Tuesday 5th July – Trip to KL Part the first: cab to the pier 1958 – 84F the cab, well, open back van thing, has picked us up early and we are on the way with a couple of Norwegians to the pier to catch the night boat to Suratthani. It’s hot and it is […]Read more "The Never Ending Journey"
Last night Ed and I went to the lady boy show the ‘queen’s cabaret’ here in Koh Tao. It was brilliant. I think the photos speak for themselvesRead more "Lady Boy Cabaret, Koh Tao"
Today we had the pleasure of accompanying The awesome Fiona Russo and her band of merry teachers and friends on a sailing boat trip from Koh Samui. We boarded the boat at 1pm sharp and after the briefest of safety briefings, we were off! We were to sail from Koh Samui to koh phangan, have […]Read more "All Aboard The Red Baron"
After meeting up with my old mate, Fiona Russo and her boyfriend Mark, we headed out in the evening to the party district of Chewang beach, and the local drinking competition. The rules are simple. 3 in a team. Consume 3 towers of beer between you. Sit in a bath of ice up to your […]Read more "Drinking Competition, Koh Samui"
In many ways, the train service in Thailand puts British Rail to shame. (even the toilets!) On an 11 hour train ride we arrived exactly on time. The staff were friendly, the food on board was good and cheap and they serve you in your seat or, in our case, in your private first class […]Read more "The Overnight Sleeper Train to Suratthani"
We left the hotel around 12.30, a little later than we expected to. We had spent time that morning deciding that we were not going to fly to Koh Samui the next day as we had previously thought, but we going to get the overnight sleeper train and subsequent ferry, that evening. There was a […]Read more "Death Ride Through Bangkok"
After our prison visit we headed to our hotel for the night. We had decided to treat ourselves to a suite in a very nice hotel. The irony of the fact that we had just left a place were the living conditions could be described as, at best, medieval, and were about to stay in […]Read more "Suits & Suites"
My incredible experience of visiting an inmate in the notorious Bangkok prison is one I will never forget.Read more "Klong Prem Prison"
So, I finally made it to Bangkok. I was fortunate enough to be upgraded to business class so had the best sleep on a plane I have ever had on a flat bed. (thank you Mrs Stone and Mr Rawson). I got off the plane and decided to treat myself to a limousine to the […]Read more "Bangkok=crazyville"