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Entries from July 2007

Phuket Paradise

July 29th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I managed to pack aforementioned monks in my two backpacks (large and small) and carried the third in my hands.  Yes I had too much carry on, but I followed Stephen’s travel advice:  “Don’t look back, keep walking, and don’t stop even if they are calling you”.  It worked.  However, one of the monks did […]

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Holy Monks!

July 29th, 2007 · No Comments

This weekend is a long weekend in Thailand, which means everyone and their brother is getting on to a flight to go somewhere else.  Booking a flight to Phuket proved to be a bit of a challenge, but we managed on Air Asia.  Air Asia is a great regional carrier with low cost flights, but […]

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Full Service Thai Haircut

July 25th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I decided that I needed to get my hair cut when we were in Chiang Mai as it was starting to approach 5mm and was getting unruly. I almost had to comb it in the morning and that just would not do. I had noticed several hair places just up the street from the hotel […]

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Blessed…

July 25th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Today was a mix of bright sunshine and dark stormy skies as we made our way to two significant Wat’s (temples) today.  We headed to Wat Trimit first, where you can find a 3 metre, 5.5 ton solid gold Buddha.  What is especially interesting about this Buddha, is that it was once completely covered in […]

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Gold Class Movies

July 25th, 2007 · No Comments

We have already told you how fantastic it is that you can see a movie here for less than $3.00 per person.  Well now we have found out what you can get for the price of a North American movie ticket.  Gold Class baby! Gold Class is a ticket that is very special.  You have […]

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