Monthly Archives: April 2015
Washing and “ironing” while backpacking
We’ve got into the routine of wearing the same old 2 or 3 pairs of clothes everyday. After all, who cares & who knows us here. We’re not on a fashion parade & within 10 minutes of leaving an air conditioned room, the sweet is pouring off one in any case. Talking about air conditioning. … Continue reading
The “Land of smiles”.
This sure describes the Thai people. Friendly & spontaneous without the jaded edge that often comes along with a difficult line of work. An example can be found with the working girls of the party district of Patong. One would expect them to have an antagonistic & jaded attitude at foreigners gawking and taking pictures … Continue reading
Food markets and street vendors. To eat or not to eat…..
Although everyone has told us that food is cheap in Thailand, if you need to eat everything from restaurants & cafe’s & keep on doing this throughout a whole month, you will be spending too much of your budget on food. Anyway, that’s what we are starting to realize. Also, when in Thailand, one would … Continue reading
“Wat” meaning temple. This is said to be the most important of the many temples in the Phuket region. Although we are not familiar with the traditions, rites & ceremonies of the Buddhist faith, I personally always feel reverence & a peacefully calm in these beautiful monuments built in honor of ancient spiritual leaders. I … Continue reading
Getting to grips with transport in Thailand
WOW. That is the most difficult part. Firstly the language difference makes it almost impossible to explain to locals what & where you want to go. At hotels it’s OK, but from hotels to other main routes & place is expensive via hotel shuttle. Once they drop you off at a public bus stop, the … Continue reading
Nai Yang Beach resort
Found this lovely resort less than 2 km’s from the airport. At a budget price of ZAR 442 for the two of us. A few hundred meters from Nai Yang beach. Quite a luxury for a backpacking trip though, but I think we’ll need this 1st night to be in comfort after the long flight … Continue reading