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Title: Thailand info
Post by: edgy on July 17, 2012, 11:21:42 am
I`m off to Thailand for 10 days next week :biggrin: for an Ozzie mates wedding, we are spending 2 nights in Bangkok and then another 8 on Ko Samui island. Who`s been recently and has info on stuff to do,places to see etc?
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: Dwerg on July 17, 2012, 11:34:03 am
I`m off to Thailand for 10 days next week :biggrin: for an Ozzie mates wedding, we are spending 2 nights in Bangkok and then another 8 on Ko Samui island. Who`s been recently and has info on stuff to do,places to see etc?

Samui is awesome. I was on honeymoon so I didn't see too many of the sights nor did we do too much partying >:D

My favourite part was the scooter trip we did around the island. As soon as you exit the main town and tourist places, it has a nice remote and rural feel to it. I'll post a pic or two once I can find them
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: edgy on July 17, 2012, 11:41:02 am
Scooters to hire? Also enjoyed that in Maurituis :thumleft:
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: Dwerg on July 17, 2012, 11:57:00 am
Scooters to hire? Also enjoyed that in Maurituis :thumleft:

Yes and it's dirt cheap. Actually I was shocked how expensive Mauritius was compared to Thailand.

Most scooter places will ask you to leave your passport. We booked through the hotel which is a bit more expensive but didn't require passports (or license for that matter). Think it was something like R80 per day through the hotel for a basic scooter.

We did a tourist trip around the island on a big 4x4 and went to some of the sights (giant buddha, mummified monk and a few others) plus it included elephant rides and that. Nothing spectacular but still fun. I presume you guys are staying in Chaweng? Apart from Chaweng, it's only a small part of the eastern side of the island that is geared for tourists. The rest feels really remote and I enjoyed going for lunch and beers in those parts. Plus you'll pay at least 50% less than at resorts for the same thing. We spent most of our time at a reggae bar on Chaweng beach. Forget what it's called now  O0

Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: Kerritz on July 17, 2012, 12:00:11 pm
Lees weer my RR jou SP!!  :deal: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: edgy on July 17, 2012, 12:01:14 pm
Ek het jou fokken SP, maar dis onbetroubaar.....jy was heeltyd gesuip :imaposer:
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: Dwerg on July 17, 2012, 12:02:17 pm
Dan is ek ook gediskwalifiseer  :P
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: Dwerg on July 17, 2012, 12:02:43 pm
Lees weer my RR jou SP!!  :deal: :imaposer:

Was jy by Koh Samui RP?
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: edgy on July 17, 2012, 12:03:13 pm
Dan is ek ook gediskwalifiseer  :P

 :lol8:
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: THROTTLE JOCKEY on July 17, 2012, 12:04:16 pm
Say it like you mean it. What you actually want to know is were to bang kok in Bangkok  :lol8:
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: Dwerg on July 17, 2012, 12:05:06 pm
Say it like you mean it. What you actually want to know is were to bang kok in Bangkok  :lol8:

That's easy. They find you  >:D Just ask Carrots  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: THROTTLE JOCKEY on July 17, 2012, 12:05:34 pm
One night in Bangkok and the worlds your Oyster.  O0
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: Kerritz on July 17, 2012, 12:06:36 pm
 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:...julle is HENTIE snaaks....... :thefinger: :thefinger: :thefinger:
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: THROTTLE JOCKEY on July 17, 2012, 12:06:55 pm
Say it like you mean it. What you actually want to know is were to bang kok in Bangkok  :lol8:

That's easy. They find you  >:D Just ask Carrots  :peepwall:

He likes the ones with big titties  :peepwall: :patch:
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: edgy on July 17, 2012, 12:07:45 pm
Those little Thai chicks still run from red-heads apparently! :imaposer:
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: Dwerg on July 17, 2012, 12:10:57 pm
Back on topic if I may....


There are some fantastic restaurants on the island too. Takes a while to find the really good ones but it's worth it. Even at the fancy places, the biggest bill we had for two people was araound R500-R600
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: Dwerg on July 17, 2012, 12:15:42 pm
Grandfather rock  :lol8:
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: Dwerg on July 17, 2012, 12:17:14 pm
Main tourist section of Chaweng beach
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: Takashi on July 17, 2012, 12:17:25 pm
Eat at the local places. Very cheap, nie een van ons op die trip het troon koors gekry van local plekke nie.

Huur scooters.

As jy nie 95% van die tyd gesuip is nie dan doen jy dit nie reg nie. Dis anyway so HENTIE warm jy kan HENTIE baie drink.
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: Dwerg on July 17, 2012, 12:20:30 pm
About 10 minutes on the scooter and you start seeing things like this  ???
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: Dwerg on July 17, 2012, 12:26:06 pm
Eat at the local places. Very cheap, nie een van ons op die trip het troon koors gekry van local plekke nie.

Huur scooters.

As jy nie 95% van die tyd gesuip is nie dan doen jy dit nie reg nie. Dis anyway so HENTIE warm jy kan HENTIE baie drink.

Stem saam. Die onderste foto is uit my stoel uit by 'n local plek in 'n rural area geneem. Kos was freakin awesome en die hele dag se kos en drank was iets soos R250  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: Dwerg on July 17, 2012, 12:27:02 pm
Eat at the local places. Very cheap, nie een van ons op die trip het troon koors gekry van local plekke nie.

Huur scooters.

As jy nie 95% van die tyd gesuip is nie dan doen jy dit nie reg nie. Dis anyway so HENTIE warm jy kan HENTIE baie drink.

Stem saam. Die onderste foto is uit my stoel uit by 'n local plek in 'n rural area geneem. Kos was freakin awesome en die hele dag se kos en drank was iets soos R250  :thumleft:

 Die restaurant was 'n gras dak met 'n paar tafels en 'n klein wendy huis vir die kombuis
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: Kerritz on July 17, 2012, 12:33:03 pm
Pasop net vir die Edgy............

(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g419/CarrotsKatoom/Phuket%202011/DSCF0406.jpg)

En hier is so paar van ons trip sin.....

(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g419/CarrotsKatoom/Phuket%202011/SAM_0112.jpg)

(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g419/CarrotsKatoom/Phuket%202011/DSCF0368.jpg)

(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g419/CarrotsKatoom/Phuket%202011/DSCF0381.jpg)

(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g419/CarrotsKatoom/Phuket%202011/SAM_0353.jpg)

(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g419/CarrotsKatoom/Phuket%202011/SAM_0417.jpg)

(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g419/CarrotsKatoom/Phuket%202011/SAM_0315.jpg)

(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g419/CarrotsKatoom/Phuket%202011/SDC10911.jpg)

(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g419/CarrotsKatoom/Phuket%202011/SDC10991.jpg)


En net die regte girl vir jou..............

(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g419/CarrotsKatoom/Phuket%202011/DSCF0160.jpg)


Negotiating scooter pryse......sonder om eintlik 'n fokken woord te verstaan wat die ander een se.......


(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g419/CarrotsKatoom/Phuket%202011/SDC10913.jpg)

En bemaak net jou 690 aan my voor jy fokkof asb..... :peepwall: :pot:


Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: Kerritz on July 17, 2012, 01:16:43 pm
Asian Dwerg!!!  :biggrin:

(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g419/CarrotsKatoom/Phuket%202011/DSCF0068.jpg)
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: Dwerg on July 17, 2012, 01:19:23 pm
Asian Dwerg!!!  :biggrin:


HENTIE!!

Ek moet sÍ ek love AsiŽ. Ek voel soos 'n normale grote persoon as ek daar is  ;D
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: Kerritz on July 17, 2012, 01:20:22 pm
Asian Dwerg!!!  :biggrin:


HENTIE!!

Ek moet sÍ ek love AsiŽ. Ek voel soos 'n normale grote persoon as ek daar is  ;D

 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: edgy on July 17, 2012, 01:32:13 pm
I want that Tuk Tuk T-shirt! :laughing4:
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: Takashi on July 17, 2012, 02:32:02 pm
Asian Dwerg!!!  :biggrin:


HENTIE!!

Ek moet sÍ ek love AsiŽ. Ek voel soos 'n normale grote persoon as ek daar is  ;D

Dink net hoe het ek gevoel toe ons daar was....
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: Kerritz on July 17, 2012, 02:35:32 pm
 :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: Martyn on July 17, 2012, 06:31:07 pm
The rules of the road are:

None!

Except if you are the biggest vehicle or object (pedestran) involved in an accident, you are GUILTY.

Therefore on a motorbike you only look out for pedestrians and people on push bikes.

Enjoy it, I did Phuket in 2002 on a 600 Steed and loved every minute of it.

Word of caution look out for No2 Woman.
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: edgy on July 17, 2012, 07:15:23 pm
No2 woman? Is that lady boys like Carrots shagged? :imaposer:
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: Martyn on July 17, 2012, 07:29:46 pm
Transvestites

But I tell you what some of them are realhookers and you would need to grab a handful to tell the difference!!!

I got no idea about Carrots's preferences so rather not comment there :peepwall:

http://www.phuket-simoncabaret.com/ (http://www.phuket-simoncabaret.com/)
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: edgy on July 17, 2012, 07:41:23 pm
Transvestites

But I tell you what some of them are realhookers and you would need to grab a handful to tell the difference!!!

I got no idea about Carrots's preferences so rather not comment there :peepwall:

http://www.phuket-simoncabaret.com/ (http://www.phuket-simoncabaret.com/)
:imaposer:
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: GSing on July 17, 2012, 11:50:19 pm
Wees versigtig!!! Na my en Mamma se vakansie verlede jaar, het ons terug gekom met 'n "Happy ending"!!!

My tweeling dogtertjies was Saterdag 5 maande oud...........
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: ChinaPete on July 18, 2012, 07:17:19 am
There's some 1st class, one of a kind places for single men in Bangkok and several interesting places for couples  >:D Which category do you fall into?  :mwink: Soi Cowboy is where all the expats go for their taste of Bangkok, just be careful, always check prices for everything before you accept any drink or service. Also be wary of the Tuktuk drivers, they are past masters at manipulating tourists. The (in)famous Annie's Massage near Soi Cowboy for a soapy massage is also a favourite stop for expats.

Samui is just a mini Phuket these days, all the girly bars and shows are there, you can take a ferry to Koh Phangan (about 30mins from Samui) that's where they have the notorious Full Moon Party, not sure when it occurs in July/August and it's slightly less touristy.

I agree with the 'eat local' comment, fancy restaurants just hoik up the prices for the same food, look out for places in the back roads which are popular with the locals, they are usually reasonably priced and if the food wasn't good the locals would not be eating there.

If you hire mopeds or bikes make sure you don't hand over your passport, rather negotiate a deposit. I can't tell you how many people I've seen hobbling around with bad roasties from falling off their Honda Wave's there, not a nice way to spend your dream island holiday. Cops may ask for licenses (SA one will do) and may also fine you if you don't wear a helmet even though they will ignore the 3 up locals without lids. I usually hire a small 4x4 Suzuki Jeep, piece of crap but more than adequate to get you around the small Island. My advice would be to get the el cheapo car and ditch the moped/bike idea. The riding will never top what you can do in SA anyway.
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: Freerad on July 18, 2012, 07:56:25 am
If you're going to do the islands, consider Ko Pangang too, it's a 30 minute ferry from Ko Samui and it's less developed and more interesting.

Definitely hire scooters or even scramblers and explore the North of the Island.

In the evening the Pantip market near the harbour is an awesome cheap place to eat. Otherwise find fisherman's for the best curry in Thailand.
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 27, 2012, 03:13:15 pm
Sub.. I am doing Thailand in Dec
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: ThomTom on July 27, 2012, 03:28:59 pm
It is fun biking in Thailand, did two diffrent trips, the best was on Honda 200 R's out of Chang Mia, did 1500km in the North, must be in dry season.  yip, when you have an accident, its your fault, it is logical, if you did not visit and ride there, they did not have the accident, logical and simple.  Read Golden Trainagle riding for info, you do not need much but best to take own helmet and gloves, some spares, make sure they fit a new back tire.  Renting is simple, you leave your passport and away you go.  Cash, very little clothing, some spanners, tube, map (our garmin did not work), generl direction will get you where you want to go, at each intersetcion you ask, ....  all part of the fun.  We did this during the water festival, soaked through each village, little kids very accurate with a bucket of water.
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: Kerritz on July 27, 2012, 03:29:57 pm
Laaste pics wat ek van Edgy af gekry het.....kan ek nie eens onder Buttism post nie of ek sal vakansie kry!!  :peepwall: :pot:
Title: Re: Thailand info
Post by: TropicThunder on April 09, 2013, 03:15:15 pm
Pattaya... awesome.... I did 350km on a scooter