Traveling Back through Chumphon and Bangkok

Traveling Back through Chumphon and Bangkok

Some days you can work really hard at having a good time. You can put pressure on yourself to see everything, do everything, tick all…

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Curosities - Thailand: Monks

Curosities – Thailand: Monks

Buddhist Monks appear to be everywhere in Thailand. Monks take a vow to live a simple and meditative life to help them attain Nirvana. Monks…

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Praying mantis sitting on my hand

Encounter with a Mantis

After my second day on the Koh Tao freediving course, I had lunch with some fellow students. I was craving pizza, and as luck would…

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Freediving on Koh Tao

Freediving on Koh Tao

Whilst wandering around Sairee Beach to find a good dive shop, I stumbled upon two Freediving schools. I’ve been interested in Freediving for a while,…

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Koh Tao

Koh Tao

Koh Tao is an island in the Gulf of Thailand. It translates as “Turtle Island”, not because of the turtle population there (there are quite…

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Thailand - Night Train to Koh Tao

Thailand – Night Train to Koh Tao

Before I had decided to take the time to “get this travelling thing out of my system”, failing horribly in the process, Duncan and I…

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Curosities - Thailand: The Longest Place Name in the World

Curosities – Thailand: The Longest Place Name in the World

Bangkok has the longest official name of any place in the world. I remembered hearing about this from a friend who had been reading his…

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Bangkok - Temples, Tarts, and Massages

Bangkok – Temples, Tarts, and Massages

I left Saigon on a short flight to Bangkok. I flew with Turkish Airlines, which was surprisingly good. For some reason, Manchester United’s football squad…

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The Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta

One of my last stops in Vietnam was to visit the Mekong Delta. It’s where the enormous Mekong River empties into the sea from it’s…

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Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels

We took a bus out of Saigon to the Cu Chi Tunnels. The tunnels were used by the Viet Cong during the war as a…

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