Coming from India, we are absolutely amazed by the quietness and cleanliness of Bangkok and quickly fall in love with the city and the whole country (have a look at our pictures here)!
Staying at the Lamphu Tree Hotel (link) is a real treat and from there we explore Bangkok together with my brother (and our webmaster!) Johannes. It is his first time to Asia, so wandering around the city, taking fancy rikshaws and exploring the huge and cheap malls and street markets is even more fun!
After one day and one night in Bangkok we take the overnight train to Ko Samui where a friend’s house is waiting for us! Wow!!! We are so blessed to live in an amazing villa right at the beach with a beautiful view on the turquoise sea, surrounding islands, and a huge outside area to relax and be creative. We all love it! Thank you, Wilhelm . We enjoy it so much just to hang out, cook our own meals (there are actually real supermarkets with very western food!), do lots of yoga, and explore the island on scooters.
Especially our adventurous ride to the famous “tartain waterfalls” should be mentioned: We drive up the hills of Ko Samui looking for a waterfall. As we are so “independent” in our mode of travelling we obviously don’t stop at the very first – and very touristy – waterfall sign but instead keep driving. And keep driving. And keep driving. On roads that become rougher and stonier and more and more difficult to drive on. Until we finally find the waterfall, or better: the nine waterfalls! At least that is what the signs say. We patiently pay the entrance money and take the walk up the river …. only to find out that there is no REAL waterfall but only a very small river flowing down some minor rocks. What a disappointment. The drive was worth it though. So if you ever go to Samui, check it out (but only if you like an adventurous cross-country ride).
After two weeks of recovering from India, and some more shopping in Bangkok, and finding out that Thai cuisine can even be spicier than Indian, we are ready for a new adventure: Singapore! Read more very soon …