Chilling in Cha Am

After a great couple of days exploring Phetchaburi city we made the hour bus trip to Cha Am.

The old town of Phetchaburi
Taking in the sights
Coffee time to recharge

We have been in Cha Am for almost a week and loving the slow pace of life in this coastal town approx 200km south of Bangkok.

Week day rush hour on the main beach street
View from coffee shop after a shower of rain.
Great digs down this little street just off from the beach
Pool to ourselves most of the time
Still amazes us after all the years of coming to Asia how the sparkies operate
Another day at the office
More street sellers

Oh and the food. How we have missed the food stalls in Thailand.

Quick takeaway coffee
More food
Ice cream……
Bit more action in the weekends with Thai holidaymakers visiting this delightful town.
Morning Cha Am

We will be here until Thursday chilling out before making our way to Hua Hin.

Bangkok – great to be back

From the moment we stepped off the plane in Bangkok we were given the warmest welcome including the friendliest greeting from the immigration staff. Certainly great to be back in the “land of smiles”.

4 nights exploring Lat Krabang in Bangkok. Interesting masks are no longer mandatory but everyone wears them all the time. They will even put a mask on when on when riding a scooter but not a helmet………safety priorities……??!

First coffee in Bangkok
Noodle soup
We love noodle soup
Brekkie on the river
Great hotel on the river

Life on the river canals.

View from hotel room


Been 3 years since we with with our friend Leo

After a great few days in Bangkok we hit the road yesterday. Getting used to being backpackers again not cycle tourists is strange especially yesterday catching a Songtheow to the train station, 2 trains, a taxi, and a bus to Phetchaburi where we arrived yesterday……… Not without drama though.

Songtheow to the train station
Ready for the bus ride

3/4 into the journey a terrible noise from under the bus right under where I was sitting. Driver pulled over and the exhaust had half fallen off.

Driver inspecting the exhaust

One kick of the exhaust to break it off and we are back on the road with the new passenger. No one seemed the slightest but concerned. Got to love travel in Thailand.

Exhaust now riding in the aisle

Here in Phetchaburi for two nights before onto the costal town of Cha Am tomorrow. The Thai public holidays and long weekend will then be over so things will be quieter when we arrive.

Fun times with fab friends in Brisbane

How good to be back travelling again and catching up with great friends we haven’t seen in over 3 years.

On the train from Brisie to Redcliffe
Loved catching up with Reg and Di. How time flys since we met you guys in 1998 when the boys worked together.
Redcliffe chilling out
Two great weekends of rugby watching with Rhys and Paul, and catching up on the good old Gold Coast days late 90s early 2000s.
The lads a few beers in, just like the GC rugby days and our days flatting with Paul.
Hanging with Apollo, who would have thought the Nevs would get a soft spot for pets, especially this dog of Susies.
Chilling at Susies.

Thanks so much for having us stay Susie, we loved every minute of it.

Birthday celebrations with Susie and her school mate Kylie. Great times Susie like 25 years ago when we met working at Sanctuary Cove.
Thanks for the cocktails Kylie and your family BBQ, great laughs and we can’t wait to do it all again when we see you soon.
Thanks Paul for the early morning lift to the airport.
Now time for the adventure to begin. Asia here we come……

Huge thanks to Susie and our Aussie friends for the most awesome hospitality, laughs and trips down memory lane.