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How would you miss a backpacking trip even with a booked airline ticket and a passport on hand?

There are times when you think that you’ve prepared well for something. But then just overlooking a small detail can turn your planned trip into an annoying, frustrating, emotional, cursing, embarrassing, and we-will-look-back-and-laugh event of your travels.  1,008 more words

Backpacking

What Wat? Wat Bpaak Naam, Hat Yai, Southern Thailand

An occasional look at Wats and other places of worship within the region.

 Its official name is Wat Mongkol Taypaaraam, but the locals call it Wat Bpaak Naam. 135 more words

Thailand

Ride, cowboy style

welcome on tour.

today’s tour destination is Samila beach, songkhla, Thailand.

Today’s guide is me, ffnc, and veelee the lovely 3 year pony.

right, gear on for the ride! 427 more words

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Custom(ary) tipping

“Satu rm satu rm” the officer said urgently.

I passed over a blue note. He chopped my passport and let me pass.

This is the malaysian, thailand border, where corruption is a legitimate way of life and hawkers can set up their food stall right beside the custom checkpoint. 110 more words

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Food of hat yai

I apologize for the lack of planning in my writings. I am sooo tired of blogging on the run/drive already. so I’ll let the picture do the talking here.  491 more words

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Money exchange

One issue I always have while traveling  is that the money changer always gives hediously big notes and hawker fares will never have change.

My normal practice is to buy a drink first thing when I touch down at an airport. 71 more words

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