Back to first impressions

After 4,5 months in South East Asia, I must admit I got tired of temples, especially the modern, golden ones. But when I first arrived in Bangkok, this was exactly what mesmerized and fascinated me. In those first few days I made a day trip to the Grand Palace and surrounding temples. I took the…

Where to stay in Bangkok

People either seem to love or hate Bangkok. I think I’m part of the haters, although I must admit that it’s growing on me. It’s mostly the people that have spent a few weeks or months in Bangkok that seem to rave about it, so there might still be hope for me and this city…

Trekking to the hill tribes

Who knew I would be hiking in Pai. I’d been looking for trekking around Chiang Mai, but found that most companies included an elephant trekking, which is something I really don’t want to support. There are some companies that offer trekking only, but they were more expensive and I had only talked to a travel…

Lod cave: you’d almost forget it’s real

If you don’t drive a motorbike your options are a bit limited in the Thai town of Pai. There is so much to see, but there is so little to see in town. I’d already walked up to the big Buddha and checked out the pool at Fluid and I just needed to see some…

Chop chop

I’d heard so much about them, cooking classes, that I just had to try it myself. Some of the Thai food is amazing, so it would be nice to cook it at home some time, provided I can find all these exotic ingredients. I was actually so excited that it was the first thing I…

Chiang Mai’s alternative to temples

Chiang Mai is known for its many, many temples. If I hadn’t spent a lot of my time visiting temples all over Thailand and Myanmar yet, I would have loved to walk around and gaze at the shimmering golden Buddha statues, the pagodas and temple life in general. However, I have seen it. I quickly…

Out to the Hongs

Of course I had picked the day with the worst weather to go on a boat trip to Hong island. It had just stopped raining when I got up at 7AM. The sky was grey and cloudy. I got picked up at 8 and was the only person on the tour staying in Krabi Town.…