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im going to southeast asia from nov-16 till january 21st of 2006. i leave out of minneapolis on the 16th of nov, arriving in bangkok the 18th... from there who knows. i really want to head south to phuket and phi phi islands...read about my adventures below!
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Pj posts:
City:
, Thailand
date posted:
Sun Apr 9 21:32:16 2006
comments:
pictures are up! (some anyway, more to be coming soon!)
[todays highlights: ]

Pj posts:
City:
home
date posted:
Tue Jan 24 18:07:07 2006
comments:
just wanted to let everyone know i put some more pictures online.. check back from time to time... i will send out mailings when i add more.. so either add yourself, or if your already on it, and dont want the emails, unsubscribe.. i forgot.. if your in bangkok.. stay at pranee guesthouse by national stadium skytrain stop.. stay in rm #45.. i left a hidden treasure under the bed! find it, and follow the instructions. good luck. first day of class was terrible.. its a bad dream filled with fat people with terrible hair. talk about culture shock baby, i got it.. momma called me, said my bag was delievered today! praise the good lord! i thought it was gone forever! goo look at the pictures! (ill fix it up when i have time.. they are just links at this point, i will do thumbnails.. classes first though!
[todays highlights: ]

Pj posts:
City:
HOME, USA
date posted:
Mon Jan 23 18:07:20 2006
comments:
here to start. i flew out at 6am from bangkok.. so i needed to be there 2 hours before that.. decided to stay up all night... verses gettting a hotel and alll... did a lot of walking around, jist took me all over the place, walked around lumpini park... gaysorn shopping center... MBK, did some last minute shopping... later that night we went out bowling again.. i love bowling! later me and pap and some of her co-workers went out to a little club and danced our little leggies off.. i was so beat, even before we went there, but i knew i had to stay up, and i thought what better way to tire me out (so ill sleep nice and tight on the plane). but it was fun, i was freakin it hard!! girls screeming.. guys too, i was giving giddie-up rides.. it was getting crazy... at the peak, i said goodbye... many knew my name at this point... i was drenched in sweat... said my goodbyes.. first flight went great... second.. welll..... flew out of bangkok a-okay... on time.. landed in tokyo... we got off our plane, boarded our second.. there was snow (which is super rare for tokyo) and we sat in the plane for over 8 hours.. not moving, engines off.. no one knowing relaly what was going on... too much snow.. they started de-icing the wings.. ran out of fluid, had to go get more... they had only one de-icer truck.. .there was 7 grounded 747 jumbo jets... we waited, and waited... then they cancled our flight.. we had to wait for the stairs to come to us (we had no gate to connect our plane too) finally they showed up, then the busses werent there, we waited longer.. finally get back to the airport... its now midnight... and there we were, all of us, from all the planes... about 2,500 people, in this tiny airport!!!! no one telling us what was up, where to go, what to do. i had checked my bag, all i had was one book, my camera, and my MP3 player... no one knew what to do, we were like cattle... heards of cattle.. all hotels booked out, nothing was near the airport anyhow... all the food was gone, the atms were down... it was madnessss!!! i cannot begine to describe it... i had been up for 36 hours... i was starving, so tired... confused, just wanting to go home soooo bad at this point! i had a cardboard box by the check in counter for sleeping.. i didnt sleep, but i layed... talked, met lots of people, with crisis you bond very quickly to other people... no one knew what was going on... there were no NWA staff there.... at 8AM the check in counter opened.. the line a million miles long... word was, all flights were booked/cancled... no go anywhere.. for a day or two... it went crazy.. all of us, hungry, tired, just wanting out!!! i finally pushed my way to the front of the line, a mob was breaking out... what the deal was, they kept telling us to dail a number, they wanted us to book our flight ourselves... all 2,500 of us, ya right, all phones were being used, and what ones were able to dail out only recieved a busy tone... i told them that i had tried to call, i couldnt call, i had to be back in the US... everyone was behind me.. backing me up... it was a revolution! i gave them helll!! i hated doing it, but this was insane!! there was no orginization whatsoooever!!! no annoucements! nothing... people everywhere... i told them i wasnt leaving the line, none of us were going anywhere, they wanted us to call, we said no, we need a ticket, to somewhere in the US! my cancled flight was from tokyo to minneapolis, at this point i didnt care where it was to, just somewhere in the USA... finally, after almost making the little japanese girl cry, i got a ticket to san fran... but word was, that that flight was going to be canceld too... and that they overbooked it, just to settle the people down.. at this point police were there.. peoole were screeming, crying, fighting, pushing, throwing things... some japanese guy started screaming so loud, and then he threw his cell phone at the agent... it was insane!!! i wanted to die... i really did.. such a great trip
[todays highlights: my bed! so soft!]

Pj posts:
City:
bangkok, Thailand
date posted:
Thu Jan 19 13:14:51 2006
comments:
well this could be it. sad. this trip has just flown by. tomorrow at this time.. i will be at the airport, sitting there with my backpack.. waiting... back to chilly reality... not sure im ready for it. i know im not. i jump right back into school and freezing weather. big bummer, found out that my asia email address is not working with hotmail users.. i was waiting to hear from some people i had met.. quite a few actually, thought it was odd after i relized i was only hearing back from non-hotmail users... i was going to meet people i had met while traveling around here in bangkok.. i only gave my email out, telling them to write me, once i got their email, i could write them back.. connection lost... sad. i tried writing myself from my hotmail account, never came through.. nor did i get an email back to my hotmail account saying it was unable to go through.. so for all they know i just never wrote them back. oh im really mad.... so, all you hotmail users.. forgive me.. today was a nice day.. sunny, jist and teye took me to the crocodile farm, biggest croc farm in the world.. tons of them! watched a show where they beat them with bamboo sticks and then stuck their heads in the crocs mouth... and the people clapped. the monkey show was fun.. i love those little guys.. so cute.. like little hairy children! i want one! i got a picture taken with a little chimp. oh i just wanted to squeeeze himmmmm... such an odd little zoo. watched an elephant show.. one could walk on its two legs, ride a bike, walk on a tightrope and play the harmonica... and dance... felt bad though, have to say.. didnt look the happiest. then, i shot a pistol.. got the target, all nine shots in the heart. mom you would have been proud. i kept comparing it to the states.. where in the world (haha, thailand) could you pet a monkey, children running, crocs, elephants dancing, and shoot a gun all in one place... the thailand croc farm, thats where! well well well, its about that time.. need to get my rest.. tomorrow is going to be a long one, i will be wondering the streets of bangkok till my plane departs.. homeless... unshaven.. but tannn... yesss. take care. dr.p reporting from thailand.
[todays highlights: crocodile farm/zoo. bowling with the girls, shooting the pistol and petting the monkey!]

Pj posts:
City:
bangkok, Thailand
date posted:
Mon Jan 16 23:25:49 2006
comments:
back in good old bangkok. throat is still bothering me, i think i need surgery. ive been doing some heavy duty shopping.... during wich, i met thaitanium, a hibhop artist from bangkok... its funny, because i had just bought the cd, and a couple hours later my friends said, paul, that him, that thaitanium... i think he was a little caught off guard having a big white guy ask if he was the thaitanium.. haha.. funny little moment. went bowling.. i love bowling, but ive lost my touch, if ever i had a touch.. well, its gone.. but still fun! it was strang, there was a man who worked there whos job was to make sure my beer remained full.. he kept taking it, and filling it back up! and then he would stand behind us... there was about 20 lanes, we were the only ones there! its brand new, the place is still under construction. i just paid the place im staying for 3 more nights.. my last 3 nights...yikes. this country has grown on me, im going to really miss it. the good food, the warm smiles. the people are so gentle and kind. i feel very welcome here. oh, the massages, i will miss... before i go i want to have four at once... one on each limb.. i will surely go into pleasure coma.... just little obervations. the thai people really like cute bright cartoony things... weird little characters.. lots of little froggie-bunnies.. my keyboard has little stickers all over it, that has bunnies and bears and besides it, they all say, do you like icecream? my trash can in my room has a big blobby guy on it..and there is a caption that reads: "im sorry i hurt your feelings, i hope that we can still be the best friends". mickey mouse is so huge here.. walking down the street or in the malls, he is on everyones shirt! boys and girls... they love mickey! i talked about this in a previous post, but i had to bring it up again. its amazing! oik. backstreet boys are coming over here.. the 22nd they play.. i kinda wish i would have gone up to chang mai... everyone has said such great things about it.. next time. ive got a headache from hell. time for some spice! im hungry. peejama
[todays highlights: bowling, shopp'n, thaitanium]

Pj posts:
City:
chumphon, Thailand
date posted:
Sat Jan 14 07:51:50 2006
comments:
i hate germans.. and so do the thai. man. they are a virus we cant kill... i hear ist the lady boys that brings em.. there was so many drugs on koh tao... when i would drive my motorcycle you could just smell all the opium and hash being sucked right up... many "happy shakes" sings everywhere as well... i was going to stay the night here in chumphon, but there are too many germans, i cant stand it... i booked a ticket to bangkok, where i will end my travels. some shopping, some more dvds and software... pantip baby!! thailand has been spoiled.. next time, its loas and vietman with a tich of cambodia.. yummy! i love america!!! dr.feelgood pabu
[todays highlights: daydreaming about beating up ugly german men]

Pj posts:
City:
koh tao, Thailand
date posted:
Sat Jan 14 01:11:57 2006
comments:
leaving today to chumphon... ill either stay a night there, or take a train (if one is leaving) to some little town no the east coast. the weather has been great, full sun, everyday. i think ive reached my tan-limit. no more dark can this white boy get. my boat sets sail at 2.30. its 1 now... killin time in the sunshine. had a nice time here, i have been everywhere, seen it, time to move on. i will make my way upto bangkok, where i fly out at 6am on the 21st.... ill just stay up all night on the the 20th, sleep on the plain, arrive in minneapolis at 11:30am, and drive home... its going to be one long day. thats it for now. p
[todays highlights: morning swim, (rada's neck and head massage!! thanks!)]

Pj posts:
City:
koh tao, Thailand
date posted:
Wed Jan 11 21:45:42 2006
comments:
the throat is still killlling me. met up withboots and the gang last night, i had to call it quits early due to my throat and overall tiredness... im just beat when 9-10 rolls around. its a humid one out today, a little too humid.yesterday i checked out all the bays and beaches this island has.. took my ride all over the place. came to this one place, where this little thai man was on his bike, and he said, no goo no go, too steeep... it was a new road, all loose gravel and sand... straight up! i had to try.. it lead to this one resort i wanted to check out, rocky overlook resort or sometrhing... so i reved up the bike and hit it... vvvrrrooom! made it all but 30 feet to the top... and then.. backwards, front brake doing nothing due to the sand, back break unable to use because im using both my feet on the ground.. i went backwards, straight down.. cut my thumb a bit... didnt lay the bike down though... got to the bottom... and htis other little thai guy came, same size bike as mine... and attempts.. same thing happends... i had to make it up it.. icouldnt walk the bike, i tried that... way too steep... so i attempted again.. i knew i had to go really fast.. so i started back further... 1st gear, 2nd.... 3rd.... and then back to 2nd and 1st.. and booom, i cleared it! the road after was rough, but nothing like this.. i saw no one else, it was jungle... i was cruising... checking out all the birds, walking around... finally came to the resort, its built apon all these boulders... right on the water.. it was pretty impressive.. they have a system set up to collect all the water off the roofs of the bungalows and its all collected via pips and metel slides... huge boulders! i took some pics i will post later. no one was there, the staff came out, couldnt believe i made it there on my little bike.. i dont think they had seen anyone for some time, they were really talkative... i chilled there for a bit, talked to the owner, had a pepsi, and headed back to my neck of the island... today ive seen so many people with bandages on them, soooo many motorcycle wipeouts here, sooo many! i gotta be careful. the famouse full moon party is taking place on sat. the 14th.. on koh pangnang... its a crazy time i guess, not my scene at all, i wouldnt mind seeing for the experience.. but i am going to pass. the island here is already starting to thin out a bit due to everyone leaving... you need to get a room at least 4-5 days in advanced.. everything books out.. anywhere from 7,000-12,000 people on one tiny beach! yikes! ok, im going to go now. chillybilly! p.doctor
[todays highlights: my banana pancake i just ate! ]

Pj posts:
City:
koh tao, Thailand
date posted:
Wed Jan 11 02:05:36 2006
comments:
forgot to mention on koh chang, i tried my first beatle nut.. its this hard, sawdusty, nut that all the old people chew... gives you a sorta buzz... did nothing to me but make me feel sick... but i tried it. i also went into the woods and found a coconut tree and threw a big rock at one of the nuts... and down it fell, i cracker er open and drank all the milk... yummm.... soo good, sooo much, i maybe drank half, i dont know, there was tons inside still... good for electrolites.. or so i hear. also climbed a tree and shook from this crazy nut from it, that contains this little sour fruit thing.. and we made a dish from it.. i was way up there, using my foot to jiggle the fruits.. pretty funny.. looked like a big monkey... but i got TONS... filled a whole bag full. the sun is out, i played frisbee with some boys i met.. met up with one of the guys aslo who i met on board the live a board boat to similian islands.. boots. we are going to meet up later at the dry bar. i cruised the island today, the southern bit, it was nice, quieter, more expsenive also... im staying at s.b. cabana in sairee beach... nice area, not so nice bungalow. its interesting, lots of australians and english here.. not so many germans... nice break~ well im giong to go out and explore some more, just wanted to leave a little update! oh man its hot! my tan is juicy!!! sick! lotta love, pjcakes
[todays highlights: beatle nut, coconut milk, furity nuts and sun...]

Pj posts:
City:
koh tao, Thailand
date posted:
Tue Jan 10 07:16:05 2006
comments:
hat a day.. what a week.. time flew while on koh chang.. again, days just pass.. walked around the island a bit, went to the southwest side for the sunset, very beautiful... did my visa run to burma.. very differnt, so close, but a world away... the makeup the woman wear is so interesting, like warpaint... lots of garbage.. but this was the pier.. i cant really say anyting about burma.. i was in the port town, and for an hour. lots of beggers.. little kids asking me if i wanted viagra... my gosh! how do they know what that is.. and does it look like i need it? took about two hours.. papa met us at the pier (me and reto).. and took us to the other pier and jumped on the 2pm boat to koh chang. was greeted with warm hugs and kisses from the full moon gang.. me and mamma danced the nights away... it was fun, met my first canadians... and i didnt mind them one bit... that island is being overtaken by germans... sick. tatttoooed and smellly! wahaaaaaa... saw tons of dead jellyfish on the beach... didnt really make me want to swimm all that much.. did anyhow.. and one time i steped on something so squishy and gross... soem sort of fish... ohhh, freaked me out... i started screeeeming... and reto came and saved me... bless his heart... we had some bonefires.. i busted some tunes on the guitar... sang and sang... lots of laughing. firejumps. fireshows...almost done with robinson crusoe.. 25 page left..saving it. learned how to relax... layed ont eh beach, had it alllll to myself, the sun was on full throttttle... wha.. i had to take little pepsi breaks.. and go in for a bit, lay in the hammok.. then back on the beach, pepsi, hammok, beach... swim, eat, repete.. hard life! said bye to panos.. he went to the similian island.. from koh chang.. i decided it was time for me to leave, with my time winding down in thailand.. i felt guilty staying in a place i had already stayed.. i needed to move, i needed one more BOOM! koh tao. the weather pefect here as well!! woke up at 6.. terrrible night sleep on koh chang... the whole gang gathered and said goodbye... reto even woke himeself up to say goodbye... it was sad... waving them off... i layed down on the boat.. and took a nap, we hit ranong, papa took me to the minibus area, had two eggs, they were terrible.. but i was hungry.. ate them up... cockroaches all over the floor kinda grossed me outtt... hopped on the bus, they maxed it out.. kept letting people in, boom boom boom, there was like 5 in the back, next row had 4 next row had 3 and the front had 4... man, it was terrible, but i was so tired i passed right now... only to wake a few mnutes later because i was laughing/talking in my sleep, i woke up alaughing.. and everyone looking at me... that made me even laugh harder! they thought i was insane!! i felt insane! got to chumphon... at 11.55... got out, talked to my friend mickey at farang bar.. she is sooo helpful! sweetest little thangggg... shes said, ohhhh, the taxi truck behind you is going therte right now... go go go, turned around, it was pulling away... slowed down.. jumped on, made it in the nick of time!! met some nice folk, dan alan and shelby? or something...anyhow... big waves today everyone was saying at the pier, papa even kept saying that to me in ranong.. he knew somehow... so we got on the huge cattamaran and departed... big waves sure enough, up and down, wayy up.. wayyy down, sideways.. the whities were laughing and laughing... alan, sitting next to me, said wait... one hour from now.... sure enough, one girl just starts barfing everywhere, a lady looks over, sees her go, and starts violently vomiting herself.. spraying... her hubbies goes crazy, starts barfing in his littel baggie... the whole boat goes!!! the staff are funning around with baggies and toliet papaer... no more wee wee laughy laughy now... everyones face was grey... it was pretty funny watching it all.. i have to say! we got here 1.5 hours later. dan let me stow my bag at his little operation, mv s
[todays highlights: the boat-ride over... ]

Pj posts:
City:
ranong, Thailand
date posted:
Wed Jan 4 06:39:09 2006
comments:
forgot to mention on my train ride down.. it was crazy, like i said i was in 3rd class, but people were just throwing things out the window like crazy; pepsi can, poof, styrofoam containers.. poof... i couldnt believe it! some guy started petting my head, and then yanked out one of my hairs.. he motioned that he wanted to keep it... wow.. lots of pictures were taken... is it really that fun? lots of guys wanted their picture with me... i kinda felt strange, but had fun.. i would pose, showing off my huge muslces.. and i would make them pretend to lick it.. and snap snap snapppy...no english spoken the whole time.. just grunts and lots of hand motions... bus ride today was alot of fun... two old ladies sat in front of me.. they were such characters... both had red stained teeth, from all the beetle nut leaves they chew (a stimulant, that is chewed, and leaves a pulpy red residue) they had such wrinkles... i wanted to take their picture so bad... i was lost, just watching them.. until a little girl started barfing up coke and some kind of stinky fish... she made it all in the little bag though... but the smell.. ohhhh.. poor little girl...it was a seat for two, but there were three of us there... i have bonked my head on low doorways and ceilings one too many times now... my head is sooo raw.... twice today alone... and hard! did i mention the time on the live-a-board boat.. i nailed my head so hard, i saw black stars.. then they turned white.. and i fell down... its still sore from that... it never has a chance to heal... my poor head.. when i get back in the US, i will be ducking through ever door i enter for months... tomorrow dangs father (full moon bungalows) will pick me up and my hotel, sin tavee hotel, around 8am, and take me to the thailand office.. then to burma by boat... and back again, then to koh chang, i think i can do it all just fine, the last boat to koh chang leaves at 12pm... my throat is killling me.. taking tons of asprin...(i think thats what im taking) its hot here.. wet wet hot. just finished reading blue latitudes, about capt. cooks adventure.. started mere christianity... and robinson crusoe... i have my mp3 player with me too, all 60GB of it.. pour juicy treats!! i am so spoiled!!! i have all my cds on that little guy.. all of them! so, this is it again, for a little bit.. koh chang... relax, good food, reading, swimming, massages of course (im at like 23 now or something sick), fishing, and night-naked-dancing... they give me free food and i do an interpretational-dance.. it gets crazy fast! momma loves to dance! the weather has been on my side for some time now, lets see if this will last! wish me luck! (can i bring a monkey back to the US with me? or will that be problems..?) p
[todays highlights: buying my first nasal inhaler]

Pj posts:
City:
Prachuab khiri khan, Thailand
date posted:
Tue Jan 3 10:56:44 2006
comments:
first of all, hold on tight.. dr.p has some pictures... finallly http://www.naniboujou.com/staff/data/ (the pictures are very scattered... with no discritoion really, just enjoy. lkots of from my dive trip... ) this keyboard sucks.. hang on.. left bangkok agian.. 1pm... crazy train ride.. long, two hours longer than it should hvae been (what the ticket said) sat with crazy nun lady who kept feeding me nuts even though i didnt want them.. they were disgusting.. i would smile and say no, an she would crack another and shove it in my mouth.. ymmmm, i would say.. no more, no mre, im good, fuullll, fatttt... another crack. another one i nmy mouth... she aws smiling so big i couldnt be mean... she was old, but had the softest looking face i think ive ever seen. i was in 3rd class... last ticket left. it was hot! sweaty. all eyes on me.. some of the men looked like they wanted to either kiss me, or kill me... couldnt tell... they were all heading to yala and hat yai.. rough tough... the men all have long fingernails, only on their pinky... and only the right hand.. all use the nasal sniffer... wow.. all the time.. huffin and puffin... eveyrone wears micky mouse clothing too.. everyone, on sshirts, purses, jeans, jackets.. you name it, its got mickey on it.. the pirated mickey... he looks really scary over here.. small little ears... scary little eyes. freaky deaky. it smelt like dead, sick cow poop the whole train ride, i started understanding about the nose sniffer things as the smells continued... this one girl sitting by me wouldnt stop talking to me, all in thai.... she knew no english at all.. but that didnt stop her.... it started getting old.. are her friends looking on... smiling.. i felt sick, the smell, the nuts... i have a crazy cold/sore throat thing going on, dayt 2.5... getting better, i think.. .dont feel so hot though... lots of water. arja, the prom picture freaked me out.... i laughed so hard! hahah, can i post that sucker on GLOW? anyhow, tomorow its ranong, then burma visa run, to koh chang, then to chumpon, koh tao, and thats that...... thats thailand 2005-2006.... i think... lovekisses. p
[todays highlights: train ride with some crazy southern thailanders... 7 hours of it..]

Pj posts:
City:
bangkok, Thailand
date posted:
Sun Jan 1 22:54:29 2006
comments:
happy new year!! i was on koh samet when the ball dropped... on the beach actually... silver sands.. or something.. it was a wild night.. fire shows galore... fireworks... boom booom... i watched my first thai boxing... it was intense.. we were all really close to the ring... you can kick your opponent in the neck! met some fun people!~ scuba man... the aussie gang... japan with whistle, shirt of boy.. and to top it all, tinkle pants.... i was up by the bar going to get a singha... waiting... there were these other two white people waited by me.... waiting.. all of a sudden, i feel sprinkles... like water is running over the bar counter, and hitting the ground... sprinkleling my tootsies... we both look down, then look at eachther... and then look right in front of us... there is a man, in his late 20s.. pissing his pants! going all over us! nasty!! the wife of the man pullled the boy and said, excuse me, but your pissing everywhere... he denied it or something.. but his crotch aws clearly wet, and with peeee... oh, i couldnt believe it.. and then he got his beer, and started dancing....like it was no thangggg... met some americans on the flooooor... we busted it! for new years i treated myself again.... a nice place... overlooking the ocean.. nice soft comfy beds.... driving the motorcycle on koh samet was so fun! the roads were a little too rough at times.. but other than that it was great.. up and down.. little sand dunns... man, the weather i had on koh samet was the best!!! pure blue skies.. there was one point, where i was on the beach... chillin.. where i though, dang, i am dying.. its too hottt... i started pouring sweat.... i couldnt take it.. i was burning up.. the sun was trying to killl meee... so i jumped in the ocean.... i hadnt even been laying that long.. maybe 15 minutes... and this aws at 2pm... i had some nice dinners at my place.. they put out mats, and wood tabgles right on the beach.. the water coming right up to it.. with candles.. music playing softly, the waves crashing... its really peaceful! the food.. oh man, i had the best meal the otehr day... pad pik gang gai.... juicy juicy!!!! did i mention that the pepsi here sucks? its not the same at allllll... same with the sprite.. but whatever... ya, its not that good, i guess they are allowed to change the taste to fit what they like, i think thats a little weird.. so yes, back in bangkok.. i want to goto koh toa, but im nervous about the weather... but... i cannot let fear control my travels now can i little one.. saw narnia last night.. it was all right, i had VIPPPP seating... a couch, i could kick it... and a blanket and pillow...the popcorn i had tasted soo funky...maybe it was... i woke up today with a sore sore throat... its gettnig beter now.. drinking lots of water... ok, back on subject.. im going to head south again... back down towards chumpon... and ranong.. i need another visa stamp, before the 11th of jan... so i think ill head to ranong.. and then over to burma... and back into thailand... sameday kinda thing.. like malaysia... anyhow, enough ramblin.. i just woke up and i need some fuel!!! happy 2006!!!!! pa-bu
[todays highlights: thai boxing.. VIP narnia]

Pj posts:
City:
koh samet, Thailand
date posted:
Tue Dec 27 09:01:28 2005
comments:
soo many ladyboys on the islands.. here and on koh chang... i dont know what it is... i went to a ladyboy show on koh chang, i forgot to write about it.. scary... they all were dancing to terrible american music.. lip-synching and all... there are sooo many here also... whats going on!? i cruised down to the southernmost tip of the island.. took quite some time due to the nature of the roads here, if you can call them that.. insane! up and down, big boulder here, cement block there... it was crazy, i felt so bad for the little moped.. it couldnt handle my skilllzzz.... there are some beautiful beaches here, but they are littered with gross white people.. new years is coming up, hotel prices are going up... places booking out... i hate traveling during holidays... i laid out today, got a super tan going on (again)... its hard for me to sit still, i got a little of my brother in my blood, the urge to keep moving.. he'll probably be shocked to hear me say that... i feel guilty just laying on the beach, reading, for hours.. then listening to music, then reading again, having dinner, driving the moped.. i feel the need to MOVE.. but i want to learn how to relax and enjoy myself also... many people here are very good at it... too good... it was so hot today, i thought i was going to die.. my poor white body cant handle this intense heat... the sun was eating my flesh... i was sweating like a little monkey.. speaking of monkeys..i got to touch one!!! he looked like a little old man on speed.. very quick.. and jerky.. but his face... just like a little old man... he liked pinching peoples nipples... i think he was hungary (he would have had a field day with mine...) im staying at nagas bungalows.. people here are all german and gross.. old germans with little girls... (its so sad, some are sooo young, 13... 14 maybe... ) its a different world over here... it rained today, at 5.. just for an hour... otherwise, perfect day today. the food is so good, i eat alot.. cowpot gie... alloi mak mak! give me another month and ill have it mastered! its sick how fast im learning.. just sick! love me. dr.p
[todays highlights: off-roading on the cycle... petting the monkey]

Pj posts:
City:
koh samet, Thailand
date posted:
Mon Dec 26 07:17:20 2005
comments:
when your easy going, things go easy!! got up today, checked out of my bungalow on koh chang.. took the ferry back to the mainland.. jumped on a bus to bagnkok, told them i was giong to koh samet.. got off, i think in the wrong town.. found a little lady on a motorbike, she gave me a ride for 50 km... not the most comfy.. cruising down the highway.. (dont think american highway/inst.. much differnt.. like little country roads really) the sun was out.. pounding my white skin (cancer here we come) and the wind kissing my face!!! i was kissing it back too... we made out for a bit... arrived at the pier/village.. i dont konw he name, ban phea or something.. got off the bike, walked, found a little fishing boat that took me over... i never waited one minute.. and i planed nothing... i love it here. so here i am, staying at nagas bungelows... more spendy them im used to.. and they are pretty run down... no blankets.. no bathroom, just a shed really, on stilts... i rented another motorbike.. i wheeeled and deallled with the little lady, i rented it for 6 days, so i got a discount.. woawhoe. ill be here for new years.. its a smallll little island.. i like small... its a little too busy for me though... im not sure really where i am yet.. i arrivd here at 5.. ate, renetd bike, it then was 6pm, sun went down... and its dark.. tomorrow i will explorere... im not sure i needed the bike for 6 days now that i think about it.. and realized the size of this island... its very rough road too.... well thats it for now... hope everyone had a nice christmas!! send me some presents!!! some skin cream would be nice... still a little bumpy... byeeee... p
[todays highlights: the sun, listening to stereolab, pepsi hour, beach massage...]

Pj posts:
City:
koh chang, Thailand
date posted:
Sun Dec 25 04:20:29 2005
comments:
woke up, had my xmas breakfast... took off on motorbike to the jungle.. state park.. walked up a crazy train, to a big waterfall... jumped in.. cold~! but very refreshing! swam a bit, relaxed a bit.. met my second american.. and he was from minnesota! walked back down through the jungle, batteling snakes and scorpions... got bakc, ate some yummmy chicken... i ate the whole thing.. i thought it was going to be just part of a chicken, she grabbed the whole thing.. and put it on a plate.. i had to eat it allllll... now i feel really fat... i need to go for a run.. but not today, today i will get a massage, massage number 14-15 i think.. on the beach... the sun is out today, powerful tooo! its trying to kill me... but i wont let it.. my arm hairs are golden... and my rash is going! its going to be a good day! merry christmas everyone!!! hope you all got some nice booty~ p
[todays highlights: waterfall, swimming in my little boxers... i felt so european!!]

Pj posts:
City:
Koh Chang (big one), Thailand
date posted:
Sat Dec 24 02:23:40 2005
comments:
took bus from bangkok to trat. took about 5 hours.. arrived at midnight.. stayed the night at some ghetto guesthouse.. paperthin walls, scary bathrooom... and loud germans who woke me bright and early at 5.45am. the germans are starting to really get under my skin... along with the thai people as well, or so they tell me. they are like a virus over here... i am all of a sudden very proud to be an american. took big ferry boat from the pier to koh chang.. arrived at 9am.. rented a motorcycle and cruised the island.. ziggy zaggy switchback roads, fun to drive!!! up and down and all over the place... my blonde hair flappin in the wind!~ checked many places out, full full full to expensive, full full.. finally found a little home.. right on the ocean, little bungalow... its nice.. hot shower.. right on a little river/creak... and the oceans white sandy beaches only feet away. its strange though, seeing christmas trees and hearing xmas music.. seems like its mid-august... not december. im doing well, aside from some crazy red bumps taking over my right arm/shoulder area.. i have no idea whats going on.. they itch... and they are spreading... mom! tummy is doing good though, eating soo much yummy food, i thought i was going to loose weight over here... haha... lots of fruit.. lots of fresh veggies and fresh fish... i finished my xmas shopping for my family.. quite an ordeal when your dealing with my fam.. so many of us!! but im done! and they are great, and you will love them.. heather, its going to be your favorite. well, the sun is out full bore... water is clear and blue... and i think i might go take a little christmas eve dip~! maybe the salt water will kill my arm bumps.. but i think thats maybe where they came from in the first place.. i dont know.. but they are itchy~~~ merry christmas eve everyone!! pj
[todays highlights: motorbiking around the island.. and my new home for the night...]

Pj posts:
City:
bangkok, Thailand
date posted:
Wed Dec 21 21:52:38 2005
comments:
back in bangkok... man, the trans here is SO slow and unpredictable!!! from khoalak to ranong took forever.. slow busses, they stop all the time.. ever 5 minutes.. then then police road blocks.. and checks.. picting up people... it is such slow giong.. then from ranong i minibussed it over to chumphon.. and night trained it from chumphon, leaving at 11 (train didnt come till 12.30) and arrived in bkk at 9.30am... i got some crazy rash going on all over my arms... the train was so skanky.. you have no idea.. i was right by the bathroom also, so that was alot of fun! i got some fun whhhiffs everytime someone went in or out... its so strange seeing all the decorations giong up.. and hearing xmas songs.. ive never missed a christmas before! all my family is home now.. and im nottt... i think i will head east next, along the golf of thailand.. towads trat... i dont know where ill be on xmas.. i hope somewhere nice and peaceful! its been gloomy over here.. i have had some sun, but lately, majority of the time, its grey... warm, but greyyy.. i want clear blue!! there are some weird travelers over here.. strange older men.. rejected in there country, but over here they can play king. sad! ill goto PANTIP today.. an electronic superstore with tons of software... all reallycheap of course.. i should leave all my flow back so im not tempted.. (but its xmas!) well thats it for now. HELLO family! save some meatballs for me..(the caroling wont sound the sameeee). im going shopping... pj
[todays highlights: filter coffee! lots of it! (its still early)]

Pj posts:
City:
chumphon, Thailand
date posted:
Tue Dec 20 10:17:52 2005
comments:
its been quite a last couple days. the live-aboard was great! saw so many fish.. passed my test. they fed us yummy food allll the time.. lots of pepsi onboard also! and i took advantage.. the water was 30 C. sooo warm! saw lots of eels, man are they creeepy looking! they look like there are screeming.. ahhhh, ahhhhh.. and their little teethies... oh they freak me out. we all went out after we got back to khoalak.. ate, and went to a little bar. i played the drums on stage with thsee little thai men! all the people from the liveaboard were out there, givng me love, along with the rest of the peeps in the bar. it was a sight to be seeen... the great white, rocking, sweatingg! my beats were thick! and the house felt it... it was alot of fun..said goodbye, and i am now up north, in chumphon.. i will go east for xmas. i think koh sumet or koh chang (the big one, east of bangkok). me on a beach for xmas, sure wont seem like xmas. the weather has been great today! blueskies, and very warm.. sweaty warm... im a bit greeeesy.. have been on buses and minibusses all day... left at 12 and arrived here at 7.40pm its not that long of a distance.. its that the busses stop ever mile, pick up peopple, drop ioff people... stop and say hi to friends, i dont know.. lots of police checks today also.. if i were to have my own car, and drive the distance i traveled today with the bus, it would have taken me maybe 3 hours... tonight im taking a night train to bankkok, i leave at 10.53... so really tht means more like 12.. and i arrive at 9... so really about 10-11ish... im doing very well, healthy and strong. a little tireed today due to the heavy rockage that took place last night! its interesting, khoalak was hit really hard by the tsunomi... you can still see the damage.. esp in khoalak.. they are rebuilding.... very quickly.. but you can see old boats, pushed up 1-2 km. from the beach... garbage still strewed... talking with people who were there.. some sad stories.. the dive master of our boat was in the water, underwater.. diving when it took place... and jon, my dive buddy... what a story.. and the fact that he can come back, a year later, and learn to dive on top of it.. woa.. well, its time to go catch my train.. i got a little sleeper.. for 300bt.. (7.50 USD), and i dont need hotel, so im getting a beddy and a ride.. im exhausted! i have to go! bye
[todays highlights: rocking out on the drums at happysnapper]

Pj posts:
City:
khoa lak (back), Thailand
date posted:
Mon Dec 19 06:19:50 2005
comments:
wow! im back...4 days on board. this keyboard is not working.. forgive the terrible pots. the day we left, huge waves.. 3 speed boats sank. we went to the peir at 7pm.. then waited in the harbor till 2am.. and left, and i woke up right aweay,everyone did.. the waves were HUGE... eating the boat... rocking, side to side,no sleep, for any of us. arrived at 6am. the islands were beautiful! the water amazing, the color, how warm it was, what was underneath it. i have tons of pictures. the food was good, they fed us so much! 5 meals a day, 4 dives a day.. i did two night dives... at 8pm... with lights... so peaceful.. we were down deep. i was down at 33meters.. thats over 100ft. and ou startto feel funny. the nitrous goesato your brain ad you feel drunk.. its a very odd feeling... then you go up a bit, and its gone, just like that. the first couple days was rather cloudy, warm though... and the last two days were perfect. i saw many eels, stingray, i saw an octopus, and 3-4 big sea turtles... you wouldnt believe all the fish! go watch finding nemo again... they are that colorful! andthat plentiful. saw lots of shrips.. and craps.. big red craps.. i wanted to eat them! there were 9 of us total... all really nice people, we all got along great. jon, my roomy, was in khoa lak last year, we was eaten by the tsunomi, and his girlfriend... he has scars on his body from when the waves crashed though his beach bungalow.. his girlfriend was upulled out to sea... but they both survived... and here he is, a year later... overcomin his frears.. ad learning to dive..hehas never snorkled even! he was my buddy during our PADI training... hes about 45 years old... quiet english ma.n... he did a greatjob1 ok i cant type anyore,, this keyboard sucks behing beliefe... the keys sktick every second push1. had a great time, im tan, ad i am certified111 i passed!!! open water.. it was a great experiencee.. we are all going out tonight to the happysnapper bar...a little farewell party... better get going.. ileave tmoorroww.. back up towards bangkok1!
[todays highlights: read the post.]

Pj posts:
City:
khoa lak, Thailand
date posted:
Wed Dec 14 22:00:44 2005
comments:
i spoiled myself today, went from budget backpacker, to fancy-pancy! i needed it! the beach here is emtpy! so much was destroyed here.. much rebuilding going on! i stayed right on the ocean, white sand, clear water, brand new bungalow!! black wood, white bedding!!! oh it was sooo nice! christmas is coming early for little pabu this year.. decided to goto the surin and similan islands (national park) some of the best diving inthe world! im getting my PADI certificate today (divers certificate) and i will be taking a boat about 60 miles off the coast, to the islands.. where i iwll live aboard for 4 days!!! this was spur of the moment! read about it in my book, and it sounded good!!! clear water, no liight needed! down to 30meters... wow!! we even do a night dive! yikes, water at night freeeeks me out!! the fish are going to eat me, i know it! ill be back on the 20th. (if the fish dont eat me). the weather here yesterday was perfect!~ today is looking pretty good as well! my tan is returning! watch out!
[todays highlights: my bungalow! hot water, on the ocean! air con! pool with bar in the middle!]

Pj posts:
City:
phuket, Thailand
date posted:
Tue Dec 13 01:34:27 2005
comments:
took a bus from phang nga to phuket.. busy with white folk here.. i knew it would be the case.. met a guy from colorado.. first american id met.. he was older, funny guy! my room is a jail cell... ill show pictures later.. the on on hotel! yikes! ill leave phuket town tomorrow.. id kinda like to stay on the beach.. but so would everyone else.. so its booked/and or/expensive~! i long for the islands again!! im thinking of heading up towards bangkok and then heading east.. there are some islands there... between bangkok and cambodia. the south was rainy... here is better, some big clouds, but warm.. lots of nice little markets..(funny little observation: these little thai juts pick their nose anywhere, anytime... the girls the guys, old and young.. and some little kid started peeing, i was eating outside, and he pulled his pants down, and aimed at me, and started peeing... all over the tire of this parked car... like a dog.. and farting too, they rip them everywhere! this boy is playing games on the computer besides me and just letting them gooo... poor kid probably has worms.. juicy ones.... time to get outa here!! next.. i dont know....
[todays highlights: my meal.. pad phik king.. yumm]

Pj posts:
City:
phang gna, Thailand
date posted:
Mon Dec 12 05:17:13 2005
comments:
i had it with the overcast skies and decided to leave the stinky south.. and head back up north... where the sun is shinning... slept terrible last night. stayed at cathay guesthouse.. room 318. it was a prison cell... and the windows only had screens.. i couldnt shut them and the noise from the street was all night.. soooo loud.. i put my earphones in and turned my player up loud... still the noises seaped innn.. oh man.. it was rough.. i feel not so hot today because of it. without my sleep i become a big baby. the bus ride was 7 hours... cramped, the little girl in front of me put her seat all the way back and kept jerking her head hard against her headrest.. banging my already bruised little knees... oh i wanted to spank her little head.. ahaha.. thai people dont stink!~ after traveling in europe, and its not even hot the times i did travel europe, i thought for sure with a little added heat and humidity they would be a real stinky bunch.. but not true at all.. the only stink is the few westerners.. the europeans reeeeeek! what is up with that!!? i was in a crowded bus, all thais, the smell pleasent.. in comes a big german and stinks it all up! one man.. one stinky man! the bus ride was tight, long, but the smells were nice, up until the little girl sitting besides me starts to barfff.. all over the place.. garlic noodle tum yam or whatever.. stinky barf.. esp. for such a little girl! im laughing as ai write this.... and the people are looking at me.. i can just remember it oh soo well (given that it was only an hour or two ago it happend) i heard some burps... and then... some gargly wet burps.. andthen she started spraying all over... i freaked out.. i was on the inside.. i was hugging the glass and she was sprayinggg... chunky noodle garlic and i swear i detected a hint of green curry... poor little girl.. poor pabu! out of my element, cramped.. barfing girls.. headbanger in front of me... i thought to myself, what is goin gon!!!?? where am i!? im in thailand.
[todays highlights: sunshine!]

Pj posts:
City:
hatyai (close to malaysian border), Thailand
date posted:
Sun Dec 11 01:13:10 2005
comments:
took a minibus from trang to hatyai.. soo uncomfortable... my legs dont fit in these minivans... i had my backpack on top of me... 2 hours.. and then i had to peeee soooo bad... oh it was helll.. i tried thinking of happy things.. listening to music... playing the drums with my fingers... looking around.. my feet were dead when i got off the bus, numb completely... at pj guesthouse.. (yaaaa) where i stayed in trang.. i hit my head everytime i entered/left my room... BONK... ohhhh, my head is raw. this country wasnt made big vikings like myself... in trang, all the girls had short hair.. little bobcuts or whatever they are called, its much different down here... cheaper.. went to a night market last night.. and there were fried bugs... and larva.. and worms... and i was too scared to eat them... im mad at myself for not trying.. so i said next time i see such a thing.. i will eat them.. i was so scared though.. the HUGE grasshoppers... wow... if peter was here we would have done it together.. but the person i was with was tooo scared also! big old dadddy cockroaches... woaaaaa... i cant believe all the piracy down here... at the bungalow i was staying at, the owner had a mix cd of all the radio hits.. eminem... nelly... but it wasnt them singing.. it was the same music for the most part.. but different singers... it was so weird.. movies are on the streets the day of the release.. vcds... everything is ripped off... its kinda scary.. like nyc i guess... but much worse.. the sun is shinnning bright today.. and im going to go play in it... (im taking a bus today to malaysia, to padong baser, and then back again) today is visa stamp day, and stinky-clothes-wash-day... i keep meaning to post pictures.. i will try soon! until then my droogiee drooos.. pabu
[todays highlights: ]

Pj posts:
City:
trang, Thailand
date posted:
Sat Dec 10 04:59:38 2005
comments:
woke up to rain today on ko pu... had breakfast... some eggies.. yummmytime.. and instant coffeee.. all they got here.. and jumped on nuts bike and got on the local ferry taxi longtail boat.. left at 8.. arrived at 8.50 to the mainland..dont konw what the name of the village was.., it was very small, a little muslim fishing village... most people, to get off ko pu, take a longtail and meet the big ferry that goes to ko lante everyday.. but its spendy.. and at bad times.. ann told me to do the taxi thing... she said thats what the locals do.. so i dont think many whiteys [pass through.. many looks and double looks.. and some triple.. some boy always wipped out on his moped.. pretty funny... i didnt know where i was, or wher i was really going... i got on a local taxi bus, and took it to highway 4.. and just as i got off, a HUGE bus with the word "TRANG" came around the corner.. i flagger'd her down.. and jumped on.. to trang i went.. arrived at 12pm.. walked the city through and through.. ate and ate some more.. drank a couple cold pepsi's... oh oh oh.. it poured on the ride over here, ther is some serious flooding going on down here... which is very unusual... this is the dry sesaon now.. it usually stops raining in oct... but, its clearing up, i guess it has been raining in trang and south of trang for the last 5 days... hard. its so fun taking the transportation here.. always an adventure... looking out the windows.. sooo many rubber trees... (in ko pu, i was helping nut build a friends house (i was a mason for a day).. and by us were many rubber trees.. i would watch them collect all the white rubber, and then press it, into matts. and sell it to the mainland) im off to surat province tomorrow.. where excatly i do not konw.. but i need to get into malaysia by the 13th.... then i will wonder back up north again, hitting islands on the way up.. i want to goto ko muk next.. the locals say its nice and no toursits... not many anyhow... i just keep thinking of krabi.. oh, it was terrible, beatiful, but that was spoiled by all the white whales laying on the beach.. it was just packed... the kings bday didnt help at all im sure... but still, left a bad taste in my mouth! (i was on phi phi lay by the way, i said len.. there is no len.... or is there... oh awhaha) did i write about phi phi don? how it was packed? yes, it was packed, terrible! all these chinsy shops selling poop! and white people buying it, getting tatooos.. i love when they get asian characters tat'toooood on them, oh thats my fave! fools, damn fools... everyone here has tattoos.. i cant believe it. i was walking around here in trang.. and i was stopped by 8 little highschoolers.. they asked if they could interview me.. they were so cute.. they took a million pictures.. and then continued to follow me around, wherever i went... then thre naked children ran past me.. in the city... and then i fouind the internt shop.. and here i am... i forget im in thailand sometimes.. then i see three naked children run on the street, dogs eating eachother, men spanking their dogs like babies, and thats just what i saw on my way to use the computers.. everyone its something differnt.. and i am pulled back again.. im in thailand
[todays highlights: im in thailand]

Pj posts:
City:
ko pu (ko phi phi don), Thailand
date posted:
Fri Dec 9 03:50:34 2005
comments:
hey.. doctor here.. been very good! staying at luboa hut on the very quite island of ko pu... it was perfect up until last night.. we got a batch of germans.. man, are they starting to annoy me.. they are loud.. and picky! they need everything... this and that.. but not too much... none of this.. but all of that.. its a pain in the butt eating with them... im a little embarresed toa be honest... its little germentown all over here! yikes.. been riding motorcyles all over the island.. there are just bike trails.. no real roads... its so fun.. nut, the owner and his wife ann, have a big sandunn bike.. he lets me take it whenver i want.. wherever i want.. ive been cruizing all over!!! there are many rubber trees here.. its fun to watch them collect it all and then they press it into 2 inch matts.. and let it hang dry... very interesting... lots of monkeys here! all over the place.. screeming... jumping from tree to tree.. i went out squid fishing.... and caugjht one! and then it slipped out of the boat! i was so mad.. i was almost ready to jump in after that little sucker!!! but then we got another.. and then we ate it.. rubbery.. but tasty with some chillies!!!! ive been on ko pu for 3 nights.. now, one more and i leave.. i think to ko lante.. or maybe back to teh mailand.. i need to renew my visa.. so eitehr burma or malaysia... not sure tyet... up or down... the ride over here was fun... long.. and rather slow.. but the swells were fun! up and down... BOOM.. water all over.. our little longtail was not cut out for cruzing int he open waaters... looks like a storm is coming in now too.. should be a fun 2 hour ride home! went to ko phi phi len.. saw the beach beach.. it was very nice... very clear water.. white sand.. its a bit like churches in europe.. you start taking them all for granted.. the more you see, the more you just look opnce.. and move on.. uyou need to pinch yourself every now and again... im in thailand.. in a little boat, with a little man who speaks no english.. the waves are trying to eat us.. and im with a buncyh of loud germans... WEEEEE take care friends and fam! who knows where and when i shalll post again! be sure to send me love vibes... p
[todays highlights: riding motor bikes.. playing with the monkeys.. and longtailing it over here with high seas!]

Pj posts:
City:
krabi to KO PU 12.6.05, Thailand
date posted:
Mon Dec 5 21:43:58 2005
comments:
wonderful day today! so bright and sunny! makes me so happy inside... the people are smiling.. i am too.. there is a little hopp in my step today.. bouncy! im lvoing the food here.. last night i went and ate with this girl from south africa.. very strange.. i was just talking to this boy i met, fredrick about the laungage africans! and then i met her... we went out and ate.. and i ordered my thing.. and she ordered hers.. and it was great... at the end of our meal, the waiter came, and saw our plates.. and started laughing.. i had eater hears.. and she had eaten mine.. and we were both really happy! just goes to show how gooood the food is.. or how unpicky easygoing i really am! hahaha! last night afterwards we headed down to the pier and watched these crazy little thai girls dancing and singing (it was the kings bday yesterday, HUGE deal here) they really love their king.. ive never seen such respect for a leader before... coming from america with our bush bashers.. to see these people sooo loyal! it was very beatiful! the dancer were so cute.. their faces like painted dolls.. their hands so exact in all their movements! i thought of my brother pete the whole time.. he loves always watching traditianal dancing... it was crazy though, they would dance and sing.. and when the lead girl was singing there would come a spot where all the girls would screeeem, this high pitched, terrible screen... it was one of the oddest things i have seen... yesterday anyhow.. no butt spankings today... not yet anyhow. ok, well im off to ko pu/ko lanta.. no power/computer there.. so no postings till i get back! i will tell you all about it.. trust me! adios amigos... move on move out move through ps. three-fifths are a hit here! its being pirated left and right... next year it will line the streets of bangkok im sure! d.pabu
[todays highlights: waking up with the sunnn and a fruit smooothy.. (my day is just starting baby!)]

Pj posts:
City:
ao nang (krabi) 12.5.05, Thailand
date posted:
Mon Dec 5 05:42:35 2005
comments:
great day today! did the snorkle trip.. was woken up at 7.30 by a little thai woman, hammering on my door.. scared me to death.. i was dreaming sweet dreams... BAM BAAM BAM.. wa... the truck picked us up at 8.. at the pier at 8.30.. loaded up.. got flippers and masks... hopped aboard.. cruised to our first island.. two of them really.. ko pubiu or something.. kinda like me.. dr.pabu.. it was fun. the fish were bright! and crazy.. and they kept nibbling on me.. they wanted a piece of my tastey flesh! and they got some.... saw lots of things.. sea cucumbers.. and spikey devil fishies... the coral was wonderful! the water glassy green... the sand as white as my skin in a minnesota winter.. it was great! i got some serious sun(cancer) today.. my skin is throbing a bit.. reminding me of my layout sessions today... went toa cave.. had to swim it to it.. and and climb over rocks... and under rocks.. and swim again.. it was great! there are so many small private islands here.. hundereds...ad. on the way home i jumped to the back and grabbed hold, jokingly, of the engine.. pretending to drive.. and then he said.. OK.. and i started her up... and drove us home.. i was master and commander.. and we raced other boats.. and i brougt us in first place.... all the other long tail drivers were giving us these HUGE double looks.. it was pretty funny.. there was i, the great white, in control.... winning! what a day. time for some food. and some SING SING party time! hope all is well on the homefront family.. i havent heard from you for abit.. have you disowned me? tomorrow... i think i will leave to ko pu.. and then ko lanta (ko is island in thai, FYI) weather depending.. they said it was going to rain for five days... they said that two days ago, and its been great.. so who knows. i am healthy and strong. i am the commander! cow pot! doctor.pj
[todays highlights: snorkling.. the islands... and driving the long-tail boat!]

Pj posts:
City:
krabi- west raily, Thailand
date posted:
Sun Dec 4 06:18:24 2005
comments:
wow is it beautiful down here! unreal... staying at chan cha lay guesthouse.. room 203.. cheap, cozy.. simple.. ive met some nice people down here. the locals are friendly, but due to such high levels of tourisits.. they are prepared for us... i dont like that so much... but friendly all the same. i was eating dinner last night.. and all the power went off, it was outside.. and poof.. all dark.. they brought me out a little candle and i ate by candle light... romanitic... me all alone... candlelight bouncing off my eyes.. sparkeling.. it was amzing... the weather here today was great! i was going to do the snorkle trip but cancled.. i thought it was going to rain.. when i woke up the sky was dark.. but it cleared up soon after i cancledlll.. so i went ot west rialy beach with some people i met here.. took a little boat from ang gnar or some crazy little beach town.. to west rialy beach.. itw was very nice.. very modern and developed though... prices wernt that bad for food and drink. hotels where higher.. but it was a nice beach.. i took alot of pictures.. the sands were white, the water green-blue.. very pretty.. all the limestone cliffs everywhere... breathtaking.. i had to pinch myself, and tell myself, im in southern thailand... breathing in the lead-gas, little thais running everywhere.. asking me, ii WHERE YOU GO ii... i am tanner than the devil. and sexier too d.p
[todays highlights: the beautiful moutains.. and limestone cliffs!]

Pj posts:
City:
krabi, Thailand
date posted:
Sat Dec 3 08:33:34 2005
comments:
somehow i thought... us americans.. had 90 thailand visas.. i was wrong.. so my little lonely planet book told me.. looks like i will have to goto burma to get a stamp.. grr. i didnt want to have to rush up the coast.. but i need to do it before the 14th of dec. and i will have to do it agian because i will still be here the 14th of jan.. its only good for 30 days.. or there is a fee for everyday that you overstay your visa.. and its not cheap! but busses are.. so i guess up i go... and back down i go? i dont know... i am so sick of seeing the white man with thai lady.. you have no idea. i know they feel terrible inside.. and if they dont originally, i make sure they do... yukky! but.. tonight, i witnessed my first.. farang, big fat one, with a mustache.. with a thai boy! holding hands!!! barfing time baby! i had another thai massage.. number 5.. im diggin it.. today though.. when i got done... i walked out, and there were all these girls behind glass.. allll whores!! i freaked out.. i paid and left so fast! running down the streeet in my little new sandles... and short little shorts... big blonde viking... running.... i hate it. i want to get away from all this.. i thought i could down here.. but this is worse than bangkok.. soo many white people.. is this how the south is going to be? then im outa here... oh, i was standing down by the pier, on the river there.. and a man, came up to me and starting spanking my butt.... spanky spanky spanky.. he wasnt drunk, or didnt appear to be... he wasnt talking loud, or tipsy-walking.. he just spanked me.. and we made eye contact.. and he walked away. is this normal? girls in bangkok? is this? maybe he liked my chubby buns? i dont know.. this place is freaking me out... time to run. p
[todays highlights: thai massage and butt spankings...]

Pj posts:
City:
thung song to KRABI, Thailand
date posted:
Fri Dec 2 23:41:29 2005
comments:
its been a little... much has changed. i changed my flight from the 15th of dec.. to the 21st of jan. took a night train to thung song... oh my... rough going.. tiny little asian-bunker-beds... so tight.. and so bright.. 13 hours of it... as i was laying there i was smiling though.. listening to the people on their cell phones, talking, talking to one another... so cute.. haha... there i was, with a towel for a blanket.. big, blonde, and super-sweaty....laughing... they probably thought i was insane.. i have seen no americans yet on my journey... which is good. i dont mind so much, but it brings me back... and i dont want that.. they always try and relate, oh, your from there, i have a friend bla bla.. they like to make connections.. its normal.. there are many UKers german travelers here... they are loud. i thought americans were bad... i think asians think that every white person is an american.. and thats why we have such a bad rapppp. they are a smilily bunch here. always huge smiles when you make eye contact. the little kids here are so cute! they just stare and stare... and smile so big.. i got off the train at thung song, 5am this morning.. stumbled off..all dark.. jumped on a motorbike taxi... to the buss station.. sat on the bench.. waiting.... wasnt sure if he really understood where it was i was wanting to goo.. i saw the sun come up.. the roosters started going crazy.. i could here mothers yelling at their childen to get up.. it was so funny.. there i was, outside, dogs trying to eat my legs, mothers yelling.. people staring.. roosters crowing.. my tummy hungry... laughing... this trip has been good for my soul.. its nice living simple.. out of my backpack (that is not even 3/4 full) nice and light.. free to do whatever, go wherever.. my heart is longing for the islands though.. this mainland is just a little too much for me at times.. iwant no cars.. no power.. i got a foot massage the other day.. i felt so bad.. haha, taking off my sweaty socks... and giving them to this middle aged lady to rub them.. for my pleasure.. i just felt bad.. but i got over it fast.. shut my eyes.. and chilled.. it felt oh so nice... when we started there was no one there, when she finished.. i opened my eyes (i had my mp3 player going.. so i didnt hear anything).. i opened them up.. and there was about 7 girls and ladys/ladyboys just looking at me smiling.. and laughing... my big hairy toes.. sooo white.. i alwys love waking up and having poeople looking at me.. and to be laughing when they do... tomorrow im going to take some long-tail to these 4 islands.. princess, ducky chicken or soemtihgn.. it includes a little picnic and snorkles.. time to party baby! let these legs see the light of day and become the color of mocha coffee with just a touch of cream.. yumm! my neck is pealing big ol'flakes... i like to peal them off in biggg flakes! im wearing shorts fam.. youd be proud! and sandles! eyeyeye! 180bht for me, special price.. special price, always special price.. special because im white.. he was a fruitcake who sold them to me.. there are some flames over here.. wow.. im rambling on.. dang it.. there where a couple things i was meaning to write about.. i need to keep a little pen and paper on me.. well im tired out.. its been a treck.. i need to head back and take a little nap... recharge my juice! dr.p
[todays highlights: foot massage, watching the ladyboys, drinking pepsi naked in my room.]

Pj posts:
City:
ko chang (rangon now), Thailand
date posted:
Sun Nov 27 05:11:51 2005
comments:
the food is amazing! stayed at FULL MOON, on the island of ko change.. mama and dang took the best of care of me.. i fell ill a bit on the ilsand.. dont know what it was.. but something... they fed me in bed and gave me crazy thai medicine.. mama was rubbing somedkind of menthol oil all over my belly.. she was one funny lady! very lively, diodnt really speak any english but that didnt stop her from talking to me.. and with the others. took a long tail from the peir in rangon to ko chang. a little over an hour by boat and we were there. i stayed for 4 nights.. 200 baht a night.. so, about 5 USD a night.. right on the ociean, wood bungelo.. very simple.. cold shower hose, toliete.. you use yoru hand there... left one.. takes a little getting used to.. and use a bucket to "flush". i almost got eaten by a huge boa! HUGE snake. i decieded totake a little hike into the jungle.. off the path.. they all said no, snakes, at least bring knife.. i thought they were joking around... 5 minutes into my journy.. saw one.. i though.. oh, not bad, looks like a freindly flellow.. kept going on... and BOOM, there it was, a huge snake.. it wanted to eat me! i turned around and ran home to safty... they were all laughing and laughing... it was quite a fright.. there are many poisionis things on tethat island.. snakes.. and these little 1,000 legs they call em.. big old centipeeds... that bite hard.. and can kill. me and nick hiked ui[p athe moutain, on a little raod for motorbikes only... saw the little school, the little market... all thais... and islandthais.. all the juices were fresh squeezed, byu hand.. literally, they would squash it with there hands.. in a cub.. i had watermelon juice, pinea[[le juice, coconut juice.... soo good! ohhhh. i got bit by many misquitos.. there are quiet idfferent than the ones in minnesota.. the ones here are very fast, and smart.... harder to kill.. and hurt more too! the first day and a half it raied off and on all day.. then the last two were just perfect! hottt, bright and sunny! i got a supertan... there are elephants walking by outside this internet cafe.. man are they crazy looking.. soo big! so out of place...anyohw. bakc to ko chang.. no americans there.. not many peple there at all.. but i did meet some crazy old german men who have been there for years! one guy had been there for 3 years straight... yikse.. i would go crazy after a month or two of just doing nothing.. thats what they do..... lay around, and do whatever they so desire... i felt guilty often, and would help the little burmese people with chores. i took some pictures.. one of the burmese guys took me and nick fishing.. caught nothing.. but it was nice exploring the south end of the island, by all the rocks... saw little fishes, just no big ones... i lost my hook in the firtst 3 minutes.. haha.. so we just had one pole... but it worked out just fine.. ill post pictures of it all, my little bungellooo with my own litlte hammok... it was just perfect! i will be back! now that im back on mainland.. i will try and post more.. until then my little droogiee droos... be good, send me love!
[todays highlights: wow.. white beaches, no electricity, phones or internet... warm water, swimming fishing...]

Pj posts:
City:
chumphon, Thailand
date posted:
Tue Nov 22 20:33:28 2005
comments:
dr.pabu livith! and doing very well. im in the little town of chumphon. monkeys and lizards roam freely. the people act as though they have never seen a whjte person. lots of confusing looks.. and smiles. the weather here is WET. hot. humid.. im always wet... but it feels good on my old man jonts. i had a thai massage in bangkok the other day and it was out of this world.. it was the best thing that has ever happend to me.. she pulled me, tugged me, broke me, and then healed me. she cracked joints i didnt know existed. the whole time i was laying, smiling, pure bliss.. took a tour boat to the grand palace... so fun.. seenng all the litle builings on the river, wow. it was something else. the grand palace was nice. lots of fattie-white men... very crowded... i love the modes of transportation here... so fun! i left bangkok yesterday.. arrived here at 10.30pm last night... walked everywhere tryig to find a place... everything was closed, gone, or filled for the night.. i aws ready to make home on the sidewalk... when a little man saw me and helped me... i realized the more you let go, the more things work in yoru favor.. versus trying to control everything... you cant. not here anyhow. again, today, lost, lookng for the bus station.. getting a little angry inside.. then i just sat down, and had a pepsi.. a little man on a motor bike stopped, asked me where i am from. he told me he was christian, and he would give me a ride. he did, right to the bus station.. i was going to pay but he refused... and left. the shower last night was a VERY cold one... my room was one bieg room with hose (shower), toilet, and little sink-hole.. i showered in the same room as my bed... no air-con, alittle hot. i was hit on by a lady boy the wole way from bangkok to here.. s/he wouldnt stop... very friendly little devil, but oh so gross. i was consitally reminded t aws a man but its five-oclock shadow.. not to mention the poor lady was balding... dear lord! he was waering a little bra... i started laughing... today im going to rangon.. the start of my andaman travel.. i will goto rangon, and take a ship (i head leaves at 1, so i will make it) to a tiny little island called ko chang. 400 people live there and there is no power.. just a few generators.. or so ive heard, sounds lovely, espesially coming from BKK.. soo busy, so much noise, and the air.. oh my gosh, so thick wth lead, gas, smog-death...my eyes would start stinging everyday around 1pm... dry and sore.. yesterday, at the start of my train ride, i got soo sick.. thought i was going to die.. i had a 9 hour ride ahead of me and i felt like i was going to throw up everywhere... i felt like that for 2 hours.. didnt move my head, talk to anyone, just kept still, trying to subduethe barfy feeling... then my tmnmmy started to go too... i think i might have eat\en something that the doctor didnt like... today, still feel a little funny. joint really hurt.. i need a thai-massage again. special thanks to pap, visie, nan, gob, teye, tEEETs, abs, and sai! you guys were SOO good to me! thank you all! until next post! the dr.says goodbye
[todays highlights: thai-massage, riverboat ride, grand palace, tuk-tuk'ing through the city...]

Pj posts:
City:
bangkok, Thailand
date posted:
Fri Nov 18 20:28:27 2005
comments:
hello! day two... in bangkok. spent all day walking about... talking to people, getting lost, shopping malls, street vendors.. tuk-tuk drivers, busses, noisy, the smells here wow, you will walk 100 ft. and smell 1000 different smells... some are soo stinky, makes me gag... really gag. im seeing so many farang (old white men) here, with little little asian girls... everywhere. i feel guilty being here... i feel like everyone thinks im one of them... only, they are very old, very fat, and usually very ugly. no one bats an eye.. my tummy turns. rained here yesterday, power-rain, for 20 minutes... then the humidity went BOOM.. and i was instantly wet, all over my body, you could drink the air... i kid you notttt... ive never felt humidity like this before! i feel good though, feels so nice to be outside, traveling, with a t-shirt... (all my other trips have alwyas been (sept-dec) and in europe.. so, always chilly. this is a nice change. the food here is SO cheap, i feel guilty when i pay the bill, i feel im cheating them. the people here are very friendly, surprising for a city this size (12 million i was told) my thai is getting very good.. people often mistake me for one, only im a bit taller, and bit whiter... but hey... ive seen more white people here then i had excpected... many germans, french, english... americans.. lots of white people... today there is a fair thing going on, with rides and such.. sounds fun... so i must be off. hey mom, im eating eggs over here.. is that ok? (so far, no bangkok-belly) p
[todays highlights: its just starting!]

Pj posts:
City:
Bangkok, Thailand
date posted:
Thu Nov 17 21:28:56 2005
comments:
im here! 25 hours later. it was a smooth trip! long. but very smooth. no hassles at all! no luggage searches, or body searches. i even was able to bring my one bag(pretty big) on the plane with no problems. korean air was soo nice! the flight crew were very kind (they were all young and smiley, unlick NWA). all flights on time, everthing was great. the logo for korean air is like the pepsi logo, but all swirly... it was a pepsi plane. when i got in, 12:20 bangkok time, it was so humid i almost wet my panties... soooo HUMID... and hot.. the city was dark, no lights as we sped from the airport with my nonenglish speaking taxi man. he drove like it was some sort of speed-racer video game. got to the hotel around 1.30 am. and tried to goto bed. it was rough. i left minneapolis at 7. i had to get up at 4am.. so i was so tired, the floors were moving up and down, and i kept feeling like i was going to fall over. i just kept telling myself, one more little step... wahaa, what a journey. if you really think about it though, how tough is it? sitting down, being served, watching movies, reading books, listening to music.. how rough is it? yet someone it kinda seems to be. (was reading blue latitude, and how traveling 1,000 miles via ship would take years, and so much work and man power, while with me, i traveld about 8,000 miles in about 1 full day) i went out last night and got some water and things... it was crazy... people doing dishes in the gutters, and on the streets... prostitutes everywhere... saw many americans with them... really sad... and it was just my first night. woke up at 6. am, felt funny. had the buffet.. weird things they eat here man.. wah. i ate it.. i got a pepsi.. and it was no pepsi.. tasted so weird.. it wasnt that sweet... i should have stocked up before i left. haha. there are two pools here, i might go take a dip in a minute. the hotel is relativily cleanr... the thai people are very smiliy.. the girls very girly.. and the men are too.. . lots of bowing.. and hand clasping... aand sawadii's.... very respectful, polite people. and smiley! i dont know quite what im giong to do today.. lots to see... i feel really beat though.. but i want to be up and about while its light.. try and corret this crazy jetlagg.... but my body just wants to fall down again. im achey and confused... my hands are freezing but im sweaty.. the plan for now is bangkok for 3 more nights.. then head to rangon and hit the islands! i am not one for big cities.. i prefere smalltown... seoul, south korea seemed nice.. was only in the airport.. but the terminal was very modern and clean... verymuch unlike the bangkok airport... im about as far awaay from mn as you can get.. and you can feel it.. we are 13 hours + central time... it is 9:27am as i write.. ok well thats it for now.. im here, safe and sound... and hot.. but it feels good on these old bones of mine. ill keep ou all posted! until next time! pj
[todays highlights: fresh fruit for breakfast buffet! soo yummy(thought of you dad)]

Pj posts:
City:
HOME
date posted:
Mon Nov 14 21:13:52 2005
comments:
im busy packin away. this will be my last post from the americas. i leave tomorrow to the cities and fly out realy early on wed morn.
next time, ill be in thailand! rockandrollllll
pj
[todays highlights: pepsi bath]

Pj posts:
City:
HOMEBASE
date posted:
Fri Nov 4 00:13:18 2005
comments:
working on this page a bit... recieved my backpack today from my sister. bought some space-pants in the cities (two of em actually) got some books.. blue latitute, and robinson crusoe...

[todays highlights: drinking some chilly pepsi]

Pj posts:
City:
MINNEAPOLIS
date posted:
Tue Nov 1 11:14:58 2005
comments:
in minneapolis... getting supplies.. for as you know my childrenGLOWbunnies, i leave in 16 days! its currently 84 F in bangkok... tannnninggg beds!? who needs a tanning bed.. .juicy!!!!

[todays highlights: ]

Pj posts:
City:
HOMEbase
date posted:
Sat Oct 8 16:43:32 2005
WHAT I AM UPTO:
hi, it is i, i am home, getting ready for my thailand trip in nov. i have to get my shots.. and get strong... keep a close eye on my pages... pj

[todays highlights: thinking of 80+ weather, and me just chillllin]

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