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Cha Am September 2016
This month's trip to Cha Am included a day in Bangkok on the way down and a day for work in Rayong on the way back. Amazing Bangkok. "Steel Dolls" near Siam Paragon Cha Am Sunrise Making phtangko at Cha Am beach Good suggestion Many clocks at Aroy Restauran...
This month's trip to Cha Am included a day in Bangkok on the way down and a day for work in Rayong on the way back. Amazing Bangkok. "S...
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Bicycle Ride to Bueng Phutsa
One of my favorite rides is out to Ban Phutsa, a village about 11 kilometers (7 miles) north of where I live. Near the village is Bueng Phutsa a large wetland which is periodically cleared by the government to create reservoirs. Based on not much evidence, ...
One of my favorite rides is out to Ban Phutsa, a village about 11 kilometers (7 miles) north of where I live. Near the village is Bueng Phut...
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Cha Am August 2016
Amazon Coffee - Pak Chong Breakfast on Cha Am beach Spirit house at Cha Am beach Low tide south of Cha Am Under construction Lotus Nimit Bike shop Birdwing butterfly on Plumeria flowers Breakfast truck at Cha Am beach Best seafood: Kruea Pa Maew Thew Talay ...
Amazon Coffee - Pak Chong Breakfast on Cha Am beach Spirit house at Cha Am beach Low tide south of Cha Am Under const...
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Saipan June 2016
I flew to Saipan to visit my daughter and grandsons and catch up with a few friends. Thai craft beer at Changwon Express in Bangkok The inaugural flight from Manila to Saipan on Philippine Airlines Lunch at an old favorite: Oleai Beach Pub Grandson Christia...
I flew to Saipan to visit my daughter and grandsons and catch up with a few friends. Thai craft beer at Changwon Express in Bangkok. The inaugural flight from Manila to Saipan on Philippine Airlines. Lunch at an old favorite: Oleai Beach Pub. Grandson Christian. Dean and Jake ...
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South Andaman Diving May. 2016
Aboard Tapana Catamaran for four days of diving the South Andaman. Sunrise with moon at Koh Ha Koh Ha is one of my favorite dive sites as it has great beauty above and below the surface. View of Koh Ha from the main Tapana deck. Morning coffee at Koh Ha Mam...
Koh Ha is one of my favorite dive sites as it has great beauty above and below the surface. View of Koh Ha from the main Tapana deck. Morning coffee at Koh Ha. Mam explores. Can't miss those fins. Whip Coral with yellow Damselfish. Hawksbill Turtle munches on some soft coral ...
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West Coast US March/April 2016
Another family visit to the USA. My lifelong friend David lives in Ventura. And he still surfs. Easter Brunch with David, Suzie and some in-laws. A walk in the park. My folks, Donna and Gordon live in Nipomo. Some great Tex-Mex food here. Plenty of draught ...
My friend Henk Landkroon, from Groningen in the Netherlands, has an excellent photoblog: STORMBLAST1953. Saturday, May 14, 2016. West Coast US March/April 2016. Another family visit to the USA. My lifelong friend David lives in Ventura. And he still surfs. Easter Brunch with David, ...
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Cha Am September 2016
This month's trip to Cha Am included a day in Bangkok on the way down and a day for work in Rayong on the way back. Amazing Bangkok. "Steel Dolls" near Siam Paragon Cha Am Sunrise Making phtangko at Cha Am beach Good suggestion Many clocks at Aroy Restauran...
This month's trip to Cha Am included a day in Bangkok on the way down and a day for work in Rayong on the way back. Amazing Bangkok. "S...
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Bicycle Ride to Bueng O
The village of Bueng O is named for the nearby reedy marsh. Based on not much evidence, I think that the marsh is the remnants of an ancient Khmer reservoir that was in use during the Angkor era, over 1000 years ago. I know of no Khmer ruins in this area, b...
The village of Bueng O is named for the nearby reedy marsh. Based on not much evidence, I think that the marsh is the remnants of an ancient...
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Cha Am July 2016
A lovely week at the condo in Cha Am Traditional coffee and fuel stop  Breakfast at the beach in South Cha Am Rice porridge and doughnuts Doughnut preparation Panorama from the Sky Lounge Low season. Empty road in North Cha Am Aroy restaurant has dozens of ...
My friend Henk Landkroon, from Groningen in the Netherlands, has an excellent photoblog: STORMBLAST1953. Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Cha Am July 2016. A lovely week at the condo in Cha Am. Traditional coffee and fuel stop. Breakfast at the beach in South Cha Am. Rice porridge and doughnuts.
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Cha Am June 2016
Amazon Coffee Break Lunch with my buddy Condo Panorama Condo Panorama Condo Panorama Coffee at Cha Am beach The best Tom Yang Gung in the world
My friend Henk Landkroon, from Groningen in the Netherlands, has an excellent photoblog: STORMBLAST1953. Saturday, June 25, 2016. Cha Am June 2016. Amazon Coffee Break. Lunch with my buddy. Condo Panorama. Condo Panorama. Condo Panorama. Coffee at Cha Am beach ...
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Cha Am - April 2016
Decided to recover from jet-lag (see previous post) with a few days at the condo. Hazy Sunrise Breakfast at Cha Am Beach Old house revealed after land clearing Favorite breakfast vendor Lunch spot near the condo Happy Hour at JJ Bar Signs Sky Lounge Sunrise...
Decided to recover from jet-lag (see previous post) with a few days at the condo. Hazy Sunrise. Breakfast at Cha Am Beach. Old house revealed after land clearing. Favorite breakfast vendor. Lunch spot near the condo. Happy Hour at JJ Bar. Signs. Sky Lounge Sunrise. Net fisherman at Sai Yoi ...
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North Andaman Diving - March 2016 - Tapana Catamaran
Diving the North Andaman With the Tapana Catamaran Brief delay while I got a rabies vaccination (4th of 5) at the Don Mueang Airport Health Center The newly opened Terminal 2 at Don Mueang View into Burma from above Approaching Phuket Waiting for our ride a...
Brief delay while I got a rabies vaccination (4th of 5) at the Don Mueang Airport Health Center. The newly opened Terminal 2 at Don Mueang. View into Burma from above. Approaching Phuket. Waiting for our ride at the Bill Bently Pub, Phuket airport. Nice cabin on the Tapana Catamaran ...
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Fixed income retired geek.
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    Anthropology, 1967 - 1971
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This is a neat little spot that serves a variety of Western and Thai food including steaks, spaghetti and salads. It's comfortable with air conditioning and some amusing decorations. Plenty of seating indoors and out. Free WiFi.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Such a nice little spot. Large selection of wine. A handful of imported beers. Extensive selection of food including Thai and international dishes. I had a delicious pork chop stuffed with spinach.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Just had a Bombay Tonic for Happy Hour. Fast service. Generous pour. Lovely view of the sea.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I visit Café Ama two or three times a week to sit in the garden, drink good Lao coffee and read the newspaper. The garden is always cool and pleasant. The coffee is very good. The service is prompt and friendly.
Food: Very GoodDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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I come here almost every week. Good coffee. Nice atmosphere. Lovely garden.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This is a great place for Isaan food. We visit about once a week. The Som Tam Thai is excellent and made to order (you can specify how hot it should be). The menu is extensive, posted on the wall with photos and Thai language only. We've liked everything we've tried.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Wat Prang Thong contains a 10th century Khmer prang (tower) which has a lintel in the Banteay Srei style. The lintel depicts Indra on his three headed elephant Airavata (known as Erawan in Thai). The prang was poorly restored during the Rattanakosin period and probably bears little resemblance to it's original form except for the east door and lintel.
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reviewed 3 years ago