Category: Thailand

Songkran Thailand Ao Nang

When was the last time you had a good water fight? I bet it has been ages ago, at least mine I could hardly remember – until we happened to be in Thailand for the Songkran Festival. Towards the end of our 6 months stay in Thailand everybody started talking about the Songkran Festival. I had never heard of it before and in general I’m not a big festival fan so I did not get very excited about it even…

The challenge of riding a scooter in Thailand

On my first visit to Thailand I was overwhelmed and maybe even scared by the traffic situation and the enormous number of scooters in the streets. I had never thought that one day I would be riding one myself and even feeling quite comfortable on it! Although officially it is a scooter what many tourists rent and all Thais use in their daily life people commonly call it motorbike all over the country – which in my eyes makes sense…

View on Chiang Mai from Doi Suthep

I still remember the moment when we left the airport in Chiang Mai to take a taxi to a yet unknown destination in the city. It was still sunny and hot on this November evening but you could actually breath well compared to the mixture of humidity and smog we were confronted with in Bangkok. When we stepped outside through the door at the small airport the first thing that caught my eyes was a big mountain. Everything surrounding the…

Ao Nang

In November 2013, we started on our biggest adventure so far! We quit our jobs and flew with a one-way ticket to Bangkok – with the intention to spend 3 – 4 months there which eventually became 6. The idea of this trip was to get to know this country a bit better than just from the touristic point of view. We actually wanted to live there for a while, get to know the traditions and the lifestyle of the…

7-Eleven - Center of every neighbourhood

This article I would like to dedicate to one of the most visited places in all of Thailand. I’m not talking about Phuket or Krabi or any of the beautiful islands, I’m talking about a little grocery store with a major impact on daily life in Thailand – I’m talking about 7-Eleven. The first time I really heard of 7-Eleven was when I first arrived in Thailand on Christmas Day in 2013. During a 13-hour bus ride from Bangkok to…