Sahai Nan Permaculture Farm – Barefoot with Friends

In late February 2016, I pursued a new experience on my travels in the form of a permaculture farm volunteering retreat. I want to explain why this experience was worthwhile, and why it was a good decision during my travels in terms of Experience, Money and Time. Decisions have to be made on a regular basis…

Bangkok – Thai Massage

Ticklish feet in Chinatown After a spiritual ten days barefoot in the rugged northern Thai mountains, I made my way back to civilisation, to the comforts of Thai massages and Western food in Bangkok. On March 8th, I started my second chance to see the big city. This time I was ready for it! I…

Bangkok! – Two Crowds on Khao San Rd.

The Sacred Buddha Protest & Party Over the course of my travel in Thailand I had the chance to visit Bangkok twice for a couple of days, I experienced what I call the loud and quaint sides of the city. For a look at a quaint, more relaxing and scenic visit take a look at…

Pai – A Thai hippie town

Over the course of my travels I had heard a lot of praise for the mountain town of Pai. So, like any good backpacker trusting in the opinions of my fellow travellers, I added to my hit list. It was a good choice! On February 23rd, I took a mini van from Chiang Mai to…

Chiang Mai – Jump in!

The city of Chiang Mai is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand! It has everything: Temples, Adventure Parks , Trekks, a Grand Canyon, Markets, Cooking schools and more! I arrived on February 21st at 5:30am via night bus from Bangkok (400baht/ $12 USD) and took a red car for 60 baht (pickup…

The City of Trat

The Wacky Vs. the Woody Rather than bus straight to Bangkok from Koh Chang, I took the opportunity to discover the small town of Trat that really doesn’t tailor to tourists. What I discovered in Trat is a splendidly uneventful town. Quick transit break down: It costs 500baht (15$ USD) to bus from Koh Chang…

Koh Chang & Lonely Beach

So overall, Koh Chang didn’t start all that well for me over the 4 days and 4 nights I spent on the island off the coast of north eastern Thailand. First, I couldn’t find a decent and affordable place to book prior to arrival so I ended up at the ugliest and worst hotel I’ve…