December 2017
  • Day26

    End of trip

    January 2, 2018 in Thailand ⋅ 🌙 26 °C

    The hardest thing about travel is leaving back home. Southeast Asia never fails to impress, this time it was Laos’ turn (and Thailand, of course). Tons of memories flowing through my mind right now, all the beautiful people I’ve met, stories I’ve heard, laughs we’ve had, places we’ve seen, beers we’ve done, hills we’ve climbed, parties we’ve danced to, new music and places I was introduced to and loved them, ...
    Not denying it makes me kinda sad walking down Rambuttri street for last time, seeing all the beautiful people, great street food, the general street vibe, those damn cables hanging from everywhere, the ding-dong from a nearby 7-11, I fucking love Thailand! But as always - next adventure awaits!
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  • Day25

    Koh Tao Experience festival and New Year

    January 1, 2018 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Last days were pretty wild. After a party at Guy's Bar Jodie invited me to join the Experience festival on Koh Tao. It's a psytrance festival, a music I never actually listened but I said to myself "Why the heck not" and joined 😊
    It was amazing and loved it immediately! Beautiful people, great atmosphere, and the music, soo nice! The 2017 couldn't have ended better and beginning of 2018 so far is amazing!
    In the morning I had to catch boat back to Koh Phangan. Almost missed it. And someone took my flip-flops so I ran barefoot across town (still covered in glitter) to catch thw boat. Haad Yuan - Had Rin - Koh Samui - Bangkok. Finally got some sleep.
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  • Day21

    Enjoying Haad Yuan

    December 28, 2017 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Oh it’s been an amazing time so far on Haad Yuan. All the parties, awesome food, sea, sun, beautiful people and all the smiles. A place I like to call home :) A huge storm should be above us today but only had couple of light showers with nice sunset (well sky was amazingly purple). Also had a nice thai massage - those ladies might be old but don’t let that fool you, they are strong! And they fix you in an hour. For 400thb. Any other comments about this place are ... nah, not saying more, it’s all just serenity and ❤️
    Tonight I also remembered I had an Christmas card from my niece Eva, I was forbid to open until xmas. See picture for details (for English speaking: “For Marko, have a good time, send photos. Eva. And don’t forget about me. We love you”. She’s the best :)
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  • Day15

    Haad Yuan!

    December 22, 2017 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Yesterday was a transport day. Tuktuk - plane to Bangkok - plane to Koh Samui - bus to Big Buddha Pier - boat to Haad Rin on Koh Phangan and then finally a ride to Haad Yuan beach on a 4x4 and following a yellow path to Engage resort. Oh it was so amazing walking on a beach in waves again! I was the first customer in Engage this season, so it's just me, Hetty and dog Masi here. I missed this place :) Got my bungalow, had some spicy massaman curry and finally bed time. Had some slight fever whole day but fine in the morning.
    Waking up by sound of an ocean, I went to the balcony and just enjoyed a sunrise while trying to scare off monkey who tried to steal my water. Oh I love this place :) And tonight - it's Guy's Bar night!
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  • Day13

    Kuang Si waterfall

    December 20, 2017 in Laos ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    One of must-see places in Luang Prabang is definitely Kuang Si waterfall. It's a one hour ride but it's worth it! When tuktuk stops there is 10 minute hike to waterfalls and on the way there you walk through bear sanctuary! Amazing! See pictures. Waterfall next. Blue water, tons of small waterfalls and ponds, then I climbed on top of it, breathless views! Then I found some path to another cave, about 20 minutes hike. It's weird because it was actually hot inside the cave. I can highly recommend this place!Read more

  • Day12

    Pak Ou Caves

    December 19, 2017 in Laos ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    It was time to move to another hotel, some pretty hippie place near the Mekong river. Awesome food they have. In the afternoon me and Klemen took a minivan to the Pak Ou caves. Quite a bumpy ride! After getting to a village you still need to get a boat across Mekong river to the caves. There are two. Both like containing around 4000 Buddha statutes people brought. Second cave requires a flashlight to see all the Buddhas inside. A worthy trip!
    In the evening I met with Jørgen and couple of other backpackers in Utopia bar, sitting in the sand with fire pit and just talking to all these amazing people,sharing experiences, had a great conversation with some sweet German traveler Piaaggio,... This is what traveling for me is all about. Ended up going home with a tuktuk driver who kept trying to sell me "best Holland" weed :)
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  • Day11

    Luang Prabang

    December 18, 2017 in Laos ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    After 30 minutes of plane, here I am, Luang Prabang, 2nd biggest city, biggest in the north. A lovely place. Met with my friend Klemen, it was weird speaking slovenian again. First day I just went around town, night market, got some more Nutella pancakes and finished the day with couple of beers with Jørgen, a norwegian buddy.Read more

  • Day10

    Xieng Khouang aka Phonsavan

    December 17, 2017 in Laos ⋅ 🌙 6 °C

    On my way to Luang Prabang I just had to make detour to Phonsavan, a town with Pain of Jars, one of the things from Unesco list.
    The ride was quite long with driver not stopping for a toilet until we complained. So even before we arrived I found a plane to Luang Prabang for 35€.
    It's a small town and a new capital. You can still see remains of secret war on Laos, craters everywhere, burning fields so they can find unexploded bombs. It's pretty sad what war can leave behind.
    The hotel was AMAZING, the owner David, a Belgian, was really nice, arranged a pickup, made us curry dinner, arranged a trip to plain of jars, ... I also met a nice Austrian couple who are traveling around Asia and some girl who came here on a bike! Amazing!
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  • Day9

    Vang Vieng ➡️ Phonsavan

    December 16, 2017 in Laos ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    On a minubus again, 4-5 hour drive to Phonsavan to see Plain of jars, should be awesome. But just driving in countryside and watching outside ... this is one of the most beautiful landscape I’ve ever seen, all these avatar-like mountains, jungle everywhere, rice fields, ... this country is oh so beautiful! ❤️Read more

  • Day8


    December 15, 2017 in Laos ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    Oh this town is awesome! There is just sooo muc - tons of restaurants, bars, kayaking, trekking, climbing, tubing (no Anja, it’s a dry season, low water), about 30 or so caves, blue lagoons, ... and it’s really cheap :) Yesterday we went kayaking and tubing in some cave, today me and a german dude rented scooters and went to two caves and a lagoon. I skipped the baloon though - 95$, wanted to go tomorrow morning but it’s gonna be cloudy, so pass. There is also a festival today, but I’ll skip - have to get up at 8, have a bus to Phonsavan and plains of jars. Can’t wait!Read more