Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Green Monday and Another Birthday

The residents of  our small village met up at Panarama, a spot on top of Cape Aspro, to mark "Green Monday" which is the begining of Lent.

It was great to see the Cypriot and ex pat community mixing together and sharing food, drink and some dancing.




















There were a number of kites flying in the sky as is the tradition and we had a "tug of war" competition this year. 




















On the weekend, Rob celebrated another birthday with a Sunday Lunch at the Hillview restaurant and we were joined by Jan and Alun.


Sunday, February 11, 2018

A Beach walk and a trailer

This weekend we took a walk down at Pissouri bay, it a different place in the Winter with hardly a soul on the beach and warm jackets needed. Sadly we noticed the damage to the walkways that was caused by the Winter storms.













We also managed to finish the video trailer from our recent visit to Thailand/Vietnam.


Friday, February 02, 2018

Leaving Krabi and heading home....Day 25

This morning we said Goodbye to Krabi and took a flight back to Bangkok to Connect with our flight back to Cyprus.

So that's it, the end of out tour in South East Asia, we have seen and done so much, the people we have met have in Vietnam and Thailand have restored our faith in the human spirit with their kindness and happy and positive outlook on life. Thank you all and until next time.....it's over and Out.






Thursday, February 01, 2018

Railay beach and a night at cookery school....Day 24

The first thing this morning we hopped on a long tail boat at Ao Nang beach and set out for the short trip to Railay beach (return ticket cost 200 baht each.)
Railay beach is only accessible by boat as the peninsula is surrounded by high limestone cliffs. 










The beach is beautiful, soft sand that shelves slowly into the warm, crystal clear sea. It's best to get there as early as possible because as the day progresses the beach get busy.

In the evening we visited Ya's Thai cookery school, we learned how to make  4 types of curry paste, 3 types of soup, 2 types of rice, papaya salad and a sweet dish of mango and sticky rice.























A fun night was had by all and our fellow students came from Finland and the USA. At the end of the evening the six of us sat at a table and enjoyed all the food that we cooked.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Ao Nang beach...Day 23

Once again we used this day for rest and relaxation by the pool of the Krabi Resort and the adjoining Ao Nang beach.

At lunch time we walk over to the Ao Nang beach home restaurant, we have eaten four of our meals here and we keep returning because the food is so good.










While we were relaxing by the pool we were discussing the various modes of transport we have used on this trip and below is a list of the ones we could think of.

Ground transport.

Private car  - Taxi.
Private bus - Local bus.
Mini bus  - Open  back van.
Sea ferry /Long tail boat
Siamese wooden junk / Dragon boat.
Various river craft.
Cyclo.

Airline transportation/ Airlines.

Royal Jordanian / Thai airways
Vietnamese Airways /Scoot airways.

Airports used

Larnaca- Cyprus / Amman- Jordan
BBK - Bangkok - Thailand / Hanoi - Vietnam
Danang -Vietnam / Nha Trang  - Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh - Vietnam / Changi - Singapore
Krabi - Thailand.

Aircraft
EMB 175 Jet - Dreamliner - 787.
Boeing 777-200  / Airbus A321

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

A trip to the Phi Phi Islands.....Day 22

We took the short drive to the local pier and boarded the local ferry from Ao Nang to the Phi Phi islands. The journey across the Anderman sea took about one hour fifty minutes.











As soon as we landed we stopped off for brunch before wandering around the local markets in the narrow streets. There are no vehicles allowed on the island, so for the only time on this trip we did not have to look out for hordes of motorcycles.













We then made our way down to the local beach for a cooling swim in the beautiful turquoise sea. After a few hours or exploring the sea front it was soon time to reboard the ferry and return to Ao Nang.

Monday, January 29, 2018

A day of relaxing in Ao Nang, Thailand.....Day 21

We spent most of the morning relaxing by the pool as the temperatures soared into the 30's. Mandy did show the way in the exercise department when she did 40 minutes of water aerobics in the main pool.











When she returned to the poolside we had a famous "Mandy- ism", while sitting by the pool she asked me, "Rob, why do all these Russian men wear Smudgy buglars ? " .......I had to jump in the pool in fits of laughter 😂😂😁😁

In the evening we walked down to The Moon bar to listen to some  live music and then crossed the road to enjoy a lovely Italian meal at "La Luna".