i’ve gone travelling…. hi.

I might write about my adventures here…

and as they thought he was dead… January 26, 2007

Filed under: ashes,australia,bangkok,east coast,long,thailand,travelling — lukeo @ 5:25 am

… he returned to write upon this magical book of his deeds and movements across the great south east of the world.

yes, folks. if anyone is still looking at this site (which according to the blog stats a good handful of people a day are) I have returned to write muchly upon it of what has happened to me, what is happening to me, and what will happen to me in the future. indeed, one of the major things that has happened in the last four weeks is the blessing of being able to read to future. i can tell you for one thing that at least two of you are going to stop reading this because of my blabbering, and then at least two more are going to force them selves to continue to read it just to seem nice.

please, theres lots more, click the link to read on:
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sightseeing and thieving thais. November 22, 2006

Filed under: bangkok,temples,thailand — lukeo @ 11:22 am

having been in thailand for a month, i thought, maybe i should actually visit a sight or two… go see a temple, something like that. it is only right, isn’t it….

 so off i trotted on the busy busy ferry on the dirty dirty river, heading south to the old royal district, and noticing the odd view or two as i went.

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back in the ‘kok November 18, 2006

Filed under: bangkok,thailand — lukeo @ 11:17 am

its wellllll busy here now! getting into peak season so theres more and more people around. more and more wierdos around perhaps….

anyway. i finally have got a decent cooked breakfast. found a place… ‘oh my cod’, which does proper english stuff. you get a cooked breakfast, with baked beans, and good ssausages and bacon.. its stead of the very wierd attempts you find in thai places.

yes, that is the highlight of my life. x

 

insect bites November 10, 2006

Filed under: bites,insects,mosquitoes,thailand,tiger balm,Uncategorized — lukeo @ 9:59 am

bloody insects have suddenly come out with a vengence i think. looks like i have broke my arm and the bone is sticking out….

anyway.. hopefully some tiger balm will fix it. its meant to fix everything.

 

phuket town

Filed under: monkeys,phuket,thailand — lukeo @ 9:57 am

i been in phuket town for a couple of days now i think. the first night we arrived at about 7pm after loads of travel, and after a few big bottles of nice strong beer i was able to sleep very well. the following day consisted of doing nothing much but reading and sleeping and looking around the town, followed by a severely heavy night of drinking way too much whiskey in the hotel foyer till 2 in the morning. well.. that was fun. but the next day was kinda one to forget about… seeing as i slept in till 5 in the evening then went back to bed at about 9. still. i’m allowed to do that cause i dont have work or uni! ha!!

anyway. today i went up a hill. i thought it would be good for me and i heard a rumour that there would be some monkeys i can find. there was. it was a nice view, and i found a monkey.

anyway, that was that. i put up a handful more photos of different places i have been so far, so just click the link to the flickr feed on the right.

 

dead people in my room November 8, 2006

Filed under: phuket,thailand — lukeo @ 6:51 am

so, i have got to phuket. what another bloody adventure that was. the thai system of gettign tourists from one place to another is…. flawed, at best. it took 13 hours to get from ko samui to phuket, from bungalow to hotel. and it took about 50 differetn stages of transport.

minibus from bungalow to other side of ko samui.
change to big coach and dont move for half an hour before going on it for about 10 minutes to the ferry.
ferry back to mainland.
coach again to surat thani.
chucked off there, shoved in ‘free’ tuk tuk which takes 5 of us 100 meters then asks for money. we get off, go into some place and wait there for 10 minutes.
another free tuk tuk comes and takes us to some other resurant/travel agent in surat thani
wait there for 2 hours!
another tuk tuk to another resturant/travel agent
wait there for nearly another hour
FINALLY get on a coach which takes us to phuket.
they drop us off about 3km out of town and try and make us pay more to take us into town.
me and a sweedish couple I met up with just walk it, and finally make it to a hotel/guesthouse i knew was cheap.

its sooo cheap. i’m paying like… 230baht (3 quid) per night. its pretty …. not world class. but it does the job. and they filmed the scene in the beach where that guy dies in his room. ca’t remember if he kills himself or is killed or whatever. but ther was blood everywhere. and that was in my hotel 😀 yay.

apart from that. everything in this place is mega cheap compared to ko samui. speshly the beer. yum yum. cheap and strong the way i like it.

anyway. its hot and i’m tired from travelling and eating lots.

 

madagascan death beetle October 29, 2006

Filed under: bangkok,thailand,unimportant — lukeo @ 7:21 am

walkign down the street, i suddenly see right in front of my feet, the biggest red beetle you have ever seen. a big fat thai lady sitting on a chair suddenly looks at me and at the beetle, and cackles widely, screaming, “maaaddagasccaaar. you eeeaattt?!! taasty yaaaahh!!!”

i shake my head, laugh a little bit and step carefully over the marsupial sized crustaceon.

looking behind me a few moments later i see the woman running from side to side kicking and stamping furiously at the poor little bugger, screaming her head off, possibly trying to score dinner.