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Goodbye to Thailand (in more ways than one?)

Our last night in Thailand took us to the border town of Hat Yai. This is Thailand’s fourth largest city and is very popular with Malaysians due to it’s close proximity to the border. We left Koh Samui at 8:00

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Mountain Views, Breakdowns and Blags

On our last full day on Koh Samui we set off bright and early and drove up to the highest viewpoint on the island – 635 metres above the sea. On the way we discovered that the little Suzuki we

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Beach parties and waterfalls on Koh Samui… 0

So we’re back with Oz Bus after three months of gallivanting around South East Asia on our own! After meeting up with our new leader Michelle on Monday evening, we had an early night at our lovely Bangkok hotel, ready

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From Golden Buddhas to Red Lights…

After our impromptu bucket-fueled night out in Bangkok, we had a bit of a lie in to ‘recover’ before getting on with the rest of our day. Our first stop was a walk to the Grand Palace compound – around

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Buses, Bugs and Buckets in Bangkok!… 2

Once we had visited the Allied War Cemetery in Kanchanaburi it was time to set off on our journey to Thailand’s Capital, Bangkok. We decided to walk to the Bus Terminal rather than pay the tuk tuks 80 Baht to

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Kanchanaburi and the death railway… 7

Once we’d checked into our hotel on the banks of the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi, we went for a wander around the town to see what it was like. It’s quite a strange set up really – an entire ‘tourist

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Thai Boxing, Biking and Burgers in Chiang Mai… 1

Our trip from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai went pretty smoothly. We bought the bus tickets from Chiang Rai’s Terminal One Bus Station (aka the ‘old’ bus station in the centre of town) for 132 BHT each. This was for

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Dazzling White Temple and fascinating hiltribes of Chiang Rai… 0

Our second day in Chiang Rai began with a trip to the White Temple, around 13 kms outside of town. We went there by tuk tuk, having decided to bypass the tour companies the previous day, and the driver charged

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Eighteen countries and four months later…welcome to Thailand! 1

The day we were to leave Laos we got up early with a heavy heart but also full of excitement for the day ahead – it was finally time to experience Thailand! We hopped onto our pre-arranged tuk tuk which

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Stranded in Vientiane, Laos! 1

So we’ve been stranded in Vientiane, Laos, for the last four days waiting to get our visa for Thailand after a slight oversight on our part. Ordinarily we wouldn’t be bothered about having to hang around in a beautiful country

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