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  • Kled Gaeow Wreck and Maya Corner and a Wedding March 9 Off I went for another two dives with the same group form yesterday..... was disappointed when I found out we were not diving Shark Point due to the wind and ocean conditions. Instead, we dove two different sites. Posted by Samchow58 in The next chapter | Mar 9, 2017
  • Hin Daeng and Him Muang March 8 Sunrise at breakfast Headed over to go scuba diving. The boat I went to book the dive a few days ago. Wh Posted by Samchow58 in The next chapter | Mar 8, 2017
  • Phi Phi Island...loved it the first time, back again!March 6 I made my way to the ferry terminal to catch my ferry to Phi Phi island. I visited Phi Phi on my first trip last year. Didn't get too mich time there so I decided to visit Posted by Samchow58 in The next chapter | Mar 7, 2017
  • Krabi Okay, so we decided to visit Krabi for a few days on our way from Phuket to Bangkok. Krabi is not far from Phuket, but we had spent a week in Phuket and decided that we didn't Posted by Millypaulrtw in Dream Come True | Mar 6, 2017
  • Island Hopping - Hong IslandMarch 5 I took an island tour (Hong Island) today. The marina Saw this guy using his shoes as paddles The Royal Family's vacat Posted by Samchow58 in The next chapter | Mar 5, 2017
  • Stranded in Chiang Rai (1 Good/1 Bad)Finally we were able to leave Bangkok behind and board a sleeper train to Chiang Mai, only after an extra train was added to the schedule on New Year's Day. The train was brand new, imported from China, with Posted by edandsuet in 2 Good, 2 Bad | Mar 5, 2017
  • Ao Nang - in the shadows of stunning karst sceneryMarch 2 Today is a travel day. Spent s lazy morning reading and packing. The hotel took me to the airport for free. The hotel owner came to see me off at the airport. Off to Krabi! Mar Posted by Samchow58 in The next chapter | Mar 4, 2017
  • Ayutthaya: Venice of the East (1 Good)Our trip to Ayutthaya was to escape Bangkok after an unsuccessful attempt at booking sleeper train tickets to Chiang Mai up north. Due to the Christmas holiday period, all the trains were booked solid so we jumped on a Posted by edandsuet in 2 Good, 2 Bad | Mar 3, 2017
  • Thailand 20 Years On: A Country in MourningUpon arriving in Thailand, it is a country in deep mourning. Bangkok is awash with black, streets decorated in white and black fabric, huge portrait photos of the King at every major junction, in every bank, shopping centre and Posted by edandsuet in 2 Good, 2 Bad | Mar 2, 2017
  • PhuketSo we booked a boat across from Phi Phi Island to Phuket with Sam and Celina which cost 350baht (about £8) each. The boat trip took a little over two hours. The journey on the boat was the worst weve Posted by Millypaulrtw in Dream Come True | Mar 2, 2017
  • Stop 7 - Koh SamuiAfter leaving Sandakan (and the rain) we caught a plane to Surat Thani and then jumped on board a boat to Koh Samui. Finally some sunshine!! [img=http://photos.travellers Posted by carlagregory in 2017 Waite World Tour | Mar 2, 2017
  • Bangkok GoldIt never takes much persuasion to get us back to Bangkok for a few days and it was a convenient stopping off place between Sri Lanka and Southwest China for a little R&R at our favourite riverside hotel. Things have changed Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Mar 1, 2017
  • raftIt’s dry season and there is not much water. We crossed some riverbeds that were completely dry. The rafts are made of 8 long bamboo poles that are tied together in 3 different places. I have a waterproof camera Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Feb 28, 2017
  • chopsticks for everThe second day of the trekking is mostly downhill. It’s a beautiful morning and we go without too much interruption for 3 hours. I try to make a picture that combines my 3 favourite Asian greens: banana leaves, bamboos and Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Feb 28, 2017
  • Ba MaiThe village where we stay is named Ba Mai, “new village”. The villagers are from the Karen community. They moved to this place about 40 years ago, after the “old village” fell without water. There are 40 to 45 households. Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Feb 28, 2017
  • Marching onThe trek itself – to and back – is perfect. We travel through a secondary forest, there are very few big old trees left. There is a lot of light, because most trees lose their leaves during the dry season. Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Feb 26, 2017
  • start trek We were six, and my presence increased the average age of the group significantly. It’s only 2 days, but the composition of such a small group can make a difference in the experience and the general mood. Now that Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Feb 26, 2017
  • elephantsAsian elephants are a bit smaller than their African cousins, they have much smaller ears, only very few have tusks, and there are surely many other differences. More importantly, Asian elephants can be domesticated and I have never seen an Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Feb 26, 2017
  • didgeridoo bandA didgeridoo is an aboriginal Australian music instrument, but essentially a long hollowed piece of wood. It normally produces a deep monotonous sound and “artists” can produce minimal variations. Together with boomerangs it is a favorite souvenir for vis Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Feb 26, 2017
  • Chiang Rai and beyondI promised to make former colleagues jealous, but not this time. I short: we booked a daytrip to Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle, more than 300 km from Chiang Mai, including a visit to hot springs, a boat trip Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Feb 26, 2017
  • Chiang Mai We've spent the last three days in Chiang Mai, the sprawling capital of Northern Thailand surrounded by hazy mountains--hazy, sadly, from copious air pollution. Chiang Mai was founded in 1296, and the old city is still surrounded by walls dating Posted by Brummie2015 in Caruka 2017 | Feb 26, 2017
  • Ko Phi Phi Don & Maya BayOur arrival to Koh Phi Phi was via ferry (which is the only way to get there really). We caught the ferry from Koh Phangan. The full trip, including a taxi from our hostel took about 8-9 hours and Posted by Millypaulrtw in Dream Come True | Feb 25, 2017
  • streets of Chiang MaiAn inconsistent last set of pictures from Chiang Mai. A few show how the beautiful pics that I showed earlier are the result of careful framing and cropping to avoid the references to the brutal modern world, especially the electrical Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Feb 24, 2017
  • Doi SutephAnother temple, sorry, but there are not many other spectacular things to see and show in the Chiang Mai region. Doi Suteph was built on top of a mountain from where you have a very good view of Chiang Mai. Besides Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Feb 23, 2017
  • Temples of Chiang MaiOne morning we start our walk “early”, around 10 am. Most tourists still cope with their hangover and the streets as quiet. Chiang Mai has kept its old city boundaries, a square where ditches (and here and there the remnant Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Feb 23, 2017
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