Thursday, May 19, 2016

Road turns into river


Thailand is a tropical country which means most of the time it's hot and now and then large amounts of rain can fall in a short period of time. Especially the South of Thailand receives a lot of rain.


When it's the rainy season always be prepared when leaving your house of hotel. Take a raincoat or umbrella with you but don't expect to stay completely dry unless you can take shelter.

The sewer system also has to cope with the large downpours and as the infrastructure is not always the best floodings are not rare. The below video was shot at Kata beach on Phuket island. While having a drink it started to rain and within minutes the road turned into a river.



Thursday, May 12, 2016

Pattaya North bus station

When in Pattaya and you need transportation to Bangkok there are a few possibilities. 
Taking a private taxi, minivan or bus are the most common ways to travel but there also is the possibility to take the train although it's not advised. The bus is one of the most convenient and cheapest ways to travel.



There are many busses, about 3 an hour, leaving for Bangkok Ekkemai station. But also a few to Bangkok Morchit and southern terminal. The trip to Ekkemai will take about 2 hours for 119 bht.  Busses have AC and are comfortable enough for the 2 hour trip. 




Thursday, May 5, 2016

4 islands day trip Koh Lanta

When holidaying on Koh Lanta one of the best day trips to make is a full-day excursion  the southern islands of Koh Lanta. After a pick up by van or truck a long-tail boat will be waiting for you at the port in the old town.



On this trip 4 islands will be visited including the famous Emerald cave at Koh Muk. The entrance of this cave is only accessible by boat during low tide. Best is to just jump in the ocean and swim through the 80 meters long cave. Guides with torches will assist you as is pitch black in the middle of the cave. At the end of the cave you will find paradise, a gorgeous white beach totally surrounded by steep cliffs covered in jungle vegetation.



The beautiful Koh Krahdan is a nice place to have lunch. The island houses just a few resorts and is surrounded by clear waters with magnificent corals making it a perfect place for snorkeling. 

On the way back to Koh Lanta the boat will make a stop close to Koh Ngai. Take a swim to cool off or put your mask on for some fish spotting.  Between Koh Muk and Koh Ngai are the small rocky islands of Koh Cheuk and Koh Maa which also offer great snorkeling opportunities.