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    A look around Ranong

    Ranong is a fairly busy little fishing seaport on the Andaman coast and is also a frontier town with Burma. The "official" population is about 25k, though I suspect it's more likely to be double that if you take all the Burmese into account.
    The main industry is fish so I'll start with the fishing port and fish market.









    They pack the fish in ice in those blue barrels





    Sorting blue craps



    Sorting shrimp



    Ready for the retail markets in Bangkok



    Little mountains of squid





    Quite an array of different species!















    Lovely fountain



    note the fresh paint on the building, a sign of prosperity, you see freshly painted building like this all over town.



    The ice trucks, you see lots of these around.
    Ice is a key feature as the fishing boats don't usually make their own ice like in western countries.



    These are the trucks which haul the fish to points north and south
    It can be an eyeopener when you meet a pair of these guys passing on a blind corner.(which I've seen more than once)



    More to come....

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    Nice piccies..takes me back to my monthly visa run days...and the stankerous odour of FISH!

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    An the fuck off big sign telling you it was 398km back to phuket Oh the joys of visa runs

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Nice piccies..takes me back to my monthly visa run days...and the stankerous odour of FISH!
    As I was uploading the pics I got this strong fishy smell, I had to wash my sandals then move them outside my hotel room. Phewh!

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    When we went to Rannong to catch the boat to Ko Paiyam the police were kind enough to let us leave the car in their station car park so that it wouldn't get nicked. Nice blokes.

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    Ranong Immigration is the best. I turned up bollocksed on valium and ale more than a few times (I don't suffer mini bus trips too well) and the officer behind the desk would more often than not snap open a cold Heineken from his personal stache for me, which I'd neck infront of bemused tourists.

    Also drove the long tail from Ranong to Burma a couple of times, in a smilar state, which was greeted with much anxiety from my fellow visa runners..

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    Stopped on the way up once to watch Longtail racing. Exciting stuff and certainly packed the crowds in. I didn't realise the little buggers could shift so fast.

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    Hot Springs

    So no trip to Ranong is complete without going to the famous hot springs.

    The street up to the hot springs is lined with these very attractive light posts.



























    They pipe the hot water to a couple of local hotels.














    Next stop Ranong Canyon...
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    Nice Pic Mr Earl, I must make a day out at the springs sometime. I did not know they existed

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    Quote Originally Posted by corned dog
    398km back to phuket
    Is it that far?....that's half way back to Bangkok....

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    Yeh, the Isthmus of Kra is a loong peninsula. I'd like to do a good old fashioned road trip down there, and take a few weeks about it. Bluddy long way from Ubon though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by corned dog
    398km back to phuket
    Is it that far?....that's half way back to Bangkok....
    It's exactly 300kms from Ranong to Phuket Town.

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    Still a lot longer than I realised, I have relatives in Takua Pa, I always thought ranong was just up the road from there.

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    Its a long way from Phetchaburi.

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    Great pictures, thanks for sharing !

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    Currently a lot of work going on around the springs area.

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    A bar where the Expat's used to gather Sophon's Hideaway, is now Thai owned. Not sure where the Expat's gather as I don't go into the city much now. Pay bills and that's about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl View Post
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    Good stuff Earl!

    Reminds me of Venice, LA w/out the workboats!

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    Great pics Earl, Cheers

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    Thanks for the pics well done!!

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    Great pics Mr Earl,haven't ranged that far yet but hoping to.Keep the pics coming.

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    You certainly get around earl. got to love a good picture thread, any mongering get done down that way?

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    Ranong is or was #3 on the HIV infection rate, behind Bangkok and Phuket.

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    great thread mate, keep it coming

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    Sanuk the pictures Mr Earl , so Thats where all the Squid come from!

    good for Bait

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