We took a ferry from Koh Lanta to Koh Phi Phi island and journey took us about 2 hours. From Saladan Pier to Ton Sai one-way ticket cost is 450 BHT (14 USD). During the trip we witnessed some interesting behavior. A few passengers that were travelling on our boat to someplace else, had to switch boats on the open sea. That was unexpected and fun to watch at the same time. Ton Sai Pier is rather small, so companies do not to waste time on mooring and waiting for people to switch ferry, they found a quicker and cheaper way to do it on the water. Fun fact I would say????
Bangkok, as every other big city, offers a multitude of places to stay. From the cheap hostels, to the most expensive and extravagant hotels. You can find many options to where you want to stay depending on your budget. Having the mindset that Bangkok may have crazy traffic, I subconsciously picked hotels close to our interest points. We were very lucky to usually choose clean and reasonably priced places.
Come and check out some of my favorite pictures that I took while traveling around Thailand. I believe that the majestic colors, incredible natural beauty and detailed architecture, all have something for everyone on their visits. These are only some of the wonderful sights that I saw on my travels. I wish I could share my entire experience and every picture I took with the world. It is mostly true that every picture is worth a thousand words, yet some pictures are just difficult to describe with words. Seeing is believing that the world can be so beautiful. Continue reading “20 Photos to inspire you to visit Thailand”
Journey from Koh Tao to Koh Lanta took us about 10 hours and had quite a few steps. We bought our tickets from the office at Mae Haad Pier the day before our departure. We decided to try another company – Lomprayah and paid 1300 baht each. The ferry was scheduled for 6 am, so at 5:30 am we were up and ready to go. While entering the boat you are provided with a sticker with the name of your destination. It should be placed somewhere visible. Lomprayah boats are smaller and faster, when you add a very turbulent sea, you will have me suffering from my first motion sickness episode. Trust me it was the longest boat ride I can recall, even though it only lasted about 1.5 hours.
After spending about 20 hours on either an airplane or an airport, we finally arrived in Bangkok at 3 am. Do not worry about exchanging money or buying a SIM card, there are a lot of places at the airport open 24/7. Continue reading “First steps in Bangkok”
I am not referring to the history of a country by any means. That might take a little longer post then I intend on writing. What I mean is; how I find myself in a different country. It’s not like I have money falling out of my pockets or stuffed bank accounts where I just close my eyes, place my finger on a map and go. Well I wish I could and to be honest, the part with closed eyes is somewhat true, but unfortunately only that 🙂 . The idea comes very spontaneously, then I check flights, accommodations and then I start saving. I read books, search the internet, make notes, make itineraries and save for weeks or months. Maybe in someone’s mind it is not a very spontaneous way of traveling, however spontaneously I can go for a walk, not travel to a different country. I need to know what I should see, what I must see, what I cannot see, how to behave so I will not be a bother to locals, and things of that nature. First things first! Find out when you want to go. Climate can play tricks on you, so better be prepared and know when rainfall is more probable. Make an itinerary, you can always change it if needed. Mine was: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Surat Thani, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, Koh Lanta, Koh Phi Phi, Phuket and back to Bangkok. I had three and a half weeks for all of that.
Hope you will stay and discover those places with me
Yours truly BirdsTravels