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Whoa, it’s Thailand…

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

In Chiang Mai, they have some strange guardians of their wats….

But most of our time was spent down south, lazing about on Koh Pha Ngan. First, it was Bottle Beach….

Fireworks on Bottle Beach

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Fireworks on Bottle Beach

Then, it was round to Haad Sadet, for another week of lazing about in hammocks, reading books, and eating seafood…

.../ .../ Watching the sun rise from our bungalow .../ Beers on the beach watching a lightning storm .../

Our view for every meal….


The End.

The End

Koh Pha Ngan: Lazy is as Lazy does

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

During the course of our travels in Southeast Asia, soon to total almost four months in two stints, my fiancee and I (Ha! I love saying that) have spent more than enough time in Bangkok. As a transit hub it is almost impossible to avoid. And so after flying in from Hanoi we spent just one night around Khao San Road before catching an overnight bus south, to within a boat ride of some of Thailand’s most famous islands.

Normally, we try and avoid the horribly touristy areas, generally preferring to visit quieter, out-of-the-way places. And when heading to a beach in Thailand, our attitude was exactly that. A pristine, secluded beach with a few bungalows on the sand and maybe a bar (well, not maybe, definately a bar! But a quiet bar) and a stack of well-thumbed paperback thrillers to read, that was what we were after (but then, who isn’t?) What we wanted to avoid were the party beaches filled with wanna-be hippies twirling fire and taking drugs. Where we ended up was Koh Pha Ngan, an island famous for it Full Moon parties; a huge rave held once a month where the beach fills up with thousands of wanna-be hippies twirling fire and taking drugs and dancing to the sort of music (trance or someother such crap) that can generally only be tolerated whilst twirling fire and taking drugs.

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