Jodi on January 30th, 2009

“We’re here to help,” says the tourist officer. Yeah right, here to helpĀ take our money…. We knew crossing the border into Cambodia via Aranyaprathet-Poipet tests even the most hardened travelers. Thanks to Tales of Asia, we had a detailed account of what to expect and the process. The journey is ripe with extortionate schemes at [...]

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Jodi on January 28th, 2009

“DON’T PANIC!” the white and blue sign in the Krabi bus station exclaims. Passing by this sign on our numerous trips to and from Krabi, I remember these words and repeat them over and over again on our way to and from Koh Lanta. There are two routes to Koh Lanta. One is via a [...]

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Jodi on January 22nd, 2009

Reading about southern Thailand, we thought a tour through Ao Phang Nga National Park sounded interesting. Its boundaries protect 400 sq kms of mangrove forests punctuated by limestone karsts and islands. It is probably best known for Ko Tapu, or James Bond Island, where “The Man with the Golden Gun” was filmed. Day trips from [...]

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Jodi on January 20th, 2009

Southern Thailand offers an array of beaches for those seeking some sun-filled days. We spent most of our last days in Seattle trying to decide which beach appealed to us most. Hearing good things about Hat Rai Leh, we set our sights on it. Although it seems like an island in and of itself, Hat [...]

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Jodi on January 16th, 2009

I am not one to make New Year’s resolutions, but this year I resolved to write more about the ins and outs of our travel rather than just the sights we see. This is a travel blog after all, so bear with us while we take you on a long winded journey from Bangkok to [...]

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