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A glimpse of real life

What a beautiful day! It was super sunny with here and there some clouds. I decided to go to Koh Klang, an island unlike any of the others I’ve visited. Koh Klang is next to Krabi town, on the opposite side of the river. From Thara Park you can take a longtail boat across. I…

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Koh Rok, please never change

My first adventure on Koh Lanta was a speedboat trip to Koh Rok. I was a bit sceptical about the whole thing. This could be hit or miss. I was picked up by a minivan and then we cruised towards long beach, picking people up along the way. The second person was another solo traveller,…

Preparing for Myanmar

In 2012 Myanmar opened its doors to tourists. Since then a lot has changed and things seem to keep changing rapidly. For 2016 Myanmar expected a 25% increase in tourists compared to the year before. People are finding out that tourism is big business, but can the country cope with the increasing amount of visitors?…

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Every traveler needs a workout

I got back to the hostel and was ready to jump in the shower. But in hostel life, things change in no time. Two of my roommates said they were going to the tiger cave temple. Although the tigers have left, there is an incredible view from the top of the 1237 steps to the golden Buddha.…

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Some days things just work out

Today was going to be an active day. Well… holiday active anyway. Koh Lanta is a fairly big island, too big to explore on foot, so there are a few roads you can take to have a look around the island. The main mode of transportation seems to be the scooter. Both locals and tourists…

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Welcome to the jungle

To get to Khao Sok I just had to sit at the side of the road and wave at the buses. Approximately every 60 to 90 minutes there would be a bus that was heading for the national park. So I sat down somewhere and was soon joined by other tourists, all going to different…

Traffic at Siam Square

Malls and buses

What a day! On my second day in Bangkok I took my laptop out of its sleeve. I opened it up and pressed the power button. Then I started crying. My screen was completely shattered. Shattered like a phone that has fallen on the edge of a rock. I started praying to all the gods…