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January 18, 2005

The Beginning of the End: Ton Sai to Bangkok

The week I spent in Ton Sai was a fine way to complete my journey. The atmosphere there is so chill, and the community of foreigners and locals is so devoted to climbing that this beach may actually be a...

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January 13, 2005

Ton Sai

I attempted to volunteer at the morgue for a second day but there wasn't enough to do, so I left after two hours. This was no bad thing since the experience was truly depressing, and I didn't feel like I...

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January 07, 2005

A Day At The Krabi Morgue

This morning a woman in my guesthouse mentioned that it was possible to volunteer at the makeshift morgue in town. I decided to head out there after breakfast but I found myself procrastinating. It is very easy to say "I...

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January 06, 2005

Vientienne to Krabi

Last night I received an email from a friend who was staying in Krabi, Thailand during the Tsunami. He mentioned that he had not left the area, that this part of the coast was not very heavily affected, and that...

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December 07, 2004

A Chiang Mai Vacation

After some intense touristing in Sukhotai's ancient city I was on the bus for Chiang Mai, Thailand's Northern "big city" and major westerner hang-out. I have been here 6 days now and I can't say I have done much: it...

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December 01, 2004

Mae Sot

Tailing behind some Aussies I met in Ayuthaya, I hopped on a night bus to Mae Sot, a small town by the Burmese border. Although we arrived too early in the morning and after too little sleep in the bus,...

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November 27, 2004

Beyond Bangkok

After just a few days in Bangkok I grew tired of the odors, the constant mayhem, and the harassment by touts. I wished to see a Thailand that had not been built up into a concrete jungle. My throat was...

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November 20, 2004


I breathed in deeply, and internally asked myself: "are you ready for the jungle?" just before I stepped off the airport bus on Sukhumvit road in Bangkok. After just a few steps on the sidewalk all my senses had been...

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November 17, 2004

Arrival in Bangkok

I had imagined that my trip to Bangkok from Auckland would only be eventful after I landed in Thailand. In particular I wondered if I would have any issues with immigration since I would be entering on the 30-day visa-exempt...

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