A 168-day adventure by Juliet
  • Day168

    Bangkok old town and street art

    February 24, 2020 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 35 °C

    Seeking something different for my last day in Bangkok I took a motorbike taxi to Talat Noi to hunt out some street art. Talat Noi was a special little area in Bangkok. It still had old fashioned wooden fronted houses, tiny passage ways, street art, garages with massive piles of spare parts, lots of food stalls and I had my best handmade Thai tea here. Seeing a different side to Bangkok was a perfect end to my trip.Read more

  • Day166

    Phuket old town

    February 22, 2020 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    I took the local blue bus (songthaew) into Phuket old town which is about 45mins from the beach resort I was staying at with a plan to see the famous colourful buildings. The center of town was much pretty than I expected given the very modern outskirts but they have preserved 3 or 4 streets for tourism. The area had painted houses and shops, cute craft shops, lots of street art, colonial buildings and a large temple. I enjoyed a delicious freshly made roti and curry at a traditional but famous hotspot and a shaved ice topped with everything. I spent my final evening down on the beach before going to the night market for a fresh fish dinner.Read more

  • Day165

    Racha Yai & Coral Island

    February 21, 2020 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Today I went on a snorkelling tour, which was more of a beach tour but I still had a good time. After lots of waiting around at the office for our departure and a quick breakfast of instant coffee, sweet toast and marmalade we finally walked down to our boat. It was a wet ride to our snoreklling spot off the beach at Racha Yai. We had an early lunch on the island, after which I walked over to the deserted and beautiful bay on the other side. There weren’t many fish to see at Coral Island but there were a lot of sea urchins! Plenty of beautiful sights to see on the tour but not that many fish.Read more

  • Day164

    Kata Village, Phuket

    February 20, 2020 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    I spent yesterday and today doing very little. Sitting by the pool, walking to the different beaches, (Kata and Kata Noi) swimming in the sea, exploring the shops and market by the beach and basically relaxing. The beaches are packed; the busiest places I've been for ages. Kata is essential just a huge number of hotels and restaurants. For a bit of entertainment I went to Simon's Cabaret in the next town which is a fun drag show with amazing costumes.Read more

  • Day162

    Ratchapraba to Phuket (59km)

    February 18, 2020 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    It’s the last day of cycling! We board the long-tail boat back to the mainland and continue our cycle south to a small village for lunch. After lunch we all congratulate ourselves on completing the tour in one piece. We store the bikes away before hopping in the minibus to finish the journey to Nai Yang Beach. I check-in to my hostel when I have a room to myself and enjoy hunting out some delicious local food for dinner.Read more

  • Day161

    Surat Thani to Cheow Lake Koh Sok (82km)

    February 17, 2020 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    We cycle to the Ratchapraba dam via a temple with a giant sacred tree. Once in the national park we take a long tail boat across the lake to the floating huts we're staying in. The lake is a beautiful colour and we have a leisurely afternoon swimming and kayaking before taking an evening boat tour to watch the sunset. The floating accommodation has a fish farm on the side with some huge ravenous fish.Read more

  • Day160

    Paktako to Surat Thani (169km)

    February 16, 2020 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Today was long! We stopped for breaks but nowhere very exciting, today was about getting as far down south as possible before we start our journey across to the west coast. Surat Thani was the first big city we stayed but we arrived late in the day so there was no time to explore but we had a drive around before and after dinner and it seemed like a busy place.Read more

  • Day159

    Chumphon to Paktako (95km)

    February 15, 2020 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Today we cycled past some lovely fishing villages and sea views, near then end of the journey we stopped at a picturesque bridge over the river. It barely seemed stable for us to walk over but somehow the locals were happy to ride over it. We stayed at an amazing hotel tonight, with three different kinds of banana snacks in the rooms, double balconies and two bathrooms. I took an evening stroll down to the beach and found local families fishing on the beach with long nets, which they pulled up onto the beach and then the kids ran along picking up the fish.Read more