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  • The only farang in Chiang DaoAfter an amazing time in Chiang mai, I decided to begin my journey into Laos and China. On my last day in Chiang mai I visited the Chinese embassy with a visa application form I had completed at home. I Posted by Libbytes in PhD Celebration Travel | May 5, 2014
  • Hua HinHua Hin is a beach city located in the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan, south of Bangkok. This city is also known as the Royal city as the Thai King, King Bumibhol Adulyadej, the King Rama 9 would take a Posted by kidd27 in From Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City | May 3, 2014
  • The name's Franklin, James and Heather FranklinTuesday was our second off boat excursion and we went to Phuket. Actually, we went to a Pha Nga bay which had an array of beautifully idyllic islands. Phang Nga is famous for having be the location of the secret Posted by jefranklin in James & Heather Travelogues | Oct 12, 2004
  • It's not that ridiculous...The trip from Singapore to Bangkok was our major activity for the day, and it proceeded nice and smoothly until we arrived at immigration and I handed over my passport. My photo has me at the height of a grade Posted by jefranklin in James & Heather Travelogues | Mar 23, 2006
  • Temples. Shopping and Beer...Today was our first full day in Bangkok, so Heather had us going to all the temples in the city - as tourists tend to do. The question was how we were going to get there, there are many transportation Posted by jefranklin in James & Heather Travelogues | Mar 23, 2006
  • James Franklin is unwell (again)Just wrapped up our last 2 nights in Bangkok. The first of these was spent visiting Patpong, which is the seedy end of town where there are numerous clubs designed to take the money of single Western males - as Posted by jefranklin in James & Heather Travelogues | Mar 30, 2006
  • James Franklin is restingWe have been travelling none-stop pretty much since 2 February, with only a couple of days respite here and there. When planning this trip, we figured that after 2 months of backpacker accommodation, we would need something to make us Posted by jefranklin in James & Heather Travelogues | Mar 31, 2006
  • Patong Beach, PhuketThe resort that we have been staying in is located on Karon Beach in Phuket. This is a quieter area than the most popular destination on Phuket (for backpackers) which is Patong Beach. We decided however, that we were going Posted by jefranklin in James & Heather Travelogues | Apr 6, 2006
  • I'm the king of the world!Ok, wrong movie quote but it still had Leonardo De Caprio in it... Today we went to Phi Phi island (pronounced pee pee) which was used for filming the movie "thee Beach". Phi Phi actually has two islands Phi Phi Don, Posted by jefranklin in James & Heather Travelogues | Apr 7, 2006
  • This cooking malarkey is easy...Today we had our Thai cooking classes. The course was held in Patong with a kick-off time of 3pm. As such, we were told to be at our hotel lobby for 2:30 for pickup. Ever the cautious pair, we arrived Posted by jefranklin in James & Heather Travelogues | Apr 7, 2006
  • Walking with the Elephants - Part 4 The more time I spend in the village, the more I fall in love with my homestay. I am slowly figuring out this language called Pakinyaw, and there are major language barriers, but my family is lovely. Wampon and her Posted by LLWV in La Lone Wolfette Ventures | Apr 30, 2014
  • Plans ChangeGeneral update, we have decided to leave Thailand. It was a tough decision but decided to resign from my dream position in Krabi. Many things were factored into this decision, including poor planning on my visa situation, a Posted by inbetweendreams in In Between Dreams | Apr 30, 2014
  • Koh Samui So Terry and I made our way to Koh Samui, the largest and most touristic of the 3 islands that we had left to visit! We made do in a cheap hostel for a couple of nights whilst we explored Posted by becs and terry in look out world .... ..here we come!! | Apr 28, 2014
  • Songkran Holiday in Ubon Ratchathani (5)Wat Pah Nanachat in Ubon Ratchathani province is a branch unit of Wat Nong Pah Pong, the international monastery for people around the world to learn Buddhism. As mentioned previously, Wat Nong Pah Pong head of monk was Luang Phu Posted by kidd27 in Ubon Ratchathani | Apr 26, 2014
  • Walking with the Elephants - Part 3Evenings have been filled with various activities. Every second Tuesday night is Quiz night. The quiz doesn’t have to be on any specific topic or focus, so it is just a complete surprise and a ton of fun! I believe Posted by LLWV in La Lone Wolfette Ventures | Apr 25, 2014
  • Walking with the Elephants - Part 2Songkran is Thailand’s New Year celebration and typically equates to a massive constant water fight … up to 7 days long in places like Chiang Mai. I don’t have much more in depth information on the history of the celebration, Posted by LLWV in La Lone Wolfette Ventures | Apr 25, 2014
  • Maya Bay Sleepaboard The only reason we went to Phi Phi was to do the Maya Bay sleep aboard trip and luckily that did not disappoint. Zach and I have read the book The Beach as well as seen the movie, and we Posted by inbetweendreams in In Between Dreams | Apr 25, 2014
  • Koh Phi Phi=Overrated I hate Koh Phi Phi. I'm disgusted by it. I'm sitting in my grimey hotel room scared to touch the floor because of the lobster sized cock roaches roaming the tiles. And we even splurged on what Posted by inbetweendreams in In Between Dreams | Apr 25, 2014
  • Koh Jum Take TwoI fell so hard and fast in love with the island of Koh Jum I couldn't bring myself to leave. We were out of the baht we brought for our few days on the island and our bungalow didn't Posted by inbetweendreams in In Between Dreams | Apr 22, 2014
  • We found heaven on Koh JumKoh Jum is a tiny island off the coast of Krabi. It is very undeveloped and can be compared to the Thailand of 20 years ago, before the tourists ruined it. I got that impression immediately upon stepping Posted by inbetweendreams in In Between Dreams | Apr 22, 2014
  • Songkran Holiday in Ubon Ratchathani (4)Wat Nong Pah Pong in Ubon Ratchathani is not exactly a temple by itself. It is more than a temple as the main attraction at this Thai wat is the 3 storey building that houses several historical items which are Posted by kidd27 in Ubon Ratchathani | Apr 19, 2014
  • Songkran Holiday in Ubon Ratchathani (3)Songkran is more than water splashing and this new year celebration was originally started with the tradition of "rod nam dam hua" which is a Thai new year ritual to ask for forgiveness from the elderly for the past year Posted by kidd27 in Ubon Ratchathani | Apr 19, 2014
  • Songkran Holiday in Ubon Ratchathani (2)Songkran holiday is one of the most important celebration throughout Thailand and the Thais together with foreign tourists would get into the festive celebration by indulging in water splashing and water shooting in embracing the new year. Other than thes Posted by kidd27 in Ubon Ratchathani | Apr 19, 2014
  • Songkran Holiday in Ubon Ratchathani(1)This year I had yet another opportunity to celebrate Songkran festival in Ubon Ratchathani albeit a quiet holiday just like last year but was rather a meaningful celebration with an extended Thai family. The first day of Songkran holiday was Posted by kidd27 in Ubon Ratchathani | Apr 19, 2014
  • Songkran and Chiang MaiFrom Sukhothai I caught a direct bus to chiang mai. Although this wasn't quite as VIP at my one from bangkok, it was still a double decker coach with comfortable seats. On the way there I began to experience what Posted by Libbytes in PhD Celebration Travel | Apr 19, 2014
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