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Travelling to Chiang Mai by train

On our travels over the past four months Di and I have discovered that our bowel movements have become like the Asian seasons. It is either dry season where nothing happens for days on end, or it is rainy season, with several downpours throughout the day. We had booked tickets…
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Bridge on the River Kwai and Floating Markets

One of the problems with going on day tours outside a capital city is that your day becomes a test of your mental strength of being cooped up in a minivan. We had the luxury of having six in our group and once again it was cheaper to hire our…
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Bangkok – Night Life

The Bangkok nightlife is certainly one of the attractions for coming to the city. There is the stigma of the ‘Sex Tourist’ for the city to overcome and there is definitely exploitation, of the young, poor country girls, prevalent. The street prostitutes appear to have been removed from the centre…
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Bangkok – The King’s Palace

It was good to be back in the hustle and bustle of downtown Bangkok. Our first job was to get a weekly ticket for the Bangkok Transport System (BTS). The BTS is a type of monorail that runs around the main parts of Bangkok and out to some suburban areas…
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Khao Lak to Bangkok Overland

Goodbyes are always tough to do when you are unsure as to when you will meet again. This was the case leaving the Centara Seaview Resort. The majority of the group went to Phuket Airport and then to destinations like Singapore or Vietnam before returning to Australia. We would be…
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