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Entries from August 2010

koh phangan

August 16th, 2010 · No Comments

the ferry arrived before sunset and i thought this would leave me enough time to search for a nice beach with a nice bungalow. i forgot about the somewhat different laws of island roads. whereas most roads make you sweat when you climb a hill, these roads feel more like climbing a ladder and you […]

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gulf of thailand

August 16th, 2010 · No Comments

after taking the train out of bangkok, one of those where you can still lean out of the window or the luggage wagon, i arrived in prachuap khiri khan and on the sea again after 5 months. on the next day and some kilometers to get started i ended up at this beach which i […]

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bangkok

August 4th, 2010 · No Comments

bangkok is huge and as i wanted to stay for just a short time, i picked only a handful of attractions to visit. first i went to the dusit district. the ananta samakhom throne hall which later was the seat of the first parliament in1932 after thailand’s political sytem was transformed from an absolute into a constitutional monarchy. today […]

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a nightly ride and an early train

August 3rd, 2010 · 3 Comments

i started from siem reap and wanted to stop after 100km in sisophon but to find a guesthouse proofed rather difficult. all hotels seemed to be booked out or had only an expensive ac deluxe room. i decided to continue to the border and try my luck there. i didn’t make it before dark but after […]

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angkor

August 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

once the seat of the khmer empire 1000 years ago, angkor today is still impressive. it is big by our standards but for the 12th century it was gigantic. best to have your bicycle with you to get around. the main temple angkor wat… and the view from the top. these faces can be seen all over angkor […]

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