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Bangkok again...im begining to loose count of how many times i have been here.

I have been recommended to go to kanchan by loads of people so we went.

We booked a day trip from a guy called Mr Thai (yeh i know!). they picked us up at 7am. First stop was the war graves for the people who died building the Death Railway. It was interesting but sad. We only had a certain amount of time and John didnt realise and wandered off to a museum, so seb in search as the driver and guide were stressing...then as soon as he got out they drve off with me saying....errr, hello we are missing 2 people!! but they carried on driving... dropped off the other people (who were all pensioners) at the museum and took me back to look for them. They were where we left them, but then for the rest of the trip to the museum, the bridge over the river kwai we were yelled at by some random guy telling us....10 minutes left......5 minutes left !!! they had blatently set some guy on us so we wernt late.
After the Bridge over the river kwai we went a had some lunch then went to a pretty waterfall to cool off and have a swim.
The Tiger temple was next, this was why i did the day trip. Legend has it that a long time ago a traveller came across this temple where these monks lived with tigers, they are not tame but hathey have a kind of mutual respect enabling them to live with one another. Now its pretty touristy but the 300 bhat entrance fee keeps some people away and its not known by everyone.
We paid our entrance then walked thru the park to the tigers, there were loads of animals around, oxen, horses, donkeys etccc...
ONce at the tigers you are taken by 2 people (one to literally hold your hand from tiger to tiger and one to take pictures of you). It was amazing, they are so beautiful, huge and feel alot like a rug.
That was the end of the day.

Posted by livvy 21:48 Archived in Thailand Comments (0)

Thailand...again and New Years....yayaayayyyyy

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After catching a flight out of Hanoi back to Bangkok we continued to go down to Ko Phangan to be there in time for New Years. After a long trip we finally made it. We headed for the Green View Bungalows at Hat Yai, on the west side of the island. Seb had stayed there before. It was lovely and had a dog called Boobie (who incadently doesnt like being picked up, she bit some guys ear off when we were there) it was away from the throng of Hat Rin and all the tourists. The beach was just down the hill. After a nice swim and a very very tasty chicken sandwich we were all feeling alot better.

As its alittle way out we hired mopeds and then explored abit. The drive to Hat Rin is hairy....lots of steep climbs and hair pin turns...you dont want to be sharing your bike with a fatty as you wont make it up the hill!!!

The night of New years our place we were staying did a lovely buffet meal for all the guests, we also exchanged gifts...we wernt really sure about this so didnt buy one as we had already done presernts for each other but when we got there that night there was a wicked vibe so we pegged it back to the bungalow to see what we could wrap up. John and I gave our hammocks we had bought in Vietnam and Seb gave his poy. All the pressies went down well. In return we got a sarong, beach mat and a nerf ball.

After a hearty meal we all piled into the back of a pickup truck and headed to Hat Rin. The beach was rammed...
.....this is where my memory fails me......I had a wicked night the bits i can remember and we made it home at about 10am !!! brilliant...!! :o)

The next day was recovery..very very tired....we did more moped riding around the island and sightseeing (altho not much water in the waterfalls) we did see a nice lookout and some elephants.

The next day we nearly missed our ferry back to the mainland which would have meant we would have missed our train back to bangkok, all because of the silly moped woman pretneding she had forgotten she was supposed to be picking up the mopeds from the port...so seb and john had to go like lightening to take them back and then get back in time.
LUckily we made it :o) phewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! very jammy...(as usual!!!) punctuality hasnt been one of our strong points.

Posted by livvy 21:36 Archived in Thailand Tagged backpacking Comments (0)

Thailand and apology

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View Break from work on livvy's travel map.

Firstly i would like to apologise for being so horrendous at updating my blog !! I am going to try and keep it updated from now on. (altho i might need awhile to catch up)

After spending an uneventful night in macau i arrived in Thailand where I met up with Seb at the airport. First stop was Ko Phi Phi, after a very long journey down there we arrived in Krabi town, where we had to hang around for afew hours to be taken to the port. Finally we hopped in the back of the truck only to be drenched by the biggest downpours ever the whole way there. (we were convinced that the driver was taking us thru the rain clouds on purpose).
We checked in the at the ferry terminal and i changed into some dry clothes. Oh was that a mistake, for about 10 mins it was nice and sunny on the boat then the heavens opened for the next 2 and half hours !!! by the time we arrived in Ko pHi pHi i looked like a drowned rat.

Ko pHi phi was pretty, not what i expected but still nice, they are still rebuilding from the tusnami but the island is livley and there were plently of places to stay. The first night i got to see some Thai boxing, i loved it!! some poor english bloke got his nose broken by a lady boy !!! dohhhh....

The rest of the time on Phi Phi was spent sunbathing, drinking, eating and exploring. One day was spent on a boat trip which took us to Phi Phi Lei the island where The Beach was filmed!! As we were on a big boat we had to anchor on the other side of the island. After hacking our way through some vegetation to ge to the beach we emerged only to be greeted by the sight of lots of fat europeans !!!

Bangkok was our next destination (again) to pick up John....

Posted by livvy 04:09 Archived in Thailand Tagged backpacking Comments (1)

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