this is Nics travel blog: Self Fulfilling Prophecy.
here i plan on posting updates, rants, raves and other general information and tidbits associated with my travels
Tuesday, 6 March 2007
train wasnt bad
Everybody needs a holiday Everybody wants to get away Dont you want a week of Saturdays Everybody needs a holiday Spiderbait, Bessy's Last Journey
so im in Chang Mai, after getting the train here over last nite train ride was pretty fun. i was sitting/sleeping near a Canadian guy, Liam and an Aussie girl Ren who was from Darwin (but originally Hobart, i held back any tassie jokes hehe...). they were cool to chat to. Liam studied human geography too! in Toronto. so was cool to have a bit of a chat to him bout geographyish stuff. he crashed out earlyish tho, bout 8:30 so it was me and Ren chatting and playing cards for a while. we then decided to swipe 2 of the good beds (bottom bunks are a bit more spensive but heaps better than the top cos theyre a bit wider and the lights poke over the the curtains on the top - rendering them mostly useless... we both had bought top bunks). so yeah at 2am, you guessed it - we were woken and kicked out of them by the guards when the owners showed up. oh well...
i found some shoes! before i left bangkok. theyre still a size too small but theyre a big size 12 so i just squeeze into them.
and i've organised a fair bit of what im doing over the next few weeks. leave for a 3 day trek in the national park in Chang Mai tmro, then when i return from that i leave for Laos, on a boat then a bus. have about a week there then fly to Cambodia for a few days or so. from there thinking a bus back to Bangers and then another bus and ferry to Ko Samui for a week or so then back again to Bangkok to fly out Well thats the plan. we'll see.
oh and i meant to upload some pics today but left my camera cable in the hostel so thatll hafta wait till laters.. sorry. will do soon though
posted 4:54 pm
Ah, Khao San Road, did you buy a fake ID?? Memories include * maccas with a buddha ronald out the front * sports photographer fake ID * over 18 fake id * internatinal uni degreesa fake ID * XBox (ekbok) games (most of them worked * dvds * hair beading in the street.
I'm sure nothing's changed
At Chang Mai I hope you enjoy the trekking For me, the highlight of the whole trip was walking through the rice paddies... after all those years of hearing about rice paddies, to walk along the walls of them was a blast.
Do you have a Trangia? We found fuel nearly impossible to buy and found some in Chang Mai, at a supermarket just across the river from the Galare guesthouse and turn right, (Galare was pretty close to the night markets). It was a solid fuel in a tin like a tuna can. Only place in the whole of Thailand that we found fuel.
If you are in Phitsanulok do go to the night makets and check out the flying vegetable restaurant.
In Kancanaburi, the tiger temple was worth a look http://www.tigertemplethailand.com/
Peace and happiness
posted by Anonymous : 7 March 2007 at 10:48 pm
Oh, forgot, Hellfire Pass (Kancanaburi locality) Death railway, remains of Weary Dunlop, a death for every sleeper... very moving and great toilets. Also, the lawn/war memorial cemetary at Kancanaburi is beautiful and contemplative.
i've decided that now is the time for me to make my first overseas endeavor, and so i am doing a bit of traveling, doing a bit of working, and mostly just doing a bit of everything.
so i leave (or have already left!) Sydney on March 3 for numerous overseas locations: some already planned, many not.
wish me luck!
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