Tourism

UFO’s or Unexplainable Flourishing Outlets in Thailand

UFO’s or Unexplainable Flourishing Outlets in Thailand

Compared to Phuket city and Patong, Ao Nang in Krabi is quite provincial. According to GeoNames it has a population of 8000, but wether this figure is correct or not it still managed to maintain a bit of a village atmosphere.Ao Nang sometimes reminds me of a miniature Patong; there’s a multitude of tourists of different [...]

Where the streets have no name II

Where the streets have no name II

When in Ao Nang, annother place of interest are the girly bars.They are all concentrated in one street which is a miniature sanitized version of Bangla Rd. in Patong or Walking street in Pattaya. Similar to bamboo bars and restaurants (street) it has no official name, because the land is privately owned. Instead it goes by [...]

Day trip quality

Day trip quality

Seen in Airport Road, Ao Nang, Krabi:Fancy a low quality elephant ride?On the sign it says for high quality you get “Minimum of People less than limited of Boat”.Does that mean that if you choose the low quality boat trip options, they are about to capsize or you will not be paddling in your kayak [...]

Electricity

Electricity

Image thanks to sustainablog I once heard a story from an old man about a Dutch village in the begin of the 20th century. In those days they did have electricity which was mainly used for light since there were not many other electrical things around the house like radio’s or TV’s. The electrician in the [...]

High increase of Russian tourists expected in Thailand

High increase of Russian tourists expected in Thailand

Image thanks to family Seckel According to Maurice de Rooij, general manager of Coral Beach Rotana Resorts in Sharm El Sheikh, tourism in Egypt has dropped dramatically due to unrest in the country. Last february Egypte received 221,000 tourists instead of 1,100,000 last year, (a decrease of 80%). In the same month hotels had an occupancy of about [...]

Some people are hard to satisfy

Some people are hard to satisfy

My hotel in Bangkok, Rajthevee near Pratunam and Silom, has excellent rooms incl. breakfast for ฿981 (€ 23/$ 32), which makes it belong to one of the cheaper hotels in Bangkok.I booked it quite in a hurry and even forgot it has a rooftop swimming-pool, which is a bonus to me now and I am [...]

Hoi An, one of Vietnam’s honeymoon destinations

Hoi An, Vietnam’s small Venice, is a small old city near the coast, 30 km South of Da Nang.The old buildings and atmosphere make a nice setting for Vietnamese honeymooners. Another popular romantic setting is Dalat, which is also called le petit Paris.

To all backpackers

To all backpackers

I never fully understood the joy or necessity of backpacking. I mean unless one is traveling via unpaved roads, like in a jungle, dessert or up in the mountains, what’s the need to carry that much on your back. In numerous cities around the world I see backpackers often with bags where all my belongings [...]

When you have to go, you have to go

When you have to go, you have to go

But for him it is too late By the way: He carries it left, so to see.

First flying lesson over Phuket with an ultralight airplane

First flying lesson over Phuket with an ultralight airplane

I didn’t know it existed, but Phuket has a new second small airport called Phuket airpark intended for recreational and in the future business flights. Also it includes a flight-school for ultralight planes. Actually it’s the third airport if you take in account Patong Beach Airport (PBS), which is I believe merely a waterlanding strip, not very much [...]