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Phi Phi Al a Mongo

"Thai Stick" " Food"

35 °C

Well we have finally found our Haven Phi Phi Island. Chilled out vibe, amazin.

Our first night here nic managed to get some thai fella we met behind the bar in tears asking him about the tsunami he was right on the beach working in his little hut bar when it all went off.

Anyway weve been snorkeling around some amazing coral reefs seen a few peoiple from finding nemo chilling there in their retirement. That was amazing Nic was a bit scared of the black water. Weve bought snorkles and are snorking every day giving the A ok Sign.

Were going to go wreck diving in a few days proper scuba diving you go about 15M deep and get to swim with tiger sharks and octopus. HAVE IT!!!!

Are we having a laugh, are you having a laugh
I hope the weather is cold back home, and is preparing itself for spring for my arrival back home.

Were staying in a decent place at moment but in the next few days will be retiring to a more modest space of a small thatched hut with no windows and no fan or air conditioning.
Im sure Nic will be a bundle of joy. Luckily we have a massive swimming pool though as its right on the beach. H H H Have It!
Smell Ya

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Phuket & Krabi

Krabstains with no brains

sunny 38 °C

good evening snot pickers how the hell are we. well we are now in Krabi which is alot more quieter than Phuket and much more suited to our tastes. However it is still not what we are looking for so tommorow morning we got to Phi Phi where we think we will set up camp for at least a week. We need to empty he rucksacks and find some sanity for a while. PLus weve bought an iron so Nics going to be very busy indeed. HAHA. We got the boat from Phuket to a place called au nagn or someting which some guys reccommened to us in Bangkok although im not sure if this is the place they meant cos they said it was deserted. we sound like Leanordo here i know but we will find our PARADISE!!!!
Erm right all is well were still skint, weved been offered a few smuggling jobs but nothing seems worthwhile yet so were going to see how desperate we get.

Joking Mother!!!
yes of course i am.
Nics doing the smuggling
Right see you soon,
Nic will probably bve about ten years behind me.
"Joking Nics MUM"

Good Night God bless get back to work.

Oh by the way its absolutely scorvching here hottest sun ever ever. We had to go back to our budget accomadation with no pool and no ac early so we could get a cold shower.
But luckily its alot cooler now.
Anyway im off to see how much we are going to get charged for our deluxe beach bungalow in paradise.
someones got to.......................
Until then...........

To be continued .................................

Posted by philymc 05:09 Archived in Thailand Tagged backpacking Comments (3)

Current Events

Hanoi Bangkok Phuket

sunny 37 °C

Hi all well after an eventful four days in vietnam we are now in phuket. The first day in hanoi was dire we arrived it was raining and cold. We then went on a boat trip the nmext day to halong bay. WOW WOW WOW This place was amazing so nice we slept on a junk boaty in the bay anbd went kayaking in emerald green waters through caves and everything. The rest of the tour was basically just sailing round the 2000 islands they have there. Very pretty and so relaxing fter the stressful time we had there. We arrived back in hanoi city after that and went str8 to the airport as Vietnam was proving a little too stressful for me at that time too much traffic and far too many beeps from cars motorcylces and what have you. We had to pay $526 for both of us to leave hanopi and had to get a plane back to bangkok. Then we were to late to get a flight down south sao we ended up having to get a hotel byu the airport more expense we couldnt afford, we ended up the next morning having to spend about 6 hours in the airport before we caught a flight down here to phuket. We booked a hotel in the airport for three nights then were going to try and catch a boat to krabi and an island we have been reccomended by a couple of polish lads we met. They went swimming with Sharks HAve it Ill have some of that please.

We have been on the beach all day today and now were both frazzled and brown after just 3 hours in the sun. I think tommorow were going to hire a jetski and try some stunts on the water out sunburn provailing.
Running out of money now though so little bit worried but i guess we will get buy somehow.Any donations will be gladly recieved.
Or 0% loans on a long term basis.
Ill try and put some more picxs on soon but it takes ages and is a right pain in the arse.
Anyways byes for now.

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Golden Triangle & Hill Tribes Rafting In Jungle

Smugglers Run

sunny 35 °C

Hey snot Pickers,
25th February
Today we went on a massive trip up to the north of thailand to Chang Rai. Here we visited the long neck hill tribe which was quite fascinating. Rings rounf there neck which apparetnly where used to defend themselves from tigers etc The fellas dont have to wear the rings as they are able to defend themselves. We visited a little village which is mainly a few marklet stralls set up for them to sell there goods. There not actually thai but burmese but are allowed to come here to sell there stuff. Nic bought a statue. They chew something called beetlenut which apparently gets you off ya head. We couldnt find any so we didnt try it. HAHA. It stains your teeth and gums purple which in there community is conmsidered attractive.
Aftetr that we went to the burmese border round a massive market where people go to buy stuff. This was quite upsetting as there were loads of women there begging for money for food for their children which they had on their back some only a week or two old.
We didnt give them any as we didnt know if we would be contributing to the problem.
Then we went up to the golden triangle, this is the borderland between laos, burmah and thailand and is wear all the heroin/opium smuggling occurs round here few beggers round here but at least they made the efoort by sining for money, what was strange though is that at the end of the song they said how much they wanted which ranged from 5 baht to 20 baht. This was a very long day and very tiring.

Today weve been white water rafting in the jungle, nic was very dubious over the whole thing and after having finaly rid of the stains from the river kwai slowly but surely they had appeared once more before we even got to our destination. However once on the river with her fetching helmet and matching life vest all was well. The rapids where quite big much bigger than anything ive ever done in wales, she did very well. oh and while we were on a calm bit of river about 4 elephants where in the water washing themselves and splashing round it was amazing to see (Mum Jealous???) There was even a little baby elephanty with its mum. Thats all we have done oday and now we have jkust arrived back in chiang Mai we are going back to our place of rest before we depart here anf head back to bangkok. Then its off to vietnam to hanoi on the 28th.
So thats it for now i will defo try and stick some pictures on tommorow whilst in stinking bangkok, sick of the place now thank god this is our l;ast visit to bangkok.
Smell Ya L8r

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Bangkok & kanchanaburi

Oh My Buddah

sunny 37 °C

Well on our last day before we went to kanchanaburi we went to visit the reclining buddah and took a tuc tuc with no events in between. Nic has got very bossy and teacher like with the tuc tuc drivers so i can just sit back and be embarassed.
The reclining buddah is amazin best thing we have seen in bangkok, we want to take it home with us but not sure we have anywhere to put it.
Then we were up at seven on the 21st febuary to get a minibus to kanchanaburi we were met by a man called Michael Jackson, it seems that all the tour guides adopt a famous western person for their name rather than their thai name i guess it \s becasue no wan can pronounce there name @Chan Fang Dow@. After a gruelling journey we went and visited the bridge over tyhe river kwai where nic got about a 1/4 of the way accros and had to turn back because there are massive holes in the bridge its not safe at all.
I think she done very well considering, although the brown stain i witnessed on her costume tells me otherwise now.
Then we went and visited the tigers in their temple which was bizzare we have took many amazing photos of them but cant put them on at the moment because the computer im on wont let me. Bummer!
Then we went to see some waterfall which was ok, only small.
Then it was back to be fed, eugh, i was so hungry it didnt really mnatter but in the jungle i guess theres not much choice. We then got took to our accomadation by longboaty along the river kwai it was very surreal. When we arrive the accomadation was alot better than we originally thought it would be we had air con and a fan. We crtashed straight away think we were asleep for about 7:30.

22nd Feb
Woke up for seven oclock, knackered, nic wasnt welll had a cold which i am now just overcoming. That day we went to the erawan waterfall which was amazing but very hard work indeed. it had seven tiers and was about 750 metres up we climbed right to the top and swam in the laggoony thing at athe top. Where there was wild monkeys and snakes etc. A monkey jumped down from the tree and started rooting through someones bag i thought it was hysterical he also then obliged by urinating all over the said items.

Then we went to the hell fire pass which was a train track built by prisoners of war from thailand to burma we walked the whole thing and got lost in immense heat, we were not impressed as the guide didnt come with us. We survived anyway. I suppose he wanted us to feel like a pow.
Then back to camp for lots of beer drinking and a sore head in the morning.

23rd Feb
Very sore head in the morning and a cold/flu, horrid.
We went on the river kwai on a bamboo rtaft which was nice but considering our hangovers and my flu wasnt that exhilariting.
Then it was off to sit on the elephants, wasnt that impressed weith that felt a bit tighht on the elephants as thats all thwey do all day the highlight of thsat was stroking and feeding them bananas though that was nice. Elephant snot all over me mmmmmm.
Then we went back to camp ate a bit of food and gto back on th e minibus back to bangkok. We were on the minibus for ages 4 hours it was roasting i was dehydrated with the flu i wanted to die.
Then to make us feel better we went to mcdonalds. We had to book a night in a dive of a place well wasnt that bad but would probs be my lastr choice. Its very busy round here cos of chinese new year.

24th Feb
Were off to chiang Mai today going to hopefully do white water rafdting and visit a hill tribe. Back to bangkok on the 27th and then to Hanoi in vietnam on the 28th.

So long popo pickers speak soon.
I will try and stick some photos on if i get a chance.
Smell Ya

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