Hello my friends and followers. Good morning!
Due to VISA, I had to come to Thailand and I think I like it here. VietJet Air made me pay 30 dl for a 7kg bag. I arrived tired but already arranged my tickets and I’ll be at the first row on the “Big Bus” with a view over Cambodia on the left and The Marine National Park of Koh Chang” on the right.
From the streets of Bangkok to the hills of Chiang Mai, Thailand offers unforgettable experiences. The markets, the temples, the elaborate sculptures and the smiley Thai people just to mention of few out of many.
Most of the people practice Buddhism and we can feel that religion is a huge part of their lives with temples located all over the country. Take your shows off, please!
There are countless things to do in Thailand and if street food is not your things there are many renowned fine dining restaurants. Shopping is certainly a must do.
Some parts of Thailand can be Tourism traps where children are used as attractions but even so very beautiful.
Bangkok is fascinating and I’ve already learned that disrespect Budha is punished by law. Street food is amazing and pick here and there from several vendors.
It’s really hot but I like it that way and at the beach, in Koh Chang, it’s even better. The Bang Bao Fishery Village with the houses on stilts built into the sea with bridges connecting them together. Then, take the big boat or the speedy and explore the Archipelago.
Not to be missed in Koh Chang Thailand
Klong Phrao Beach, the Ban Bang Bao, Kai Bae Beach, the Lonely Beach and the Klong Plu Waterfall.
Plan it wisely. There was a big storm so be ready for adventure, no electricity, and no way off the island. Make sure to get into the jail with a guide. Protect yourself, the children and keep water with you ALWAYS.
To all friends, particularly the Europeans I met in Thailand, THANK YOU (Germany rocks)!
I great archipelago for skydiving lovers with many coral reefs.
There are also some camp elephants but not like in Chiang Mai where the purpose is to take good care of them instead of selling elephant ride to tourists.
Koh Chang is wild so avoid keeping food with you when walking down to the village. Monkeys may attack you. It is possible to go the jungle. It is advisable to do so with an experienced tour guide. A North American citizen has been eaten by a crocodile”.
Thailand is green, safe and perfumed
Not exactly safe I would say but there is worse…
Water sports activities:
Windsurfing, Sea kayak, Stand-Up, Paddle Surfing and Snorkelling
The Koh Chang district (archipelago)
if you have time you don’t need much money to come and visit but you’ll be lying on the beach all holiday. The sea invites us to swim all day long. The water temperatures are even better than Biarritz, South of France. You need time and patience to take the underground, bus, Tuk-Tuk, several trucks, ferries and so on. Enjoying wildlife is a must. There are plenty activities to be done in Koh Chang Archipelago such as boat tours, snorkelling in the coral reefs, fishing, walking to the waterfalls.
There are elephants but not a proper camp willing to take good care of them. This island is also called “Elephant island”. ATM fees in Thailand this top is important. Any transaction will cost you around 6 EUR. Cash out all at one time. I just realised when I was running off money! Rent a motorbike: it costs 150 Baht per day meaning 5 EUR per day. I didn’t as I would possibly could have an accident! I ask for a ride! Ask for help the locals and other travellers usually know what it takes to be away home and as a solo female traveller I’ve been through many difficult situations. It usually works. Or you can take the hard bit and run away. I would never forget the Turkish people when I spend 5 weeks in Istanbul and left in the middle of 20 lanes dropped off the taxi on my way to Ataturk Airport carrying my 50 kilograms luggage. Ask for help!
Meeting people from all over but mainly Europeans and North Americans.
It was nice to talk to people here. There are many Europeans that come to stay for good, others for several months in the island. I spoke to Americans, Australian citizens and there are tons of backpackers travelling in Asia usually in Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia but also to Indonesia and Papua Guinea. Others with more time had the chance to visit.
Bangkok and its hospitality together with tons of events, nightlife, cabarets, restaurants, markets, and exhibitions. Go crazy while shopping in Bangkok.
If you wish to visit more than one country at one go, the Golden Triangle is the place to go. In Chiang Rai city at the confluence of the Ruak and Mekong rivers where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet. From here it is possible to take a van to Myanmar and a bus and boat to Laos. The journey is long but the landscape is worth.
The hilltop temple of Wat Phra That Doi Pu Khao is a fun way to explore the area and delight yourself with a spectacular view of the Golden Triangle.
To travel Thailand, one trip will never be enough. With bustling cities, beaches, jungles, and mountain, there is always something for everyone. Be prepared to face a language barrier in the Land of Smiles.