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Thailand 2014 15

One night in Bangkok

One night in Bangkok is a song (Murray Head 1984, banned in Thailand for being disrespectful). Not sure about “the devil walking next to me” line, I suppose it refers to the many temptations on offer here in Bangkok! ┬áMost noticeable, were the Kathoeys or lady boys walking alongside and confusing me!! Kathoey is much … Continue reading »

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(Should have) Gone with the wind!

                                         

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Beach time!!!

 

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265MB: Tortured by sandflies

We have settled into a regular routine: we depart at 6.30 or 7 o’clock in the morning when it’s cooler, occasionally misty, and we travel quickly along quiet empty roads. Birds and insects are noisy and colourful. After 2 hours we look for breakfast, usually noodle soup although there was one ropey cold curry breakfast … Continue reading »

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Remote Rural Thailand

  We are cycling only about 70 kilometres everyday meandering between a and b to avoid any traffic. It’s easy cycling, mostly flat pretty scenery and at last sunny and dry. This visit we cycled north through Tai Rom Yen national park and were delighted to reach the coast at Laem thong beach, a huge … Continue reading »

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Saved by Bea

  1st January (Happy New Year!) and we are in our fourth country, apparently keeping just ahead of disaster! We left Japan after 3 expensive weeks, and just before Aso erupted. The storms and flooding we experienced in The Philippines and Malaysia continue to destroy lives. And thank goodness the only problem we encountered with … Continue reading »

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Thailand … again!

                        We chose to cross into Thailand through Taman Negeri Perlis national park. It was a bit of a climb in the heat, but very pretty, wild gibbons howling, a scary black scorpion, snakes, birds, butterflies…. Still very Muslim here in southern Thailand but … Continue reading »

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