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I am in Koh Phangan now, it rains. Where to spend next 2 months?

Posted by vladix on 2/10/2009 at 02:37

I have plenty of time. But not plenty of money. My initial plan was to move slowly through Malaysia to Indonesia. Did not take wet seasons into consideration...

Is it good idea (weather wise) to go to Laos and Vietnam now? Or somewhere else?

I would not mind coming back to this island afterwards and spend here half-a-year before proceeding with my original plan.

Partying and sightseeing are not really for me. I am looking for tranquillity, nature, seaside (didn't get enough of it yet).

Reread my post and yes, I am getting old :)

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Posted by somtam2000 on 2/10/2009 at 07:34 admin

If you take it slow through Thailand looking at arriving in Laos in mid to late October, Laos is terrific in November -- Vietnam a bit more of a mixed bag.

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Posted by vladix on 3/10/2009 at 23:53

Thanks som

Was preparing to leave on Monday,
had motorbike accident today,
will be spending next week or two
visiting hospital daily to change bandages.

Which sets me into reflecting mood,
**** happens even in paradise...

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Posted by Caripito on 4/10/2009 at 12:40

Laos is terrific in November?
I am arriving in Saigon in the middle of November.
I have decided to go south because of the weather I am learning about.
That is after 10 days on Phu Quoc island unwinding.
Weather wise. Is this a good idea???
Due to weather I am planning to head south to Malaysia and then begin my trip north avoiding typhoons.
I enjoy a good storm and tropical rains but no typhoons and flooding for me. Health reasons. I've seen 'em, they were fun, but no more.
So Laos is terrific in November?
I am in SEA for 6 months. Trying to get off on the correct(left) foot.
I still have time to decide while I hear from you guys who are there now.

Seattle is getting cool and wet, Emery

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Posted by Caripito on 4/10/2009 at 12:48

Vladix, I hope you heal up fast get back on your journey again. What don't kill you gives you character.
Good health and good times to you.
Don't reflect too much.
Look around and see how lucky you are and enjoy it.


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Posted by krabifarmstay on 4/10/2009 at 15:52

Come stay with me in Sai Khao 60km South of Krabi.
I'm building a Farmstay and need some people with muscles.

At the moment we are asking for donations of building materials in return for accomodation and meals each day.

For example if you donate 15 bags of cement 2,750baht we give you 7 nights accomodation and three meals each day.

There's lots of things to do for free. You can go fishing in the local canal and catch fish for dinner. You can help grow veges in the gardens which we'll eat for dinner. You can even tag along with some of the locals to see rubber tapping, palm plantations, take a cruise on the camp motorbike to some of the surrounding tourist spots, or hang out on the farm wasting your days away.

Life is easy here and were all really friendly. We just need volunteers to help build the camp and farmstay up.

Let me know if you are interested.

Ph: 0878870769

It's rainy season here at the moment but it ain't rained for a few days.

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Posted by vladix on 4/10/2009 at 17:22

Thanks Caripito

I have already found myself today walking
(well, limping, actually :) with a smile on my face.

"I enjoy a good storm and tropical rains..."

This made me think: why am I running away from it?

Decided to stay put here till I am bored (6 months?),
and then proceed with my original plan.

If you end up visiting this island - drop me a line,
I'll give you a short intro. And a cup of tea :)

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Posted by newarrior on 4/10/2009 at 21:35

Jerry--do you have email address brother ? Would love to visit/assist !


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