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Around Bangbao Fishing Village – October 2014

October 28, 2014 – 10:46 AM |
Bangbao Fishing Village

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There haven’t been as many changes in Bangbao fishing village this year as compared to last , when the walkway between the houses was covered to make it resemble a narrow indoor market.  The main area that has been developed is the land on the peninsula that …

White Sand Beach Photos – October 2014

October 26, 2014 – 11:31 AM | 3 Comments
White Sand Beach photo

I took a walk around White Sand beach yesterday to take a few photos and see what’s changed since last high season.  Good news is that the beach is much tidier – the army have had a crackdown on deckchairs and sun-loungers, so you won’t see as many out on …

Koh Chang From Above : Klong Prao Resort & Chai Chet Resort

October 17, 2014 – 8:39 PM |

A new series beginning today of aerial photos taken from my ‘Koh Chang Drone’ .  I’m still learning to fly and control it properly at the moment, so these are just some initial photos from , I think, my ninth and tenth ever flights, which were earlier today.  I’ll also start …

Google Earth – Koh Chang Then & Now

August 29, 2014 – 5:13 PM |

Google Earth gives you the ability to not only see the current satellite photos of pretty much any location worldwide but also those from the past.  Although they don;t go too far back, 2000 is pretty much the earliest.  But for tourist areas, which have a habit of developing quickly, …

Walking to the other Waterfall

August 26, 2014 – 12:32 PM |

If you are staying in the Klong Prao area then it’s a not too difficult to walk to Klong Plu waterfall, which is the largest on the island and where you have to pay 200 Baht National Park entrance fee to get in.  However, there’s no reason not to walk …

Who’s Pool is This? A Secret Waterfall in Klong Son

August 19, 2014 – 11:41 AM |

It’s always fun to head out on the scooter and along dirt tracks to see where they lead.  Often there’s nothing of interest at the end and a couple of kilometers on a gradually narrowing, potholed dirt track ends at the house of a bemused rubber farmer or fisherman who …

( Sadly, Not a ) Typical Rainy Season Day

August 15, 2014 – 9:54 AM |

At this time of year you can expect the average day, weatherwise, to consist of some heavy overnight rain; the occasional daytime shower; a grey morning but brighter & driver afternoon; a little sunshine and fairly rough sea.  But, if you have good luck then you can also experience near …

A Typical Low / Rainy / Green Season Day

July 26, 2014 – 6:31 PM |

Low, rainy or green.  Take your pick on how to describe this time of year on Koh Chang.  The island is quieter than usual One of the most common questions I get asked is “What will the weather be like  in < insert month between May and October > ?”
Who …

Join the Volunteers Keeping Koh Chang Clean

June 26, 2014 – 7:36 AM |

For the past few years, Koh Chang has had an annual cleaning day. This involved a lot of pomp and ceremony, free t-shirts all round, pats on the back from the Governor of Trat for the resort owners who lent their staff to the operation, plus a slap up meal at the …

What Wat? Bangbao Temple & Klong Son Temple

June 12, 2014 – 6:55 PM |
buddhist temple koh chang

Located at the opposite ends of the west coast of Koh Chang, Bangbao and Klong Son villages are both fishing communities and both have their own small temple called a ‘wat’.   Neither of these two temples is visited much by tourists.   Mainly because there isn’t anything spectacular to …

Koh Chang . . .Zombie Apolcalypse, Coup or Low Season?

June 7, 2014 – 6:57 PM | One Comment

Having been hunkered down in my bunker awaiting the all clear after the coup, I emerged to find that Koh Chang was deserted.  Was this a result of people being frightened off by the coup? Had there been a zombie apocalypse I hadn’t heard about? Or was it simply low season?
These photos …

Chantaburi Fruit Fair

June 2, 2014 – 8:20 PM |

We weren’t planning a trip to Chantaburi this morning.  At least I wasn’t.  But there was a restaurant that my significant other wanted to try for a long time and as I wasn’t so busy we headed off.  Chantaburi is only an hour’s drive from the mainland ferry pier and is …