Category - Thailand

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Adventure Thailand ’09 – Phra Nang Beach
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Adventure Thailand ’09 – Paradise Island, Krabi
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Adventure Thailand ’09 – Koh Hong Lagoon
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Adventure Thailand ’09 – Railay Beach
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Adventure Thailand ’09 – Sunrise Tropical Resort, Krabi
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Some interesting facts about Krabi, Thailand
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Adventure Thailand ’09 – 3rd day, Flying to Krabi
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Adventure Thailand ’09 – 2nd day, Flooded Bangkok
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Adventure Thailand ’09 – 2nd day, Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital
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Speak Thai 101: Greetings

Adventure Thailand ’09 – Phra Nang Beach

Oh my, it’s been a week since I published my last blog entry.  It is difficult sometimes to write a story when you are tired, stressed and restless.  But I had to do it; I have to finish the Thailand Adventure stories because in a month’s time I will be in Thailand again. 

 

Anyway here’s my travel story in Phra Nang Beach, Krabi, Thailand.  Hope you enjoy and let me know what you think.

 

 

April 30, 2009Phra Nang beach is the last stop of our trip that day before we headed to our villa at the Sunrise Tropical Resort where we stayed on the east side of Railay Beach.  This beach in Krabi belongs to Railay peninsula, an area that can be reached only by boats, and that has three beaches. Amongst them I find this one to be the most beautiful. The sand is perfectly powdery, and the beach is surrounded by huge rocks, a beach-lovers and climbers paradise.

 

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Adventure Thailand ’09 – Paradise Island, Krabi

 

After seeing the Koh Hong Lagoon, the next stop of our Island tour that day was Paradise Island and it was probably the most beautiful Island I have ever seen in my life.  You may agree with me after seeing the photos that I took, but being there is way better.

 

En” our boatman said that the island is called Paradise Island, I don’t know if he meant it looks like a paradise or the name of the island is Paradise.  Obviously it looks and feels paradise, but after Googling it no name of Paradise Island in Thailand came out.

 

Oh well, I guess one of our readers here will comment on that but for the mean time here are some photos.

 

You may also visit Digifotoblog Gallery for more photos of my trips.  Here is the link.  Click HERE.

 

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Adventure Thailand ’09 – Koh Hong Lagoon


Koh Hong Lagoon is one of the places that we’ve been to when we were in Krabi, Thailand.  We rented a boat for the whole day and the boatman named En took us to some of the most amazing islands in Krabi.  We’ve visited Paradise Island (I am not really sure if this is the correct name but I will find out), Phra nang Cave and Koh Hong Lagoon which I will talk about in this article and a travel article won’t be complete without photos.  Yes, photos!

 

Koh Hong means Room Island, Koh means Island and Hong is room. 

 

Why did they call this Room Island?

The name “Koh Hong” came from the island’s landforms having the Limestone Mountains surrounding the sea with a channel looking like a room gate.  That is how it was called Koh Hong or Room Island.

 

More photos after the jump.

 

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Adventure Thailand ’09 – Railay Beach

 


(Caption: Beautiful Sunset at Railay Beach)

Railay Beach is a small peninsula located between the city of Krabi and Ao Nang. It is accessible only by boat due to the high limestone cliffs cutting off mainland access. These cliffs attract rock climbers from all over the world, but the area is also popular due to its beautiful beaches and a relaxing atmosphere. I and a friend of mine stayed at the Sunset Tropical Resort in East side of Railay.

The three main areas of Railay consist of West Railay, East Railay and Tonsai, with Tonsai catering more to climbers.

Here are some of the photos of Railay Beach.

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Adventure Thailand ’09 – Sunrise Tropical Resort, Krabi

 

Like I mentioned on my previous post about flying to Krabi; the first night stay at the Sunrise Tropical Resort was just to crash and rest.  That night we had no time to see the surrounding of the resort and if I can recall it right we did not even have dinner.  The travel from Bangkok to Krabi was too exhausting and all I can think of is to get in to the bed and snore. zzzzzzz J

 

April 29, 2009 – Woke up late and missed the breakfast and had an early lunch at the Resort Restaurant. 

 

But all I can say with this Resort is that, it was relaxing to stay there, the staffs are so accommodating and attentive to your needs, and very quiet.  I will definitely come back here.

 

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Some interesting facts about Krabi, Thailand

 

(Caption: Satellite photograph of Krabi, Thailand)

Before I continue with my Krabi Adventure let me tell you some interesting facts about Krabi, Thailand.

 

According to Wikipedia, Krabi is a southern province on Thailand’s Andaman seaboard with perhaps the country’s oldest history of continued settlement. After dating stone tools, ancient colored pictures, beads, pottery and skeletal remains found in the province’s many cliffs and caves, it is thought that Krabi has been home to homo sapiens since the period 25,000 – 35,000 B.C.

 

 

In recorded times it was called the ‘Ban Thai Samor’, and was one of twelve towns that used, before people were widely literate, the monkey for their standard. At that time, c. 1200 A.D., Krabi was tributary to the Kingdom of Ligor, a city on the Kra Peninsula’s east coast better known today as Nakhon Si Thammarat.

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Adventure Thailand ’09 – 3rd day, Flying to Krabi

 

(Caption: Overlooking Krabi)

 

April 28, 2009 – Our Air Asia flight from Bangkok to Krabi was around 1PM and we missed it!  We checked in half an hour before the flight time and we were told by the ground attendants that we can’t board the flight.  Unfortunately we can’t refund the ticket for some reason I don’t know.  Probably it was cheap; each ticket from Bangkok to Krabi cost about US$50.00, or probably the ticket was not refundable.  Obviously!  So, Lew bought another set of ticket and he got the 4:45 PM flight for the same day.  If I am not mistaken, it only took us an hour to reach Krabi Airport .  From the airport we took a taxi that took us to Aonang Port and cost THB600 and where we boarded a long tail boat to Railay beach.  We were booked at the Sunset Tropical Resort.  A villa, woohoo thanks to Lew.

 

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Adventure Thailand ’09 – 2nd day, Flooded Bangkok

(Caption: Lew is enjoying the back ride hahaha) 

 

The series of articles of my adventure in Thailand was put on hold to give way to my trip in Istanbul and Republic of Georgia.  Since I don’t have any latest things to blog about Republic of Georgia, let me go back to my Thailand adventure series.

 

April 27, 2009 – Like what I have mentioned on my previous blog article (Click here), it was pouring hard outside the Sukhumvit Hospital and the street was flooded at least 8 inches deep.  We were waiting for at least an hour for a taxi but got bored of waiting so we called two motorcycle drivers just to take us to a non-flooded part of Bangkok.  I never thought I will have fun riding at the back of the motorcycle.  It was one of the amazing experiences I had in Thailand.

 

Here are some of the photos that I took while having that ride.  I only wish that I can upload the video of riding on a motorcycle and the video of rats and cockroaches.  No chance to upload those videos.  I guess next time huh!

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Adventure Thailand ’09 – 2nd day, Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital

April 27, 2009 – Nothing spectacular happened on our (Lew and I) first day in Bangkok; we arrived at the hotel about 8PM.  Just went out to have dinner and snoozed through the night.

It was our second day in Bangkok, Thailand when I had my check-up at Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital.  It was my best friend Lew who made the appointment in this hospital that is located in Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand.  It was also him who really encouraged me to have my check up there before we continue our adventures in Thailand.  Thanks Lew. Read More

Speak Thai 101: Greetings

It’s the second day of April and 24 more days to go before I reach the land of Beaches and Bitches hehehe.  Sorry for my language and it’s not intended to offend the people of Thailand, it just the words rhyme. J  In fact, of all places that I’ve visited, Thais are the most hospitable.  Of course, second to the Filipinos. J  You can’t disagree; it’s my blog hahaha…

 

After this trip was conceived months ago with my friend Lew, I planned to learn how to speak in Thai at least some basic words and make it easier to converse to the locals when going out. Like when you ride a tuk-tuk or a taxi, asking an address, etc…  Though most of the Thais speak good English, it’s nice to learn another language and in some way you impress them by trying to speak their native tongue.  They will think that a foreigner is trying to make an effort to speak in Thai and it will be a big deal for them.  It is like what I feel when a foreigner is trying to speak in Tagalog which is Philippines national language.

 

I’ve been traveling for some time and this is the only time that I thought of learning the language of the country that I will visit.  And I think it will be something advantageous for me and for other travelers as well.

 

I guess now it’s the time to learn at least some basic ones.  For this article, let’s start with the basic greetings.  By the way, the information below came from learningthai.com.

 

Greetings:

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