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Tagged With: thailand

Getting to and from Bangkok and getting around in Bangkok.

Wow. Complex, confusing, frustrating & infuriating. That sums it up. We arrived in Bangkok early morning after an overnight trip from Phuket via bus. There are a number of long haul bus services running between the major centers like Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Krabi & many more. Usually these buses come in 3 categories, ie, … Continue reading »

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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 »

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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 »

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Some cash for the road

Some Thai Bahts to take along together with the Mastercard. Today the exchange stood at R2.66/Baht. ABSA gave me R2.38/Baht. Last year this time the Rand was at 3.55 Baht. At this rate, soon the Rand will be worth less than the Baht (Seriously). Will see if I can set up an account in Thailand … Continue reading »

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Midlife Backpackers Facebook page

Check it out. Our new Facebook Blog page is ready for action. Once I get to understand WordPress a little better, hopefully this page will start looking a little better. In the meantime, go and check out the Facebook page OK 🙂

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Airline tickets booked & paid for!!

So this is it. Menno & Janneke are finally taking a break from their “responsible” and hard working lives & making a break of it. Mind you, this won’t be a typical holiday with everything pre-booked in resorts. Not the kind of holiday most adults in their late 40’s have. But then again, we’ve never … Continue reading »

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