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claire’s Travel Diary

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008

Location: Krabi, Thailand

MapHey well firstly sorry for the lack of blogs, just havent had the time!!

Since i last blogged we have travelled around Laos, which includes Luang Perbang, stayed in a village in the mountains, Vietnienne,-Vietnam (Hue, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Nimh Binh) and Cambodia (Siem Reap and Phnom Penn).
Had a pretty full on month and didnt stay in one place for more than 3 days.

The best bit was spending two days on a sailing boat in Halong Bay. It was a beautiful day and we spent all day sunbathing on top deck or diving off the roof of the boat into the sea. Well untill I got stung by a jelly fish ouch!!
We did cover a fair few miles in a month and the worst day was a 12 hour minibus drive to Nimh Binh as the air con had broken and the driver went mental if we tried to open a window. No tip for him!!!
We took a few internal flights and the most hilarious was Luang Perbang to Vientienne. The plane was sooo timy it was powered by propellors and the piolet was mental!! We landed at such a high speed we bounced 3 times off the runway. Scary stuff!! More so after you read the governments warnings about using Laos airlines!!
The most upsetting area was Siem Reap in cambodia as thats where the killing fields are. You could even still see bones and teeth in the mud in the ground. Its horrible

So after our month travelling we are now in krabi which is in south Thailand. We have endured a 18 hr busride from bangkok to Phuket, and then another 4 hr drive here.
Need to mention that we did not enjoy phuket as we stayed in the very hectic area called pattong. Club 19-30!! Hated it. Left after 2 days and headed to Krabi, which probably will be the same in 5 years but luckily for us not at the moment.
Its bens birthday todays so we are just chilling by the beach and then over the next few days we are going to travel to ko phi phi where the beach was filmed!! this is the life!!

Also the countdown begins.....under two weeks until we are home!!!