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Dec 16, 2016 - Thailand ... Bangkok

We had a few nights in Bangkok and are now ready to head home. What a great adventure this whole trip has been ... sad that it has come to an end ... but looking forward to seeing family and friends! Last entry before we run down to catch our taxi! Xoxo Greg n Tracy

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Dec 11, 2016 - Chinatown

Great fun exploring Chinatown markets. Had photo taken with scorpian-on-stick which were 100 baht to buy. £2 Tim tried some grub things but needed some more soy sauce! He also had a bowl of something soupy with 'things' in it for a quid,, I had cheese slices on biscuits apple & banana from Tesco! Had a Singha outside our hotel. Traffic not quite as bad but still hideous smog so stayed in our room watching TV again!

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Hundy Tour 2016-2017

Dec 10, 2016 - Jim Thompson House & MBK Bangkok

Tim grumpy until we found some street food for brek (chicken, fish, rice, chilli etc, ...all luke warm) 110Baht the lot £2.46 Got cab 80 Baht £1.79 to Jim Thompson's House which is the most wonderful house I've ever been in. Mahogany carved with Buhdda's and chines porcelain, giant mahogany windows and mirrors. Cat ornament which was male chamber pot, frog one was female. Walked on to MBK Shopping Centre, looking at smart watches But didn't buy. 100 baht £2.23 cab back to hotel Got some Gambol flipflop in Tesco as feet are killing...

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Hundy Tour 2016-2017

Dec 9, 2016 - Chinatown Bangkok

Breakfast in Grand China Hotel 400 Baht each! £9!! Ouch Tim was very grumpy about it as not good at all. Loads and loads of traffic and smog. Got puzzle books and headed for the pool; fabulous view but no shade and tiny with cold water. I decided to go to Shangri-La for next 3 nights, sod the expensea. .. Christmas & Birthday for Tim I said but he said no as £600 for 3 nights which is a bit extravagant I suppose! Unsuccessfully spent ages looking for somewhere else, Bangkok or Hua hin. Walked up road to Lek Fish Restaurant on the street,...

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Hundy Tour 2016-2017

Dec 8, 2016 - Off to Bangkok again

ThaiAir (nice) flight to Bangkok 6.5 hours. Watched Wardogs (OK). Slept about 2 hours. Taxi was 460 Baht £10.21 but was rush hour. Staying at Grand China Hotel in the middle of China Town 4* 21st floor apparent upgrade FOC from Superior to Deluxe Room as fully booked. Nice view (very smoggy). Walked a couple of blocks down for a couple of Singha's. Tim had Pad Thai street food I had my Oz Banana and then a toasted cheese and ham sandwich from Tesco which was like a dream come true!

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Hundy Tour 2016-2017

Dec 7, 2016 - Bustling Bangkok....

So…. I’m on a train again! It’s been a while but I’m finally back on the mode of transport that I enjoy travelling in the most, lying on my sleeper bed on my way to Chiang Mai from Bangkok. I’m on a ‘2nd class, no aircon’ carriage which is definitely ‘interesting’ but having just walked through the 3rd class ‘hard seats’ section, I feel like I’m in the right place! Last time I wrote I got myself up to the point of leaving Myanmar… so moving on from there…. For some reason I had in my head that the flight was 2 hours to Bangkok – had I...

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Dec 1, 2016 - Chiang Mai - Bangkok

This is it. We are home and this is our last blog. Sorry it took so long to share all we did and saw. We just hope we turned you on to all that is available for your to see and do. We are having a hard time waiting for our next expedition. See you then. After lunch at the Elephant Camp, we visited one of the silk factories in Chiang Mai - The Thai Silk and Scarf Silk Factory. Chiang Mai silk remains a timeless expression of the craftsman's skill, from reeling the gossamer silk filaments from the cocoon, through the dyeing process, to...

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Nov 30, 2016 - Bangkok

A lovely 4 weeks in Bangkok is ending, with still more places unvisited, more food stalls uneaten and Singha beers still in the fridge – obviously we’ll have to come back. We're a crew of three now which is great - last week Peter’s brother Kim joined us. Now remember he has not been in training for the London Marathon like us so the poor bastard almost crawls into bed at night after a big day – boot camp indeed! Actually we though we’d have to moderate our routine a bit but no need. The older the blokes get the more similar in looks they...

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The Almost Posh Tour

Nov 18, 2016 - Thaïlande - 2016

Voici le lien à l'album photos complet en ligne / Link to the complete online photo album: https://goo.gl/photos/AQ9qsGzTG7BWMJgM8 Notre périple en Thaïlande débuta en toute beauté dans le sud du pays avec les plages et le soleil de Phuket. Notre première impression: tout est bien rôdé en Thaïlande pour recevoir le touriste occidentale. Cuisine internationale, excellent transport publique, Happy Hours incessants et un peuple accueillant et sympa. Phuket nous donna un bon répit de trois jours avant d'entreprendre notre semaine de travail...

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Nov 16, 2016 - Chiang Mai / Baqngkok

The condo has turned out to be just fine, more than just fine actually. We’d inspected it 6 months ago when we were trawling for condos to buy (have changed our minds again though) and, whilst it was very light-filled and spacious, was not to our taste. Your perspective changes somewhat when simply short-term renting – we now love it! 110 sqm on the 14th floor of The Star Estate (same block, different condo last year) looking out onto Rama 111 Road and Wat Periwat and the river. Was originally a 3 bedder but the owners converted it to 2...

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Nov 8, 2016 - Back to Bangkok

Bangkok is the business center of this part of South East Asia. There are over 5 million inhabitants. There are 82 high-rises's 50 stories or higher. One is even 82 stories high. It is clean and modern, with jammed freeways and an effective mass-transit system. This is all wrapped around old Bangkok with the charm we remember in movies like "The King and I". We visited the floral market where garland making is importing for religious giving. Bangkok is at sea level and there are many canals that wind throughout the city. We took a Rue Hang...

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Oct 18, 2016 - Bangkok, Thailand

We arrived in Bangkok Friday at 9:55 pm after 24 ½ hours of travel. Reached the hotel at 11:00 pm for a much needed rest. Had to get up at 4:45 Saturday so we could have breakfast before our flight to Burma. The fun then started. Following the death of King Bhmibol Adulyadej of Thailand some of the major tourist attractions will be closed in Thailand. We will most likely get to see more of the outback rather than the tourist attractions which is more to our liking. There will be 30 days of intense mourning starting the 13th of October and...

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