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Thailand 2011

Panoramic view from Koh Toa, Turtle Island, Thailand

Did you know: Bangkok’s real name is: “Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit”. Yep, pretty long. The longest name of a city in the world in fact. I’ll let you find out what it means yourself…

Glad we went to Chang Mai this time, the south has become very touristy. After trekking in the mountains for a couple of days and living with the locals, you really appreciate how the real Thai people live. Such a beautiful country!

It’s so hard to pick a favorite photograph from the trip! Elephants, beaches, islands, friends, people!!

Koh Tao (Turtle Island)
Koh Nang Yuan
Ko Samui
Mu Koh Ang Thong National Park
Chaweng Beach
Koh phangan
Wat Poh
Chang Mai
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep
Flight of the Gibbon

Bassenthwaite, Lake District, Cumbria

Lake District Panarama, Bassenthwaite, Cumbria

Amber who? Honeyfox?? Whaaaat?!

A great week in a snow capped Cumbria organised by Clover and Esther, thanks guys!

Centre Parcs 2010

A group of the Center Parcs guys.

There is only one Pani Datten!!

Dani organised CP 2010 and somehow I managed to wangle an invite….. what a top load of people!! I was the only one from Brum, but thankfully, they didn’t hold that against me…..

Thank you Dani for organising a top week, the treasure hunt was a top laugh too!

Center Parcs 2010 – Treasure hunt, Dares, Sing along…
Richards Tree Jump
Kristinas Jump – Ouch!
OK, so I was scared…

Fairbourne, Garthfog, Camping


Camping in Garthfog, not a great campsite, but did the job. Walked from the campsite to Fairbourne, then on to Barmouth accross the railway bridge.

Lads Holiday, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal


Sun, sand, beach and all the drugs you can think of…..?!?! For the last time, I don’t want to meet ‘Charlie’!! Nice place, guaranteed sun and nice beaches. Never known a place with so many dealers though, and we live in Birmingham!

Rodizio De Carne La Bodega is a must visit if you “want more meat”! €12.50 gets you all the grilled meat you can eat. They just ask “you want more meat?” and there it comes!

€1.40 for a litre of SuperBock, that’s almost cheaper than fuel. €2 a pint of Magners (£3.50 in the UK!) to drown the sorrows of England losing….

Fisherman’s beach (in the old town) has a great pier to jump off (see photo’s). Check Tom nearly smashing his head off the concrete! His wiping he’s brow on the way down!!

All in all, a good laugh, top company, non-stop sun and a first class apartment! Can’t say fairer than that.