Landed in Madrid

Madrid, 07.01.2013 Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We'll soon be landing in Madrid where the weather is cloudy and local temperature about zero degrees. I hope you enjoyed this blog from Madrid to Bangkok and further south through the Thai jungle until the beaches of Kho Khao, Pan Beach, Koh Lanta and …

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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. …

B2B (km 2780, back to Bangkok)

Bangkok, 05.01.2013 Today we drove back from Koh Lanta to Bangkok, 870 km, in 12:20 hours. The first 1:30 we spent to get to the mainland, taking the 2 car ferries from Koh Lanta and getting only 50 km done. The last 1:30 we entered Bangkok city, also doing no more then 30-40 km. The …

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 …

Next beach please (km 1820, Pan Beach-Koh Lanta)

Koh Lanta, 31.12.2012 After a day chilling and waiting for the weather to change the time had come to move to Koh Lanta, where we had 3 nights booked at a place Helena found. In the morning we left at 08:30 and moved fast. On the road we stopped at a local market in a …