Tsunami memorial day

Kho Kho Khao, 26.12.2012 Today 8 years ago Helena and I landed in Bangkok for the first time. While we flew in from Teheran a tsunami hit several countries in the Indian Ocean and the Andaman Sea, leaving 250.000 people dead. We had the luck to come late, since we wanted to visit exactly the …

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Beach time (km 1150, Khao Lak-Kho Kho Khao)

Kho Kho Khao, 26.12.2012 The early birds left the romantic Khao Lak city hotel at 8:30, back north towards Bang Muang. Breakfast on the road with frappe, pad thai noodles and shrimp and seafood salad. Quick stop at a roadside shop to buy some items made of wood and bamboo. In Bang Muang we drove …

Action day (km 1020, Khao Sok-Khao Lak)

Khao Lak, 25.12.2012 What a day! We started in the jungle, relaxed, enjoying a late breakfast. But without a place to stay for the night. So we left Khao Sok national park, checking another resort that was not nice though (normal room 1000 thb, room with AC and TV 2000 thb). On the road back …

Xmas breakfast

Khao Sok, 25.12.2012 We woke up late thinking it was raining heavily outside, but then remembered the river and opening the door to the veranda we got greeted by sunshine, the jungle, the river - and a family of 5 baboons coming up the river. Directly to our huts! They checked ours, but had no …

Xmas eve on the river

Khao Sok, 24.12.2012 Dear friends, our Xmas dinner is just over. We had (from non spicy to fire) pad thai with prawns (delicious), green curry with plain rice (with all great thai vegetables you can't find in Europe) and a papaya salad that made us both cry. We're sitting in front of our ananas desert …

Jungle hut (km 910, Suk Samran-Khao Sok National Park)

Khao Sak, 24.12.2012 The day started with a broken back in our Thai motel. Opening the door a little lake with ducks welcomed us. Other inhabitants came to visit, especially a peacock and some turkeys. Hot shower, instant coffee and off we went to check out last night's beach during daylight. Unfortunately there was no …

Jungle discovery (km 750, Kui Buri-Suk Samran)

Suk Sumran, 23.12.2012 Today we crossed the country from the gulf of Thailand to the Andaman sea. The day started with a swim in the pool, breakfast with sea view and sweating in 30 degrees plus. We drove from our luxury resort (6.000 thb per night, 2.300 thb for the dinner) approx. 2h south to …