What the hell if it is the rainy season and you are in Thailand?  Enjoy the rain and have as much fun as you can in Koh Chang, Thailand’s second biggest island after Phuket.   To get to the island you board one of the ferries, which depart about every hour, for a 40 minute ride to your destination.  The cost is something in the region of 120TBH (+- R48) for a vehicle and 80TBH +-R32) per adult. We did not book accommodation in advance seeing that it was the low/rainy season.  First we wanted to have a look at what is on offer.  We are not very fond of the upmarket accommodation types.   We normally look for something basic, but clean.  I mean after all you only need a comfortable bed and a proper shower – the rest of the day we will be out exploring or hanging on… Read more >


Late afternoon we boarded the train at Don Muang train station in Bangkok for an overnight trip to the less touristy Nong Kai in the Nothern parts of Thailand. The purpose for the trip is a surprise visit to one of hubby’s Aussie friends who lives in Nong Kai with his wife and children and at the same time hop over the border to renew our visas as it was about to expire the day before we were scheduled to leave Thailand. First trying to find the right train and coach at Don Muang  tested our nerves because not a lot of the locals who use the long distance train system actually speak English.  So a lot of hand signs and Nong Kai, Nong Kai was going around and at the order of the day!  At last we did find the train and our clean compartment that we booked via… Read more >

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