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Ko Phi Phi, Thailand, Travel

Blue Is The Warmest Color

2014/10/29

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Last but not least to wrap up our stay in Thailand: Ko Phi Phi. Unfortunately, I’ve been extremely disappointed because the island has been westernized a lot, completely losing its charm. A sea of tourists lounging on the beach, stands selling crappy stuff? No thanks. But I’ve never seen a more crystal clear water in my life and the landscape is truly unique. You don’t get to see dizzy limestone rocks every day, do you? We climbed on the top of a small hill (not without being extremely exhausted due to the heat…) to enjoy the panoramic view. Despite of the tourists, the archipel is still a beauty. Mother Nature does it well.

Farewell, Thailand! Next stop is Ho Chi Minh City… Continue Reading…

Chiang Mai, Phuket, Thailand, Travel

Chiang Mai & Phuket photo diary

2014/10/10

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From heartbreaking elephant rides in Chiang Mai to busy food street markets, we arrived in Phuket as our last destination (+ Ko Phi Phi). There isn’t much to do in this city, which I found quite boring in the end… It serves more as a starting point for island hopping. Because of a lack of things to do, some local people recommended us to head to Laem Phromthep viewpoint for the sunset. Since it was quite a long walk by foot, we had no choice but to go there on a small scooter. Yes, three people on a scooter. It was a crazy ride, but also such a fun one because Thai people don’t seem to have official driving rules. At some point I thought we would get wounded… But the road to Laem Phromthep was worth it. Slowly, the sun started to go down, while boats were floating on a pinkish sea. It felt surreal, and it was probably the most stunning sunset I’ve ever witnessed. Continue Reading…

Sukhothai, Thailand, Travel

Sukhothai photo diary

2014/09/30

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Our second stop was Sukhothai, which ended up as being my favourite part of Thailand. I read Sukhothai Historical Park is a must see and I’m happy we did stopped by this little city. Sukhothai has a totally different vibe than Bangkok, it’s way more laid back and people seemed friendlier. Our hostel, Sabaidee Guesthouse, was full of charm, peaceful and lost in the countryside. There was a beautiful garden, bungalows, arts and crafts and the owner was a sweetheart. We could even rent bikes for free, weee! So I was really happy to discover the city centre on a bike because wherever I am in the world, it’s my favourite way to get around. Continue Reading…

Bangkok, Thailand, Travel

Bangkok photo diary

2014/09/23

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Yikes. Super late Thailand posts coming up… as I’ve been there during winter 2013, whoops. Here’s the first out of many Asian photo diaries: Bangkok. It’s such a sprawling city, and I’ve been drawn by all its scents, its energy, the countless temples and the warm welcome of Thai people. I thought I loved spicy food, but learned the first day that I was completely wrong… haha. I still wonder how they can eat that hot without drinking three litres of water. It’s also crazy hot and humid, the heat is unbearable but there are some of the best tropical fruits out there. So good. If you ever happen to head to Thailand, I recommend giving a shot to Tavee Guesthouse, it’s a beautiful quiet hostel in the middle of the city, but really you cannot hear the noisy streets. And beware of stupid scams, such as a very friendly tuk-tuk driver that offers you high quality tailor made clothes… We learned from our mistakes. Continue Reading…