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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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Parlow China Trip

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 17, 2002 - South-East Asia!

So we flew into Bangkok via Sri Lanka. Our plans were pretty open, but we decided not even to leave the airport, but to just fly straight on to Angkor Wat in Cambodia, which is what we did, in the company of some bloke whose name I can't remember who we met in a bar in the airport.

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Dec 3, 2001 - Bangkok: A Childhood in Oz

Copyright 2004 David Rich 1300 Words jdavidrich@yahoo.com B a n g k o k, a T r i p B a c k i n T i m e I was stunned, taxiing into Bangkok from the airport. "What's going on?" I hollered at the back of the cabby's head. A million lights lit the boulevard, kliegs splitting the night while giant posters marched triumphantly down the center of the street, hundreds of them. "'Tis the king's birthday," beamed the driver, smile so wide I could see it from behind, wrapped around his head. The most important institution in Thailand was exactly...

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Nov 23, 2001 - 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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Aug 7, 1976 - Bangkok

Up again at 8am. A car called for us at 8.30am and we had our own personal guide and driver for the morning. We were taken to see the Grand Palace which is magnificent, and the very bautiful temple within the palace grounds, containing the Emerald Buddha. We were also taken to three of the more interesting temples around Bangkok where we saw a 5½ ton solid gold Buddha, the Reclining Buddha and the Marble Temple. Then we were taken to a small shopping centre where we both a bit of money. I now have 3 new rings! Flew to Hong Kong at 4.30pm,...

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Sue's first OE

Aug 6, 1976 - Bangkok

We were up early (6am) and we were called for to go on a tour of the floating markets. A terrific trip in a small boat up the river, past all the kampongs. Back to the hotel for a short rest, then we were picked up again at 1.30pm and taken to the Roase Gardens where they had a Thai Village Show. We saw cockfighting, Thai boxing and various forms of self defence as well as different dances. Back to the hotel again and we were picked up at 7.30 and taken to Suwanahong Restaurant for dinner and a show. The Thai food was beautiful and the show...

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Aug 5, 1976 - Singapore-Bangkok

Packed in the morning and spent the rest of the day looking round the shops. Had lunch in a coffee bar in Singapore Plaze (expensive for what it was - for Singapore!). Spent later part of the afternoon looking at movie cameras and then trying to get away from salesman. Got a taxi back to hotel to collect our luggage and then to airport. Had a look in duty free shops then a few drinks in the bar. Flew Singapore Airlines Jumbo - excellent. Arrived Bangkok after 10pm and were in World Hotel about 11.30. Straight to bed.

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Sue's first OE

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