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Day 01 / Saturday 29-09-2012:
At 18:30 at Schiphol Airport Amsterdam, met a few companions and we took off with EVA AIR round about 22:00..
Om 18:30 op het vliegveld, kennisgemaakt met een paar reisgenoten en rond 22:00 gingen we de lucht in met EVA AIR..

Day 02 / Sunday 30-09-2012:
Landed at Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok(14:00) and met my companions
(Harry, Tamar, Lenny, Sawitrie, Susanne, William, Shazia, Jacob, John, Els, Rita, Marlies, Fallon, Nelleke, Marjo, Emmy, Ria, Gretha, Ger, Hans)
and our Guides Thomas (Belgium) en James(thai), we arrived at 16:00 at hotel Golden Tulip (much to far from the centre:( )
I have seen the swimming pool, the restaurant and i asked the cab driver to bring me
to Pat Pong but this was boring at sunday evening so I was back at the hotel round about 23:30..
Om 14:00 geland op Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok en mijn reisgenoten ontmoet
(Harry, Tamar, Lenny, Sawitrie, Susanne, William, Shazia, Jacob, John, Els, Rita, Marlies, Fallon, Nelleke, Marjo, Emmy, Ria, Gretha, Ger, Hans)
en onze gidsen Thomas (Belg) en James(thai) en vandaar met de bus naar de Golden Tulip hotel in Bangkok gebracht,
daar waren we rond 16:00.. we hebben nog even gezwommen en omdat vandaag verder niets op het programma stond
ben ik s'avonds nog even naar Patpong geweest maar dit was niet veel op zondag dus was ik snel weer terug in het hotel..
Links de touringbus met Thomas (gids) en onder de restaurant van de Golden Tulip Hotel.

lekker eten en live muziek met dans..
Day 03 / Monday 01-10-2012:
Today we visited the flower market, Wat Phra Keo temple, the grand palace, boat trip true the klongs in a Chao Phraya/longtail boat,
Wat Arun and in the evening a diner in the Sky Tower/Baiyoke tower at the 78th floor(300mtr)

Day 04 / Tuesday 02-10-2012:
A bicycle tour true the small streets of Bangkok, a visit to a chinese Temple, China Town, Wat Po Temple (Sleeping Buddha),
Khao San Road, Siam Center and we have been in the Sky Train

Day 05 / Wensday 03-10-2012:
Today we checked out in Bangkok and went by local train from Wong Wiang Yai to the fisherman's port of Mahachai with the fish market
and from there further by bus to Kanchanaburi and by Long tail boat to the bridge on the river Kwai and we have seen the War Cemetry..
in the afternoon we checked in at Hotel Mida Resort in Kanchanaburi in the middle of nowhere..

Day 06 / Thursday 04-10-2012:
Today we checked out again and went by bus to ayuthaya (old thai capital city) with the wat phra sri samphet temple with the ruin complex.
we will end or day in Phitsanulok at the river Nan with the living boats and floating restaurants (Ruean Phae Royal Park hotel)
Ricksha tour in the evening

Day 07 / Friday 05-10-2012:
Checked out, to the old city of Sukothai with the Historical Park (many Buddha Statues), lunch in a local restaurant,
through a beautiful mountainous route to Chiang Rai where we arrive in the late afternoon (hotel Rimkok Resort)

Day 08 / Saturday 06-10-2012:
Mae Salong Hills, the primitive Akha hill tribes and in the afternoon to the Golden Triangle, we did take a look over the birmese border
(i tried Birmese and thai thea(cha jin thea) in Birma, it looks like capuchino and it tasted very good )
and by boat over the mekong river to the Laos border, we have been for an hour in Laos..
when we got off the boat there were some children from laos, I grabbed a bag of sweets, i wanted to give a candy
but they immediately pulled the bag out of my hands .. glad they were :-D.. In the evening to the Night Market in Chiang Rai

Day 09 / Sunday 07-10-2012:
Checked out, we did see a big thai juweler(misses thailand in the front), lunch at a rubber plantage and on the beautiful Doi Sakhet Highway to Chiang Mai.
In the afternoon a visit to a parasol factory and the silk industry.. (the Empress hotel Chiang Mai)

Day 10 / Monday 08-10-2012:
Elephant ride, Smooth ride, a visit to the Long Neck Tribes, Orchids nursery and in the afternoon to the Doi Suthep-temple,
(300 steps flanked by snakes with dragon heads and above a beautiful view of Chiangmai and the green valley), visited Tiger Kingdom

Day 11 / Tuesday 09-10-2012:
Today a bicycle tour outside Chiangmai, we have seen many rice fields, a Chinese temple, a primary school, a coffin factory
and many beautiful flowers and plants (papaya, banana trees).. and then we checked out at 13:00, then a quick swim in the hotel
and at 15:45 we took the bus to the station in Chiangmai, We sat at 16:15 in the night train and an hour later departed to Bangkok..,
a relaxing drink (whiskey/cola) with Tamar, Sawitrie, Harry and Lenny, I slept approximately at 23:00..
Vandaag nog een mooie fietstocht gehad buiten Chiangmai waar we veel rijstvelden, een chinese tempel, een basissschool, een kistenmakerij en veel mooie bloemen en planten(papaya, bananen bomen) hebben gezien en daarna om 13:00 uitgecheckt, daarna nog even gezwommen in het hotel en om 15:45 zijn we met de bus weg gegaan naar het station van chiangmai, we zaten om 16:15 in de slaap trein en een uur later vertrokken richting Bangkok nog gezellig wat whisky cola gedronken met tamar, sawitrie, harry en lenny, rond een uur of 23:00 sliep ik..

Day 12 / Wensday 10-10-2012:
today arrival in Bangkok and from Bangkok by bus to Grand Pacific Sovereign Hotel in Cha-Am
om 05:30 wakker omdat ik naar de wc moest en daarna heb ik ook niet meer geslapen.. 07:15 reden we bangkok binnen en vandaar zijn
we met onze bus naar een hotel gebracht waar we nog konden ontbijten.. 09:15 gingen we weer rijden, onderweg nog even pauze gehad
en rond 12:00 waren we in hotel Grand pacific Sovereign in Cha-am.. vandaag heerlijk gezwommen en s'avonds nog even een klein stukje
langs het strand gelopen en bij een thaise karaoke bar nog even gedanst, we waren een echte bezienswaardigheid..

Day 13 / Thursday 11-10-2012:
today a relaxing day and in the evening to the Hua Hin night market..

Day 14 / Friday 12-10-2012:
to the Maeklong train market and Damnoen Saduak floating market
and we did see the Tham Khao Luang Cave with monkeys at the entrance near by Petchaburi..
lunch by the petchaburi river..

Day 15 / Saturday 13-10-2012:

Day 16 / Sunday 14-10-2012:

Day 17 / Monday 15-10-2012:

Day 18 / Tuesday 16-10-2012:
to the Black Mountain Water Park (this was a little disapointing.., very small and only thai people)
and my rental scooter did have a flat tire in Hua Hin, but I had some luck:
it happend near a shop and there was somebody coming out: ahh you have a flat tire,
come here and wait a minut, take a seat, and he did repair my tire.. It cost's 150 bath (3,75euro)

Day 19 / Wensday 17-10-2012:
relax.. thai massage

Day 20 / Thursday 18-10-2012:
a visit to the Nong Kae Buddha statue at the Hua Hin coast and sleeping at the beach..

Day 21 / Friday 19-10-2012:
beach, swimming pool..

Day 22 / Saturday 20-10-2012:
We had to wake up at 05:00 (00:00 dutch time), checked out at 06:30
and went by bus to the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok (09:00 at the airport),
12:30 from the ground and round about 19:30 at Schiphol Amsterdam.. 2hours by train and 22:30 back home..

it was a very long day because I had a short night, didnt't sleep in the plane
and because it was 5 hours later in thailand then in Holland..
I did have a jetlag for 5 days(waking up very early in the morning and tired in the evening)