Archive for March, 2012

Mar 30 2012

Bangkok to Singapore by bicycle: A quarter of the way done

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Continued from part one… The third day was when this trip from Bangkok to Singapore by bike became awesome. Aching and moaning, we set off south (after a pre-departure flat tire) and immediately (thanks to the magic of Google maps and mobile internet) got off the main highway and onto some secondary roads. Karst mountains … read the full post

Mar 26 2012

Which is better, Thailand’s Phang Nga Bay or Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay?

Published by under Phang Nga

If limestone karst-filled bays were boxers, north Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay would be the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. As Vietnam’s top travel destination and a UNESCO world heritage site, Ha Long has a reputation that precedes itself. Southwest Thailand’s Phang Nga Bay, on the other hand, would be a popular but far lesser … read the full post

Mar 25 2012

Bangkok to Singapore by bicycle: The first 222 kilometres

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And we’re off! Gaby and I took this first of many, many pedal strokes on Monday morning, bright and early. Ok, actually, not as bright and early as we should have, but we did make it out of the house by 8:30 and felt like that was a win. We cycled south across the bridge … read the full post

Mar 19 2012

Cycling from Bangkok to Singapore

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Big moves require big plans, or at least that’s the way we roll here at Travelfish.org. When one of our writers found out that he and his partner were being transferred away from Bangkok, it called for a last hurrah — some sort of ridiculous gesture that included both intense (and preferably bizarre) exertion, as … read the full post

Mar 15 2012

North Thai haze update, March 15, 2012

Published by under Haze in northern Thailand

The haze enveloping much of northern Thailand has largely dissipated with some Wednesday night storms clearing the air. Light showers in the Chiang Mai region on the night of the 11th to 12th was a good start to getting rid of the haze but quite fierce storms with high winds and heavier rain on the … read the full post

Mar 08 2012

Haze in North Thailand update: March 8, 2012

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Having been further out and about today we have to state with all honesty that the haze situation is worse than we thought and worse than we may have made it appear in our recent post — and we’re certainly not going to be going out and about anymore in the near future unless we … read the full post

Mar 07 2012

Haze in North Thailand: who, what, why, where and how?

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Haze, smog, smoke, dust: at this time of year — every year — the local and international media becomes full of concerned articles on northern Thailand’s air quality, and the government pretends to be concerned and claims to be doing something about it. We’re not certain — and indeed doubt — if this year’s statistics … read the full post