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kandath

Joined: May 04
Points: 6895


Welcome from India

Posted: 2004-11-11 02:31 AM   
Hi Brian,
Welcome frome Kerala, India. We call Kerala "God's Own Country". Hope to c u here one day with your camera as your pictures are out of the world ! Take care,
Krishnakumar Sreekandath



mortimer

Joined: Jun 04
Points: 15075


Night shots

Posted: 2004-10-04 08:30 AM   
Hi Brian

What about your night shots, did they work out you didn't post any yet...

Martin



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Awesome Pictures

Posted: 2004-09-22 06:51 AM   
With the first-class pictures you have, I understand the absence of reports, they say it all! Perhaps the reports will follow, we wish. I'm specially interested in Dubai because I came so near to experiencing it, sat instead at the airport for five hours without money, instead of organizing atleast a days stopover!



britman


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KOH SAMUI – Farang Land on Sea!

Posted: 2004-09-20 03:58 AM   
I have rewritten parts of my report on Koh Samui which has in parts undeniably become very popular with foreign tourists (it’s so easy to see why). Tourists do like their home comforts, posh restaurants, fancy bars, down at heel girlie bars, all night beach party raves and booming nightclubs that attract both backpackers and packaged tourists alike. Luckily the real travellers, of all ages, know how to escape this lamentable false hedonistic lifestyle.

In my report I do say “Whilst Chaweng and Lamai are becoming relatively spoilt by tourism the smaller coastal villages are still relatively untouched – look at Thong Krut on the south coast and Maenam in the North. Don’t miss Nathon the islands unspoilt capital (a good place to get a ferry to either the mainland Surat Thani or the islands of Koh Tao, Koh Phangan). Nathon is nowhere near as touristy as Chaweng and has great food, a lively market and every evening lots of local food stalls on the ferry car park harbour front where you can eat well alongside the locals for a few baht”.

Of course the provision of an airport is the lynchpin in encouraging package tourists. They are even talking of building another new airport in the next 10 years which will spell the death knell to Samui’s exclusivity. Phuket of course has undergone similar development over the past 20 years but is still an attractive holiday destination.

If you really want to be ahead of the farang package tourists in Thailand (I see that you have already visited lots of it) then I would suggest the North around Mae Sai, Mae Sot, Mae Sariang, Mae Hong Son and then Pai. Look north of Chiang Mae and Chiang Rai to the areas of the Mekong River Valley. The real Thailand beaches and islands can be found on Koh Chang, Koh Lanta, Koh Tarutao (The Thais favourite) and its surrounding islands of Koh Adang and tiny Koh Lipe with as many coconut trees as Samui – its interior is flat in the middle unlike Samui. In Thailand it is easy to escape and still find the true smiling unspoilt Thailand. Of course the plethora of relatively unknown islands offers even more dramatic hidden escapes – if you are happy in a beach hut and a diet of rice. Enjoy!!



britman


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Hi - again - great pictures!

Posted: 2004-09-18 11:32 AM   
Hi Brian,

I really enjoyed your pictures of Thailand. They brought back memories of my trip around Thailand earlier this year. I like the shot of the stairs at Wat Doi Suthep - I never saw those - I cheated and took the elevator!

I shall be back in Thailand in two weeks and your pictures have also whet my appetite for that trip.

Many thanks for sharing them.


Cheers Brit



ravinderkumarsi

Joined: Aug 04
Points: 14003


hii from ravi

Posted: 2004-09-13 05:06 PM   
hii brian ,
i read ur trvel log and its really great ,you have narrated even small things so nicely really deserve praise..keep it up
ravi



conwayjay

Joined: Sep 04
Points: 291


Excellent writings....

Posted: 2004-09-09 02:56 PM   
Brian,

I'm amazed, thrilled, and definitely intrigued by your writtings on Dubai. Sounds like a fantastic adventure and a most exciting experience. I look forward to the many stories and photos to come.

Best travels,

Jay



fremfrey

Joined: Sep 04
Points: 73


A note from home...

Posted: 2004-09-08 10:00 PM   
Hi Brian-- It sounds like you're having a great time. I joined Globo so I could write in your guestbook, but I'm looking forward to learning more about it.

Love,

Dad



conwayjay

Joined: Sep 04
Points: 291


You made it!

Posted: 2004-09-03 10:36 AM   
Brian,

Glad to see you made it! Hope all is going well.

We've had some scorching hot 80 degree weather here in Milwaukee. :) Keep cool in Dubai.

Jay



britman


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Welcome to Globosapiens - Great Pictures!!

Posted: 2004-08-30 03:31 PM   
Hi Brian,

Welcome to Globosapiens. Just to say how much I have enjoyed looking at the pictures that you have posted - they are excellent!

Keep the photo's coming - and enjoy our community!


Cheers, Brit


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