Tag Archives: 1986

Solo

Hotel Unhajak, Phitsanulok 2 January 1986 Today I have travelled alone for the first time in Thailand. That is to say that up to now there have been friendly fellow travellers to cushion communication. Catching the bus from Chiang Mai … Continue reading

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‘Food For The Gods’

Hotel Unhajak, Phitsanuluk 3rd January 1986 Eating out can be an adventure. Down the road from here, on the embankment of the River Nan where in the daytime sit the tailors and vendors of LIVES jeans and lurid plaster toys … Continue reading

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Nong Khai (1)

Hotel Pool Sub Nong Khai, N.E.Thailand 7 January 1986 This is a very different part of Thailand and probably the area which will become the ‘real’ Thailand for me. Off the tourist beaten track, it does not offer any concessions … Continue reading

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Nong Khai (2)

Kevin and I, strolling through the Buddhist college, are taken in tow by a novice and invited to sit in at a family mourning of someone who will be cremated next week. We didn’t discuss the funeral or look at … Continue reading

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On The Bank of the Mekong

Nakorn Phanom  9th January 1986 It’s so quiet here that it seems almost compulsory to take a nap. So I did, on a spit of sand reaching half way across to Laos on the opposite bank. I’m not sure how … Continue reading

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G.I.s, Girls and Us

Pattana Hotel (30 baht) Maha Sarakam 11th January 1986 The swing through the north-east is almost complete. Having to rendezvous with M on Ko Samet, some business to do in Bangkok, and possibly seek a month’s extension to my visa, … Continue reading

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No Name Nomenclature

‘Beach’ Hotel Bang Saphan 31.1.86 I don’t know the name of this hotel. Likewise, I don’t know the name of the hotel stayed at last weekend at Prachuab Khirikhan. Given the locales and the absence of other westerners, although I’m … Continue reading

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Beached Again

‘Beach’ Hotel Bang Saphan Friday 31.1.86 The “long sandy slightly rubbish strewn beach” at Prachuab Khirikhan is not as idyllic as the beach here. The small town shown on our map is four kilometres inland and the main highway a … Continue reading

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Ranong – For A Few Baht More

Note 12.3.15: I have absolutely no recall of spending four nights at Bang Saphan, yet the two spent in Ranong are indelibly etched in my memory. (Written on Koh Pa’nang 7.2.86) Jamie and I left Bang Saphon almost reluctantly. An … Continue reading

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Ranong – A Fistful of Baht

(Part 2 of my ‘spaghetti western experience’. Part 1 is here.) The next morning the young man at reception gave us similar problems to the lady of the afternoon before: he didn’t believe that we had paid for two night. … Continue reading

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