Monthly Archives: August 2009

The Grand Palace

Back in Bangkok, we visited the Grand Palace. This is where the emerald buddha is housed (the guy that wears a different outfit for each season). It's an amazing place, temples, spires and pillars crambed into a relatively small space. … Continue reading

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Ayutthaya

This place was a real highlight on our trip and we ended up staying here an extra night…just to see all the buddha! Ayutthaya was the old capital of Thailand and the whole of the old town is full of … Continue reading

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Ko Samet

With Ben and Alice, we went to a lovely little island called Ko Samet. It's one of the more peaceful ones off the Thai coast because it has no airport. Our chalets stood on poles in the sea – very … Continue reading

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So many buddhas

  We haven't done a lot of touristy things while in Bangkok, but we made up for it when Ben and Alice came to visit. Most of these buddha were in Ayutthaya, but others were in Bangkok and a few … Continue reading

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Many modes of transport

    Our friends Ben and Alice came out to see us for a holiday. Over our ten days together, we ended up seeing how many modes of transport we could use. We hired a Toyota Hilux for five days, … Continue reading

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