Expensive way to Bangkok

We arrived this morning at 5.45 am in Bangkok after a 18 hours long journey. Michael got out of the bus to get our backpacks. I stayed. I had taken of my glasses to sleep and couldn’t find them. I looked through my little backpack, looked around (obviously without glasses so half blind) and then they rushed me out of the bus. As I hadn’t seen the glasses on the bus I thought they had to be in my backpack. Well they weren’t, the bus was gone and so were my glasses… Continue reading

Goodbye Koh Lanta

We are leaving our little home here in Koh Lanta in about an hour.

Seashell Beach Resort No. 6

Seashell Beach Resort No. 6

In the end we stayed here more than a week. It was not because it was the most beautiful place we’ve been too (I think the second place on Koh Phangan could claim the most beautiful beach trophy).

It was not the most comfortable hut we’ve had. But time just passed quickly Continue reading

Going to Koh Lanta

It’s been three days now since we left for Koh Lanta but I didn’t have time to post something till now as we had no internet.

The night before we left was a bad one. I slept badly due to heavy rain. I always thought: if it rains like this tomorrow morning we’ll be soaking wet until we’ve even reach the street from our hut. And when I slept I dreamt about missing the ferry. Morning saw my fears confirmed. Continue reading

Border stories

Yesterday, lying on the bed, I was ready to tell the story (but am only able to upload it today). As I said, we went to Cambodia yesterday. We were supposed to be picked up at 6.40 am this morning and as our hut was a minute away from the road and Thais are not known for their punctuality, we weren’t yet ready,when a bus driver knocked on our door at 6.30 am. But he grinned at us and told us, he’d be back in 10 minutes. Continue reading

Travelling South East Asia

Today we travelled from Koh Chang to Siem Reap. It took us 13 hours for about 500 km but to be fair, we had to take a bus, a ferry, a bus again, cross the Thai-Cambodian border by foot

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Michael walking towards the border

, a bus again and than a Tuktuk. But in the end we found a nice room for $15 (everything is priced in Dollar here) with the most gorgeous new bathroom (at least for Asia, this price level and after some days in a basic hut and 13h travelling).
More on our travel and border adventures tomorrow. I’m just too tired now and we are getting thrown out of the restaurant with WiFi…

Going to Koh Chang

After a night at the new guesthouse which costed half of what we paid before but was a rather… well how to put it…let’s say, rather disgusting…place we are back at our first guesthouse for breakfast as we get picked up here and the breakfast is great.
And then of to Koh Chang we go. More from us when we have arrived at the island.

Our bags are packed, we’re ready to go… – 4 hours to go

Now that our bags are packed (at least nearly), the flat is ready for our absence, the keys are handed over to the landlord for renovation, my hair is short and practical for travelling (Michael needs to go to the hairdresser in Thailand as he nearly has longer hair than I do at the moment) and nearly everything from the fridge is consumed, we are about to be ready to go and I’m very excited. Tomorrow at this time we’ll be in Bangkok, having dinner, I guess…