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The Trip From Vientiane To Bangkok

We were picked up at 5pm from the Mixok Guest House, the same place where we stayed and also purchased our tickets from, and were boarded onto a tuk tuk with one other guy from Australia. We were taken literally 5 minutes around the corner before being turfed off onto a slightly larger tuk tuk which held around 8 people. At this point a random local who we assumed worked for the travel company took …

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My Review On Vientiane

As I touched upon in an earlier post I mentioned that Vientiane was a very clean city especially for a capital. The Laos locals are constantly sweeping up litter, cigarette ends and whatever else to keep the streets a pleasant place to walk around. We have found the accommodation very nice (Mixok Guest House) and it was a very rare treat for us to have air conditioning. My second night’s sleep was far superior to …

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Diamonds Are Forever, But Jewels Are For Fools

I’m sure our Aussie friend Dundee won’t mind me telling this story as it could be for the greater good (i.e. stop someone out there being as dumb as he was). Through Sean we have come to learn of a scam going on in Bangkok. The exact ins and outs are not completely known to us but we can give you enough info to avoid it. The gist is based around buying gems. There are …

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A Quick Note On Toilets In Thailand

So if you were or are as ill prepared as we were then you will not know what anything about the toilet situation and facilities in Thailand. I am basing this brief post solely on the places we have visited so far which are Bangkok, Koh Samui and Koh Tao and on the whole the toilets come in three forms. First up is the  ‘Hover hole’ as I call it, this has been spotted only …

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Beds, Beards and Bartos!

So among all what we are hoping is useful information it’s always good to have a pile of nonsense just to give you little insights into the kind of idiots we are! First of all Ian seems to getting beaten with the lethargy stick pretty hard and so often he can be seen lying on beaches, floors and basically anywhere looking for a quick snooze. This is undoubtedly due to the heat (having a Haribo …

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Man Bag – Beat Mosquitoes in Thailand

OK who wants to know about flies, mosquitoes and bed bugs? The windows of our hostel room have mosquito shutters on and from what I can gather mosquitoes are not really too hardcore in Bangkok due to pollution and lack of warm lakes and rivers but it’s still great to be prepared! Thanks to my beautiful mother I have a little stripy waterproof ‘sick-boy’ bag with all the essentials that a guy who is trying to take chances wouldn’t …

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Continued Randomness In Bangkok, Thailand

Ok so get off this bus with all the funky smells and are on a random pavement literally swamped by market sellers with a lot of unusual looking fruits and an abundance of things to eat on skewers. I’m not gonna lie I was frigging ravenous and my first piece of food was a weird sea urchin type creepy looking thing which Amanda had just bought a bag of. With me being a food junkie …

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From England to Bangkok

As I write this I am profusely sweating every 20 seconds or so as the room fan in the downstairs area (which I guess could be considered as the lobby if it wasn’t for the fact that it also contained the showers, toilets, staff resting area, laundry and one random giant fish crammed in a lonely tank who has somehow learnt to swim backwards) turns through the room. As to be expected from anything we …

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Bangkok Airport

So we have arrived in Bangkok, literally no idea what to expect…armed with no map, no idea of costs and no real sense of how people get around. Much of the issues we faced could’ve been avoided if we just booked a Bangkok hotel online. I looked into some of the online options after this crazy adventure, and I’ve gotta say I was kicking myself when I saw how easy it would’ve been to get …

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