March 15, 2004 GMT

We are in paradise (we know we have said that many times, but this really is the ultimate!!) Great beaches, great snorkelling, great food, friendly people and dont forget Cheap as Chips!!!

When we last wrote we were on our way to The Perhentian Islands in Malaysia- they were fastastic- great snorkelling right out the front of our gorgeous bungalow right on the beachfront. The food was fantastic- fresh seafood and mango shakes to die for. We stayed for a week, beachcombing and discovering something new and exciting every day. The beach sand was white talcom powder, we saw lots of turtles snorkelling and even a 2m lizard (like komoto dragon) going through the garbage. We also had a family of monkeys in the tree outside our bungalow, that gave us hours of enjoyment. Who was it that asked me: " What do you do all day when you are travelling!!?"

We then crossed the border into Magnificent Thailand where the people are the friendliest in the world. Our favourite destination so far is Kho Phi Phi. We slowly worked our way up the coast of Thailand island hopping from Kho Mok to Kho Phi Phi. We have got to be experts now on tropical islands and beautiful beaches. They never seem to lose their appeal as each one is different. At Phi Phi we stayed for a week in our beachfront hut for $15 per night. There are no cars on Phi Phi, many magnificent beaches- we saw the beach that the movie "The Beach" was filmed at. We also swam through a cave for 100m at it came out to an inland beach- magnicient. Its such a wonderful world to discover, I cant work out why everyone doesnt travel. Then again, we are glad they dont as everywhere would be too crowded!!

We are now in Rai Leh beach which is a similar beach to Phi Phi but smaller. The coastline is spectacular with limestone cliffs towering up and rockclimbers scrambling all over them. There are caves everywhere and we spent half an hour watching 14 monkeys swimming amongst the mangrove trees and underwater (didnt know they could do that!!)

We are now off to Myanmar (Burma). Not sure how popular internet is there, so you might not hear from us for a couple of weeks. We are going into hiding for Belinda's 40th!! Photos coming hopefully.

Posted by Patrick Peck at March 15, 2004 05:20 AM GMT

Great to follow your trip again and I'm looking forward to the pics. What an education you are having, whoever thought education could be such great fun. We are planning Mom & Dad's 60th Wedding anniversary for July 3rd. Sure wish you folks could join us. It will definetly be a family reunion with lots of Peck cousins.

40 is not so bad Belinda, it's just a number. You are enjoying life, have good health and a partner to enjoy it with. That makes reaching 40 a super, duper day. Enjoy it. Have a great trip and safe travelling.

Cousin Anne

Posted by: Anne Peck-Lahey on March 15, 2004 02:30 PM GMT

Sounds marvelous. Love to read your running coommentary and see the photos. I have kept all your trip information from last time in its own file with photos. Hope to see you when you come through this way. Love to you both Sheryl and Tom

Posted by: Sheryl Peck on March 16, 2004 02:20 AM GMT

Bin von der Schweiz hergefahren nach Thailand auf ner BMW und lebe nun hier. Falls Ihr Info braucht meldet Euch! Dann sende ich meine Tel-Nummer, oder findet mich bei horizonsunlimited unter helpful people. Vielleicht koennen wir uns auf einen Teller Nudeln treffen? Viele Gruesse! Daniel

Posted by: Daniel on March 17, 2004 11:40 AM GMT

First some sad news. Alan Mourilyan, the pilot, was shot and killed in Mt Hargen on 14 March by three youths after he gave them all his money.

His funeral was in Cairns 20 March. Speedy and I attended the funeral with about 200 friends (mainly aviation industry) and relatives. Al is survived by his wive of 6 years and two adult daughters from his previous marrage.

Now the good news. I have purchased a new Suzuki DL650 VStrom and take deliver at the end of this week.

Greg Haig has started a 6 month contract working for Air Malta and rersiding in Malta.

Mervin & Rochell had a son on 01 February. His name is Kevin and I am his Godfather!


Posted by: Richar Stewart on March 23, 2004 03:58 AM GMT

It seems that you too have discovered the beauty of Krabi. I spent several months there rockclimbing a few years back. Now Im continuing my journey with miss adventure I.
I try to update my blog sometime and Ill tell you all about it.


Posted by: Daniel on April 28, 2004 01:33 PM GMT
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