Monthly Archives: May 2008

Thailand 2008 Pt III – Bangkok

We flew to Bangkok in the morning and took a taxi straight to Khao San Road where we checked into about the first place we saw which was fairly run-down but inevitably cheap. Once we’d had some Thai lunch we … Continue reading

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Thailand Filming Locations – The Beach (2000)

This Danny Boyle directed adaptation of the classic Alex Garland novel starts off with Richard (Leonardo DiCaprio) looking at the giant Buddha which you may think is the famous reclining one at the Grand Palace in Bangkok. However, it was made … Continue reading

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Thailand 2008 Pt II – Phuket: Patong

After three nights on the beautiful Phi Ph island it was time to return to Phuket but this time we went to Patong beach which is where all the action is in terms of beach activity and nightlife including the … Continue reading

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Thailand 2008 Pt I – Phuket: Ko Phi Phi

Once I’d met up with Ethan in Bangkok Airport we flew to Phuket late at night and checked into the On On Hotel which played the part of the rundown Khao San Road guesthouse in ‘The Beach‘ (2000) starring Leonardo … Continue reading

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Sick As A Dog (And A Parrot!!)

This not only refers to feeling down following Leicesters relegation to the third tier for the first time ever but also to the general state of my health since I got back from Thailand. In my adult life I have … Continue reading

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Lets Get Quizical II

Three weeks ago it was the second Shibuya Pub Quiz for my school where a handful of students, teachers (all sporting wigs and Japan headbands) and the school manager gathered for an evening of British pub culture………or something like that. … Continue reading

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