Did you know that Koh Lanta is the second largest island in Thailand (after Phuket)? Yes, it’s larger than more famous places like Koh Chang or even Koh Samui, yet still not nearly as much visited. But okay, there is a reason for that: The beaches are rather average and there aren’t huge waterfalls like on …
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If you have ever been to some islands in this country then you probably know this scenario: You just took a ferry for an hour or two, checked in at your hotel and the first thing you do is to take a look at the beach. Then it often turns out that the nicest beach on …
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Koh Lanta Highlights

Last updated: December 20th, 2016 | in Islands | Koh Lanta | Krabi | Southern Thailand | Traveling

Koh Lanta is one of those islands in Thailand that people don’t really know what to expect from it. Sure I’m talking about first time visitors who have already visited places like Koh Samui or Koh Chang and are then curious to discover more of the “authentic Thailand” away from the mass tourism. Koh Lanta, …
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If you have just landed at Chiang Mai Airport then you probably want to get to the town center as quick as possible, to check into your hotel and go for a nice hand job massage right away or take it easy first and explore some of the nicest temples in town. The airport in …
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There couldn’t be a better place to start a trip around Isaan than Nong Khai that’s right up on the border to Laos. The laid back town on the Mekong Riverbank has quite a lot of charm and you might even end up staying longer than planned when you fall in love with the scenic …
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Nong Khai Highlights

Last updated: September 13th, 2017 | in Isaan | Nong Khai | Traveling

What’s your imagination of a perfect holiday in some off-the-beaten-track Isaan province? Plenty of activities to do and attractions to see during the day? Cheap and authentic local cuisine? Nice places to have a beer at night and maybe find some nice female company? Friendly and calm local people? And all that without being anything like touristic …
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Last month I have successfully got my Thai girlfriend a Schengen Visa to spend a full month with me in Germany (that’s where I’m writing to you today). And so I thought some of you guys might be interested in how the application process works and what to look out for. Because it happens all the …
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Phang Nga is the province north of Phuket and the beach town of Khao Lak becomes an increasingly popular alternative for people who seek a more quiet, laid back and generally more authentic Thai holiday experience. I have already published several posts on things to do at day and night as well as where to meet Thai …
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There are these kind of places that you just have to visit and check off our list, even though you already know they have gotten really touristic and have lost a lot of its original charm and character. The Similan Islands in Phang Nga are the perfect example for that, for that they are being …
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Phang Nga & Khao Lak Highlights

Last updated: December 24th, 2016 | in Khao Lak | Phang Nga | Southern Thailand | Traveling

Relatively few people take a trip to Phuket’s neighboring beach town of Khao Lak – and even fewer visit the capital town of the same province: Phang Nga. I have been to both places last month and in today’s post I’ll try to show you how beautiful it is there so that next time you may …
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These days you hear more expats in Thailand than ever complaining about all different sorts of things: The uneasy visa situation for long time residents. Increasingly tougher to set up companies (especially if you don’t want to rent a physical office). Unreasonable prices for condos given the generally poor building standards. Increasing number of both …
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