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Bridge over the river Kwai

Bridge over the river KwaiThailand destinationsOver 10 years ago when I first came to Thailand the typical tourist,one journey I went on was to the Bridge over the river Kwai being a bit of a war buff I had read the book and decided to see for myself of course part of the original bridge was gone replaced by a new one although parts of the old bridge still remain and did not take a lot of work to let the mind wander back in time to imagine what it might have been like or what the original bridge…

Thailand horse racing

Thailand horse racing.Another opportunity for entertainment and relief from the typical tourist destinations are the Thai horse racing venues a bit of fun and a dabble on the favorites this is available to Thais also and along with the lotto is one of the few opportunities to have a gamble.More for the high society types as to become a member of the racing clubs is more about who you know than the money itself unlike in the west where the horse racing is as easy as a trip to the T.A.B a couple d…

Martial arts in Asia

Muay ThaiMuay Thai is the Traditional martial art for Thailand a well known professional sport and a favorite for tourist to see in action at the lumpini stadium.Many westerners travel to Thailand to learn this martial art or to expand their knowledge of the sport.There is a Thai boxing gym not far from my hotel and the majority of students there are farang.Muay Thai is a tough sport a blend of Karate style kicks and strikes with elbow,knees and boxing style punches.If you watch K1 on TV a lot o…

The Festivals

The FestivalsThe Philippines is a dominantly Catholic country. The whole year round is full of celebration in various parts of the country in honor of patron saints, thanksgiving for a good harvest, or a foundation day of a certain place.The Filipinos will find any reason, that has a relevance to their place, to have a festival! But this is one tradition that you should not miss when traveling to the Philippines.The townspeople and city folks alike, really look forward to their festivals or fies…

Koh Samet

Koh SametHoneymoon IslandTropical Islands and Asian girls what more could you want.Koh Samet is a small beautiful Island a little over 200km from Bangkok,it is part of the national park and has a 200 baht entry fee.This sun drenched and low traffic Island is the perfect getaway for Asian dating couples or honeymooners and unlike the Koh Samui and Phuket,here you can get peace,quiet and Romantic privacy.Long white beaches and clear blue water with Umbrella and deck chair for hire,enjoy the beach…