Tag Archives: Thailand

Thailand Part 4 – Diving the Similan Islands

10 Mar

Turtle

Having learnt to scuba dive just over a year ago in preparation for our honeymoon to Mozambique, and braving enough cold water dives in Cape Town to get through the Open Water and Advanced PADI courses, I have decided that tropical water is what diving must have been invented for in the first place. After […]

Thailand Part 3 – Phuket in a day

7 Mar

Patong Beach

After the relative tranquillity our Phi Phi jaunt, H and I were quite looking forward to finding out if Phuket is really as good /really as bad as people say it is.  Perhaps my first misconception was that Phuket is a small place, it’s not, it’s a whole big island, and Phuket Town itself is […]

Thailand Part 2 – Phi Phi Paradise

3 Mar

Maya Beach 2

After our busy Bangkok trip it only took one hair-raising 4am taxi ride, a domestic flight, a bus shuttle, a dodgy bakkie ride, a 2 hour ferry trip and a short longtail boat taxi, and we arrived in Paradise, I mean Long Beach on Koh Phi Phi Don.  Long Beach is around the corner from […]

Thailand Part 1 – Busy Bangkok

28 Feb

The Reclining Buddha - feet

Many many months ago, at braai with friends, a casual conversation about scuba diving planted the seed for our long awaited and much anticipated holiday in Thailand this February.  Centred around six of us meeting up on a four day liveaboard dive boat (more about that later!), the rest of the holiday quickly stretched to […]