Alas, it was my final day in Thailand and my final day of the trip. 50 days as a solo traveller, although it didn’t feel like it thanks to twitter, facebook and the strangers I spoke to on the way. I spent the morning doing a final pack since I couldn’t really go swimming if… Continue reading Day 50 – Phuket to Brisbane
Breakfast in the hotel today – a very expensive buffet and really probably not worth it except for the incredible omelet the egg chef made. Although the selection was ok, it just didn’t have that “oh la la” feeling that I’ve had in places like the Marco Polo hotel in Hong Kong or the Mandalay Bay in… Continue reading Day 49 – Phuket
Ain’t much going on today. Went in hunt of breakfast and found it down a side street just off the main beach road near the hotel. Obviously a tourist strip, with pizza shops and tourist brochures. Dropped off my laundry in the same street – the final one before I would go home. Breakfast wasn’t… Continue reading Day 48 – Phuket
Woke up in a bus only to see a “phuket animal quarrantine station” sign out the window. Thought they’d finally figured me out but no, it was just a pause as we continued along the freeway. It was 5am and I figures we were close to the end of our destination. I had managed around… Continue reading Day 47 – Phuket
A visit to the it mall was on the cards again after breakfast where I saw Mel and Hema and once again farewelled them. I took my laptop with me as I had to book a Phuket hotel and previous agoda iPhone experience had been poor (it wouldn’t let me pay!). At 9.40 the mall… Continue reading Day 46 – Bangkok to Phuket
It was way too hot to ride the bike around Ayutthaya in the morning so I had a breakfast of crepes, wandered the streets for a while then took the bike back. Also went to a department store that was sort of a lower class one compared to the ones I’d seen in Bangkok. This… Continue reading Day 45 – Ayutthaya to Bangkok
Over breakfast the girls at the guesthouse told me the mini van to Ayutthaya was available so I booked it. I had almost given up on the mini bus and had prepared to take the epic journey so now I had an unexpected free morning so I bought some supplies and hung out until 1.30.
Spent the morning eating breakfast, changing to a cheaper but similar type room (with shittier tv reception) and lazing about. After lunch, around 1.30 a jumbo tuk tuk came to pick me up. It already had 4 in the truck and we were full with 9 people after visiting a bunch of guesthouses. Had to… Continue reading Day 43 – Kanchanaburi
It seemed like it was raining all night but it was just the river gushing underneath my room. I awoke to the sound of longtail boats and the gentle rocking of my room. Walked down to see the elephants bathing at 7.30. They were pretty cute and looked well cared for – the mahouts got… Continue reading Day 42 – Kanchanaburi
6.10am and I was checked out and waiting in the lobby for my ride to Kanchanaburi and the River Kwai. My mini bus picked up a couple of Brits to add to the two Germans already in the bus and then we were taken to the grand palace to get on a bigger bus.