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Apr 10, 2012 - Koh Chang, Thailand

We have spent almost a week on Koh Chang Island (in the north-east of the Gulf of Thailand near to Cambodia) relaxing and enjoying the lukewarm water. Our little rustic hut was up 60 steps from the rocky beach with beautiful views and sunsets, and only the sounds of birds and geckos.  Had a couple of spectacular thunder/lightening storms at night, but all was clear by the morning. The town of Ban Bang Bao where we stayed is right at the end of the island and many of the shops, houses, and restaurants are built on either side of a concrete...

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Feb 6, 2010 - Are you in Thailand? Yes Siam

Took the bus from Sihanoukville into Thailand on our way to Bangkok. When you disembark on the Cambodian side of the Thailand border crossing a crowd of sellers accost you with everything from cheap cigarettes to Viagra (apparently a hot seller for those going to Thailand) the Cambodian version of a Duty Free shop. We then walked over to the Thai side and got a 15 day visitors Visa which is free. Then a two hour minibus ride at breakneck speed ( fortunately the highways are much better here than in Cambodia) got us to Trat. Trat is about...

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Long Reach RTW

Sep 14, 2009 - Koh Phi Phi- Phuket- Bangkok- Trat - Cambodia

So, Koh Phi Phi is a beautiful island. Absolutely gorgeous. The next couple days we just chilled out on the beach, but our friends Pablo and Thomas showed up with Thomas' friend Richard and all of us and our friend we met Laura chilled went to Monkey Island again and this time we saw Monkeys! We got to feed the monkies bananas, and watch one of the monkies drink a beer. Kind of sad, but oh well :( After, we got dropped off at Long Beach and walked back home. It was an interesting walk to say the least lol. After,we went to Slinky and Apache...

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May 8, 2009 - Nina and Andrew's Wedding

May 7th- What a day! So here is the way a Thai wedding goes. The night before, the entire family and home is blessed by monks. For the evening portion of the wedding you usually invite everyone you know. Nina's dad had originally wanted to invite about 2000 people, but Nina talked him down to 1000. The day before the wedding he was still handing out invitations. They don't use mail for the invitations. They give the cards to each person personally. The ceremony part of the wedding is actually in the morning and is only for close family....

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May 4, 2009 - Trat

Welcome to Trat. Another stellar Thai meal. Mmmm. That's another bonus that comes with traveling with a Thai person, you go to these great Thai restaurants and they order you the best Thai food. We arrived in Trat at 8pm and were taken straight to Nina's parents. They had this yummy Thai meal prepared for us. They don't speak any English, but they were so friendly and warm. You couldn't help but love them. We shared hand gestures and used Nina as our translator. After dinner it was off to see our hotel. For me it was a clean, respectable...

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Nov 25, 2007 - Wasting away again in Margaritaville.

Hello from Ko Chang!!! Since our last update, we have done 3 days of vigorous jungle trekking, some heavy drinking, 24 hours on buses/ferries and 2 days of roasting in the sun, eating 3 dollar steaks and buttery lobsters, drinking $1.20 mega-beers and enjoyig amateur firework displays on the beach (being very careful where we step - these fireworks can be like landmines if you're not paying attention). My Weight Watchers diet has been shot all to hell, but surprisingly I still fit into everythng I brought with me. Good thing the protions...

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Oct 28, 2007 - Bye Cambodia we Had a love hate relationship

Well we are back from deepest darkest Cambodia, it is a lovely and odd place, I have a little story to tell that I think sums the place up nicely. The last placed we stayed in Cambodia had a pool, (That was 1 of the reasons why we ended up staying a week as opposed to 3 days) It was quite a nice little place. Every time it rained (Monsoon season and all) the pool floor got coved in dirt, this was partially natural dust as well as the fact that the bar roof guttering abruptly ended at the corner of the pool, so all the dirt on the roof was...

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Shell & Ad's travels

Jan 25, 2007 - Sihanoukville - Koh Kong - Trat

Na een laatste duik in de Cambodjaanse zee en een stevig ontbijt gingen we per brommertaxi naar de veerboot. Een brommertaxi is niets meer dan een brommertje, de 'driver' neemt de rugzak tussen zijn benen en jij gaat dan achterop. Gaat prima. Bijde veerboot konden we kiezen, op het dak of binnen. Op het dak betekent 4 uur in de brandende zon, dus kozen we voor beneden. Viel een beetje tegen, soort busje, dus dat werd 4 uur dommelen. Naast mij zat een maleisische vrouw, die haar gebakken banaantjes met ons deelde en wij onze snoepjes met...

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Oct 26, 2006 - Barrel of Tits

Ok, we left Phi Phi on Monday ready for a mamoth journey, boat trip to Krabi, bus to Surat Thani, then another bus to Bangkok, then another bus to the nearest port to Ko Chang, then ferry to the island... 36 hours all told. Stopped in Whitesands beach, booked in to Star Bungalows at a reasonable 250 baht a night. However, checked my bag and it looked totally different to the way it had been packed... basically it had been tampered with on the bus to Bangkok. Despite the bags being fully locked, in the hold of the bus they still managed to...

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Murray's On Tour !!

Sep 30, 2006 - Onwards to Cambodia Bangkok - Trat (Matt)

I write this from our first hotel in Cambodia (Orchidee in Sihanoukville) watching the lull between torrential rainstorms. Massive streams of water falling like a million bellyflops and running in instant rivers. I am beginning to understand what is meant by "the rainy season". Bangkok seems years ago now. Could it only have been, what, just two days? It seems like so long ago. I might be writing a while. Before leaving the city, we stopped at Jim Thomson's house, a beautiful quiet place that used to belong to an American ex-CIA guy who...

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May 15, 2006 - Koh Chang, Thailand

We made it to the beach! After a night in a dingy box room we searched out the perfect beach bungalow. Looking right onto the sea and with a cafe next door that would serve us on our veranda we knew we could chill here after the hustle and bustle of city life! Jo successfully completed her PADI open water course and two days were spent out on the boat diving. The water was really clear, we took in some huge shoals of colourful fish and steered clear of the nasty looking trigger fish! The coral gardens were fantastic and we were glad we...

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May 12, 2006 - Pai...to Ko Chang!

So far, the hardest thing about travelling is me making a decision about where I want to go, so spend about 2 hours going around in circles, before I give in and finally let myself go back to Ko Chang!!!!!!!! So, have just got 4 hour bus to Chiang Mai, and have got an overnight bus to Bangkok ahead of me, before getting the early morning bus to Ko Chang...so i'll be on a bus for the next day and a bit...but i'll be back watching my sunsets! Didn't think i'd go back to the same place, not me at all, but have got to get this place out of my...

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