Over the past three weeks you may have seen a bit less of me online and this is because I have been on a break travelling around Thailand with a friend of mine.
If you have read my about page you will know that I love travelling and as usual, with any of my major trips I share the photos with you and my Thailand trip is no exception.
These 80 odd pictures (from the 1800+ we took) don’t really sum up the trip in full but it does give you a small taste of what Thailand’s like. We visited Phuket, Bangkok, Phangan & Samui.
Sunset at the Koh Samui Pier on the way to the Full Moon party.
Me and my friend at a lookout south of Phuket near Rawai Beach.
A Monk cleaning at the Tiger Temple.
Another temple in Bangkok. Apparently you ring the bells for good luck.
Same sunset again at Koh Samui Pier.
Haad Rin Beach: Flaming stick that you had to (could) jump over. I actually jumped over this and survived, except for a few burnt nostril hairs.
One of the fresh seafood dinners we had at a beach restaurant. Only $40 and so yummy!
Annoying local trying to sell us stuff whilst relaxing on the beach. Notice the Australian hat?
The view from the plane whilst flying into Phuket.
The first day on the beach in Pa Tong.
An Australian bar on the main street in Patong.
At the end of one of the main streets in Patong.
The oh-so-famous Tuk Tuk (taxi).
Me chilling underwater with my sunnies on.
A funny sign we found in Patong… twas a bit more true later on in the night.
Our first meal in Thailand. My Pad Thai was awesome!
Para sailing. The Thai guy on the back has no harnesses on, he just jumped on the back.
Relaxing on Patong Beach.
Ox cart riding in the north of Thailand.
Ox cart riding and rice fields.
The first elephant we saw & it was working on the side of the road!
At the top of the mountain just before we went white water rafting.
Us in the rafts before rafting.
Jungle walk to the waterfalls.
Me jumping off the cliff into the waterfall area. I got a huge clap from the tour group which was a bit embarrassing.
ATV riding in the north of Thailand.
A tied up monkey (was for the monkey show). Cruel but it was a cool monkey show!
Elephant show! They did heaps of tricks, even played a harmonica!
More elephant tricks.
I was the “lucky” one who got a massage and “sucky sucky” from the elephant named Lady Boy. No joke.
Elephant riding in the north of Thailand.
The jungle path.
My friend trying to be a frog with the “frog lady”. They were everywhere.
Friends with the lady boys. The two Thai women you see there are actually men.
And also here too.
On Kata Beach soaking up the sun.
Backpacking in Kata.
Some cute bunnies at the markets. You could get everything there!
At Wat Chalong (Temple).
Elephant crossing sign. Was cool at the time.
Being a fool in a temple.
Some goats that were sacrificed. Pretty gross.
Down near the aquarium at the very south of Phuket.
Inside the aquarium.
At a lookout at the top of a mountain. Had lunch up here, was real nice!
At the bottom of a massive pier somewhere in Phuket.
Another look out and yet another lovely sunset.
Even more great sunsets.
In the Tiger Club, Patong.
Enjoying a coconut smoothie on the beach.
Seriously the best banana pancakes in the world… Go Thailand!
Arriving at Phi Phi (I think).
Me at my best… snorkelling!
I believe the film ‘The Beach’ was filmed somewhere around here.
A magic show in Phi Phi.
Two Danish blokes we met while partying in Phi Phi. See those red buckets? That is how they sell alcohol over there… in buckets!
Posing at the beach… somehow I managed to get some abs in this pic.
Yet another lovely sunset.
This was at FantaSea, a Vegas style production. The show had over 30 elephants on stage at once, and the the buffet room held 4000 people! Was pretty nice!
Me driving a fake Tuk Tuk.
The tallest tower in Bangkok. This is a wall showing the building.
A view from the tallest tower in Bangkok.
The backpacker area in Bangkok, Koahsan Rd.
One of the boats from the floating markets.
A monkey chained to a tree. Saw this on the way to the floating markets.
The floating markets, man was it boring and it was so touristy!
An Iguana at a WWII Museum.
The “Death Railway”. Many Prisoners of War died here, including many Australians.
Pretty sad but we had to see the tigers, this was taken at Tiger Temple.
A tiger cub sleeping.
Me posing with a not so small tiger.
Well there we have it, some pictures from my trip to Thailand. You may also be interested to see pictures from my trip to Europe (14 countries), or my cruise / Fiji trip or my 4300km trip around Australia.