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Where are we right now and Anecdotes!!

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Where We Are Right Now?

Currently in Ko Lanta, Thailand. Been here for a couple of days and looking to spend around a week here. Its a fantastic laid back vibe with some really good day trip opportunities and so can serve as a good base for a while.

Sorry we have got a few blog entries to publish, but its been a bit crazy of late. We hope to get these entries out in the next day or two.

Currently pending:
Siagon / HCMC - Vietnam
Gulf Islands - Thailand
Krabi - Thailand

POA (plan of action) moving forward is to chill out a bit on Ko Lanta and use it as a base to explore the region. We will thereafter look to head south towards the Malaysia border and potentially onto Kuala Lumpur, which is a major travel hub for onward connections. We are still busy looking into that side of things and are taking things a little slowly and are information gathering on our options.

Ko Lanta has got some great beaches and we have found a simple but incredibly good value for money place towards the south of the island.

Anecdotes

  • Blomming - the holding of a voluntary position, preferably horizontal and outdoors, of motionless action to preserve energy and maximise contemplation and reflection, which can at times progress to an advanced state of deep sleep, but then you are dossing and not blomming anymore.
  • Munchkinite jarite - a penis shaped Vietnamese salami made of meat of unknown origin and type usually sold by an old wrinkley dude on a overloaded scooter with Polystyrene containers and a load hailer attached bellowing chanting and mesmerising tones. This normally is enough to attract hoards of locals who find this item an absolute delicacy.
  • Ripping it to another level - locals taking insane and completely unwarranted advantage of tourists, normally at the most inopportune time - when tourists are tired, exhausted and weirry after long travels.
  • Travel wobbly - an inopportune and unforeseen state of disorientation and travel dismay, normally brought about by amongst other things, thirst, hunger, an over endulgence of local culture or an overwhelming choice of opportunities or at times lack of options within an environ of locals playing ripping it to another level. Remedies to a travel wobbly include, for Cath: a snack of sticky mango rice, followed by a massage and a nap. For Greg, cold cold beer, possible some kind of western food and a bit of a blom somewhere preferably near water or in long grass in the shade.
  • Travel gremlin - an advanced extreme state of travel wobbliness lasting more than a couple of hours. Remedied by prolonged treatment as detailed in a travel wobbly. Further to this a more applied glam-packing setting is required with the potential scheduling of a strat meeting to tack course or change focus and or direction.
  • Stat Meeting - Strategy Meeting to table ideas, focus attention and get a game plan on.
  • Glam-Packing - an "upgladed" version of back packing, maximising utility and value added comfort and an improvement in setting, normally accommodation. Glam-Packing is a major remedy to any onset of a travel gremlin or advanced stages of the Travel Wobblies.

Posted by Waldos on Tour 06:48 Archived in Thailand

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