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Jan 3, 2015 - Heute war Fitness angesagt

Wie der Titel schon sagt, war heute unsere Fitness gefordert. Nach einer kurzen Fahrt erreichten wir die Bucht von Phraya Nakhon, wo wir eigentlich ein Boot zum nächsten Strand hätten nehmen sollen. Leider war aber das Meer zu stark, weshalb wir uns zu Fuss dorthin machen mussten. Was wir nicht wussten, dass wir dorthin über einen Hügel mussten ... Am Strand angekommen ging's dann aber erst richtig los. Die Tafel zeigte 430 m zur Höhle (Cave), doch diese Strecke hatte es in sich: nur bergauf auf einem abgelaufenen "Trampelpfad". Da wir ja...

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Christen's on Tour

Sep 28, 2013 - Day 5 - Chumpon to Lang Suan

Today we set out on our 118k journey. After a rest day yesterday it was evident early how everyone needed the day off. It was good to see the back of Mali Blues - that place is gaining such a reputation. One will have to experience the ride to fully understand what Mali Blues has to offer. Back to the 118k. A great route today. Some wonderful scenery, some little pinches and one or two hills thrown into the mix. There were some very strong riders today. Karen Doyle rode well and although she doesn't like hills she rode better than ever...

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FBA / HATW Ride 2013

Sep 26, 2013 - Day 4 - Baan Krup to Chumpon

Day 4 was a big day with a total of 127k's ridden in pretty hot conditions. The roads today were brilliant and the scenery was just as good. Today we were introduced to our first set of hills - dreaded by some - but all survived and got through. Today marks the half way point of this journey. There were some extremely happy faces last night knowing they had ridden just over 400k's in 4 days. Today is the rest day and is thoroughly deserved. Yesterday went with out too much incident. Sure we had some bikes fall over (with no one on them),...

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FBA / HATW Ride 2013

May 15, 2012 - Bangkok Up

Left Koh Tao on the catamaran bound for Chumphon. Sat out back on boat and enjoyed the spray although in the sun for 90mins. Best boat journey so far. The other 2 made me feel a bit queasy cos trapped inside. Took some nice photos of Chumphon pier, nowt else there except buses. Waited over an hour for our bus connection to Bangkok so had some local food, chicken, garlic, pepper n rice. Tasty. Uneventful coach journey, when we finally left, seat mixups made us late leaving. Journey took 7 and a half hrs with a half hour stop. Driver also...

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Feb 18, 2011 - Train to Chumphon

Arrived in Bangkok early morning and decided to try to pick up the (now fully operating) Sky Train to the main Southern railway station for destinations (Butterworth) and a 470km hourney to Chumphon. The bus from the airport seemed to take forever, crawling along in the daytime heat of Bangkok. Eventually, after about an hour and a half, we were dropped at the roadside where we were able to pick up the 'tube' to the railway station. We knew we were cutting it fine to catch the 2.30pm train (a journey of about 7 or 8 hours). We hadn't booked...

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Feb 11, 2011 - Chumphon.

10 February. After our problems of departing Surat Thani, we arrived to Chumphon, a 100 km and one and a half hour later, in good order. The bus driver even set us off on the doorstep of the Nanaburi Hotel, which I had as a first alternative on my pre-maid hotel list. Unfortunately this hotel was already fully booked, due to a big conference group. Our second alternative became the Jansom Hotel. This hotel was not half as fine and good-looking, but fully acceptable for one night. In the afternoon we had a short sightseeing by foot. Chumphon...

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Jun 25, 2008 - Last day in Koh Tao :(

Tuesday I hiked over to the north beach and shopped around for a bit, the weather wasn't great, but it was a nice hike. I was so tired when I got back that I decided to treat myself to another thai massage. I went to this thai family massage school and this girl that was massaging me was about 13. She did a great job, but every so often I would start to get really relaxed and she would start smacking me and shaking me and I about feel off the table. I was wondering what it would be like for her to shake someone with a bit more flubber than...

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ASIA TRIP 2008

Dec 11, 2007 - Chumphon, on our way south

Stuck in Thailand. Today was an early morning ferry to Ranong, then a microbus to Chumphon, where we discovered the train to Butterworth, in Malaysia, was booked full for two days. Pandemonium ensued, a search for a working ATM, struggling with the decision of where to go and how to get there imagining a strung-together chain of motorbike taxis, microbuses, water taxis, trains and ferries to our destination, Penang, in Malaysia. We decided to buy an overnight bus ticket to Hat Yai, where we could then catch a bus or train over the border...

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Sep 19, 2007 - Relief from the Tourist Hordes ... A Night in Chumphon (Matt)

The wind whines and howls around our little bungalow on the hillside. Tree branches grind against the walls. The curtains flail about with each new gust. Its hard to tell how hard its raining for the sound of the fan in our room. It is a restless sleep, mostly because we know we'll be catching a ferry back to the mainland in the morning. Will it run? Will we want it to? The day before we'd stood on our balcony and watched the blur of white water and dark clouds approach, a wall of rain and wind drawing ever nearer until we fled to the...

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May 25, 2007 - The Dark side of travel!

Well it finally happened, after 8 months of travelling we got robbed! We have heard many stories about bags being snatched, people going through your bags and even scams where you organise a trip and the tour company wants to know your hotel and room for pick up, then when you are on the trip your room is robbed!!! We have always been careful, never leaving bags unattended, never giving our real hotel, just one nearby and all that so when we saw our bags safely loaded into one of the bus holds for yeterdays trip up to Ranong we thought that...

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May 11, 2007 - Chumphon

Of course the rain continued as we debarked at Chumphon. It's a port town that people use as a stepping point top get to Ko Tao. There was a group there waiting to head off not long after we debarked. Getting along the jetty was an interesting experience. My thongs were slippery and I was of course loaded down with all my stuff and getting wet. I realised just how much effort I had put into keeping my thongs on, when I arrived at the next ticket spot for the bus. My calf muscles ached if I stood still. Ouch. I tried to keep moving in line...

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