Thailand Chronicles 8: Ao Chalong, Hat Rawai & Hat Patong

 

Some rides at the fair at Wat Chalong.

We haven’t been there, but that is what we have planned for today. Cool trips on the motorcycle and visiting some beaches. Nothing really earth shattering. We have been told that Hat Rawai was a good place to take sunset pictures, so we will do this later on.

I got a 125cc Suzuki Step for 1 1/2 days for 270BHT, a better deal than before.

 

Ao Chalong pier, right beside our hotel. Taken with a Nikon D200 and a 18-200mm VR lens on the 21st of February 2007. Part of the Thailand Chronicles Series.

Yesterday, after blogging we totally zonked out. We slept for 5 hours and then went out again for some dinner. We took some photos of the Ao Chalong pier and the swanky restaurant that was on the pier.

I accidently set my Nikon D200 on manual focus without knowing and it took me 15 minutes before I found the right button to set it right. Located on the left side of the lens.

The fair grounds at Wat Chalong on the 21st of February 2007.

We then met JS and Anchalee and went to the fair at Wat Chalong. There were a lot more people than I thought would be. It was full. You had food stalls, entertainment stalls, a few rides and wares for sale.

For all those insect lovers out there, they had a lot of stalls selling deep fried insects, from maggots to cockroaches. I didn’t indulge. We went around and visited the grounds of the Wat. The temple itself was closed off at the time that we visited.

It was a great event, and not a lot of foreigners were around. It was either that, or there were so many locals that they eclipsed all of the foreigners. Afterwards, we went to a bar in Rawai and my wife and friends had a beer (I don’t drink!) and we met the bar owner, a man called Owen.

He is a Brit who lives here and does periodical visa runs to Myanmar. He just had a daughter from his Thai wife and runs his bar. Interesting chap. He said he loves it here, though he does go back each summer to England for 6 weeks.

3 Responses to “Thailand Chronicles 8: Ao Chalong, Hat Rawai & Hat Patong”


  1. 1 globetrotteri February 22, 2007 at 21:31

    Hey Range,

    Glad to hear you guys are making a time of it. I love the pics! We are living vicariously through your experiences for the time being until we go back to Thailand next month. We’re anxiously awaiting your return and hope that you both enjoy the rest of your holidays in beautiful Thailand.

    Try not to let the taxi mafia drive you too nuts! ;-)

  2. 2 range February 22, 2007 at 23:35

    Taxi mafia sucks ass.
    But hey, what are you going to do?
    You rent motorcycles and bypass them.


  1. 1 A British Chestnut Leaf On The Storytree « memoirs on a rainy day Trackback on February 25, 2007 at 22:50

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