Day 42: Epilogue

It’s been quite a journey. Over 7000km altogether, 4 countries, countless hours by bus, train, and plane, I came to this conclusion: Vietnam – If you are planning to visit this country, I recommend you avoid big cities such as Hanoi and Saigon. The true value of this country is nature. With its many parks,…

Day 41: Koh Lan “A dollar and no more”

We reach Pattay’s port at 9am thanks to the taxi bus. And we boarded a ferry for 1 dollar. Pretty cheap. I took us a good hour to get to our destination: Koh Lan Island. As soon as we reached the port. This place smelled…smelled, stunk should I say the tourist trap. Bloody hundreds of…

Day 40: The Temple of Truth

“Prasat Mai” as they call it. Was something unusual, terrific and interesting. A wooden made temple that was 60 meters high situated by the sea and had carvings of Chinese mythological characters. And Shiva, Brahma, Vishnu.  It costed 500 baths to get in. But it was completely worth it and unseen in the rest of…

Day 39: Pattaya – City of Prostitutes

Early afternoon we took a bus to Pattaya. It’s only a 2 hour drive to get there. On the bus there was a weird  middle aged Spanish guy talking to us. After telling us the usual stuff,…  “Where are you from?” What do you do? First time in Asia?” He started to talking about Pattaya…

Day 38: Back to Bangkok

After an exhausting 12 hour journey by night, we got back to civilisation again. And back to the same hotel we previously booked. The people were happy to see us again. Then considered what the next step would be because as far as we are concerned our Asian tour is reaching to the end.  …

Day 37: Vientiane

We left by bus at 21:30 on this goddamn bus with ridiculous sleep seats. UNDERSIZED! Because asians are tiny petite people while this tall ass french man (me) can’t even tuck in my feet as they were sticking out the whole time. The mountain roads were going up and down so my head was banging…

Day 36: Elephants & Waterfalls

In the morning, the host went to speak to us after walking her two kids. I thought she was just doing her job making sure guests were comfortable and settled in. But then she started to talk about herself and her life. Long story short, she said she first came with her husband to Cambodia…

Laos

We arrived at 5:00 in the morning and I was already K.O.-ed. We followed this italian couple in a taxi. They were staying in a very nice 5 star hotel. But as it was expensive and I don’t really value accommodation in Asia. Therefore, we just had breakfast. But I must admit their break was…

Day 35: Laos

It was a last minute plan but we managed to catch the 12:30 bus to Luang Prabang and managed to take the 12 hour long ride. And the journey was horrible! Everybody had to share their “bed”. As we reached the border I noticed Laos was still a communist dictatorship with only party. People from…

Day 34: Chiang Rai & The White Temple

“If you want to reach Heaven you must go through Hell” That is the quote that got stuck in my mind after visiting the White Temple. A strange and unusual, artistic temple mixing tradition and modernity, this place most of all screams wide imagination of Chalermchai Kositpipat, the Thai designer who conceived this project. The…