Tom and Tessa

South East Asia 2016-17

Category: Thailand

Ayutthaya

After a fantastic time cooking the previous evening (never thought I’d ever hear myself say that!), we awoke (aufwachen) for…

Chiang Mai two

Bags packed (Taschen gepackt) and motorbike fully fuelled (vollgetankt), we set off on the 672 turns back down to Chiang…

Happy Birthday, Mum!

Happy Birthday, mum! All the best from Pai! 😘🎁🎉🍾

Pai

As we bolted down (rasen) the highway out of Chiang Mai doing 120km/h, I started to wonder (such fragen) if…

Chiang Mai one

After our short but great visit to Luang Prabang, it was time to go back where it all started: Thailand….

Ao Nang, Krabi

Leaving Ko Lanta, we were destined for Ao Nang, Krabi; a three-hour drive back up the Phang-Nga Bay. The journey…

Koh Lanta

Our departure from Phi Phi for Koh Lanta ended up being rather protracted (langwierig). Despite all the tour shop signs…

Koh Phi Phi💛

On wednesday (26.10.2016), we arrived at our most favourite place in Thailand so far: the Phi Phi Islands. The Phi…

A wondrous hour at the immigration office

After our earlier mishap, we arrived back to the Phuket immigration office at 09:50am – ten minutes before opening – to extend our tourist visas before we were due to be picked up from Amici Miei at midday for our ferry to Phi Phi.

Happy Birthday, Papa!

Alles Liebe & Gute zu deinem Geburtstag!😘🎁🎉🍾 ❤️-liche Grüße von James Bond Island!

Phuket

Arriving into Patong Beach, Phuket in the early afternoon, we checked into our hotel Amici Miei (meaning ‘My Friends’ in…

Khao Sok – A rainy adventure🌧💦

“Bye Larry”. It was time to say adios to our new friend Larry the Lizard who had been living in…

Koh Samui part two – Ang Thong National Park

Our second day on Koh Samui started at the very early time of 07:15 to join our boat for a…

Koh Samui part one

Today – our first full day on Koh Samui – we decided to hire and moped to travel round the…

Koh Tao part two – The King is dead. Long live the King.

We’d just finished eating sushi for dinner (happy hour, buy two get one free – very tasty) and were walking…

Koh Tao part one

After two chilled out and lazy days in Chumphon, having watched the complete first season of Stranger Things on Netflix…

A bus ride to remember🚐

“TAM. Hey TAM! How do you say? Taveller or tavelling?” ‘Not again’, I thought to myself. When will he go…

SUN!☀️

Today, on our last day on Koh Phayam, we finally had some sun! Which we used to explore the other…

Buddhas, buses and beaches

Our final day in Bangkok before heading south was to be spent exploring the two biggest and most famous temples in the city – Wat Pho and the Grand Palace.

Sunset on the rooftop

Sun setting over Bangkok from the roof of our hotel in Chinatown.

One night on Khao San Road

“…a short road that has the longest dream in the world”

Welcome to the year 2559

Why is that? Thailand uses Buddhist era dating, which is 543 years ahead of our Gregorian calendar. Things are a…

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