Saturday, May 26, 2018
Thai sleeper train
After a full day of sightseeing, our group stocked up on snacks before embarking on our next part of the trip. From Bangkok station, we took the night train to Surat Thani, an 11 hour journey through the South of Thailand. I've slept on quite a few sleeper trains in Europe, but as...
Close up statue, Bangkok
My second day in Bangkok turned out to be quite fun. I felt I got to know the city a bit better compared to the day before. Our first stop of the day was the flower market. We took the public bus to Pak Khlong Talat where we were guided through...
floating market Bangkok - plan trip to Bangkok
Image by Georgie Pauwels via Flickr Planning a trip to Bangkok can be a little daunting for first-time visitors, but this five-step travel guide will prepare you in no time. I recommend spending a few days in the Thai capital where you can indulge in excellent Thai food and...
Baby elephant at ENP
Located close to Chiang Mai, North Thailand, Elephant Nature Park is an elephant sanctuary for abused and tortured elephants. Founded by Lek Chailert in the 1990's, they have given dozens of elephants a new home where they can spend their lives in peace without having to perform tricks, work...
Cockfighting Bali
I never expected to feel unnerved by an experience in Bali. I was drawn to this exotic island for its combination of traditional culture, warm hospitality, stunning beaches and natural beauty and once I had landed in Denpasar, I was captivated. But in central Bali, near Ubud, I encountered a...
Tegalalang Rice terraces in Bali
Bali is one of the most popular destinations in Indonesia, renowned for its arts, traditional and modern dance, dive sites and numerous temples dotted around the island. The tourism industry has been steadily growing for decades making Bali the wealthiest province in Indonesia today. I visited Bali for 10 days, where I made...
Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai
In September 2013, I went on my first big solo adventure to Asia. My first stop would be the Elephant Nature Park north of Chiang Mai. I have a soft spot for elephants, so when looking for volunteering options in Thailand, I was mainly looking for volunteering positions with elephants....