Thayland- 2018

    Route: (Sarajewo- Hvar- KTMandu- Kyrgysthan-) Bang kok- Kanchanaburi- Tonburi- Nong Kai- Chian Khan- Bang kok

    Exchange rate for euro is about 35 Bht for 1 euro, thats about the percentage of money missing after 10 days only, even without the nightcirkuses, beaches and fantasies. 30 % of money are gone somewhere ... I do not engage with aerbitch.

    It is the most costly country of southeast Asia, even without spending in cirkuses.

    The more they are smiling in the morning, the more something s wrong. They like to proove their skills by your pockets (seems to be magic), got observed and approoved. Its a land under military rule beside the cirkuses what did not change over years.

    Even as climate is best fitting locals do not swim in rivers (Mekong) and lakes, only touri biz, scuba diving and the more.

    "Massieren lassen bis einem die Kokosnuesse auf d Kopf fallen."

    Bang cookie, Bang lassie, Bang kok .....
   

Nature observations
, Map route o18
Do not forget during times of flatscreen,
when you got postcards sent and delivered, you did a good deal !


Thayland- Laos- Kambodia 2013

    Route: THAILAND: Bangkok- Ayutthaia- Sukhothai- Chiang Mai- Pai, Mae Hong Son- Bangkok- Ko Thao Ko Phangan- Ko Samet- Bangkok - Chiang Kong, LAOS: Huay Xai - Luang Prabang - 4000 Islands - KAMBODIA: Siem Reap - Ankor Wat - Phnom Phen - Sihanoukville - Otres beach -
Bangkok

From january to march 2013 i travelled Southeast Asia alone for about 1 month.
Arrived to Bankok, travelled further to Kho Pangan, Kho Tao (Tanote bay !-), further to Mae-Hong-Son and Pai !-) in the north
    Later I met with Tarantuli and took her from Bangkok aerport, we travelled on together 3 weeks for 3 countries, what is quite little time for that. So we had to make a selection like Hua Xai, from there down the river Mekong to Luang Prabang (Laos), Ankor What near Siem Reapcity, 4000 islands and Otres beach (Kambodia) where we met with some friends. Which is partly the new refuge location for ex Goa freaks and hippies ... got later back via Thayland.
    Usually i take more time but Tarantuli had only 3 weeks max holiday time.
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seasia a selection of special places of the region also via this page

    Savety: Seemed to be save to me, quite touristic. During nights the common rippoff stories can happen, either by groups or single volks, once it was also diet pills involved. Direct blunt attacks are rare as people are in general polite but as in other modern lands with cars and pickups they like to smile about their daily tricks on your pockets, it s the most good fun for them. In case you are of a room crawl target over months check doors and windows in guest houses, it can be very very loose and windy. Hotel and guest house doors are usually of the US shining bubble stile

    Health: In general no problem, have good sun protection, here and there moskito nets may be of need, but even in small water pots with lilies you can find the moskito larve eating fish. During monsoon time moving barefoot in wet fields can be risky to bites of bloodsucking worms (Blutegel) Sleeper busses in Kambodia can be a hardship.

    Climate: tropical and in the north temperate-mountain climate, depending on the altitude. (savety health climate on Thayland)


Thailand 1997

Route: (Singapur- Malaysia-) Suratthani- Ko Phangan- Bangkok

    I haven t been much around in Thailand, I came in from Indonesia via Singapure by plane and Malaysia by bus, the port from where you get to Ko Phangan is named Suratthani, Ko Phangan itself is a beautiful island, with villages and djungle, beach huts and bungalows along the coast, some kilometers from the next island Ko Samui. Usually the seawater is very clear, only between the islands Ko Samui and Ko Phangan the water is dirty. There are some very nice bays and beaches on Ko Phangan, the main and famouse party spot is Haad Rin beach at the south end of the island, had a good time there, chicken soup was special, met some nice British people.


Indonesia 1996-97

    In short my trip in southeast Asia, somewhen in the late 90s I flew to Jakarta, left by train to Surabaya and travelled by ship to Sulawesi, returned to Lombok, further to Bali, Java, by train to Jakarta, flew to Singapur, passed Malaysia by bus and headed on to Ko Phangan/ Thayland where i staied about two weeks, left Thayland via Bangkok.

Savety: is save but in the big cities you have to watch your belongings
Health: not a big problem, in case you ve wounds take care of infectiones, have good sun protection.
Climate: tropical