Things to do in Krabi, Thailand

Things to do in Krabi, Thailand

Krabi is a large province on west coast of southern Thailand. Krabi Town is the capitol, a quaint little city that lies at the mouth of the Krabi River where it empties into Phang Nga Bay, then into the Andaman Sea. It is a relaxed place of diversity, delicious food, and breathtaking scenes. Large limestone cliffs jut high into the sky, lush jungles and mangrove forests surround the area, and it is the perfect location…

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Bohemian Bangkok

Bohemian Bangkok

I’ve been in many large cities in my life. London, New York, Rome, Los Angeles, Paris, Chicago, Washington DC – none of them prepare you for Bangkok. When you think of Thailand, you think of Buddhist monks in saffron robes, domesticated elephants, beaches that truly look like the shores of paradise, and the perfect balance of spices and coconut milk. What you experience when you hit Bangkok is something very different. We’ve been in Bangkok…

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How Monks Cured my Travel Blues

How Monks Cured my Travel Blues

Today didn’t start well. I was suffering from some of the worse jet-lag I’ve yet to encounter, so I was a bit grumpy to begin with. That mixed with sciatica, this damned pinched nerve that has been plaguing the entire length of my right leg for the past year of my life, as well as a sickness I’d caught in the States last month that refuses to go away, leaving me coughing and wheezing like…

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Local food market – Phuket, Thailand

Local food market – Phuket, Thailand

Right off Prachanukhro street, near the area of southern Patong, is a market with carts that grill fresh fish for you to order – you wait 5 – 10 minutes, possibly browsing the market for some new treat to accompany your snapper, crab, giant prawn, lobster, shark, catfish; or the variety of chicken, grilled in a sweet marinade or fried in a crunchy bread batter, pad thai, papaya salad, or fruit shakes made to order….

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Reflections: Indigenous Life in Phuket, Thailand

Reflections: Indigenous Life in Phuket, Thailand

We usually stay in bungalows near the beach – anything from concrete cubes to straw huts – or on the beach itself. We would wake up in the morning and within a few paces outside our door be standing at the edge of an ocean, sea, or gulf. In Laos, our bungalow rested on stilts, the Mekong river rushing below us. Right now I’m experiencing a rarity in our travels. We are tucked in an alley…

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Koh Samui

Koh Samui

3-23-2010 So we are now on Koh Samui Island on Lamai Beach at the Amity Bungalows! The ferry ride to this island was incredible! Sun was shining, a cool breeze hitting our skin, all kinds of fish jumping out of the water, and all these tiny, green islands surrounded by bright blue water. We have finally arrived to what we were in search of. While flipping through our Formmers SE Asia book, we found a…

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DC > Bangkok > Islands

DC > Bangkok > Islands

3-17-2010 Leaving DC was quite the adventure! It was so hectic getting to NYC to make it to our flight to the other side of the world…But we giggled at the obscene, adored the beauty, and enjoyed the great race that is life. 3-19-2010 On the flight over we flew China Airlines. The flight attendants have such poise, grace, and elegance. Their skin is so perfect like a porcelain doll- At times, I had a…

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Phuket

Phuket

We have been on the island of Phuket for about 4 days now. Keeping track of the day and time seems to be getting harder and harder…so we start caring less and less. Leaving Koh Lanta was a bit difficult. We stayed in a very comfortable environment and it felt like home. We also liked the cheap bungalows (250 baht per night), the quite ocean, soft white sand, and the sultry sun. We liked the…

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The Misadventures of James Watson

The Misadventures of James Watson

First and Foremost, I need to honor James for traveling with 2 females. That is not an easy endeavor, but he handles it with a chivalrous ease. Especially on the day when Sarah and I went off for pedicures, left him behind accidentally with no key to the bungalow, and no money. He was having some issues with his contacts so his left eye looked like it had a severe case of pink eye, and…

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Bio luminescence

Bio luminescence

Last night I saw phosphorescent algae for the first time.  Little neon blue balls about the size of sprinkles that are all over the sand and in the water.  We did not know what we were looking for at first however.  It started by a recommendation we got from an islander who said we had to go into the water at night with as little light as possible.  That sounded fair enough, so around mid-night…

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Cotton Candy Sunsets

Cotton Candy Sunsets

It’s nice not having a job. It gives you lots of time to do what you truly want to do, and in my case that is to travel. We meet plenty of other drifters who are also happily unemployed. Some do it because they can, others do it cause they can’t find work back home, others do it because life is too short not to enjoy every second of it- I’ve been gone for less…

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Buckets & Mosquito Nets

Buckets & Mosquito Nets

There are hundreds of things that I really love about everyday life here.  Today I will mention two of those hundreds of things. Buckets are first on the list.  In just about every bathroom you go into here there will be a bucket with water in it.  In this bucket will be a pan or cup of some sort to extract the water and pour it into the toilet in order to flush.  Right next…

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