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TUTS ON TOUR.....KRABI

WEST BEACH OF SOUTHERN THAILAND

storm 30 °C

HEY AGAIN
ARRIVED IN KRABI AFTER A QUICK 1 HOUR FLIGHT COST US 20 POUND
WEATHER NOT LOOKING GOOD ITS THE BEGINNING OF THE MONSOON SEASON SEEMS NICE THEN ALL OF SUDDEN HUGE SHOWERS AND WILD WINDS

THE AIRPORT IS TINY AND U GET A TAXI TO KRABI TOWN AND THEN A LONGTAIL BOAT TO RAILAY BEACH WHICH HAS SOME COOL BEACHES (SHAME ABOUT THE WEATHER)
ON OUR FIRST DAY DECIDED TO WALK AROUND THE BEACH TO ANOTHER BAY BUT THE TIDE CAME IN WHILST WE WERE THERE AND WE GOT STUCK BEING TOLD WE WOULD BE STRANDED FOR 7/8 HOURS. NOT FUNNY AT THE TIME BUT CAN LAUGH NOW. AFTER TRYING THE BEACH WAY AND REALSING WE WOULD PROB GET WASHED AWAY THE ONLY WAY BACK WAS TO TREK THRU THE JUNGLE. A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE ESPECIALLY WHEN A MONSOON CAME AND ALL WE HAD ON WAS BOARD SHORTS AND FLIP FLOPS. AFTER A VERY SCARY HALF HOUR (LOTS OF CREEPY CRAWLIES ) WE GOT BACK SAFELY LOL COVERED IN MUD AND DRENCHED ( A PRETTY SIGHT) WE LEARNT OUR LESSON NOT TO GO EXPLORING.

MY LAST DAY IN KRABI DECIDED TO DO AN ELEPHANT TREK THRU THE JUNGLE (AGAIN) IT WAS RAINING (AGAIN) BUT LOTS OF FUN.
MY ELEPHANT WAS CALLED PHI AND WAS A 45 YEAR OLD MALE AND VERY VERY NAUGHTY. AT FIRST A HELPER RIDES THE ELEPHANT AND YOU SIT ON THE BACK ON A CHAIR LIKE A KING !! THEN THEY GET OFF AND TAKE SOME PICS OF YOU ASKING YOU TO SIT RIGHT AT THE FRONT OF THE ELEPHANT. ITS COOL BUT YOU NEED GOOD BALANCE ESPECIALLY WHEN YOUR ELEPHANT WAS AS NAUGHTY AS MINE AND KEPT EATING FROM REALLY HIGHT TREES AND NEARLY TIPPING ME OFF ! HE WAS THE FATTEST GREEDIEST ELEPHANT EVER ! THEN YOU HAD BACK TO THE CAMP SAT ON THE FRONT WHILST THE WOMAN IS ON THE BACK ENJOYING THE RIDE !
AFTERWARDS YOU GET TO FEED YOUR ELEPHANT (EVEN THO I THINK MINE HAD HAD ENOUGH) THEN THEY SHOW YOU WHERE THE ELEPHANTS SLEEP AND PLAY.

HEADING OFF TO PHI PHI ISLAND TOMMOROW FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS 2 HOURS BY BOAT THIS IS WHERE THE FILM THE BEACH WAS SET SHOULD BE LOVELY.
WILL BE KEEPING YA POSTED X

Posted by TUTS 04:20 Archived in Thailand Tagged round_the_world Comments (0)

TUTS ON TOUR.....BANGKOK

BANGKOK

38 °C

hi again
arrived safe in bangkok after that lovely flight
airport very busy decided to get a taxi to our pre booked hostel

however taxi took us completely wrong way to a different place with ahostel with a similar name !! it was nearly midnight and the streets were full of market stalls selling noodles and fish and counterfeit clothing. tuc tuc drivers trying to offer you a lift for 10 baht (about 15p)
we felt quite intimdated at first like we were fresh meat but you soon get used to the hustle and bustle in the street.

the hostel we were took to seemed ok until we checked the rooms we desperately needed somewhere to stay but after climbing 7 flights of stairs to go look at the room and it being dirty i was a bit fed up and the hottest ive ever felt. Luckily we bumped into an english girl who pointed us in the direction of some better hostels.
we eventually found 1 that was quite ok and stayed for three nights. the place we were staying ended up being the best place for backpackers called khoa san road in banglamphu and was used for the first scenes off the film the beach.

Bangkok is well worth a visit its very interesting.
weve eaten some lovely thai food from restaurants as well as the market stalls the thai people are exceptionally friendly
we visited the grand palace which was amazing (pics will be added shortly when i work it out) it was very hot when we went and very busy
we have even been to a sex show althho didnt know it was gonna be that kinda show quite an eye opener as they actually have sex on stage !!! of course its perfectly acceptable over here.

heading off to the beaches now first one krabi on the west coast
apparantly beautiful hoping for a tan !!!
bye for now

Posted by TUTS 04:03 Archived in Thailand Tagged round_the_world Comments (0)

TUTS ON TOUR..... HONG KONG

HONG KONG

37 °C

hey all
after a really long 12 and a half hour flight (watched 3 films and ate alot )
arrived in hong kong and eventually found our hostel called wang fat hostel after walking around with our backpacks for some time and working out the underground system called the mtr (luckily i learnt a bit of chink)
the hostel not quite as described on the internet but the bed was clean atleast !!

finding the chinese very unfriendly
been trying to do a bit of shopping but everywhere is very busy and its exceptionally hot and fairly expensive
got myself a camera a little cheaper than at home

went on the peak tram to see the victoria peak. it was very steep but the skyline view was fantastic. I was gutted as i didnt actually have a camera at this point but the pictures wouldnt have been so good anyway as it was really misty.
After eating rice and noodles decided to go for something else for tea so went into an american style restaurant on the peak called bubba shrimp the name taken from the film forrest gump.

only stayed 3 nights in hong kong as this was enough then headed to bangkok

really enjoyed this flight as when we went to the airport they asked if we would mind waiting for next flight coz ours was full they would give us 35 pound back each and upgrade us to buisness class so coz we werent in no rush and could do with the extra money we said ok
little did we know that in the buisness class lounge we got free food and drink then on board we got totally gorgeous comfy seats and utterly gorgeous food oh and champagne all the way lol

we didint really look the part in our boardies tho !!!!!

defo the best flight ever

closing the blog
bangkok here we go

Posted by TUTS 03:49 Archived in Hong Kong Tagged round_the_world Comments (0)

2 WEEKS=14 DAYS=336 HOURS=20160 MINS

not that im counting :-)))

HI GUYS

DOWN TO THE TWO WEEK MARK NOW STARTING TO GET EXCITED/NERVOUS AND ALL THAT KINDA THING

SOLD ME CAR LAST WEEK WAS GUTTED FIRST PERSON WHO CAME JUST TOOK IT DIDNT GET CHANCE TO SAY GOODBYE !
HAD TO GET ME BIKE OUT FORGOT HOW TO RIDE THE THING BEEN FEELING KINDA ISOLATED WITHOUT THE CAR AND MY PHONES BEEN PLAYING UP TO BEEN LIVING IN THE DARK AGES !!!

BEEN HAVING ME JABS HAD TO HAVE 6 ALTOGETHER GOT 1 LEFT TO HAVE NEXT WEEK, THE NURSE WAS A RIGHT COW THINK SHE WAS JEALOUS I WAS GOING AWAY SO DECIDED TO STAB THE NEEDLE IN HARDER.

DID SOME BOOT SALES TO GET RID OF ME JUNK AND SOLD ALOT OF STUFF ON EBAY TOO. BIT EMOTIONAL GETTING RID OF STUFF BUT NO POINT HOARDING THINGS.

THINK I MIGHT HAVE A TENNANT FOR THE HOUSE TOO FINGERS CROSSED :-)

IN TWO WEEKS ILL BE IN HONG KONG HOW CRAZY ILL THINK IM ON HOLIDAY FOR A WHILE BUT SHOULDNT GET TOO HOME SICK COZ WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE NEXT PLACE TO LOOK FORWARD TO.

ILL KEEP YA POSTED WITH HOW MY PREPERATIONS ARE GOING
CHOW FOR NOW

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AROUND THE WORLD !!!!!!

AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Well a whole seven weeks to go
people are asking me am i excited ??
well of course i am but got so much to do !! (bit stressed)

to do list

get my jabs

rent my house out (anyone wanna rent out a house 4 a year )

pay my bills

do a few boot sales lol (gets rid of me junk)
(its a hard decision as to wether or not to keep my steps cds)

put my other stuff in storage

sell my car

sell my dog (just kidding)

WHAT TRAINERS DO I TAKE ? OH MY GOD
oh im having a hell of a time of it !!

WELL GUYS NO DOUBT WHEN I GET HOME (IF EVA) NOTHING WILL AV CHANGED.
YOULL ALL EITHER BE SAT BEHIND A DESK AT WORK,POSTING THAT MAIL OR STUDYING HARD AND CONSTANTLY MOANING ABOUT THE WEATHER WHILST I MYSELF WILL NOT.............

SIGNING OFF FOR NOW BUT KEEPING YA POSTED
TUTS ON TOUR (ROUND THE WORLD)

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