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    Road trip to chantaburi

    I'm off on a roadie tomorrow going to drive from vientiane to ko chang and have a gander at chantaburi ( never been) been to ko chang but that was years ago. Any suggestions on what to do to amuse the kids ? In both places? It's school holidays for them so we have about 10 days

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    Isnt that about 1000km?

    And your first stop is in Chantaburi?

    Theres fock all in Chantaburi that i know of

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker
    Any suggestions on what to do to amuse the kids ?
    Play spot the Nigerian gem dealers? But I don't think there is an I-Spy book?

    Beaches are OK.

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    Mate it is pissing down on Chang, has been and will be having heavy rains for the next week or so. Rainy place indeed.

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    Which route will you take?

    Down Route 2 until past Khorat and then cut through Khao Yai?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker
    Any suggestions on what to do to amuse the kids ?
    2000kms of aqua-planing should be enough fun for any kid

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    With children. Maybe overnight in Buriram.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Which route will you take?

    Down Route 2 until past Khorat and then cut through Khao Yai?
    that's the way we went last time. All good roads

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    We will bugger of this afternon stay overnight in udon then get an early start tomorrow. It's also raining here but weather on chang looks OK on the weekend. The plan.is to stop wherever we feel like a rest

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal
    Maybe overnight in Buriram.
    if you try and go through burriram it will take you a day

    wang nam keow at the top of the range - turn east and go in - many resorts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    Theres fock all in Chantaburi that i know of
    We always by-pass it on the way to Cha Lao beach.

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    Koh Chang is a good choice.
    Bugger the fancy resorts and book yourself into Paddy's Palms in Whitesands.

    Try and get the executive suite if available - very cheap and good value.

    Once you have done the touristy thing during the day there are lots of not bad restaurants and bars for amusement all within staggering distance.

    Reminds me of Thailand 20 years ago. Well worth the trip enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    that sounds like something the nippers would like

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    Bogon Tip #578

    The don't sell beer on the ferry over.

    If you stop about 30 metres from where you purchase the tickets for the ferry, you will see a small mum and pop shop on the left that will supply you with grog that you can sip on the ride over.
    Black diamonds? I shit 'em.

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    ^ If you get the weather after going through Pattaya, take the kids to Ramayana water park. By far the best in Thailand. Nong nooch has a fantastic elephant show if you havent seen that before.

    I think there was a dolphin or seal world in Chantaburi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon
    grog that you can sip
    This guy doesn't sip beer mate, that or he's extremely large boned

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    Probably a bit wet for elephant trecking, so get a place with a decent pool mate.

    Stayed at Kacha Resort last month. have 2 decent pools beachside and hiilside.

    On whitesands...Koh Chang Kacha Resort & Spa ?????? ??? ??????? ????? ??? ????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    This guy doesn't sip beer mate, that or he's extremely large boned
    Out of greenage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon View Post
    Bogon Tip #578

    The don't sell beer on the ferry over.

    If you stop about 30 metres from where you purchase the tickets for the ferry, you will see a small mum and pop shop on the left that will supply you with grog that you can sip on the ride over.
    They sold me a few beers the last time but that was 7 or 8 years ago. Thanks for the heads up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon
    grog that you can sip
    This guy doesn't sip beer mate, that or he's extremely large boned
    sipping beers a waste of time dill.

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    After a quick stop in udon to give the shit pumps some KFC we continued on to khon kean. Got here at 8. Less driving tomorrow. What a joy it is to drive on nice dual carriage highways in Thailand. Wow. I can drive un interrupted in a straight line for hours. Cant do that in Lao do many ignorant fuckers and shit roads.. booked into a gaff called I hotel in khon kean. Nice enough and on the highway. Of course a full trip report will follow on completion of this roadie. Moobs N all

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    Woohoo

    Try and stall up north for a while. I will be in pattaya at the weekend

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    Koh Chang is a good choice.
    Bugger the fancy resorts and book yourself into Paddy's Palms in Whitesands.

    Try and get the executive suite if available - very cheap and good value.

    Once you have done the touristy thing during the day there are lots of not bad restaurants and bars for amusement all within staggering distance.

    Reminds me of Thailand 20 years ago. Well worth the trip enjoy!
    Wrong time for Koh Chang. It is the rainiest place in all of Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick
    wang nam keow at the top of the range
    We've got a house at the bottom of the range nice quiet spot.

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