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Entries from March 2008

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Same Same But Different

Things I will never take for granted again: flush toilets toilet paper fans real coffee (not the instant crap!) The first two are pretty much my only requirements at the moment! 24 hour electricity is nice, but not too big of a deal. I’ve fallen in love with air conditioning…but alas I have to enjoy […]

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

Ko Lanta

We spent 9 nights on Ko Lanta. The first two at Papillion which is run by two women from Belgium. Great place! Cool restaurant with great music (the furniture reminded me of the Chai restaurant in Kits), a pool, nice bungalows, nice owners, real coffee, flush toilets and very clean. My only complaint was that […]

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

Ko Libong

We spent 8 nights on Ko Libong at the Libong Beach Resort, which has a very Robinson Crusoe like feel to it. It really felt like we had traveled to the end of the Earth by the time we got there. After our overnight train from Bangkok and a 4 hour stop over in Trang, […]

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Train to Trang

We caught an overnight train to Trang and found the experience quite pleasant! We had a 1st class compartment which consisted of a “couch like” seating area that turned into bunk beds, two fold out little tables and a small sink with aircon. The stinky squat toilet was down a narrow corridor (you should have […]

Monday, March 10th, 2008


Bangkok is by far and away the most different city I have ever been to. It takes some getting used to. I hated it the first day, but the more time we spent there, the more I came to like it. The touts are a real pain and once you get over the fact that […]

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

Leaving on a jet plane…

About a year ago, Curtis came up with the idea that we quit our jobs and leave the pressures of the city behind us to embark on an adventure around the world. It sounded like a great fantasy….but not a very realistic goal. It was soon dismissed, only to be reawakened several months later. This […]