James Bums on Beach and I Search for a Post Office

03 May 2010 On our return James went to the beach for a number of hours. I went on a mission to find a post office. I stopped at a place which offered wireless internet [Made my first blog post]. I visited a mall, a supermarket, and trudged around for what must have been hours […]

North Phuket by Scooter

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03 May 2010 The next morning we jumped right on our rented scooters and took off to conquer the coasts of Phuket province (an Island) which we hadn’t done the previous day – the north coast. We found some good riding, some nice views and covered some decent miles. James really liked a laid back […]

Patong Beach Nightlife

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We arrived back in Patong Beach from our scooter ride to find the place transformed for nightlife, many streets had been closed off for pedestrians. The streets were packed with all kinds of people including Lady Boys and of course hundreds of hawkers trying to get you buy stuff, to go to a Go Go […]

Patong Beach (Phuket) & Scooter Ride

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02 May 2010 Arrival at Phuket airport went well. We jumped in a shuttle bus and sped to Patong Beach where we found a lovely room on the second floor five minutes’ walk from the beach for only $450 BHT per night. That day we took a walk along the beach, there seemed to be […]

China Town & Riot Fears

01 May 2010 The riots were somewhat on our mind but we decided we wanted to go see China Town. A local who called himself a police informer (Looking after tourists best interests) had previously given me a map with circles drawn around parts of Bangkok that you should not enter because of the riots. […]

Bangkok Exploration

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01 May 2010 It was shortly after departure from our room that I got pressured into buying a cowboy style hat from an old guy with few teeth, he wasn’t accepting a ‘no’ but I eventually got him down to $100 BHT. I handed him a $500 and he reluctantly and very slowly handed me […]

Bangkok City First Impressions

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01 May 2010 The taxi driver was so different to what you would expect to find in Auckland. I can only put it down to the phrase “time is money”, because this taxi driver intended on wasting absolutely no time. He averaging 150km/h on the motorway but not in one lane, rather dodging and swerving […]

Bangkok Arrival

30 April / 01 May 2010 Our plane was due to arrive at 11pm on 30 April, but our temporary Visa only allows us to stay for 30 days. We had decided to wait out that hour until after midnight so that we go through Customs on the 1st of May. Frustratingly after waiting and […]

Sydney Trudge

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Sydney was hard work for James and I; if you look at the photos we both look miserable, so much so that James hasn’t allowed me to post any that I took of him [He since came around]. James had had no sleep the night before and I’m just not good with early mornings. Upon […]

Auckland Departure

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Departing Auckland and losing my passport along the way! The people who know me will confirm that I am not a morning person. However with the help of my mum and sister I did manage to get up and get to the airport for a 6am flight out of Auckland to start my overseas odyssey […]