Back to Hanoi for two weeks and experiencing the culture
I am in love with this place. The island is not so big, but the life here is pretty relaxed and quiet. See you again one day Cat Ba island.
Getting to know how it works here. This is an amazing country, but things doesn’t work as expected. I need to learn how live in this environment.
Looks like I won’t make it, but I just keep going
Songkran is a celebration of Thai New Year starting on 13th of April and continuing for another 2 days. It was the best New Year’s celebration that I have ever experienced. People grab their waterguns and they enter a city turned into a battle zone. People shoot from trucks, buses, motorbikes or while running. Smiles on the faces and fun everywhere.
Pai was “same same but different” for me. It is small Thai town, but it lives in there. There are plenty of tourists and in the evening tourists are the majority of the population. It is easy to orientate in this town. There is one bar street where everyone is partying till 12 pm. That is the time when everything closes.
Exploring surrounding of Chiang Mai on a motorbike. Temples, jungle, small villages and waterfalls. Chiang Mai is a great place for expats – nice weather, not so overcrowded as Bangkok, but still plenty of services and great infrastructure.
Using the cheapest way of transportation from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. 14 hours over the night and waking up with jungle around.
Going to Asia for the first time. Starting with a few days in Bangkok. Read about scams, buddhism, culture, people and places.