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May 24 2016

Thailand Trip Report – May 2016, Part 2

Pattaya Lookout Thailand trip

Thailand Trip Report – May 2016, Part 2

The rest of my time in Pattaya I went to the Sanctuary of Truth (look out for separate post soon), Big Buddha, a nice café on top of the Pattaya hills after Tambon at the Temple. All nights consisted of similar activities that would include, Walking Street, Soi Buakhao, Beach Rd, Many open air bars in various Soi’s and more Late Night Kebabs hahaha. I won’t go into the nightlife too much now (but will do a separate post soon), but will say great times were had, people were met, and “Bin’s” were paid. If you like to Party, Pattaya is the place for you. read more

Oct 11 2015

The Phuket Ride

Phromthep Cape

The Phuket Ride

Every time I go to Phuket I make sure I hire scooter so that I can get around easily and quickly. For a Honda Click (125cc) you will pay 200 – 300B per day and they do not use much fuel. The larger the motorcycle the more your daily rate will be. You will also be provided with a helmet, which should be worn at all time when on the Motorcycle. How to hire a Motorcycle in Thailand

Riding a Motorcycle in Thailand is very different to western countries in many ways. No matter how good you are at riding you may not be prepared for the riding in Thailand. The rules do not get followed, lanes and lines mean nothing and the Westerner is always at fault. In saying that if you feel safe enough to ride a Scooter, then go for it as it is great fun and a cheap form of transport read more

Oct 04 2015

Thailand Low Cost Airlines

Nok Air Thailand

Thailand Low Cost Airlines

Well on my recent trip to Thailand I flew to a few different destinations with a few different low-cost airlines, so I thought I would do a write up on what I found from each of them.

So in Thailand you have the option of the “premium airlines” like Thai Airways and Bangkok Air that fly out of Survarnamhumi Airport in Bangkok. You also have the bigger low-cost airline options of Air Asia, Nok Air, Thai Lion Air, Thai Smiles and Orient Thai which fly out of Don Mueang airport in Bangkok. These airlines will get you anywhere where you need to go domestically within Thailand. I am a larger guy at 194cm tall so airplanes and I are not normally friends but I love Thailand so put up with it. read more

Jul 05 2014

Is it Still Safe to Travel to Thailand? – Martial Law

Thailand Police

Is it Still Safe to Travel to Thailand? – Martial Law

Is it still safe to travel to Thailand? In short, Yes!!  Quoted by many tourists – “It is not noticeable, even in Bangkok”

As many may know from recent news Thailand is currently in a state of Martial Law due the previous government being stood down and possible civil unrest in Bangkok. On May 22 2014, The military announced that they were taking over administration of the country. Since the military coup there have been a number of anti-coup demonstrations in Bangkok and other parts of Thailand, including in areas frequented by tourists. The military has arrested some participants for failing to comply with orders to cease protest activity. These confrontations are potentially volatile. Tourists should stay well clear of all demonstrations, political events, rallies and processions and large-scale public gatherings as they may turn violent. read more

Jun 29 2014

A Little bit about me

Me at Song Kran

A Little bit about me.

My name is Gary, I am 28 years old and I live in Melbourne, Australia. I am a lover and enthusiast of Thailand and have travelled there on many occasions. My first trip to Thailand was in 2003 with my family and had the privilege of seeing Phuket before the Tsunami hit in 2004 and have been many times since the rebuild of the coastlines.

I have travelled to many different locations throughout Thailand including Touristy areas and non-touristy areas. I have spent time living with Thai people, I have seen things I never believed in, I have seen the sex trade side of Thailand, I have been to a Full Moon Party and I have been to most of the tourist hot spots. My favourite Thailand destination is currently Patong Beach in Phuket. It is very full location but I love to get there every time. Also in my years of travelling to Thailand I have made many friends in Patong and this helps to bring me back every time. read more

Jun 27 2014

Why Thailand for a Holiday

Thailand Smile

Well the very first reason you would choose to go to Thailand on a holiday would be that it is cheap. You can buy a beer for under $1AUD, a meal for around $3AUD and stay in a 5 star resort for around $100AUD a night. The most expensive part of the Thailand holiday are the international flights. But if you still to using the “No Frills” airlines you will find that they will display great specials for all months of the year. Domestic flights are also very cheap if you still to Air Asia, Nok Air when travelling in Thailand. read more

Jun 21 2014

My First Thailand Experience Part 2

Thailand Elephant Trekking

My First Thailand Experience Part 2

We woke up early with excitement as today was the day we would arrive in Phuket. Boxing Day 2003 will be a day I will never forget as it was the day I was introduced to Phuket. We had to get back to Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok in what felt like a very long drive in a Taxi. We were flying with Thai Airways once again but this time around was only going to be in economy. As a 194cm tall male the Economy class seats did not allow enough leg room, but thankfully it was only an hour flight.

We arrived at Phuket International Airport with a very different first impression to Bangkok airport. There was no bad smell, there was not as much chaos and the was clear blue skies. We had organised to have the Hotel provide Airport transfers and we were pick up in a Toyota Hi-Ace van. We were on our way to Patong where we were to spend 7 nights at Impiana Cabana Resort on Patong Beach. read more

Jun 20 2014

My First Thailand Experience Part 1


My First Thailand Experience Part 1

2003 was a year of ups and downs in my life. Early on in the year my grandfather passed away after breaking his hip and contracting an infection. That was a very sad time. My father and his family had to sell the family house of all their lives. In my grandfathers will he told my dad to take the family on a holiday to relax as he knew my parents we starting to save for a long needed holiday.

So my parents thought of the idea of going to the Gold Coast in Australia which we had visited on a couple occasions. After looking at prices it worked out cheaper to travel internationally to Thailand. This was going to be my brother and my first trip out of Australia. So off to get passports and prepare for a 3 nights in Bangkok followed by a week in Patong. At the time My brother and i were working at a McDonalds Restaurant and we had started to save as much spending money as we could before we left. I set myself to have $1000 by the time we left and happily reached that target. read more