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As I am mostly here in the mem&coll. forum, I wanted to advertise my first article on AJB about the James Bond island from TMWTGG.

As it is important wearing the correct clothing, sunglasses, watch and gun, it can't be wrong to actually be on the real place, too.

Enjoy!

http://www.ajb007.co.uk/articles/james- … -thailand/

Last edited by Higgins (7th Apr 2009 06:05)

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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Just been reading this Markus - some great photos there and when I eventually get over there, I'll take the trail you suggested.

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Thanks, Disco.

If you need aditional infos, just let me know.

Phuket in paricular is a very nice place to stay and the image in the UK does not do the island justice.

You may find some crowded beaches with a lot of nightlife and bars in the Patong area (seems a bit like El Arenal/Mallorca), but if you are looking for silence, you'll find some very remote and clean places there, too.

I can only recommend !

Last edited by Higgins (7th Apr 2009 07:38)

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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I am getting spoiled....yesterday over coffee I read Donald Grants incredible watch article and then this morning Bondtoys travel story. 

Bondtoys, I loved your story and was always fascinated with this area.  Thank you for your Bondian view of this MUST SEE destination.  BTW, curiosity is making me ask what they were selling in the shops on the island.  Any thing Bond related...a wood carved Nik Nak?

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hello Mantis,

how could you ask such a question to a Bond nut??

Are you seriously thinking, that I have wasted my precious time to look over all the crap that they are selling there? ajb007/tongue

From what I smelled, when passing by, I would say dried fish and other delicatessen.

After asking my wife ajb007/shifty I can tell you, that they are selling fresh soft drinks, cheap pearl jewellery and some souvenirs with pics of the mushroom rock and other sights. You could also buy some wooden crap like masks and plates.

To tell you the truth, I have spent 5 minutes until the rangers did not watch me to grab a bag of sand from Scaramanga's beach ajb007/embarrassed accompanied by some very angry faces from my wife. ajb007/biggrin

The shape of the wooden carved elephants has changed since 1975, we have found these in Bangkok, good fridge magnets (ask Asp9mm, Remmert and Paul ajb007/rolleyes) can be found at the airport in Phuket city.



We can do a competition here:

The first one to id my wife on the 5th pic will receive a FREE James Bond island fridge magnet!

1. hint: No, it's not the ehm... larger butt in the foreground
2. hint: She's wearing sunglasses

Last edited by Higgins (7th Apr 2009 13:55)

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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Bondtoys,

Great article.  I've been wanting to visit that place for some time.  Love the pictures too.

DG

So, what sharp little eyes you've got...wait till you get to my teeth.
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"People sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."  Richard Grenier after George Orwell, Washington Times 1993.

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Bondtoys wrote:

We can do a competition here:

The first one to id my wife on the 5th pic will receive a FREE James Bond island fridge magnet!

1. hint: No, it's not the ehm... larger butt in the foreground
2. hint: She's wearing sunglasses

Asp9mm is excluded from the competition as he knows, how she looks like.
And he has a fridge magnet anyhow... - but with a different motive ajb007/lol

Last edited by Higgins (7th Apr 2009 13:58)

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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I spotted her!  She is the one with the look of sexual dissatisfaction on her face!

You know my address...and I want some sand too!

The Mantis was always The Bond Experience, but now he is The Bond Experience on AJB as well...
Visit youtube.com/TheBondExperience

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Has to be this one:

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/828/wifenld.jpg

She is the one looking very displeased in your direction as you are obviously trying to take a picture of another woman's behind... ajb007/shifty

Great article, by the way. ajb007/smile

Last edited by Mister White (7th Apr 2009 14:17)

"Christ, I miss the Cold War."

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well, we are now married for 9 years, so she knows me ajb007/biggrin

Wrong!

next!

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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The Mantis wrote:

I spotted her!  She is the one with the look of sexual dissatisfaction on her face!

You know my address...and I want some sand too!

no, that's Asp9mm's Sam that you are talking about ajb007/lol

Last edited by Higgins (7th Apr 2009 14:21)

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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Hey BondToys, nice trip. Congratulations! By the way, how is your Octopussy egg project coming along?

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Great article Markus!
I enjoyed it very much - I will definitley visit this place next time I go back there, now that I got all this useful information.

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Bondtoys wrote:

well, we are now married for 9 years, so she knows me ajb007/biggrin

Fair enough.

Worth a shot though... ajb007/takecover

Last edited by Mister White (7th Apr 2009 15:01)

"Christ, I miss the Cold War."

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SpectreIsland wrote:

Hey BondToys, nice trip. Congratulations! By the way, how is your Octopussy egg project coming along?

Thanks!
The Octopussy egg is still being made. The price for perfection, I guess... ajb007/bond

Last edited by Higgins (16th Oct 2009 15:11)

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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The Mantis wrote:

...and I want some sand too!

Don't you have beaches in PA, too? ajb007/shifty

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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Not sand with Scaramonga DNA on it....:'(

The Mantis was always The Bond Experience, but now he is The Bond Experience on AJB as well...
Visit youtube.com/TheBondExperience

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An very interesting and well written article Bondtoys as it is somewhere I hope to go in the future. Well done. Sounds like you had a fine time and have some wonderful memories.-{

Your information on Scaramanga's beach was particularly useful. (and excellent photos by the way).

When travelling abroad it is always helpful to get the lay of the land from those who have experience of ones destination. I wonder if others who have travelled to far flung Bond locations could post advice for future Bond travellers along with their experiences.
An rough idea of local costs, best places to visit, stay and eat etc I find first hand advice is often better than that found in impersonal guidebooks.

Last edited by Panache (7th Apr 2009 19:59)

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Thanks Panache for the detailled feedback.

Here an idea, how Phuket looks like for us:

Our beach:
http://www.bondtoys.de/L1010755-Wallpaper.jpg

Our hotel:
http://www.bondtoys.de/DSC03182.jpg


I have started to pull my infos regarding my visit to Akime, Tokyo and Kagoshima in Japan together, maybe, I'll write another report.

Problem is, that it is 8 yrs ago and I have only had a digital video cam with me, so, pics will be difficult.

And maybe in fall, it will time to do a Cortina report. We have been staying in a small guesthouse and I have been torturing our hosts with my portable DVD player to find the correct trails.

So, you guys see, that my wife is suffering much more than only me taking pics of other women's bottoms ajb007/biggrin

Last edited by Higgins (7th Apr 2009 21:31)

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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My guess is that Markus' wife is the one standing on the cement (stone?) wall just under the edge of the hut with her back to him...sort of with hands on hips...wearing short skirt and bikini top. Can't miss the one I'm talking about...she looks like she's on the FYEO poster.

Markus, did I guess right on your Bond girl?

"I musht be dreaming."

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ajb007/biggrin You are almost right ajb007/biggrin

The girl you mention is future Mrs. Markus, when present Mrs. Markus gets fed up with travelling with him only to Bond locations ajb007/biggrin

Like the master himself said:

"Always have an escape plan..."

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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Shatterhand67 wrote:

My guess is that Markus' wife is the one standing on the cement (stone?) wall just under the edge of the hut with her back to him...sort of with hands on hips...wearing short skirt and bikini top. Can't miss the one I'm talking about...she looks like she's on the FYEO poster.

Markus, did I guess right on your Bond girl?

What sharp eyes you have.:o

(I had to go back and look again)

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Bondtoys wrote:

Like the master himself said:

"Always have an escape plan..."

lol ajb007/lol  Priceless!!!  ajb007/cheers

Last edited by Panache (7th Apr 2009 20:58)

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Bondtoys wrote:
SpectreIsland wrote:

Hey BondToys, nice trip. Congratulations! By the way, how is your Octopussy egg project coming along?

Thanks!
The Octopussy egg is still being made. The price for perfection, I guess... ajb007/bond


Just a short update on the Octopussy egg:
http://www.bondtoys.de/egg.jpg

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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The Mantis wrote:

I spotted her!  She is the one with the look of sexual dissatisfaction on her face!

You know my address...and I want some sand too!

Hey mantis, what could you mean?....

This is my entry...pls don't let mantis and his team judge this competition, I really want the sand...
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h160/pw86/wifenld.jpg

oh, and I really enjoyed the article....I've gotta go....

BTW the google map is a nice trick....