Phnom Penh

Being in Phnom Penh really isn't bad at all. The city itself is fairly modern with trendy cafés and restaurants and the Khmer people seems positive and happy even after Pol Pot wiped out a large part of the population 30 years ago. They are way better at English than the Thai and even though our guidebook advises us to stay indoor when the sun goes down we haven't felt insecure for one second. The Khmer food is also quite nice; a bit like Thai but quite different as well. They have a curry dish called Amok which we've tried so far. Not bad, not bad at all.

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Island debrief back in Bangkok

It took Lisa's stomach about 3 days to get better after the food poisoning and after spending some time cursing Wunderbar we finally left Trang to go to Laoliang. We took a minivan with a sane driver to Hat Yao pier and went by boat the rest of the way. Laoliang is a national park where no one is allowed to build anything permanent that could interfere with the nature there and that meant we were going to sleep in tents. The more permanent buildings like the toilet and bar were made from wood. Climbing and snorkeling equipment was made available when we got there including a kayak but we only managed to see some fish and paddle up and down the beach in the kayak a few times.

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Still in Trang

We're still in Trang being a bit stuck here. But we're still planning on going to Lao Liang tomorrow. In the meantime, check out the few mildly interesting photos from this transport hub. Pictures from Trang

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Railay

Getting tired of the damned Swedish tourists who seem to have invaded Ko Lanta island, we decided to go to Railay (Rai Leh in Thai). Railay is famous for being the setting for the James Bond movie "The Man with the Golden Gun". It is a patch of land only accessible by boat or a 20 minutes climb. Railay was indeed super nice with exceptional limestone cliffs spontaneously rising from the ocean. And of course this place is apparently a rock climbers paradise with hundreds of climbing routes. We had to give it a shot of course and it went rather well. If we hadn't had an instructor to hold the safety line we would have died several times :). Lisa had to overcome her slight fear of heights, but after that everything went smoothly and it was great fun and we'll definately give it a try later on when we get to Laos. IMG_4338

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Still Ko Lanta

Nothing new to add really except I've finally found something to complain about: Sunday when we were trying to sleep there was some party going on close to our bungalow. Damned kids with their pop music. I was about to consider shouting and threatening them with my walking cane and telling them to get off my lawn – but we fell asleep eventually.

Next day (Monday) we went to the beach to get burned off by the sun for good. We spent the entire day on a small pavilion made available by one of the restaurants (Thai Cat). Here we ate breakfast and lunch and had quite a relaxing day going from the pavilion to the beach to the sea to swim and back again.

At the Beach, Ko Lanta

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Krabi & Ko Lanta

At the time of writing we're on Ko Lanta which is a small island 1100 km south of Bangkok. We stayed one night in Krabi which is a city mostly used as a hub for travelers moving on to the islands in the region. We arrived around dinner time, found a bungalow to sleep in, and went about 300 meters down the road before being invited to Tan's 49th birthday. Tan is the owner of a bar called "Jam Club" where we had free Thai food and grabbed a couple of beers. Maybe quite a lot of beers even. Anyway, we had a fun night where we met some really nice more or less local people, amongst these Aussie-John, the French guy Elliott, our lovely waitress Sara, and a German guy insisting on arm-wrestling for some reason (but why?!?).

Ko Lanta, Thailand

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First Day in Bangkok

Currently the time is 6 AM. I've been awake since 4. Damned jet lag! Wonder who is actually reading this (except you, Mom). I'll find something else and more exciting to write in the following days I guess. Today I think we're going to go see the religious part of Bangkok like temples and shrines and such. I'll go wake Lisa up now as she doesn't deserve to sleep any longer :-) That's always popular.

Bangkok

Photos from Bangkok

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Backpacking March 3rd

The tickets have been bought, and we are almost ready. We have 3 weeks left at work, and then it’s off to Bangkok. Doesn’t seem real yet, that we are going to go away for

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New photos from Copenhagen

Last Sunday I went bike riding around Copenhagen with Hans O. It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining and a the leaves on the trees had turned into a million different colors.
We started out at Kastellet and Langelinie, and then went by the lakes and took pictures of Sortedams søen. Then we stopped at a castle called Rosenborg slot, and went on to the botanical garden.
We ended the day with a Latté at Amagertorv.
View the photos here.
Kastellet/Langelinie

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