Monthly Archives: August 2005

2005/ Entry 11- Bangkok and the Departure

Woke up this morning and saw that I only had one more complimentary breakfast ticket left. Whatever could that mean?? Yup, this is really the last day. I can’t believe that so much has happened in the past month! Have … Continue reading

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2005: Entry 10: Study in Contrasts– Sukhotai and Pattaya

The last time I was in Sukhotai was about 1975 on a school trip! The Thai “thiow” (trip) involves taking a whirlwind tour of just about everywhere possible in a set amount of time. It also means you acquire all … Continue reading

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2005/ Entry 9: Bang Boh Encore!

On Sunday Ladda picked me up at the Ambassador and we were off to Bang Plee for our get-together. About 35 people showed up, including Saard, formerly of the Navy, and Reungsak, who is working in immigration at the airport. … Continue reading

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2005/ Entry 8: Phuket Island and Goh Phi Phi

Oh, yes! I know I’m back in the tourist zone! The bus from Pangnga arrived in the central city (amphur muang) and you are immediately assaulted by agressive taxi drivers. They have established a 350 baht ($11.00) price to go … Continue reading

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2005/ Entry 7: Pangnga and Goh Panyee

At 9:00, I checked out of the hotel with a fond farewell to the staff. Two tourists on motorbikes pulled in just as I was leaving, so I was glad for the workers at the hotel. I crossed the two-lane … Continue reading

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2005/ Entry 6: Khao Lak

On Saturday, I wandered around the town and explored a little more. Went to the area to northern part of the town and saw the devastation done to the coral reefs. Large and small chunks of the reef were shrewn … Continue reading

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2005- Entry 5: Khao Lak, Pangnga, Thailand and the Tsunami Aftermath

Khao Lak, Pangnga I am sitting here alone on the veranda of the Khao Lak Bay Front Hotel watching the sun slowly descending into the Andaman Sea. I feel like I am in a colonial period novel— all teakwood, dusk, … Continue reading

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