Category: Thailand

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Back to Blighty!

Now, dear reader, I realise we are not quite there yet, but it is now true that Captain Clarke and I have left Bangkok. It was with not a little sadness that we left...

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And so the end is nigh …

And so, dear reader, the end is nigh. Today is our final full day in Bangkok. We met up as usual with Madame Cholet and Great Uncle Bulgaria for breakfast. Madame Cholet is still...

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Failed to make Parade!

Today, dear reader, is supposed to have been a full day excursion first to the floating market and secondly to the bridge over the River Kwai. I’m afraid, that hasn’t happened. I awoke in...

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Back to Bangkok

The time has come for us to leave Cambodia and Siem Reap and return to Bangkok. Sad though that we are to leave Cambodia, we are looking forward to getting back to Bangkok for...

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To Luang Prabang by boat …

Today did not start well. I awoke at 3.30am feeling distinctly under the weather. We were due to rise, in any event, at 5:15am as we had to depart early for the border between...

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Chiang Rai & the Golden Triangle

Having had a rather damp start to our visit to Chiang Rai, we woke this morning with some anticipation of better weather. Not so, I’m afraid! It was still raining. Our guide for the...

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And so to Chiang Rai

Now first, my dear reader, let me clear one bit of confusion up about our latest location. Chiang Rai is also spelt Chiangrai, and is sometimes spelt Chiang-Rai – clear? Excellent, then let’s move on!...

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Tour Bangkok in a Day!

Now, I do realise that this is a ridiculous statement. Nobody could do Bangkok in a day! But our tour guide today says that she thinks we pretty much did. I must say that...

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A day of rest!

Today, our second day in Bangkok, is officially for us, a day of rest. We have a pretty hectic schedule coming up over the next three weeks and we need a bit of ‘R&R’...

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A Nation of Cat Lovers

And so to day two of our adventure. We got up at goodness knows what hour in the morning, (5 o’clock), and got ourselves properly abluted and dressed to be ready and on parade...