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Month: April 2014

Cambodia – Angkor Wat, the ancient temple city

With Eric I went across from Thailand across the border to Cambodia, was fun to watch the traffic switch sides during the passage (in Thailand they drive on the left, in Cambodia on the right). All in all it was some kind of a border mafia; we needed to pay a lot. And it continued further in Siem Reap, that’s why the country’s nickname Scambodia!

Anchor wat temples are just amazing to see and I recommend everyone in going there and doing at least the small and the grand circuit. My favourite temples are Bayon and Ta Prom where the trees actually take over the structure.

The country itself felt not that nice and very poor and underdeveloped in comparism to Thailand and the people not that welcoming.

Thailand – Same same…but different

With Eric, the catalan I met in Jordan three times I went to Thailand, first time properly asia for me, but supposed to be a nice start, everyone was saying, so we started in Bangkok and after the tempels and the royal palace we went to the former capital of the country called Ayutthaya.
More temples to be seen over here, but it felt really nice!

Further we went north to Chiang Mai to celebrate Thai New Year called Songkran, a water splashing festival, 3 days you definitely et wet when walking the streets – we had our fun 😉

Also we did a trip to the tallest mountain in the country called doi inthanon, on more than 2.300 meters the temperature is perfect with 15 degrees, Thais are freezing, we finally can breath after all the heat and humidity, normal to the country.

Next leg is down south, with a domestic flight we go to Ko Lanta, a very laid back island with beautiful beaches and a small national park and we even went further to Ko Rok, a tiny island in the national park with actual dragons living there, very impressing! And the waters just splendid!

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