Muay Thai Camp 2012 !!

Recently I went in Pattaya and did some Muay Thai and Krav Maga for 3 weeks. I did not really know what to expect from my training except that I will have to work hard if I want to get into a real fight. The gym was great, everyone came from different places around the world. Many were from Italiy and Russia. Those 2 countries have many good Muay Thai fighters. During my stay I met people who were to the camp to loss weight, so the gym was controlling the food for them and the had to train very hard.

The schedule is warming up around 8 a.m and 8:30 the training starts with some bags, skipping rope, dumbbells, push-up, shadow boxing, till the trainers call you, then you got to work on your technique in the ring with pads and gloves. For me this one on one training was the best,you really can work on the precision and the power of your punches. Then you work in a group, learning different techniques in buddy teams until 10.am. And then the morning training was over, rest was coming for us, but for the loose weight program they had to do an hour of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Then between 11:30 and 2:30 we could go to the restaurant to eat. The Training includes food and the lodge, so you can concentrate more on the camp.

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Then the evening training started at 18:00 warming up, 18:30 in the gym and training. Self training, then technique on the ring with a trainer, followed by a group training and then for those who wants to do some sparring can try each other. I did it 3 times, first time against a Russian guy, Igor. He was training there since 10 months and was very quick. Good thing it was sparring !! It all finished around 20:45 and then it was the Krav Maga lessons until 22:00 p.m.  Let’s say my first nights it was not difficult for me to fall asleep after all this training.

My second time was with The World Champion from Russia Denis Varaxa. I was trying many ways to approach him with a punch but impossible. He just played with me the whole time, and I could never hit him. Thanks to me, he gave me a chance and I brought him on the ground with a non solid punch. Thanks for this camera effect, works good. Denis is a great guy, he spoke Russian and a little bit of english, so Alexandra from Bella Russia was translating for us. He his a very serious athlete. Denis is a fighter since he is 12 years old. Started as a Kick Boxer and Muay Thai Fighter, he has over 100 fights and won 70 from all of them. Recently he had a fight with Samkor the champion of Thailand and he won in his category.

Muay Thai fighters are very strong and powerful.  The style of martial art is very interesting, you can hit with pretty everything, elbows, knees, punches, kicks.  The first week was very difficult to eat only what the give to me for my training.  I would have need more food, only because I was burning more calories in one day then usually in a week.

Simbad was the guard of the gym, a big Pitbull.  He his now the father of 4 other big Pit Bull.  In total there is around 6 Pitbull, but only 2 walk free in the gym.  Simbad have this way of always stealing your socks and walk around the gym with them in his mouth or a empty bottle of water.  He his always happy and when he see something he don’t like, he can be very agressive.  He was a strange funny dog.

In between training we could go to the pool or at the beach.  Walking Street is a fun place and it distracts  you just like you need. This is  a very good place to see nice girls dancing, also at night there is many night clubs in Pattaya on Walking Street.  I was there to train but still had great party with the people from the gym in the clubs.  Walking street is well know for their girls.  Sexy Girls dance all nights for men or women.  They play drinking games with you.   The street is packed of bars and clubs, women are everywhere on the street, some places break dance show on the street next to a soccer show, let’s say going down this street is very entertaining. Thai girls are beautiful and good company, some of them speak a very good English, some of them had a boyfriend from somewhere so they speak a little of every languages.  After all of this training you deserve a break I think, this is not easy but it feels good and I will do it again very soon here on Koh Phangan.

Canadian Sisters Found Dead in Phi Phi


Police are investigating the cause of death of two Canadian sisters found dead in their hotel room on Phi Phi Island yesterday afternoon.

The sisters, one aged 20 and the other aged 26, checked in to the hotel on Tuesday.
“They went out and came back to their room that same night, but stayed in their room all day on Wednesday,” he said.
It was not until yesterday that hotel staff became concerned for the women’s welfare.

“A maid knocked on the door to clean the room on Thursday, but there was no response, so the maid thought the women needed more rest and left,” explained Lt Siwa.

The maid returned to clean the room yesterday, but again there was no response to her knocks on the door.

After repeated attempts failed to rouse the women, the maid obtained a master key to open the door.
Lt Col Rat Somboon of Krabi Provincial Police told us that officers at the scene believed that the women had died about 12 hours before their bodies were found.

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Police suspect poisoning he said.

“There was a lot of vomit in the room, and both bodies showed similar signs [of trauma]. They had skin lesions and it seemed that they had bled from the gums. Also, their fingernails and toenails were blue,” Col Rat explained.

“We will have experts conduct tests on the vomit and urine samples taken from the scene to try to determine the cause of death,” he added.

The women’s bodies are now being kept at Krabi Hospital in Krabi Town.

The deaths of these two women follow an American and two Norwegian tourists dying of suspected poisoning after staying at ‘The Laleena guesthouse’ on Phi Phi Island in 2009.

Extensive tests failed to provide evidences as to what those three tourists died of.

Early last year, four guests; three foreign and one Thai died after staying at the Downtown Inn in Chiang Mai. While food poisoning was ruled out in that case, the Thai Department of Disease Control speculated that pesticide used as vermin control may have contributed to the deaths.

The Downtown Inn has since been demolished.

Let’s see if this time the police will conclude the same way as the last time or this time will admit what really happens.  We don’t have more news for the moment but will keep up to date.

R.I.P Audrey and Noemi Bélanger


LAOS TUBING VANG VIENG 2012 CRAZY WEEK

I went in Laos Vang Vieng January 2012.  I planned on staying there only a couple of days but finally end up staying for 2 weeks. This place is just amazing on every aspect, Nature, Party, Girls, Activities, Hiking, Caving, Tubing, Relaxing, Eating.  SABADEE is what you ear the most from the locals, wich is their way of saying HI, I must say it sounds good to ear all the time you meet with them.  I found Laos charming and the people very welcoming and helpful with the tourist.  I mean this little community have been invade by crazy tourist devastating everything around.  I should say, they have adapted their own party life style as well wich makes a beautiful harmony between everyone.  I just love this country, I will go back anytime.  The place is far away, and on the way to go, you really feel like you are going to a secret Eden or something.  After all the stories I had ear about this place…. It is confirmed, everything is a true paradise.

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Landscapes are amazing, animals are part of the community as well, they walk free everywhere they want the whole day and the night they all go back home to sleep.

CRAZY FIGHT MBK CENTER, THAILAND, BANGKOK

MBK Shopping center is selling counterfeit, certain shops are selling proper real material.  When they sell fake to you the price should also be lower than the normal one, if not you just need to bargain a little bit more and they will drop it.  I went in the Spy Discovery shop on the 4th floor and saw those new Beats headphones by Dr.Dre.  They where in the original box, but the plastic cover was opened, so I tried to look in the box, but the salesman told me not to, and that he will give me another headphones set to try them.  I tried to speak with him and asked him to give me explanations and when I started filming his headphones he pushed me and then tried to hit me.  I fight back and then went out of the store and gave the camera to my friend for a better angle in the movie and came back in the store to kick his ass.  I mean you don’t hit a customer because he is filming something in your shop !!!!!

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The MBK Center is on the other hand very useful when you need basic things or even things for your computer, they sell everything  there, and there is also an awesome cinema on the last floor, the place is so big you can spend the whole day there and have a lot of fun shopping.  To get to MBK, The Skytrain is the fastest way.  The Skytrain is an elevated monorail system which transports visitors high above Bangkok’s streets. The BTS is safe, modern, comfortable and fully air-conditioned. The nearest stop is the National Stadium Station, which is connected to the MBK by elevated walkways, you can also get off at the Siam Square stop, which is a 5-minute walk away from MBK.

SEXY GIRLS IN PARIS !!!

I was in Paris with some friends, I met very nice people, very kind and fun, they offered me to stay with them, very welcoming I should say.  I went all around the city, Paris was a dream for me, such a big history around.  I was a bit shocked tho, I thought everyone was walking around with the french bred under the arm and the little hat on the head, but things have change, now many different communities lives in Paris, and it is such a busy city, football fans are everywhere, wine is very good, food as well, many little restaurant on the streets, the lifestyle is awesome, reading books under the Eiffel tower, meeting with some friends in nice little bars, singing, dancing, visiting the city is so interesting but also very long.  The Metro is the best solution to navigate in the city since it goes pretty much everywhere.  Everyone is very welcoming, learn some french words and they will love it.  French people does not really speaks English, but the new generation is a little bit better on this matter.  Sometimes just signs are enough.  Luckily my mother language is French so it was easy for me, but still every time I spoke, everyone laughed of my accent since it is so different then theirs.  I Love French people, Vive La france !!  ALLEZ LES BLEUS

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The most beautiful things are the museum and the monuments, Les champs Élysés with the Triumph Arc and all the nice clubs and stores on the streets makes it wonderful at night and in day time.

DUGONG HAVING AN ERECTION ENCOUTER TURTLE

Dugong Encounter a turtle.  Red Sea, Port Ghalib, Habili Gubli-Marsa Mubarak
Nice diving Video, Dugong is playing with us on the surface and in the water, his penis starts to grow suddenly, and a turtle appears, amazing snorkeling session.  Dugongs are so nice to see, we don’t have that many left on the Red Sea. Please If you see one, don’t approach them too close and never touch them, those animals gets stress so easily.

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MAYA BEACH THAILAND 2010!

The south of the Gulf off Thailand is beautiful.  They did the movie the beach in this area.  The famous beach is from Koh Phi Phi and the rest of the movie have been filmed all around, Koh Chang, Phuket and Bangkok.  I went many times on Phi Phi island and I love this island.  The fact that no cars or scooters are allowed on the island is amazing.  Everyone walk or use a bicycle to get around.  No crazy sound to wake you up badly in the morning.  Party every night on the beach and in the little bars.  There is even a place you can jump on the ring and fight your opponent for a bucket of spirit.

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I met 3 guys from India on the ferry to Koh Phi Phi, they never been diving so I brought them in a dive school, and we all went diving.  I was their instructor, everything went really well.  For people who are not always in the water, they were pretty good and confident. Then we went on a journey to the Famous Beach and just before we stopped for cliffs jumping.  It was really high, and on the same island a little further we could find little monkeys living there, waiting for tourists to bring them food.

Once we stepped on the beach, I felt so much more relax, it was a dream for me to go there one day, and I accomplished it right there.  We decided to go later than every one else, to make it more special but especially to make sure we are the only ones are almost they only ones on the beach.  Because in the day time, it become so crowded, I suggest if you want to go leave the harbor at 15:00 go cliff jumping until 16:00 and then got o the beach, by this time tourists will be back on the island.

There is also a second way to enter the beach, the Classical one, from the front where everyone is, but there is also the back entry.  It is a little bit more adventurous, you have to jump in the water from your boat, then swim to the ladder, climb and pass through a small jungle to arrive right on ‘The Beach’.  This way could be more fun if you like the adventure.

The Grand Palace And The Temple of The Emerald Buddha – Bangkok, Thailand

I just came back from the Grand Palace and The Emerald Buddha Temple in Bangkok, the journey was fantastic ! To get there I took the Sky Train to the boat terminal, located near the Saphan Taksin station.  It is easier this way then to hassle with a Taxi to get there believe me, the BTS is the best thing ever invented in Bangkok. I went down at Saphan Taksin and cross the street to enter the boat terminal. I traveled to the Grand Palace by Chao Phraya Express Boat. I purchased a ticket at the boat terminal. I bought a round-trip ticket in advance to save troubles on the return.  I Boarded the Chao Phraya Express Boat at the boat terminal until  Tha Chang, stop number 9 but from stop number 8 ( Tha Tien ) is also possible to reach the Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha.

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The water taxi fare is collected by a woman shaking a container of coins. Depending on which type of water taxi you’ve boarded and where you boarded, the fare will be in the 14-25 baht range. Then I went out of the boat and walked in direction of the temple. A little advice, do not buy tickets before the entrance or do not listen what people are telling you, I heard sometimes, the Palace is closed, but they proposed me to go visit some other What with them.  No the Palace is open 365 days per year, so keep walking !

There is a dress code for entering this complex: no shorts, no tank tops or sleeveless tops, no flip flops. You are asked to dress respectfully and behave respectfully here. This is both the holiest site in all of Thailand as it is the shrine of the Emerald Buddha, and it is the site most associated with the King of Thailand, the world’s longest reigning monarch and beloved by the Thai people.

If you do not have proper clothes, they will give you some for the visit, they do not look good as you can see in my video or on my pictures but at least you don’t have to travel the whole day under the sun with long clothes.

Tickets costs 200 baht for one person and are sold between 8:30-15:30.  You can either do the visit with a guide or by yourself.  The buildings and temples are amazing, but also the the paintings on the wall are incredible.  They show the history of the temple.  If you ever go to Bangkok, I suggest you stop by the Palace to learn more about Thai Culture and its origins. It  was built in 1782 and features several magnificent buildings.  Now Thailand is still using the Grand Palace for important ceremonies with the King of Thailand.  Many Monks live around the Palace and it is one of the most visited destination in Bangkok.

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Whistler, Canada

I had 2 crazy weeks in Whistler.  I went there after my trip to Utila Bay Islands, Honduras.  Went up there to meet some friends they had rented a crazy Chalet on the mountain.  We were 10 people in a huge house.  Most of the time in whistler that is what people do, they rent a huge house with many rooms and everyone pays there part.  Whistler was awesome, many people from Montreal, Quebec goes there to learn English, many Australians as well, and people from everywhere around the planet.  The spirit in Whistler is awesome, every night there is a party somewhere, just need to find it.  If you go there alone, just go in the public markets, look for advertising looking for room mates and you will find a great place to leave.  Many single girls as well are there for vacations, or simply work in hotels and resorts to learn english.  If you like party, girls, snowboarding, skying, mountain biking, fishing or everything in relation with mother nature YOU WILL be serve.

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Check out a pictures of our living room and the view we had.

Amsterdam Experience

Trip in Amsterdam was crazy,  I went there 4 times already and I just love it. The girls, the coffee shops, the hostels, the clubs, the tourist, the architecture, everything is beautiful with a unique style giving Amsterdam a particular vibe.  I had the chance to visit the country a little bit.  I went to my friend’s place in Zwolle, an hour away from Amsterdam.  I stayed there for two nights.  We visited the city, the old windmills and the different castles around it was really nice to see. My friend Matthias from Germany also came with me to visit my friend since we all met back in Thailand.  Then I went back to Amsterdam and I stayed there at the flying pig and enjoyed my last days in Amsterdam.  Partying at night cruising around the streets admiring the beautiful girls in the windows and visiting in the day time.

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Prostitution is legal in Holland, and in Amsterdam most of it is concentrated in the  Red Light District where it has enjoyed a long tradition of tolerance. Since October 2000, window prostitutes have been allowed to legally ply their trade. Today, prostitutes in the Netherlands are also taxpayers. Unfortunately, discrimination is still very much part and parcel in this trade as many prostitutes report that some banks even refuse to grant mortgages for example. However, now as a legal profession, the government ensures that all prostitutes are able to access medical care and work in better conditions by regulating and monitoring working practices and standards.

It cost 50 euros for 15 minutes with the girls in the little cabin they have.  Some windows, men are waiting in line for their turn, and one by one, they go in and out of the window and this for a long time.  The ladies were very busy and also making good money.  Those girls come from all around the world, many different nationalities.

Don’t visit the Red Light District first otherwise you may get the wrong idea about the Dutch and Amsterdam as this is not only about the windows, Amsterdam is full of history, museum, shops, coffee shops, concert, art and technology.  The night life in Amsterdam can be very interesting, going to the theater or going to a peep show, then in the club till very late or just in a nice coffee shop or even a Pub, and then back at the hotel.  In the day time, a good idea is to rent a bicycle to go around the city, everyone use them, since cruising around with an automobile is very difficult due to the canals around.  Did you know that Amsterdam have almost more canals then Venice ?  More then 500 000 bicycles were counted in 2006 and 54 000 stolen in a year and Amsterdam is not a very big city.

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