Ban Ao Nang, Phangnga, Thailand from 1:08pm to 1:18pm ICT (10 mins).
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Resan till Ao Nang var lång och första kvällen var vi trötta. Vi gick ut o åt, denna kväll på en italiensk restaurang.
Därefter gick vi längs gatan och tittade i alla butiker och försökte bilda oss en uppfattning om vad det vi ville ha kostar. Till helgen ska vi till marknaden och förhoppningsvis hitta det vi vill ha billigare där.
Så var det dags att åka till Ao Nang. Resan dit blev lång. Vi lämnade Koh Mook med longtail boat kl nio, den tog oss vidare till färjan vi skulle åka med. Ganska molnigt idag, men det kanske bara är gott eftersom vi är ute på sjön. Halv tolv var vi framme vid Koh Lanta old town, södra delen av ön, där vi fick gå iland för att ta en taxi till piren i Saladen som ligger i norr. Vår taxi hade då ingen brådska, utan skulle dessutom plocka upp andra resenärer på vägen. Det tog oss en timme att till piren med alla omvägar o stopp. Varmt o kvavt var det. Till slut var vi iaf framme och fick sitta o vänta på färgan ytterligare en dryg tim. Precis när vi går på färgan börjar det regna. Vi hade tänkt sitta utomhus, men ändrade oss och gick ner o satte oss istället. Kl fyra var vi framme i Ao Nang och nu har vi precis kommit till vårt hotell, Krabi Forrest Homested.. Väldigt mysigt faktiskt
Departed from Ban Phlu Nai (1), Phangnga, Thailand at 10:37am ICT. Arrived at Ban Chalong, Phuket, Thailand at 3:53pm ICT.See the trip: Tailandia
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## 15 sept
Chilled out on the beach, played frisbee.
## 16 sept
Left for langkawi about midday. Met a crazy guy who organized our bus. He drove us about an hour to the bus stop in his beaten up '86 corolla. He broke his key in the boot while trying to open it. Chilled at kfc for the day waiting for the bus. Got the overnight bus to the ferry terminal. Was sitting next to a local which was a little awkward. Its funny how cold the air con is, everyone has to wear more clothes than normal.
## 17 sept
Met a german girl called Anna and we ferried over to the island. Found a place called gecko to stay at. Met one of the hostel staff called Sam and he offered to take us on a tour of the island. We rented a couple of scooters and cruised around. They are good fun. First went to a little waterfall had a swim. There were little fish that eat the dead skin of your feet just chilling in the river. Next we went to a bigger waterfall. Did a backflip into the pool at the bottom. Saw monkeys, one of them stole a packet of chips and was quickly trying to eat them which was pretty crack up. Was cool scootering through the jungle. Went to a bar called babylon that night by the beach. Was pretty cool but not too many people there.
## 18 sept
Dropped the scooters off in the morning. Spent the day on the beach chilling, listening to music and playing frisbee. Went into town, bought some cheap alcohol and looked at cameras. Went out again that night. Went to babylon bar. Walked home, had a mean burger on the way back.
## 19 sept
Rented scooters again. Drove to the cable car. Went up to the top of the mountain. It was really cool up there, awesome views. Stopped on a little beach. Had some local food and drink. Who knows what was in it. Hung out on the beach just us four listening to music and playing frisbee.
## 20 sept
Me and stu boosted into town to try and buy a camera. Finally convinced myself to buy one and they didn't have it in stock haha. Got back and were about to go to the beach but it started pouring down. Spent the afternoon playing cards. We then went to babylon again. Met some aussie army guys. Hung out at their expensive beach front hotel.
## 21 sept
Left for krabi, woke up early. Had about 4 hours sleep. Had a rush to get on the ferry but we made it, just. Got on the ferry, had a sleep on the way, arrived in satun. Got a bus to krabi. Met a german girl called louisa. Got a longtail boat to tonsai beach. Scenery is amazing. Beaches surrounded by massive cliffs. The beach is only accessible by boat. Found a couple of cheap bungalows for nz$4 a night each at pasook resort. The owner is a guy with an arm missing and one blind eye. Power is only from 6pm to 6am. Go down and eat dinner at mamas chicken. We end up having every meal at that place. The fruit shakes are really good, watermelon, pineapple mango, or any combo of fruit. Everyone is a hippy and it seems like they've been here for a long time. Have a beer at the bar then crash for the night.
## 22 sept
Cruise around to rayly beach thru jungle track. Climbed up a steep track with a mean view of rayly beach. climbed down to a epic lagoon. Its a little fresh water lake with 30 m high cliffs on all sides. Your voice echoes when you speak. Walked around to pranang beach. Walked back to tonsai. Hung out at the sunset bar with the bartenders. Its a cool as little bar on the beach.
## 23 sept
Woke up. Went on a deep water solo trip. Climbed up a 10m stretch of rock out of the water. Did another couple of runs but they were difficult with wet hands and feet. One of the guys we were with managed to do 20m. Came back.
## 24 sept
Woke up late. Found a place where we could rock climbing. Signed up for that and left at 1pm. Did three runs at pranang beach. The last was about 20m. Heaps of fun. The last run, me and stu both fell off as it was very difficult and we were fatigued. Walked back to tonsai. Played a game of pool. Cleaned up, had a feed and then went to the bar. Hung out with toffee the bar owner, crack up guy. Heaps of funny little catch phrases. Boom.
## 25 sept
hung out playing games as it was raining all day. First really bad day of weather.
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# Thor and Tims thailand adventure
## 31 aug
Left for thailand. Flew thru sydney. tim was checked in both auckland and sydney. Arrived in bangkok. Airport is really modern and cool with massive concrete columns etc. Got a taxi to our hostel Lub De. Get in a tuktuk and were taken to various expensive pubs. So we just went home as we were pretty tired.
## 1 sept
Woke up early and had breakfast at a local eating place. The area was very dirty and smelly. After that went and booked a tiger temple and floating market trip. Got the skytrain to Mo Chit and a massive street market. Heaps of cheap stuff. Went back to our hostel. Had a couple of beers in our room then got a taxi to Khao San Rd. The taxi driver had tourettes or was on drugs, he kept twitching and moving his seat back and forward. Very overwhelming place. Heaps of people trying to sell you stuff. There were beggars on the road, a kid with an amputated foot, and another with disabled legs lying on the road with a money tin. You can buy all sorts of stuff including crickets and bugs. Guys trying to sell you ping pong shows. And for all the people who have asked, yes, there are heaps of ladyboys around. Went and had a couple of beers in a bar. Ended up having a pretty massive night.
## 2 sept
Woke up late. Went to the mall food court then Went bowling. There was a cool thing to measure your show size, you put your foot on a measuring thing and it spits out the right shoe size. After that went back to the hostel and went to bed.
## 3 sept
Woke up early for our tour. Were in a van with two older couples and an australian girl. First we went to the floating market. Went on Long tail boats have old car engines on the back and the propellers are on the end of long rudders. Again people trying to sell you stuff everywhere. Saw a snake. Went and had lunch. Then went to a war museum. Saw the rail bridge that was used to transport goods during war and was later bombed. Building was falling apart with cracks in the concrete beams. Saw a big lizard. Saw a baby jaguar. Then went to tiger temple, saw 8 tigers and patted and had pictures with them. They were tired and very full looking... After that walked around and saw some younger tigers. Probably highlight seeing some baby tigers fighting. Saw some black bears, horses, deer, water buffalo, pigs. They were all very used to humans. after that went back to hostel. Went to bed.
## 4 sept
Got up and had breakfast in the mall. After we went shopping in the mall. Bought shorts, sunny's and a hat. After that went to the grand palace in a tuktuk. Heaps of gold temples. Very touristy. Saw the buddha in the temple. Saw these cool trees which have branches then clumps of leaves at the ends. Saw a gun museum which had some awesome hand guns with cool engraved designs. Also some cool sniper guns, 2m long. Also saw buddha donations. Some cool jewelry pieces. Gold leafed trees. Went to Wat Pho, the lying buddha. Had some guy outside telling us it was closed and he wanted us to jump in a tuktuk and go somewhere else. We went and had a look and it was open. Wat Pho was probably cooler than the palace. Cool temples, heaps of buddhas. Massive gold buddha in a temple. Cool waterfall with a pool at the bottom with goldfish in it. Remind me to get one of those in my house. Saw some little kittens in the temple. After that went back to the hostel.
## 5 sept
Woke up, went to the airport. Flew to kl. Got outside the airport and had a guy try to con us into an expensive taxi. Got the taxi to kl. Heaps of palm plantations. Checked into our hostel. Went downstairs and met a cool german guy. He'd been traveling for a while and been living in aus for a year or two. Went to chinatown with him and had a meal. Went to a rooftop bar at another hostel. Was pretty cool, had an awesome view of the twin (patronus) towers and kl tower. Was a dj playing reggae music. Met some british guys. They were doing a month in SE asia then working in aus. They were quite unorganised haha. We went to a strip of bars, but it was pretty average.
## 6 sept
Woke up late. Waited most the morning for Stu and Jess. Went for lunch with the german guy. Met up with Stu. Drove back to Jes's place. We met one of Jes' mates who is trying to make and sell drift trikes in malaysia. Jes told us that there had recently been a flash flood through his room about half a meter deep. Went to a bar with heaps of white old men business folk and had a few beers. Went and had a nice meal. Then went and saw the patronus towers. Very cool at night. The towers are lighted up to look like diamonds.
## 7 sept
Woke up, had naan bread, rice and curry for breakfast, cooked by their helper. Went to the thai embassy to try and get stu a visa. Saw a policecar escorting another car. Apparently if you are rich enoughyou can pay to avoid tragic jams. Went and bought an external phone charger. Should be pretty useful. Had japanese for lunch at a place where they cook the meal in front of you on a grill. Was awesome, and cheap as. Came back had a few drinks with Jes' mates. Went to town. We had to avoid the first place as it had been raided by police. Later as we were driving we got stopped at a check point. Went to a bar. Had a feed then went home. The food in malay is awesome.
## 8 sept
Woke up late. Jes dropped us off at kl tower. Saw tower. some pretty cool views from up there. Drove up to jes' place in Genting Highlands. Pretty cool on the way there, heaps of multistorey hotels on the top of a mountain in the jungle. Also malaysia's only casino.
## 9 sept
Woke up with pretty bad food poisoning. Went to a local market and saw heaps of weird fruit. Went for a drive around. Some of the boys had a skate. Had a bbq, jes drove all the way back to kl to get charcoal when we could have just cooked on the grill.
## 10 sept
Went back up the hill with hotels. It was quite cool being up I'm the clouds. Fai, had a long skate. It was pretty dodgy, he bailed and luckily there were no trucks coming at the same time. Had lunch at a place by the road.
## 11 sept
Woke up ready to go to the islands but jes had to sort out his girl problems so he dropped us at the park. Saw some mouse deer and a river overcrowded with fish. Went to a mall for ages. Figured out jes wasn't gonna make it. So we got an overnight bus to the perhentian islands.
## 12 sept
Had breakfast at maccas. Met a british girl called Clair and got a taxi to the islands. Took a boat over to the smaller island. got a place at the rock garden chalets. Saw a monitor lizard, squirrels, a smaller lizard in our room and frogs in the bathroom. Chilled on the beach. Had drinks that night. It started pouring while we were at the bar. Met some people. Had a kiwi fruit sheesha.
## 13 sept
Woke up late. Had a mean breakfast. Chilled on the beach all day. Bought a frisby and played with that. Went to the bar again that night. Had another sheesha. When I got back there was a rat in our room, it ran off pretty quick.
## 14 sept
Woke up late. Found that a rat had chewed thru my day back to get at some lollies I had left in there. Managed to sew on a patch. Had breakfast. Saw some baby turtles in a barrel. Went snorkeling. Saw a big turtle. Saw coral, little nemos, a big group of schooling black fish, a brain coral, giant clams, blue/green fish etc. Got back. Again it rained at about 6pm. When it rains it rains very hard and is over quite quickly.
## 15 sept
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