Category: Thailand

Railay, Thailand

A couple of days was enough in Patong, in fact we decided we had had enough of Phuket. Time for some rest and relaxation. Where better than Railay beach? A four hour journey, including a forty minute long-tail boat journey over to this kind of two beached, peninsula kind of thingy, with a rock outcrop…




Patong – Odd Behaviour in a Toilet

Patong beach is the most touristy beach on the most touristy island in Thailand. It’s hot, dirty, smelly, overcrowded, and overpriced. On the plus side it’s got Bangla street, which is great if you want to party. The ladyboys there take it to a whole new level, and will leave any red blooded male questioning…




Journey, Bangkok – Phuket

We left Bangkok a few days ago, deciding to head to the western side of the Thailand peninsula first. The bus left at 6pm, and arrived at Patong beach, Phuket, at noon the next day, after three changes in transportation and much waiting around: eighteen hours to reflect that this decision may have been a…




Bugs ‘n Things

Of all the foods to be found in South-east Asia, I imagine bugs and insects are probably the least palatable to western tastes. I’ve tried a few in my time for the novelty of the experience. In Thailand, canny entrepreneurs often set up shop in touristy areas, hoping to lure young, possibly drunk holiday-makers into…




Bangkok

Great to be back in Thailand. My brother Arron and I have booked ourselves into a cheap guest house on Koh San Road and had a nap. The flight over was largely uneventful, just how I like ’em. Eventful journeys tend to be bad journeys… Now to check out the lie of the land… and…


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