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Nong Khai

  The next morning, after one night in Khorat,  I bought a ticket for the 10:30am bus which ended up leaving at 11:30am to Nong Khai.  I ended up getting into Nong Khai close to 6pm and as this area is near the equator it was dark.  I took a tri shaw [...]

By |December 8th, 2009|Categories: Sri Lanka--via Malaysia and Thailand|Comments Off on Nong Khai

North East Thailand

I have been to Thailand numerous times, but this is my first trip to the North East area, the part that borders Laos. I took the 10am express train to Khorat (Nakhon Ratchasima).  As the train arrived around 3pm and by the time I had checked into a hotel it was almost 3:30 so I quickly [...]

By |December 7th, 2009|Categories: Sri Lanka--via Malaysia and Thailand|Comments Off on North East Thailand

Bangkok and to North East Thailand

The flight from Colombo in Sri Lanka to Kuala Lampur and the following flight to Bangkok were both early so I could have booked an early flight to Bangkok but overall it was seamless.  I arrived at the Lamphu Inn at around 9pm.  The Thai immigration is quick and efficient and the shuttle bus to Kao [...]

By |December 4th, 2009|Categories: Sri Lanka--via Malaysia and Thailand|Comments Off on Bangkok and to North East Thailand

Galle

After a chilled out three days in Mirrisa I took the bus to Unawatuna.  It was suggested to stay in Unawatuna and take day trips into Galle which is what I did.  The Dutch Fort and Colonial buildings are very impressive and even more so that the fort walls  managed to withstand the 2004 Tsunami [...]

By |November 29th, 2009|Categories: Sri Lanka--via Malaysia and Thailand|Comments Off on Galle

Hidden Mirrisa

After a 10 hour train ride from Colombo to Ella and a three day respite walking and cycling the inclines and tea estates around Ella I took a  4 ½ hour bus to Matara and then a short bus ride to Mirissa.  I thought I had arrived in heaven on earth!  I quickly [...]

By |November 27th, 2009|Categories: Sri Lanka--via Malaysia and Thailand|Comments Off on Hidden Mirrisa