Monthly Archives: May 2019

Chiang Mai – City of Misty Mountains, Colorful Hill Tribes and a Bazillion Temples

Chiang Mai was a welcome change of pace from the over sexed frenetic pace of Patong Beach.  There were still plenty of offers for massages and Boom Boom on Pub Streets off the Night Bazaar but they were much less … Continue reading

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Patong Nightlife – Let’s just say it’s a little different!

In a nutshell, the nights in Patong or any city in Thailand is not for the faint of heart. This is without question the most overtly sexual place on earth. You can not take ten steps outside your hotel without … Continue reading

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Phuket Island, Thailand – Land of Smiles and Any Thing Goes Attitudes

Next up after my Singapore Sling was five days on Phuket Island. I chose to stay in Patong Beach just one short block from both the beach and the famous party hot spot Bangala Road. Phuket offers the international traveler … Continue reading

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On to Malaysia and Singapore

It is just a short flight from Java to Kuala Lumpur and an even shorter hop on to Singapore.  Again, I lucked into a situation.  The hotel I had blindly selected thru Hotels.com turned out to be directly across the … Continue reading

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Java in One Short Stop – Yogyakarta (pronounced Jukja)

I only scheduled the one stop on Java and wished I had spent more time visiting some of the other sites on the island. But the good news, it gives me an excuse to come back! My purpose for visiting … Continue reading

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A Bulu’s Tour Through the Temples, Palaces, Street Markets and Cultural Dance Performance of Bali

As I mentioned in my previous blog, Bali is predominately Hindu and there is a temple of some sort on nearly every street. But I visited only the four most famous and beautiful. Uluwatu Temple sitting far above the sea … Continue reading

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The Bulu Arrives in Bali

And the first thing you should know is Bulu is what Javanese call White People – the literal translation is albino. It took a few days for me to understand why everyone kept saying bulu as I passed but my … Continue reading

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Coober Pedy – Last Stop in Australia and Could be on Another Planet

My final-destination in Australia was the Opal mining town of Coober Pedy. This small hamlet of only about 1,600 hard scrabble folks might as well be on Mars (Mars the Red Planet was filmed here). Surrounded my hundreds of kilometers … Continue reading

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Melbourne to Adelaide along the Great Ocean Road

The third leg of my Australian Walk About took me from the Docklands of Melbourne thru the central city sites of Parliament House, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Flinders Street Rail Station, the Old Customs House, Immigration Museum, Federation Square, Cook’s Cottage, … Continue reading

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