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Jan 5, 2004 - Back to Bangkok

We fly back to Bangkok today from Phuket - we got the boat back from Koh Lanta changing at Phi Phi again. We will be sorting out our Vietnamese visas whilst we do a Thai massage course for 5 days. It takes that long for the visas to come through so it is a good use of time. No new Thai words yet and still solid. Hope to upload some pictures when we get back to Bangkok as well. (Photos uploaded on 13/1/04 at last after we got a new camera - warning to you all - Sony operate a real guarantee scam. Because the original camera was on a...

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Dec 26, 2003 - Bangkok

Bangkok is indeed one of those cities that will overwhelm the unprepared traveler. Our return visit was made marginally easier because of our one-night stand a month prior: we wasted no time getting to the area of Bangkok where we wanted to stay. Our first day was basically a write off due simply to our late arrival in the city, but the next morning we were up and about, though we didn't venture far. We explored Kao San road once more, continued eating like three growing lads, and relaxed (some more). We managed, like everywhere else...

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World Trip 03/04

Dec 22, 2003 - Merry Xmas from Bangkok

We had a brilliant flight for some reason and were at our hotel within an hour. We didn't do much the first day as we had not slept for 36 hours and found it odd that there were no cows and moustaches. We soon got ourselves back into gear with a few beers and thai chicken curry (hmmm, nice). We also found an internet cafe with a fast connection - hence now up to date. Next day, had a swim in the rooftop pool (8 quid a night for a double) and then went off to get a Thai Massage at Wat Pho - which houses the Thai Massage Institute (we hope to...

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Dec 15, 2003 - Bangkok, Thailand

Greetings from Pat pong! We are one week in to our travels and already half the money has gone! Well not exactly but probably spending rather more than we should! We have been accustomed to the nicer things in life and trying to adjust to a travelling budget will take a little time. We arrived in Bangkok from Koh Samui and it's actually quite nice to be bombarded by heat on the airport tarmac after the storms and disappointing weather we've had over the last week. Our minds soon wished for the Samui weather after we felt burnt in Bangkok...

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Wedding bliss

Dec 3, 2003 - Hong Kong to Bangkok

Packed our bags and away we go. Packing was not as easy as last time but after a struggle and some strategic jumping up and down on the bags we were ready to say a sad goodbye to Hong Kong. The flight was a good one and we were in Bangkok after 2hrs 15 mins and through customs about 2hrs 15 mins after that. We were a little concerned when the taxi that took us to the hotel had to be pushed to the taxi rank but we made it to the hotel safely through the horrendous Bangkok traffic, the engine cut out a few times. A quiet evening meal was...

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Dec 2, 2003 - Bangkok, Thailand

After a short flight from Hong Kong, we found ourselves at the Bangkok International Airport without bags. We eventually tracked them down lying in the middle of the floor in a completely different building. Bags in hand, we made our way to Kao San Road, Bangkok's backpacker's mecca. We found a place to stay without a problem. We settled on a place that was two steps from Kao San road called the Green Room. Incidentally, after four weeks, this was the first true "hostel-ly" hostel we had stayed in. It's common room was filled with...

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World Trip 03/04

Jun 10, 2003 - Bangkok, Thailand

The flight to Bangkok was overnight with a 3 hour wait at Singapore airport which we were not realy looking forward to. When we arrived in Singapore we went through a SARS scanning area, Billy showed a high temperature so we were taken to a side room for further checks. The thought of a fourteen day quarantine was n't very attractive. However we were allowed through and advised to seek medical advice. We arrived at our pre booked hotel, the Montien in Bangkok which was very smart and friendly. Overnight Billy became worse and his...

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Dec 25, 2002 - Christmas in Bangkok

Our first priority upon arrival in Bangkok was getting our Christmas shopping done. The traffic in Bangkok is so incredibly snarled that choosing where to go depends largely on how you can get there and then allowing enough time to actually get there. We opted to shop in a central mall area where there are several malls clustered together within walking distance of each other. Topping the shopping list were toys for the boys. Shops specializing in children's toys seem to be a fairly new phenomenon and as such, we had only a few to make our...

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Parlow China Trip

Dec 6, 2002 - Last days in Bangkok

I explored Bangkok more, did a fair bit of shopping and sampled some of the nightlife, which was hell of a good fun, despite being pickpoceted by a mad ladyboy on the Koah San Road. Zooming around late at night pissed in a tuktuk can't be beat. And then back home on Dec 8th, picking Heather up in Sri Lanka on the way. Very sorry that such a great trip came to an end.

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Dec 5, 2002 - Bangkok

And then we flew back to Bangkok, to explore it a bit more. Great temples, especially the main big one, and Jim Thompson's house was great. Koah San road most travelly place I have ever seen - perhaps even more than Dahab - though depressing to see all these 'travellers' just getting stoned and watching films all day in their hostels and talking to others like them and never going anywhere. Heather left pretty much straight away to go to Sri Lanka to spend a few days with a friend.

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Nov 23, 2002 - Bangkok and beyond

We had fond memories of Bangkok from our last Asian trip 11 years ago. We had enjoyed the energy, the vitality and the enthusiasm the city exuded; the streets had been alive with flowers, markets, temples and food stalls. Bangkok felt very familiar when we arrived from Jinghong. We stayed at a guest house in the travellers' district near Khao San Road and navigated the area partly from memory and partly with the aid of a map. Our plan was to work through our list of administrative tasks and errands as quickly as possible before heading...

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Nov 23, 2002 - Bangkok and beyond

We had fond memories of Bangkok from our last Asian trip 11 years ago. We had enjoyed the energy, the vitality and the enthusiasm the city exuded; the streets had been alive with flowers, markets, temples and food stalls. Bangkok felt very familiar when we arrived from Jinghong. We stayed at a guest house in the travellers' district near Khao San Road and navigated the area partly from memory and partly with the aid of a map. Our plan was to work through our list of administrative tasks and errands as quickly as possible before heading...

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Parlow China Trip

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