Tuesday, March 31, 2009

One night in Bangkok

The sky bar at the top of the State Tower is the perfect place to drink your white russians.

Spectacular view on the river included...

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Always is short Jackje sick

Does it ring a bell?


We went out for a picnic in Lumpini park with the Bangkok couchsurfing community. There were over 45 participants. Everybody brought some food and drinks. At 6pm everybody had to stand up for the Anthem, the whole park came to a stop. I can't imagine that happening when the play the Braba├žonne...

Great way to spend the afternoon...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Travel day tomorrow

Ferry + bus = Bangkok

Update photos:

This sticker gets you on the boat and bus

High speed catamaran ferry


The Black Pearl

Photo taken on last diving day, 10 minutes before a tropical storm...coming back from Shark Island, Koh Tao.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The circle of life

At a depth of 18 meters this little ring is the difference between life or death...

Answer to caption competition

Thanks for the entries guys!! LOL!

But as always reality is better than fiction...:-)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Pretty in pink

Guess what boat is for the gay divers...

Caption competion

Ok, give it your best shot in the comments...what would be your caption to the sign I spotted on the ferry?

Mine would go like: "there's only 1 sheet of toilet paper left and it's attached to the big red cross on the wall".

What's yours?

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Free concert on the ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Tao by Neill and Chris, 2 guys from Newcastle who became redundant and decided to travel (sounds familiar...). Fun guys to hang out with!

Check out there website....

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Green green grass...is gone

Reggae golf tournament, seems fun! But there are no greens...they smoked all the grass!

Decided to go for a practice on the driving range anyhow...aimed for the 4th coconut tree from the right.

Fish smoking weed

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

Yoga dude

He looks a bit like the brown version of the blue guy from Watchmen...
This is my suggestion for a nice day on a Thai island...

You go for a morning swim to work out an appetite

Then have a good and healthy breakfast

Take the old scooter for a spin around the island

Remember it's very hot out there so cooling down is important!
Stop anywhere where the beach looks like this and just dive in.

Say hello to the elephants passing by once in a while

If you happen to pass a waterfall...dive in again!

When all the cruising and swimming made you thirsty, have a couple of Singha's at a bar on the beach.

Dream away on how your statue would look like

Drive home along the coastline at sunset

When you're home, put on some jazz and gently rock the hammock. Sip your last Singha.


video of The Rock Bar

Monday, March 09, 2009


Senior citizen, pregnant women, children and.........men who wear asymmetric yellow dresses?

One bridge too far

On my way to the office of Nancy Chandler to pick up one of her beautifully illustrated maps I stumbled upon the Thai-Belgian Bridge!!!! Who even knew there was one????


And we can proudly say it's one of the ugliest pieces of architecture in the whole of Bangkok...

Dim sum heaven