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    my Vientiane to ko chang roadtrip pics

    as it was school holidays we decided to go on a roadtrip from vientiane to ko chang and ko Kood (kut) stopping of at a few places along the way. first day we left vientiane at about 4 in the afternoon and after a quick stop in udon thani to throw some KFC into the kids we decided to continue on to khon kean reaching there about 8 To throw some beer into Me








    The next day we were up early and headed for chantaburi , The weather ws absolutely shit and at one point i had to pull over as i couldnt see out the windows, You daft coont i said to myself. How did you get talked into this
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    Chantaburis ok for a night and there are some very laidback (deserted actually) beaches that the Thais go to on the weekends, Theres also quite a nice waterfall nearby

    we stayed at this place in chantaburi, it was very nice




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    Heres a church in chantaburi for the god botherers




    Chantaburi gem mining museum


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    Next day we were of to checkout laem sing and chaolay beach but first a quick stop at the waterfall where i delighted the somchais at the national park by having to pay triple to get in . Bastards





    The good thing about this place is if ones a bit tubby and prone to sloth you can hire a golfbuggy and get driven to it. No argument from me

    Its also chock full of tame fish


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    JeZUZ, BLD........what size are your feet ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker
    as it was school holidays i was coerced to go on a roadtrip from vientiane to ko chang
    FTFY.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Nice one BLD. Done similar trip here but without getting the feet wet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    JeZUZ, BLD........what size are your feet ??
    big enough to not be able to buy shoes anywhere in asia. and struggle in the antipodes to.bummer

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    Nice mate, cheers.

    REminds me, I've got pics somewhere of me skinny dipping in a waterfall on Koh Chang somewhere.

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    Heres a couple of beaches near chantaburi. Nothing flash but it gets the job done in the local style.
    This is laem sing beach on the way to chao lay


    There was no koont there on a weekday and the vendors were all over my ass, they do a bloody good seafood papaya salad though


    The kids got busy with there sand casle making while i took a little snooze

    Not the best beach ive ever been to but quite relaxing


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    i had booked a bungaloh on agoda on what i thought was the main beach (chaolay) but turned out to be about 10 klicks from here on a really shitty stretch of coastline. that will teach me to do the homework eh.

    whers da bloody water ya fookers?





    Anyway the bungalow turned out to be pretty comfy and the resort had a decent pool so kids were happy enough and i found the outlet for cold Leo beer. sorted

    oh yeah i might add it was full on durian season and if the smell of durian offends you your in the wrong part of Thailand . love the fuckers personally



    Anyway it wasnt all doom and gloom . another 20 or so kms down the road found us at a well pleasant spot called Kung Wiman beach. back in a minute gotta nip downstairs to grab a beer
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    Nice mate, cheers.

    Will have to take the nipper down along that way.

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    heading towards kung wiman we were treated to views of the fishing fleet near a bridge on a picturesque inlet


    crossing the bridge brings you to rural road CB 6001 and hugs the coast.





    kung wiman while being the most undeveloped beach we saw turned out to be the nicest and i was pissed of we didnt stay a night there by accident



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    Anyway after that it was of to check out ko kut for 2 nights.

    waiting for the ferry and still bloody raining. you can park the car near the pier for a small fee



    The ferrrys at the end of that pier but they take you out there by songthaew.


    Theres a couple of different ferry options but we went with boonsiri ferry



    Takes about an hour and a half and your songthaew to your bungalow there and backs included

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    More about that nice little island later

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    Missus looks happy shopping for rubber gloves mate.

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    Quite nice, BLD.

    Picture and travel threads - one of the backbones of TD.

    Cheers, mate.

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    Just saw this thread now. Thnx for the pix, BLD. Always lovely to see your family & travels.

    On a side note: your Mrs looks like she lost weight - if she's on a diet program, then it's working. My compliments. (btw, if you found that offensive, then my apologies & no need to tell the Mrs) However, in my experience, my girlfriends usually like it when somebody notices that they've lost weight.

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    Well done, BLD...Looks like a fun trip with the family...^ Heh, Katie...I like your "disclaimer"...

    Looks like it was beerleodrinker for awhile, there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Just saw this thread now. Thnx for the pix, BLD. Always lovely to see your family & travels.

    On a side note: your Mrs looks like she lost weight - if she's on a diet program, then it's working. My compliments. (btw, if you found that offensive, then my apologies & no need to tell the Mrs) However, in my experience, my girlfriends usually like it when somebody notices that they've lost weight.
    555 yes she has lost a lot of weight. She has the fitness bug real bad. Goes jogging in the morning. Rides her bike about 40kms a day . Swims for an hour or 2 . She has being doing this for about 6 months. I will tell her you said that. She will be chuffed. On the other side of the coin there's a bit of pressure on my good self to get of my ass and do some exercise. Which I have been doing

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    Nice trip BLD. A good way to keep the kids busy for the hols and sneaky a couple of cheeky ones in on the way.

    How's work going?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post




    Love that photo.
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    Some say that ko kood may well be Thailands best kept secret. For me it was a little underdeveloped. but i was also there in the rainy season so that detracted a bit from the experience, Theres no denying there are some great beaches though



    we stayed at the very quiet Au prau resort which shares a beach with only 2 other resorts



    The resort is set in very nicely maintained grounds and the cabin we had was basic but comfortable






    The kayaks belong to the resort and are complimentary for guests


    Mrs Fitness thought she would have a crack


    while i went for a Massage



    The first day there we just hung out at the resort and ate and drank there, Next day we got some scooters to go check out the island

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    All sorts of accomadation budgets were available


    Not sure whats so boutique about this one


    Despite the rocks still quite a nice beach





    This place was called cham house or cham beach, looked great but was totally deserted





    Unlike other islands in Thailand this one doesnt have a lot of restaurants or the usual minimarts, Tattooists etc . Looks like people just eat sleep and drink at the resort they stay or go to another resort for dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crocman View Post
    Nice trip BLD. A good way to keep the kids busy for the hols and sneaky a couple of cheeky ones in on the way.

    How's work going?
    Not busy mate, taking advantage of it to poke around

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