Only in Thailand – party tricks

Thailand is a country that is known for a lot of things, such as its great people, beautiful beaches, stunning temples, and amazing culture. However, it’s also famous for its party islands and full moon parties. A little while back we headed out to Koh Phi Phi to experience this side of Thailand.

During the day, this place is a lovely little island where you can easily walk from one place to the other, no cars and hardly any motorbikes can be found, and its pretty quiet.

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Travel Tuesday – Sunday Night Market in Chiang Mai

It was the second time that I visited Chiang Mai, but as previous time I wanted to make sure that I would be there on a Sunday. Why would you ask? Well because it’s the mother of all markets! Here you can find anything and everything. In the afternoon Ratchadamnoen Road is closed off to cars and sellers start to set up their stalls. You’ll find stall after stall selling anything from handmade crafts, paintings to clothes. A great place to browse, or sit down watch people and enjoy a foot massage right there on the street. Continue reading

Travel Tuesday – Exploring Chiang Mai

Last week we headed out to Chiang Mai. We didn’t really have a plan, but when we heard about the Grasshopper Adventure’s Food Tour by Bike, we knew we had to try it out. I mean bikes, food and getting to know a city – what is not to like?

The tour combined food, visiting some temples, getting information about the city and some more food while getting around on a bike off the beaten path. This is what we saw {shot with my new 50mm camera lens!}

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Travel Tuesday; Pai

In the beginning of the year I traveled with Bibian to the North of Thailand. We visited Chiang Mai (read more about it here) and Pai and had an amazing trip. I would love to go back again one of these days!

Viewing point in Pai

 

Pai is a small town in the northern Thailand, near the Myanmar border, about 80km north of Chiang Mai, which is a 3hr drive by minibus. {If you easily get carsick, don’t forget to bring your medication as the trip can be very bumpy and the road has many hairpins due to the mountainous area.} Pai is well-known for its relaxed atmosphere, and the town is full of bars, restaurants, souvenir shops and much more. There are several waterfalls in the vicinity of the town and its great for trekking and visiting hill tribes.

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Weekending in Khao Sok National Park

Last week we went off to Khao Sok for a short two-day trip. It was Ruben’s first trip off the island since November last year – so we were very excited to be heading out. The weather wasn’t that great, and we only had one night there, but nevertheless it was a nice get-away. Even though this was a great trip – I will, for this update, write about my trip to Khao Sok in the beginning of this year. As we had a little bit more time during that trip, and therefore we were able to enjoy the area better.

In the beginning of this year, we were very fortunate to have one of our friends visiting. Bibian was spending 3wks with us, and the both of us enjoyed some quality time on the beach, but did some nice trips as well. During this time, we traveled to Khao Sok, Chiang Mai and Pai {will let you know more on the last two places in a different update}.

Bibian visiting in Thailand

Bibian visiting in Thailand

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