We have at last booked to go to Thailand again. This time we are going for nearly 3 weeks and I'm looking forward to it this time around.
Usually our Thai holidays involve me hiring a car for the whole holiday and being a Taxi for Nuch, so she can go and see her friends and family. We also stay at our house which is a good journey from Bangkok and the main sights. However we have just recently sold the the house so we be stopping in several Five star Hotels and resorts.
We will be flying to Thailand with Emirates Airlines via Ebookers from Birmngham via Dubai, hopefully flying to Bangkok in the new A380 Airliner.
We'll spend the first four nights at the Dusit Thani in Bangkok, this is a five star Hotel near the centre of Bangkok. We like the Dusit group of hotels and can't wait for the excellent service you get at the hotel.
After this we shall be driving to Koh Samet. We have hired a small Nissan Micra to drive us to the port across from the island and catch a speed boat over to the Island. We'll be staying at the Samed Villa resort. Again we have stayed there before and love the fact it is right on the beach. Two of Nuch's neices will be going with us, I hope this means I will get some time to myself and get the chance to relax for more than a few minutes whilst the girls look after Elizabeth.
It will be back to the Dusit for a five night stay before we hire a big Toyota Fortuner to drive down to Cha Am. Cha Am is a beautiful resort with a superb beach, we are staying at a Courtyard by Marriott resort. I know the Hotel and are looking forward to staying there. We'll keep the Toyota for the last week and try and get in plenty of day trips. I want to take Elizabeth to the Tiger Zoo and maybe Koh Yai National Park for a walk in the jungle.
The last part of the stay will be at the Dusit again, although I may have a look at another hotel, just to see what other Hotels are like for the next visit.
I will try and update the blog as I go in Thailand, can't wait...
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
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The cartoon on this post was posted in 'The Nation', a Bangkok based English newspaper.
It shows a sumo wrestler holding Deaths sythe and riding a tsunami on a surf board. In hindsight, any cartoon about the disaster in Japan is poor taste, but coming the day after and using such inappropriate stereo-typing and you can see why the cartoon was pulled so quickly and why it's difficult to find a copy.
Very poor 'The Nation', maybe a weeks profit should be donated to any Japanese charity and the cartoonist being fired.
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