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Is there a Doctor in the house'

From Paddy in Buenos Aires, 4 year ago, Read 0 times. Similar articles

I'm finally back in civilization so taking my laptop to the PC Doctor later today.Wish me lucky 'long-time!' - Happy Endings and all that good stuff!If you like what you've read, why not subscribe to updates click here Paddy in Buenos Aires Read more
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From Paddy in Buenos Aires, 4 year ago, Read 1 times. Similar articles

I seriously think I've been Hexed. It all started yesterday. I was supposed to go hiking with a friend, on a as yet unconquered picturesque trail and when I checked the weather the night before it was supposed to be clear and sunny.I awoke to heavy rain beating against the window. The forecast had changed drastically to cloudy and showers (the weather changes in an instant in these parts). I was bummed, but we had to postpone the hike for another day. Everything went arse over tits downhill... Read more
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Broken Laptop :-((

From Paddy in Buenos Aires, 4 year ago, Read 0 times. Similar articles

Okay - so it's not as bad as the one above but I get a cryptic message about a missing or corrupt file and the mother sucker just hangs in limbo. There ain't too many laptop repair shops in the remote corners I'm traveling so normal service will hopefully resume shortly.I'm starting to wonder what we all did before computers, internet, skype, facebook etc.Thankfully the beer is cold, cheap and plentiful...oh wait that's what we did (drrrink!) before technology arrived. Now we just do it at... Read more
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24 hours in Indonesia - Part 1

From Paddy in Buenos Aires, 4 year ago, Read 0 times. Similar articles

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24 hours in Indonesia - Part 2

From Paddy in Buenos Aires, 4 year ago, Read 0 times. Similar articles

I found my future job (see photo above) - We took the airport Damri Bus (50 minutes u$d 2) to Gambir (central train station) and then hopped into a tuk tuk (7 minutes u$d 1) to Jalan Jaksa which is the backpacker area. We had booked ahead and splurged u$d 22 for a room with AC at Hotel Margot for our first night. We popped downstairs to the hotel bar for a badly needed beer to recount our recent visa saga.We quickly observed there were some strange shenanigans going on both outside and in the... Read more
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Indonesia - Java

From Paddy in Buenos Aires, 4 year ago, Read 0 times. Similar articles

Friendly localsWe arrived in Yogyakarta at 3:30am and haggled outside the train station for a taxi (u$d 2) to our pre-booked accomo - Prambanan guest house (u$d 22 ). As we got to the room there was a chorus of prayers and chanting from a nearby building. I used to hate the 7:30am early mass in my days as an altar boy but these people get up way too damn early! We collapsed into bed exhausted with the faint waft of puke as a reminder of our journey.Thankfully Yogyakarta was much more laid... Read more
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Laos - Vientiane - Luang Prabang

From Paddy in Buenos Aires, 4 year ago, Read 0 times. Similar articles

I've been on my fair share of long bus rides (like this one - here) but these two back to back rides are right up there with the All Stars.A minibus picked us up at our hotel in Hanoi at 5pm and dropped us at the bus station for our " 20 hour VIP sleeping bus" to Vientiane which eventually left 3.5 hours later. It was comfortable enough until it stopped 15 minutes later and another 10 locals were squeezed in sitting on the aisle. It's fairly common in these parts for the driver to make some... Read more
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Malaysia to Thailand

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Kuala LumpurFlights are cheap down here so from Bali we bought tickets at the airport to Kuala Lumpur where we spent a fairly uneventful few days before buying another cheap plane ticket to the poular island gem of Langkawi just off the north east coast of Malaysia. It's a duty free zone where you can get the cheapest liquor I've ever bought e.g. u$d8 for a decent brand of rum and u$d10 for whiskey. Needless to say I sampled a few and since we were leaving by boat my backpack doubled in weight... Read more
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Bangkok, Thailand

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When I first visited Bangkok back in 1994, it was a sprawling, congested, polluted city where tuk tuks seemed to outnumber people as they spewed fumes across pot holed streets. Today the pollution and infrastructure is much improved and shiny new taxis now outnumber the tuk tuks but a general sense of traffic chaos persists.For such a large city, it's bizarre that much of the budget tourist accommodation is condensed around 4 small square blocks centred around Khaosan Road. With the diverse... Read more
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How to avoid the scams crossing the border from Bangkok, Thailand to Siem Reap, Cambodia

From Paddy in Buenos Aires, 4 year ago, Read 2 times. Similar articles

Welcome to the Kingdom of Cambodia (Got lottsa money')How to avoid the scams crossing the border from Bangkok, Thailand to Siam Reap, CambodiaWhat are the scams'Most involve overcharging for transport, visas, accomodation.Who is in on the scams'Basically everybody including the travel agent who sells you the bus ticket, the bus driver who takes the long way so you arrive tired and late, the guest house where the driver drops you that overcharges, the tuk tuk drivers that detour to an unofficial... Read more
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Macau, China

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We paid u$d100 for a flight from Bangkok to Macau with just 16 hours notice - damn cheap!Interestingly enough, Macau was both the first and last European colony in China. It was the Portuguese who first settled in Macau back in the 16th century and subsequently administered it until the handover in 1999. It has a similar status to Hong Kong since it has a certain degree of autonomy for 50 years after the handover. What happens after the 50 years is anyones guess but China will probably rule... Read more
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