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May 1, 2007 - THE BIG 30!

Hello All, Just a quick message to say thank you for all your birthday wishes and happy birthday to Craig for tomorrow! Yesterday was really lovely... It started just after midnight with Jodie, Mum and Dad working as a team to similtaniously keep me drinking (that was hard) and sneak up to the room to hang my birthday banner (excellently painted by my nephew Jake) and balloons. I was so shocked and touched when I got to our room I nearly shed a birthday tear! Staying up late took its toll on everyone and when I woke up the following day I...

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Apr 27, 2007 - Out of Penang

It could have been a shit of a day but turned out okay. After initially planning to stay the extra day to do the tour, I was informed this morning that I could not get on the tour as the mini bus was full. So if I still wanted to go I would have to pay for two people to make it worth while to them. Not happy Jan. That was the only tour I was interested in and even if I had paid for two, it would have been cheap, I wasn't in the mood. The night had gone alright with a very nice dream, thank you very much, but the banging next door started...

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Homeless Jobless Bum

Jan 24, 2007 - Hat Yai, Thailand

Today was another long day for travel. We took a 90 minute ferry from Langkawi to mainland Thailand and then a 90 minute bus to Hat Yai. Hat Yai is a med/large southern Thai city. The train to Bangkok runs out of here and we plan to be on it either tomorrow or Friday. We both had the pork sweats today and felt awful most of the way here. As the temperature dropped and we were no longer crammed into a mini-van with 13 other people, we started to feel much better. We found a room at the Louis Guesthouse a block from the train station and plan...

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Jan 20, 2007 - Pulau Langkawi (Langkawi Island), Malaysia

Saturday was another day of travel and we took the monorail train to KL Sentral (that's how they spell it here) and were able to check in at the monorail station. It works fantastically, you are able to get your boarding passes and check your luggage at a station in the city and then take a 28 minute bullet train to the airport outside of the city, very slick. We took a short 55 minute flight to the island of Langkawi which is off the NW coast of the mainland near Panang. Our friend Rinus, who we met on the cruise, met us at the airport....

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Aug 27, 2006 - Ile de Langkawi en Malaysie

Georgetown nous ayant laisses couci-couca, nous avons pris la direction de Pulau Langkawi, une ile tropicale au nord de Penang, a la frontiere de la Thailande. Cette ile semble, a prime abord, tres luxuriante et la plage tres accueillante. Nous sommes installes dans un petit bungalow a 10 metres de la plage. Ils ont tout ici a portee de la main, avec un cafe internet a 1 minute de notre hotel,et une selection de restaurants impressionnante, incluant cuisine occidentale, meme italienne. Le trajet en bateau de Penang a Pulau Langkawi a dure...

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May 2, 2006 - Langkawi

Nope, didn't book a tour or go ashore. Just a day to catch up on some rest. We figured if it was a shuttle launch day then it was going to be too busy, so I did a few stair climbs and circuits of the jogging track, Lynne has gone to the Beauty and Massage Salon for a massage. Taken a few photos from the ship, and that's about it. Another day in paradise. Lynne and Steve

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Mar 11, 2006 - To Hat Yai

We rattled on to Hat Yai and then I had an hours break before departing by bus to Surat Thani, the gateway to the island of Ko Pha-Ngan. This is the infamous Full Moon Party Island that attracts the party crowds from all over the world.. It was my intention to go there and see what attracts Dean, my son, to the place. Well, maybe I don't really want to know that. I had details of where Dean stayed and decided it was a little bit isolated for me so would find another place, planning to visit Deans bit of paradise while I was there. So...

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Karen's Trip 2006

Mar 10, 2006 - North of Thailand!

Well technically it is! Langkawi is (almost) the northern most point in Malaysia, which is actually further north than the southern most point in Thailand. That's the kind of stuff geography junkies are into so you'll just have to bear with me... Actually, I have a new favourite on the subject, and it's one I never heard before but makes total sense to me. Namely: Mt. Everest is not the highest point on Earth. Yup, it ain't so. All that Hillary stuff is really not as important as it seems. You see, Everest is as measured over 8000 metres...

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honeymoonplanet

Mar 7, 2006 - Train to Hat Rai, Thailand

We left Koto Bharu this morning. We caught a bus to the border and then walked accross the imaginary line. From there we walked a couple KM's to the train station. We got 2nd class tickets from the border town to the town of Hat Yai, which is the half way point to our next destination, the island of Ko Phanagan. This is probably the funnest time we have had on our trip. The train had windows but all were down the entire way, allowing you to stick your head out to cool off. When the train pulled into the stations all the vendors would come...

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Feb 3, 2006 - Everything different 1200km further South...

Still sleepy and drowsy, I emerged from the train - but fantastically fed: If you buy a tickit for a night train in Thailand, the meals are included - and are being served to you at your seat - service like in an airplane! With that, 11Euros for a 14-hour train ride is a fantastic bargain, if you ask me... But staggering were the differences jumping into my senses as soon as I got off the train: The South is not only considerably hotter, but moslemic in the first place - I was greeted by the Immam of Hat Yai inviting me (well, perhaps...

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Axel in Asia

Jan 7, 2006 - Langkawi, Malaysia...Our first beach in S.E. Asia

On the 7th we left for one of the Malay Islands Langkawi (8hours - 2 busses, 2 cabs and 1 ferry). We found a hotel, dropped our bags, threw on some fresh clothes and hit the beach. Within 30 minutes of arriving we ran into the Sweeds from KL walking down the beach! It was soooo nice to see familiar faces. They'd met up with a couple Vancouverites - we all went for dinner that night and ended up together through Western Thailand till the 17th when we all sadly parted ways. We were in Langkawi till the 9th. Rented some scooters to check out...

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Jan 1, 2006 - Happy 2549!!!

I was actually still on Ko Lipe when 2549 came around. A large dinner was served for all of Keaw's friends and some of the people staying in the bungalows, and a quiet toast was shared somewhere around midnight. It was easily the most mellow NYE I've had in quite some time, but it was also one of the most genuine and would not be traded for anything. But a couple of days after the holiday, I headed to Satun with Keaw to help him out at his parent's house. Ahh, the simple pleasures. Everywhere we went in Satun, we were given the VIP...

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