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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

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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