Au revoir Bangkok

Bangkok, 06.01.2013 We woke up with the sun rising over the Chao Phraya river in the first cozy comfortable hotel beds of our entire vacation, in the Riva Surya hotel. Great place! Nice breakfast alone on the hotel terrace on the river, checkout, and off we went to our short Bangkok shopping and sightseeing trip. …

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Last bath in the sea

Koh Lanta, 04.01.2013 Waking up at 07:00 we discovered our second line bungalow on the hill was a great choice! We could see the entire beach, the sea with morning calm, and we have a great plant with huge leaves right in front of our door. Coffee and reading kept us on the veranda for …

Rainy day through Africa

Koh Lanta, 03.02.2012 Waking up yesterday it rained. It's not the first rain in the morning so we had a coffee and a book waiting for it to stop. At 10:15 it was still raining and we went for our last chance for breakfast. We met Giorgia and Luigi there, an Italian couple we got …

Thai cooking

Koh Lanta, 02.01.2013 Our friends know we love food and cooking, and Helena has a particular passion for Thai cooking (and me an even bigger one for eating Helena's Thai cooking). So far it has been autodidactic, but today is the day we go pro: with our first Thai cooking course, that I won in …

2013 year of change, we salute you

Koh Lanta, 31.12.2012 Tonight we say farewell of the old 2012 and welcome new 2013. 2012 has been a tough year for me, my job took all my energy and attention and in the end big disappointment was the result. Bitterness, frustration, desperation, isolation. No wonder 2013 is very welcome. It's supposed to be a …