The Franklin Chronicles

Travels with Neil and Connie

4 Great Friends Together

Sometimes to meeting people that change your world. This page is dedicated to just two very special people, Neil and Connie! Over the years we have spent much time with these wonderful friends and have had our lives so wonderfully enriched. They introduced Thailand to us and showed us a little bit more of the world we had not seen. Thanks Guys for the fun, antics, crazy humour and friendship.

WOW – What a Tough Year

WOW – What a Tough Year

April - May 2020 We have been so very worried about our friends Neil and Connie. They have been in Australia since we saw them in Thailand and now with more and more airlines cancelling flights around the world they have been forced to finish their holiday here early...

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Back to Chiang Mai

Back to Chiang Mai

18-02-2020 - Nong Khai to Loei Today the plan was to travel along the Mekong River to Chiang Khan before heading south to Loei. There is plenty to see along this route, but we made sure we stopped at Wat Pha Tak Suea where there is a small glass walkway on a lookout...

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Tripping Around Nong Khai

Tripping Around Nong Khai

16-02-2020 - Visit to Wat Pa Phu Kon Today we wanted to revisit some of the sites that we visited 27 Jan 2019. http://www.4wdaus.com/steve-alison-head-east-2/. So the first stop was the historical park of Sala Keoku. Although this is a dual pricing attraction, 40 baht...

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Into Northeast Thailand

Into Northeast Thailand

13-02-2020 - Around Nong Han Lake The course for today was to move from the claustrophobic @Sakon Hotel that had no windows in any of the rooms to The Room Boutique Hotel. Once bitten with a highly rated hotel, we were very choosy about the room. Luckily we didn't...

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West to Phitsanulok and Beyond

West to Phitsanulok and Beyond

09-02-2020 - West to Phitsanulok Alison behind the wheel today, so watch out thailand. Last nights accomodation included breakfast which was a simple rice meal. Tasty!  Heading of from Uttaradit our first stop was Wat Khon Ruea, a older temple with huge standing...

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Back with Friends

Back with Friends

06-02-2020 - Back With Neil and Connie Today we headed off to see the start of the Chiang Mai flower festival setup and then on to Siri Wattana markets. In no time it was lunch time so we found a great local lunch at the markets before heading back to the hotel to...

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