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Entries from November 2000

Hat Yai

November 14th, 2000 · Comments Off

Trang to Hat Yai Day 319 Bus management was rather exciting today. The day was another one of extreme heat. At checkpoint we stopped to fill bus one and had several desperate cyclists ask if they could buy a seat on our bus. The ride was so long and the weather was just doing them […]

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Tags: SE Asia · Thailand

Trang

November 13th, 2000 · Comments Off

Krabi to Tranag Day 318 The second day of rescue busing was easy. Everything came off like clockwork, both buses got in at reasonable hour. TK& A even got there and got organized within an acceptable amount of time. Of course our first bus beat them. As we pulled up to the hotel there was […]

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Tags: SE Asia · Thailand

Krabi

November 12th, 2000 · Comments Off

Phuket to Krabi Day 317 It’s day one of the rescue buses being on the road. Helen the organizer and my self had to solve problem one, Malcolm the guy who runs the company showed up with two buses to fit 40 people and 2 pickup trucks to fit about 29 bikes. Does this story […]

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Tags: SE Asia · Thailand

Phuket

November 11th, 2000 · Comments Off

Layover at The Royal paradise Hotel Day 315 & 316 Our first dinner at the Royal Paradise Hotel was a memorable one, where traditional Thai dancers entertained us with their lively music and graceful dancing. The food was impressive, we got to eat from a huge buffet filled with traditional Thai food and American dishes. […]

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Tags: SE Asia · Thailand

Thailand

November 9th, 2000 · Comments Off

Saigon to Phuket Day 314 It was only a 2 hour flight from Saigon to Phuket International Airport on Phuket Island. The outside temperature went from hot to hotter. Welcome to the tropics. We were welcomed to Thailand by these gorgeous ladies at the airport. They were dressed to impress and we all took advantage […]

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Tags: SE Asia · Thailand

Ho Chi Minh City

November 7th, 2000 · Comments Off

Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon) Days 312 & 313 Saigon is Viet Nam’s largest population center. It is a dynamic city that was once the capital of South Vietnam, before the American War. Today it is a peaceful, but not very laid back city full of people, pollution and noise. The people […]

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Tags: SE Asia · Vietnam

Hoi An

November 2nd, 2000 · Comments Off

Traveling to Hoi An Days 307 thru 312 Hoi An is a town that will always hole a special place in my heart. Located 30 kilometers south of Da Nang, on the Tho Bon River this not so sleepy town is bustling with activity. Parts of it looks the same as it did 150 years […]

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Tags: SE Asia · Vietnam

Viet Nam a summary

November 2nd, 2000 · Comments Off

I loved Viet Nam and the way I traveled through the country. Transportation in third world countries is always difficult and Viet Nam was no exception. Using the flights to shorten the distance between stops certainly help by giving me more time to spend in each location. There is much more I would like to […]

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Tags: SE Asia · Vietnam

Malaysia

November 2nd, 2000 · Comments Off

The ride will be entering Malaysia from the Thailand to the north, traveling along the eastern coast all the way down the peninsula to Singapore. The entire length of the country will take only six days with one day off. Actually Malaysia is divided into two sections, we are on the peninsular side. The other […]

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Floating Village

November 2nd, 2000 · Comments Off

On our third and final day of formal touring in the kingdom of Cambodia, we turned our backs to the ancient temples and boarded a boat to visit a floating village. To get there we drove in a car past the neighboring villages. I was captivated by the housing and the people. It is all […]

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Tags: Cambodia · SE Asia