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    I'm off to faraway bay!

    Yep, thats right - one of Australia's premier bush resorts, muliti award winning, wiped out in last years cyclone and now rebuilt, and my wife and I are actually going!

    This place caters for the rich and famous 95% of the time (we are the other 5%) During our two days there the other guests are apparantly arriving in their own helicopter. (we have to settle for an 1.5 hr plane journey) 12 people are the max that can stay at one time)

    The price for two nights would normally be 120,000 baht so how much am I paying?

    0 baht

    Yep - a big fat 0 baht

    The owners are friends of my parents and I saw them on Saturday last week and she mentioned to me that we should come out. I said you call me when you have a few spare seats on the aeroplane and we will be there. She rang last night and said be ready Thursday morning.

    So the baby will be looked after my sister in law who is still visiting and we leave tomorrow.

    I can't download any images from their website so here is the link.

    http://www.farawaybay.com.au/

    I will report back in a few days time with some piccy's.
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    Ya lucky devil!!!

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    way - thats an awesome score! enjoy mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock
    The price for two nights would normally be 120,000 baht
    you gotta be kidding...

    place looks okay but the 'huts' don't even have a bog or wash basin...

    rustic is the word which springs to mind...people have too much money if they're staying here and paying...

    however MM: you will enjoy it...even though it's free!

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    Yep rustic is I suppose the word. I suppose people pay that much to to get away and this place is pretty 'far away'

    Thats why I would never pay to do it as I have it in my back yard but it will still be worth the experience.

    I'll let you know in a few days.

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    You could fly to BKK for that money get a private van to ko chang. Get the another boat at ko chang to one of those small islands stay for a three weeks then fly back for 120,000

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    bloody neopotism ! thats wot it is !

    alive and well in Aus!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwillyhggtb
    bloody neopotism ! thats wot it is !

    alive and well in Aus!
    Is that a problem

    I don't think so

    Now shush so I can pack

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    I envy your luck. Have wanted to visit there for many years. Good luck with the fishing and don't swim in the bay! (You may meet a relative of mine!)

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    Wooden shacks on a crappy out of the way beach that has crocs in it, yeah looks great, how much are they paying you memock

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    I dunno DD - how much is TD paying me for the exclusive report?

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    Well if you or your wife are eaten by the crocs I reckon we could goto 1,000 us dollars for the videos, don't want no blubbering or screaming on the vids though, just nice documentry, ie, "Well it seems that the first croc has bitten off my wifes leg and she is screaming alot, WOW look at that! the second croc has snatched my baby from the shoreline and eaten her whole, damn these crocs are bad, hey, now look at this bit, now this is awesome, see how the other 3 crocs are pulling the legs off of my wife while the 3rd is ripping her arm off." something along those lines would be nice memock

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    I dont believe this Memock lives in the middle of nowhere. Now he is going to the royalty of nowhere, but moving down. Really do keep us up to date. I could never figure out why mega millionaires do this kind of shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel
    You could fly to BKK for that money get a private van to ko chang. Get the another boat at ko chang to one of those small islands stay for a three weeks then fly back for 120,000
    Actually I just had another look at the website and I realised that the 120,000 baht didnt include air transfers so that price is actually around 160,000 baht...yikes - I better write a good story

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Well if you or your wife are eaten by the crocs I reckon we could goto 1,000 us dollars for the videos, don't want no blubbering or screaming on the vids though, just nice documentry, ie, "Well it seems that the first croc has bitten off my wifes leg and she is screaming alot, WOW look at that! the second croc has snatched my baby from the shoreline and eaten her whole, damn these crocs are bad, hey, now look at this bit, now this is awesome, see how the other 3 crocs are pulling the legs off of my wife while the 3rd is ripping her arm off." something along those lines would be nice memock

    Sorry DD but I can not do this as I have had strick instructions that we cannot bring my daughter with us. Something about rich guests paying 160,000 baht and not wanting to hear a screaming baby...

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    She wont scream that much if it is a big croc

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    and it's "strict" not "strick" jesus christ, and you want to earn a living publishing stuff?

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    Righto, the bosses wife just called and said she is pickin us up at 6.30am tmorrow so I gonna go hit the sack.

    See ya all in a few days

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    I shall be on holiday as well. Long live the King

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    Well we got back in one piece. Had a wonderful time. The fishing, the scenery, the people and the food was all first class.

    I'll let some pics tell the story.

    The flight took 1.5 hours and just before coming into the camp we made a slight detour to the King George Falls.

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    We then flew over the camp before...



    touching down on the airstrip about 5kms away from the camp. Time to unload the provisions and load up a family of 4 who were flying out.



    Then it's into the limousine for the very bumpy 20 minute drive to camp.


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    After dropping our bag off in the room we went to the main area (kitchen dining room) where the owner who knows my wife and her love affair for fishing already had a boat and guide waiting to take us out for a quick fish before lunch time.

    What was funny was that the first fish was caught by me! I think it was called a golden travally.


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    We then spotted this little creature. Our guide tossed him a fish to eat but the stupid thing decided to eat a rock instead. So the guide went and picked the fish up again and threw it to him. The croc wasnt to happy and swam off before chagning direction and having a go at the boat. Angry little fella was he.








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