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…

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.…