Mama Papa in Thailand- Krabi, Ao Nang and Railay

Upon landing at Krabi airport we found the bus/taxi counter where they tried very hard to convince us to take a 600Bht taxi. We explained that we wanted to take the 160Bht bus and we were willing to wait. Eventually they gave in and a woman took us through most of the airport to a spot onContinue reading “Mama Papa in Thailand- Krabi, Ao Nang and Railay”

Angkor Wat & flying back to Thailand

On our final full day in Siem Reap we got back on our hotel provided bicycles and both bikes had working breaks this time! We rode to Angkor Wat and continued on to Angkor Thom and the Terrace of the Elephants, Phimeanakas and the Terrace of the leper king. They were very crowed. We rodeContinue reading “Angkor Wat & flying back to Thailand”

Around the Town of Siem Reap

Because we bought a 3 day pass not a one week pass we had one day In Siem Reap which would not include Angkor Watt. If we had it to again I would have paid the extra for the one week pass because so much of the area around Siem Reap is part of theContinue reading “Around the Town of Siem Reap”

Siem Reap and Angkor Wat

Our primary reason for making the trip to Siem Reap was to see Angkor Wat. Our Tuk Tuk driver from the previous day had negotiated to take us on a 5:00 am tour. We declined but he was about the same age as our son and had a picture of his wife and child inContinue reading “Siem Reap and Angkor Wat”

Ko Chang to Siem Rep- fun with border scams!

We booked two seats in a van to get us from Ko Chang to Siem Rep. After our experience the previous day (the tour forgot to pick us up) we were a little concerned about getting picked up to go to Siem Rep. We were waiting outside the hotel when a guy showed up onContinue reading “Ko Chang to Siem Rep- fun with border scams!”

Mama, Papa in Thailand- Hat Khlong Phrao

After a morning kayak in the boats provided for free by the hotel in Bang Bao, Koh Chang we and our luggage were given a ride on a motorcycle sidecar to the main road. We waited there for a local share taxi (B300 each) to take us to Khlong Phrao which is about halfway down theContinue reading “Mama, Papa in Thailand- Hat Khlong Phrao”

New Year’s Day the 5-Island 1 day tour AKA The mystery of the missing Island

We started 2016 with a snorkeling trip on Pern Poon Sub’s 5 island 1 day tour. When we booked the tour we specifically asked and were assured that it included a stop at Koh Wai which is supposed to be great for snorkeling. We paid B650 each for a one day trip which included pickContinue reading “New Year’s Day the 5-Island 1 day tour AKA The mystery of the missing Island”

New Year’s Eve in Koh Chang

We started the day with the breakfast buffet at the hotel. Coffee (which was instant), juice, fresh fruit, toast, eggs, salad and a couple of Thai dishes which looked good but we were not ready to eat rice for breakfast. The hotel like most beach areas we visited had two or three dogs hanging aroundContinue reading “New Year’s Eve in Koh Chang”

Mama, Papa in Thailand- Bangkok to Koh Chang

We booked a bus/ferry trip from Bangkok to Koh Chang for B500 at the travel agent in the lobby of our hotel the New Siam 3. We were told we would be picked up from the hotel at 8:00am. We were a bit surprized but basically ready when someone arrived at the hotel looking forContinue reading “Mama, Papa in Thailand- Bangkok to Koh Chang”