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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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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Koh Samui is one of the most visited places in Thailand and still if you read many of the “how to get there” guides on the internet, most of them seem to be outdated and often they don’t even tell you how long it takes with a particular type of transport. I revisited Koh Samui …
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Koh Samui Highlights

Last updated: June 19th, 2018 | in Islands | Koh Samui | Southern Thailand | Surat Thani | Traveling

What makes Koh Samui the most visited island in Thailand after Phuket? It’s probably the great mix of nice beaches, huge range of hotel choices from cheap backpacker dorms with shared bathroom to five star luxury resorts with private beach, fine restaurants with both Thai and Western dishes, modern shopping malls, a bustling nightlife and …
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Ubon Ratchathani Highlights

Last updated: July 25th, 2018 | in Isaan | Traveling | Ubon Ratchathani

When you’re cruising through lush rainforest on your motorcycle, past small villages and rice paddies and hear small children yelling “Falang! Falang!” every now and then: Welcome (back) to Isaan – “truly Thailand” if you want. It’s always great to get out of Bangkok for a while and even more so when I decide to explore …
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Koh Samet Highlights

Last updated: June 19th, 2018 | in Central Thailand | Islands | Koh Samet | Traveling

Last month I went on the first trip together with my girlfriend. Since she only got three days off from work I thought it might be just nice to go to Koh Samet for two nights. Hua Hin and Pattaya would have been good options too – distance wise – but then with all the beer …
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Roi Et Highlights

Last updated: June 20th, 2018 | in Isaan | Roi Et | Traveling

When you meet Roi Et people in other parts of Thailand, they often make a joke and say they come from “L.A.” which is kind of Thai sense of humor as the “r” often sounds like a “l” in informal conversations and the English “a” is pronounced exactly the same way as the Thai “e” (เอ) and …
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