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Back to Bangkok
My trip is now starting to come to an end. After my last blog entry, I spent a night in Mai Sai, took a bus to Chiang Rai, and then stayed there the night. Chiang Rai was kinda boring, I got a 2 hour massage, and then wandered around for a while. The ...
7:59:00 AM
Thai Cooking
One of the best experiences I've had so far on this trip was doing a Thai cooking course. No one from my tour wanted to do it, instead I ended up doing it with an Intrepid group, there were 6 of us in all. We started off by going to the markets and ...
3:35:00 PM
Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle
How does deep friend silk worms, bamboo worms and crickets sound? Well, last night I tried them all. for about 60c I got a platter of them with chilli sauce, mmm.... The taste was ok, but the texture... A taste was enough, I went and got some prawn ...
6:01:00 AM
The Trek
Well, 4 days of trekking through the hilltribes, do I have something to blog about! 1.1 Day 1 The first day started with a stop off at the markets to buy food for the journey, then we headed up into the mountains in the back of a ute. The road was ...
12:06:00 PM
The Thailand Coup
Rather than saying bits and pieces about the Coup in my blog entries, I thought I'd make one blog entry that I'll graduatally add to with all my thoughts on the Coup, that way the rest of my blog can stay unpolitical. I've seen a bit of what the ...
10:47:00 AM
Chiang Mai
Well, what a cool trip this is turning out to be. I can say that I was in a country which was a constitutional monarchy one day, and a dictatorship the next. That sounds all very exciting, but really, it's not. Here in Chiang Mai, 12 hours train ride ...
6:28:00 PM
Well, today I spent most of the day in the area surrounding Kanchanaburi. To start off with, I had a traditional Thai breakfast of rice soup with prawns. It was quite weird to be eating rice in soup, I don't usually do that. I've had a rice porridge ...
6:08:00 PM
New friends
Well, I'm now on my tour, and so finally have people to hang out with and talk to. I spent most of yesterday wandering around the malls. I'm amazed at how American these malls are, more American than Australia. One particular one I went into, nearly ...
2:23:00 PM
Day 2
Well, today was kinda a laid back day. I could have gone and visited lots of temples or seen the sights, but the thing is, the thing I'm really here for is to see other cultures. Temples and touristy stuff like that is only a skewed skim on the ...
10:02:00 PM
Well, today is my first day in Thailand. I can say that I've definitely been ripped off already, but as the day has gone along I've become more aware of how not to be ripped off and how to bargain for a good price. Though, if only it wasn't on 2 tailor ...
5:47:00 PM