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Written By: FOXY on November 29, 2009 3 Comments
Friday night in Manila – Let’s ROCK!

Let me digress before I get to the real story of tonight… The taxi drivers here in Manila are totally crazy.  Most are high on speed or fueled by tens of bottles of Red-Bull to keep going on their grueling shifts and as such, the ride is always sure to be an adventure. If you’ve ever [...]

Written By: FOXY on November 26, 2009 4 Comments
Happy Thanksgiving from Manila, Philippines

Yesterday, I took a 3 hour direct flight from Bangkok to Manila on Kuwait Airlines. The flight was smooth and the unusual meal they served was surprisingly good. I ate a chicken breast served on a bed of rice with raisins and some unidentifiable items mixed in. A house salad with a small turd like [...]

Written By: FOXY on November 19, 2009 7 Comments
Fantastic Thai Food & Drinks

I’ve gotten a few requests to see some of the food I’ve been eating so here’s the lowdown.
Today I had lunch at a local Thai restaurant here in Koh Samui, Thailand.
I ordered a fresh banana shake with some added chocolate as well as some steamed rice and a plate of cashew nut chicken with delicious [...]

Written By: FOXY on November 17, 2009 4 Comments
Flying to Koh Samui Island, Thailand

As I boarded the Bangkok Airways flight from Phuket to Koh Samui I felt fear. The experience of boarding a small prop plane felt like going back in time. It’s been a long time for me to fly on such an old aircraft and my initial reaction wasn’t pleasant. Nevertheless, the flight was event free [...]

Written By: FOXY on November 15, 2009 One Comment
3 Days On The Incredible Phi Phi Islands

Let’s set sail for one of the most awe inspiring tropical spots in all of the world, the Phi Phi islands in Thailand.  Upon arrival you’re greeted with breathtaking rock formations that shoot straight up from warm, crystal clear waters that surround beaches with luxuriously soft, bright white sand filling the palm tree lined beaches.  Long [...]

Written By: FOXY on November 11, 2009 One Comment
The Temples and Sights of Phuket, Thailand

Sparkling like an irregularly shaped pearl off Thailand’s far southern peninsula, the island of Phuket has been blessed with jungle-topped mountains, planted on their lower slopes with rubber trees and coconut palms and valleys patterned with lush rice paddies. Its coastline is lined with more than a dozen white sand beaches, each on a self-contained bay formed [...]

Written By: FOXY on November 10, 2009 No Comment

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Written By: FOXY on November 8, 2009 2 Comments
On a bus to Bangkok, then by air to Phuket

I’m on a bus heading to the Bangkok airport right now. Sitting next to me is an Arab or Indian man that smells like he hasn’t taken a shower in 6 days. His hairy arm keeps raising up, releasing toxic armpit fumes when he gets over excited talking with his very old Thai “girlfriend” on [...]

Written By: FOXY on November 2, 2009 3 Comments
Loy Krathong (Full Moon Festival) in Pattaya

Loy Krathong is a big fesitval is Thailand.  In English, it’s translated as the, “Full Moon Festival” and people flock to the beach to celebrate the coming of the full moon.  Activities include, floating small boats that are lined with flowers into the ocean, shooting off fireworks and sending small hot air balloons into the air.  Many Thai [...]

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