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



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


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


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


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.


Photos from Bangkok