krabi area, we wanted to do something truly unique to Krabi. A visit to the hotel's travel agency set us up with a private 'long tail boat' and driver who would take us to 4 islands off the coast! These boat engines are LOUD. As we roared down the river, the rain started. Quite heavy, but it subsided after 30 minutes or so. The rest of the day was alternating sunny with cloudy periods. After an hour bouncing from wave to wave, our first stop was 'Poda Island'. Beautiful, powder soft sand and a dramatic view...

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Feb 23, 2006 - 20,21,22,23 - Phuket, Phang Nga, Ko Lak

20th Hired a motorbike to explore Phuket. Headed south to the beaches of Karon and Kata...Fantastic beaches busy but less people and glitz than Patong. Long stretches of white sand and clear water with beach chairs and umbrellas set out as far as you can see. 21st Explored the Northern beaches - Surin and Kamala.....same same but different. Hired two lounges and umbrellas on the beach and stayed all day. Crystal clear water and bright sunshine - A good day. 22nd. Leaving Phuket by bus and heading for Phang Nga - 3hrs north, trip only $2...

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Fish n Fee Tour 2006

Dec 29, 2004 - Santa Claus

Howdy All, Well, some of you have been asking me to provide news from Tommy Tsunami whenever time and energy allow, and as buzzed as I am from the day, I guess now there is some energy to burn before I hit the hay. Today was the type of day I have been hoping to have for three days now - where I actually got actively invovled in the aftermath of the tsunami. Specifically, I played Santa Claus at the hospital in Phang Nga, handing out little goodies to the 150 or so injuried people here. Phang Nga is the middle point of a three way axis...

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Dec 1, 2004 - Railay Beach

(Updated by: Giles) A quick day trip to Railay Beach before we head off to the metropolis of Bangkok. A stunningly beautiful place, recent developments have all been done reasonably tastefully but you still can't beat eating on the beach from the hawkers selling corn on the cob, spring rolls, etc. Aside from being a sun-worshippers paradise (I spent most of my time in the shade of a tree), it is obviously a popular destination for climbers with all the limestone rocks and the large number of local climbing guides on the beach.

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