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Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

The forest drew close on either side as the bus wound its way down the narrow road towards our destination. The rain trickled down the window as the trees flashed by in a blur of green. It all looked so unexplored I thought, as I gazed out at the jagged cliffs that...

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Sun, Sea and Snorkelling. Koh Toh, Thailand

The sun rose higher into the clear blue sky bringing a welcome relief to the period of rain we had experienced over the previous week. Peering over the side I could see the parting of waves as they crashed and fell sending ripples over the water which glistened in the morning sun....

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Battling the rain in Ranong, Thailand

We arrived in Ranong to more rain. It was hard to keep our spirits high. The plastic rain coats we bought from Seven Eleven weren’t holding out too well and we were starting to get a bit wet. I was panicking about water getting into my laptop bag so we sheltered under...

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Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand

Prachuap Khiri Khan was considerably less touristy than Hua Hin. No prostitutes hanging around, and no fast food chains, just good old Seven Eleven, some wok stands and a few nice seafood restaurants. We stayed in a tiny room with a bed so small you would think it was made for spooning!...

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Hua Hin and Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

The town was in flood and the rain was up to our knees as we waded through the streets of Hua Hin with our clothes rolled up and no shoes on. It was quite a pleasant feeling because the water was warm but not seeing what was under the water was quite...

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Khao Yai National Park, Thailand

Well, I made it. See that motorbike I’m sitting on? I had to put on my best charm to get that! I was gutted when I arrived in Saruburi and couldn’t find anywhere to rent a motorbike, but, typical me – being not the one to give up – took a train...

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The Stonehenge of Thailand, Chaiyaphum Province

It’s an interesting feeling to arrive in a foreign town with no idea where you’ll rest your head that night. Arriving in Chaiyaphum was no different to arriving in any other typical Thai town off the tourist trail. Everyday life passing by so quickly yet mine appeared to be standing ever so...

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Prehistoric discoveries in Udon Thani Province

The road from the border led us down into the town of Udon Thani where Tom would depart to Bangkok. We spent our last day together walking around town trying to find a big lake which was the town’s main attraction. When we finally arrived it was pretty much a hole in...

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Crossing the Mekong at Chiang Khong

The bolt of lightning shot through the sky like branches on a wild tree; a blinding flash, casting shadows across the dimly lit room. The crackle of thunder closely followed, erupting the silence in a burst of rage. The thud of rain grew louder as the storm loomed closer. I sat still...

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Hidden depths of Mae Sai

It was as dark as dark could get; totally black; nothing to see but the glowing end of a thick cigar; nothing to hear but the puffing of smoke into the stale air, and the occasional drop of water from the rocks above. Our clothes were covered in mud; they smelled damp,...