The bus ride and the Chinese market.

We were on the big bus at Mae Hong Son. Helen was waiting for us to get back with our icecreams so we could cool down before the 15 hour bus ride. I also got a juice and it was yum. But when we got half way thorough our trip I needed to pee but I didn’t know that there was a loo on the bus. So it was lucky that we had a quick stop before nightfall. At that stop I went for the FOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!! I didn’t have much but I did have noodles and waffles. Then we were off again.

On the way I wached 22 jump street in Thailandese while relaxing in my 150 degree chair. After the first stop on the bus we got a snack box, a coffee in juice box and a water bottle shaped like a wine bottle. In the snack box were chocolates. Yum… chocolate!!! I ate them all and then went to sleep.

I woke up in the morning and we were in Bangkok. The bus stopped, we got out and got a taxi to the Indian embassy. I had to wait outside with our bags. Most of the time I was on my IPOD playing minecraft. When Dad and Helen came out of the room on the 22 floor in a huge sky scraper we took a taxi back. She drove around in circles so we would pay her more money.

We finally got back to the bus station. In perfect timing because a bus left in five minutes to Ayutthaya. So on the way to our next desination I tried to sleep but I didn’t succeed. My Dad said it would be 1hour but It felt to me like in was 1 minute.

So we got to Ayutthaya and asked the guy at the cafe if we could use his wifi to find a guest house. He said yes. We couldn’t find a guest house online so we asked him and he said a couple blocks down there were alot of guest houses. So we went down to where he told us to go. We found a place called Tonys’ Place and settled there. It had a pool and a bar. I played in the pool with some french kids and it was fun.


That night there was a Chinese fair. We went and just as we arrived a big paper dragon go hoisted up by people on a big bit of bamboo and right beside them was a big bamboo stick with a person on top. He had guts -)Β Β  On we went through the market.




I saw some remote control racing cars on a board with plastic walls. I had a go and it was fun. After we went and ate then I went and did it again. We went home after that and went to bed.:-) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ THE END:-) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


Lukoia Coffey over and out



The question blog…

I am going to use this blog to answer all your guys questions.

Q1, How much is a coconut.

A1, 30baht, but sometimes you can find them for 25 baht.

Q2, Where do you go in town to get the best coconuts.

A2, street food stalls by the night bazaar.

Q3, How to cut coconuts perfectly.

A3, cut around the top of the fruit and then pry it open.

Q4, How do you grow coconuts.

A4, You plant a coconut in the ground Β and wait until it is a certain height.

Q5, How do dragon fruit pollinate.

A5, Since they are a night bloom flower there are no bees to pollinate it so nectar eating bats, moths, confused desert bats, us and the wind pollinate the flower.

Q6, What does Thailand smell like.

A6, weird, yum, yuck and good.

Q7, How do you say hello and thank you.

A7, Hello is (Sa-wat-dee) Thank you is (Khop-Khun). And after this if you are a woman you say (Kaa) , and if you are a man you say (Kraup)

Thank you for the questions and if you have any more can you please update me on them.

Lukoia Coffey over and out.:-) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ :-):-

School on the road

Travelling on the road while schooling is a whole different experience than plain school. I’m not saying school is bad but I think that education on the road is better than learning in school.

With road school you’re not in the same place every day and you get to explore alot more than in school. EX: walking up hills, looking at temples, going swimming in river, pool maths (pool maths is doing half a page of maths and then hopping into the soothing grip off the refreshing water in the pool). Things I miss about school are my FRIENDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But I’m still meeting people on the road except it’s hard because the other children dont talk English. I’m also starting to learn how to speak Thailandese.

Street smarts are very important things to have in your brian. It means to keep your money under cover, not playing close to busy traffic, not walking out of sight by myself and not drinking out of the taps to name a few things. The biggest one is to learn how a culture works so that I and others can show respect where ever we are.

All in all, I feel like I’m learning more stuff out here on the road than in public schools. I feel like more people should have more freedom in doing what I’m doing.

Lukoia Coffey over and out:-) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ .


Mae Hong Son

πŸ™‚ We have arrived at Mae Hong Son.

I walked out of the bus, stretched and turned until my back felt better and then I waited for Dad and Helen to cruise off to find a GH ( a GH stands for Guest House). On the way to the GH we passed a lake full of fish and right beside it was a temple. It was white and gold and it looked amazing. There are heaps of temples in Thailand!!!!


First we went to baan mai guesthouse. The owner Jo was awesome and kind. She fed us an amazing breakfast of fruit, toast and jam, coffee and hot chocolate. Her cat was SUPER CAT!!!!! We enjoyed being there but we decided we would move on the next day. BAAM!!!! We found Johnnies-Guest House right on the lake. Super price and super people. We’re going to stay here for a couple days and we have the NIGHT MARKET!!! 2 min walk away from home. We have been to the river to go swimming, went to the temple up on top of the hill to watch the sunset Β and this morning we went to the local market and got noodles and a crepe. Mae Hong Son is a very calming town and has very friendly people.


I just wanted to tell you about some of the things that are coming up soon. Angkor Wat, Ayutthaya, learning to scuba dive and going to Ko Jum.

Lukoia Coffey over and out.

The local bus ride from Pai to Mae Hong Son

We woke up in the morning in our bungalo made of bamboo. I stretched and yawned. Then I packed my big blue bag because I knew we were going to Mae Hong Son.

We went down the road about 200m to a nice cafe to get breakfast. For my breakfast I had toast with butter and jam+banana’s. It was yΓΌΓΌΓΌΓΌm.

Then we went to the bus station to catch the bus to Mae Hong Son. We got to the bus station and Helen remembered she had left her tablet at the Cafe, so she dropped her bags at the bus station and went back to the Cafe to get her tablet. So me and Dad hung out at the bus station. We made friends with Popcorn, a stranger from near Mae Hong Son. He tried some tricks on us to get money. It didn’t work.

Helen came back from the Cafe. We met another pair of strangers but they were nice. Their names were Yaan and Jaia. They were going to a little town just before Mae Hong Son, so they were on the same bus as us.

We got on the bus and found our seats. We started off through Pai and up into the mountain side to Mae Hong Son. It was very slow but fun. Most of the way I was talking to Jaia. The mountains were shaped like legs and big mounds of ice cream. They looked Awesome. So on we putted very slowly up a hill and just made it over the top and then rolled down the other side. It was nice and FUUUUUUUUUUUUUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We had one military check point and I got to see the big guns.

Then we were off again to the next pit stop. We had food at the next pit stop and I had a sausage and some mandarins and we were speeding off into the distance towards Mae Hong Son. We were 35 KM away from Mae Hong Son when Yaan and Jaia got off at the little town.Β I said bye to Yaan and said “I hope I see you again” to Jaia.Then off we went to our destination πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ THE END:-) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚Β 


Lukoia Coffey over and out.



The strawberry pear….

The strawberry pear is another name for dragon fruit and so is pitaya. They belong to the cactus family and it is native to Mexico, but grows in other tropical countries around the world. It is a moon flower type of cactus which means that it only blooms at night.


We were at a local market in Pai when I came across the dragon fruit stall. I knew I wanted to try one!!!!!!!! So I bought one for $1 NZ. Here’s me taking my first bite….






I think it was really good judging by my face in the last photo.



We got a mini bus to Pai and on the way….it was very jugglery and pot holey and hurtful. I ate loooooooooooooooad’s of dried mango yΓΌΓΌΓΌΓΌΓΌΓΌm. I felt relieved when we got Pai.

We went for a walk to find a place for tomorrow because we already had a place for tonight. We saw some fishermen in the river with nets. The nets had chains around the bottom of the throwing nets so they would sink around the fish when thrown. I really wanted to get in but when I went to get in I saw a huge lizard in the grass right beside me so I didn’t get in.


Dad went to get a place to stay so he wasn’t there but Helen was, so we took pictures of each other until Dad got back then we went up the road to get to where we were sleeping today.

So we went and put our bags at the place that we were staying and went back to town to the night market to see what was happening there. We had dessert there and looked around. There were some people trying to get money for education. We gave them 20 baht. They looked sad but became happy when we stopped to listen. After the market we moved on chugging our way back to home. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


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A week after landing

So we have been in Thailand for a week now and I’ve been enjoying it alot. The tuk-tuk’s are just awesome and so are the red trucks. So far we have been to the zoo, Thai embassy, Indian embassy, Night bazaar, market’s, and Chiang Mai Inn and many more places.

Thailand is very different to NZ in many ways. Ex: they have a different culture. Thailand’s main religion is Bhuddism. Bhuddism is about respecting all things and finding peace within yourself.

The Thai people are very friendly but the thing’s they eat I didn’t like at all. Ex: cockroaches, maggots, toads, cat fish, eel’s, snail’s, rotten fish and many more. But I did find some food that I did like…. Chicken and pork noodles, fried rice and pork, fresh coconuts and meat sticks yuuuuuuuuuuuum πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

I am going to try and guess how many scooter’s there are in Chiang Mai. 1,2, miss a few, 10,999, 1,000,000. They are everywhere. They maneuver through the traffic like they are never going to get hit. Same with the dog’s and the cats/the strays. They are living in the middle of the parking lots, hanging around the inns and every where else.

I thought my first week in Thailand was pretty cool. Bye!!Β‘

Lukoia Coffey over and out.

Request about the blog. Can people please put questions up on the comments as I’m going to do one whole blog on trying to answer your questions. Thank you.


the wart pickers… da da da daaa!!!

The night before last Dad discovered a wart on my finger. We realised that they were spreading from my foot to my fingers. That was the beginning of the WART PICKERS!!!!!!!!!!! First we went to the mall on the other side of Chiang Mai. It was a long walk to the mall. But it was pretty awesome because of all the scenery and cars.

We got to the mall and went up THE ESCALATORS. We found where they used to be but the wart pickers clinic wasn’t there so we asked some random stranger for help. It turned out it was one of Helen’s old friend’s from where Helen used to work in Chiang Mai. She told us where to go. So we took a red truck to the other mall on the other side of Chiang Mai. (A red truck is a type of taxi in Thailand). The other mall was called Central Festival. MORE ESCALATORS YAAAAAAAAAAAY. So we got to the other mall and Β asked the information desk if the wart pickers were at the mall. So they were. We went over to them and asked if they could take off my warts. They said no because they didn’t have the right equipment. So we went back down the escalators to the pharmacy to see if thay had any wart acid for my warts. What a relief!!! They had some, so we bought it and went home:-) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Β the end:-) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Β By the way… I bought the Yoda shirt at the night bazaar last night πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Β 

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Markets in Thailand

We went to the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar. (The night bazaar is a huge night market in the middle of Chiang Mai). I thought it was pretty cool but TOYS TOYS TOYS EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!! I wanted to buy a cap but it was 297 Baht. I got an iced coffee instead. I learnt how to use Chopsticks. I picked up my dads spoon. It was fun at the night market and it was 10:30 but it felt like 5:00 in the morning or something. So I went back to the hotel and slept till 6:00 in the morning. I went and got breakfast and it Β was porridge πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Β with chocolate and Pancakes. It was yΓΌm. We kind of walked around for the whole day. It was pretty awesome but that’s the end of my day.:-) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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