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Mar 7, 2009 - Monkeys

Hello all, Today we took a train to a place called Lop Buri, because there is a huge familly of monkeys that live there. Didn't quite expect to see quite that many monkets they were everywhere. The first time i noticed them was when one on the roof picked up all of the moss out of the gutter and kindly threw it at us. Then we had to buy some water and ciggys from the shop and nick had the carrier bag in his hand, then as we walked around the corner one of the monkeys jumped up and stole the bag from his hands and set to work trying to open...

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Jan 20, 2009 - Lop Buri

Hiya guys! This morning we learnt that some westerners must give the impressions that everyone has a massive breakfast, but I don't think we helped that by eating it all! Today we had the orphanage, Dhammaraknivet Project II, and the HIV AIDs Hospice, Wat Phra Baht Nam Phu. The area around the orphanage started out as an AID's hospital. It now caters for the poor, homeless, sick and any other Thai's in need - and the some 300 resident dogs. People now come here through education now that they know HIV simply cannot be contracted by living...

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Dec 21, 2008 - Lop Buri

The train ride from Ayuthaya to Lop Buri was quite interesting to say the least. No room to stand or sit really in 3rd class unless you are disabled, old or a monk. I was prepping myself in the door way where you walk on the train and staning/sitting on the step holding on for dear life for an hour and a half so I wouldn't fall off. Can't complain too much since the cost was 15 baht (about 40 cents). And I survived it and am sure there are many more of those to come! There are a few ruins in Lop Buri like there are in Ayuthaya, but they are...

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Nov 30, 2008 - ~monkey Festival~

So,... running amok in Lop Buri, Thailand are a bunch of monkies.... seriously,... I have not seen anything else wuite like it... I mean, no where in the USA do we allow animals just to run around willy-nilly; so I have nothing to liken it to... Here's the reasons why they are allowed such free reign: 1) 95% of the country is Buddhist and doesn't condone killing anything... 2) These monkies are decidedly decendants of a Hindi god, so it is seen as bad luck for anyone who would harm one of these delightful little creatures. Did I say...

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Jul 27, 2008 - Travel to Lopburi

Ended up on the train to Lopburi today, only took a couple of hours but as we didnt leave til later on we didnt get there til 20:05 which meant most things were shut. Ended up eating from a local supermarket - Tesco Lotus haha. Sleeping early as want to catch the train to Chiang Mai tomorrow.

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Thailand/Laos 2008

Apr 17, 2008 - I love monkeys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So when I was planning the trip I heard about this little town that was overrun by a clan of monkeys...what fun. Next thing Chris knew, Lop Buri made it on the itinerary. After leaving Ayuthaya, we caught a train to Lop Buri (home of said monkeys). When we arrived, Chris was a little hesitant, and I was bouncing off the walls. We had not walked 2 blocks from the train station when I spotted my first monkey sitting under a truck. The monkey was all alone...he did not look so scary, then we saw a swarm them run across the road. Holy Moly!!!!!...

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Apr 17, 2008 - Wow the Train

We didn't make it to the station in time to score first class tickets, so we had to settle for second. It still had air conditioning, so how bad could it be? Well, it was so traumatizing, we felt that the train required an entire entry. Ok, so maybe traumatizing is not the right word, but it sure was remarkable, AKA worth remarking about. The most shocking thing I have seen since I have entered Asia... when you use the facility, it drops out the bottom of the train. Hey, no need to flush. Who ever likes to do that anyways? Not people who...

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Dec 19, 2007 - Monkeys, monkeys, monkeys

Hello, Sorry to those very few sad people who have been waiting anxiously for the next installment of my tales from afar! I have been super busy! Also apologies because i've lost the cable to upload my photos with so i'll have to add them at the weeekend when i go into town. So...... On the 8-9th December i went to Lopburi for the weekend, known for its temples but mainly for the hundreds of very hungry monkeys that live there. Lopburi is only about an hour from Ayuthaya but when relying on public transport it can sometimes take hours....

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My Big Adventure

Jul 22, 2007 - Lopburi - la ville des singes

Nous sommes partis de Chiang Mai a 08.45 heures du matin. A la gare de Chiang Mai on joue l'hymne national et tout le monde se met a garde a vous. Il y a des militaires qui controlent si tout le monde participe! On a un train 1ere classe avec air-co. On n'arrete pas de manger. L'apres-midi l'acclim tombe en panne. Il y a de l'eau qui coule partout et il fait une chaleur d'enfer. Arrivee a Lopburi a 18.00 heures apres un tres long voyage. Apres quelques detours on trouve notre hotel qu'on a retenu par telephone. Le Nett Hotel est impecable;...

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