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Patong and Phuket – The Lull Before the Storm!

Our hotel in Patong was a backstreet place relatively close to the beach with air conditioning, breakfast, pool and free wifi, called the Asprey Hotel and we paid about AUD$47 a night. We arrived later than we anticipated due to the delay at the wharf. We though had a mission….
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Koh Yao Noi – A Little Slice of Paradise

The longtail boat from Koh Yao Yai to Koh Yao Noi took about 15 minutes. The two islands are obviously very close to each other and the piers are directly opposite each other. Just like getting on a longtail boat, getting out of a bobbing longtail with luggage onto a…
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Koh Yao Yai – The Quiet Life

Koh Yao Yai has one main sealed road that runs from the top of the island to the bottom of the island. The wharf we arrived at was literally at the top of the island and the resort we were staying at was at the very bottom where the road…
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Krabi

It can be a little sad to move on from a place that you have enjoyed staying at as we have enjoyed both Koh Lipe and Koh Lanta. We decided to go to Krabi because when we were last there in 2006 it was one of the places we enjoyed…
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Koh Lanta – A Real Pleasure

Whilst we were on Koh Lipe we had the experience, pleasure was not the word, of encountering a Thai Sea Gypsy wake. The Thai Sea Gypsies are a tribe of people with very strong ancestral bonds. Hence, when one of their people die they try to make that persons passage…
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