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Ayutthaya, Thailand

The look on the faces of Mama, Dan and Job and the warm welcome we received as we arrived at Apple Guest House were priceless. My old mate Dan Beefcake, an ex Thai Kickboxer, was bit less chatty this time. I had loaned him … Continue reading

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Return to the Land of Smiles

Well we have landed in Bangkok, and the whole place feels so familiar, but we were really a bit flat for the first hour or so. Maybe just the jet lag, maybe just the fact we have had such a … Continue reading

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Back to Asia

We leave on the 11th August, with a few days in London before flying out on the 13th to Bangkok. Time to pick up from where we left off, and it feels like we are going home. North and East … Continue reading

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Homeward

We stayed in a more upmarket place on our last night, pushing ourselves to reluctantly part with a whole $20. Yikes! Oh how this hurt, but actually, we were tired and weary and with air conditioning, a hot shower, lovely … Continue reading

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Sukhothai, North Thailand

It was quite easy to leave Pai, as we had arranged to take a local bus which was about a 5 minute walk from our jungle hut. The journey was quite an easy one, and we were dropped off in … Continue reading

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Pai, North Thailand

Pai, pronounced “Bye” has become thoroughly addictive, and everyone we meet has been raving about the place and telling us how they planned to stay a couple of days, but have ended up staying a week. We have been here … Continue reading

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Chaing Mai, North Thailand

We had taken an overnight bus here. Our bags were raided, but being streetwise, we had nothing in there for these thieving scammers. It’s not like this all the time, Asia has been really good to us, but you meet … Continue reading

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Bangkok, Thailand …. again!

Bangkok is always great fun. We landed about 1.30am and jumped a taxi straight to Rambruttri, the backpacker ghetto area which includes the famous Th Khao San Road. Not so much a ghetto, more like an adult playground with neon … Continue reading

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Hanoi & Halong Bay, Vietnam

Hanoi. Just another big bustling city, and we stayed in the old quarter which was very touristy. There is no love affair with Vietnam for me, it has been one hell of a tour taking in as many towns and … Continue reading

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Hanoi, Vietnam

Actually, we are in Halong City having arrived earlier today on a 3 hour bus journey from Hanoi. We spent about 4 or 5 nights in Hanoi. We have just booked flights to Bangkok in Thailand for tommorrow night, we … Continue reading

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