Ban Khachao

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    • Day 93

      Take me to church

      October 15, 2023 in Thailand ⋅ ☁️ 27 °C

      Das Grab (so wie Uber) hat uns rechtzeitig abgeholt und in den Gottesdienst gefahren. Das 1. Foto hatte zunächst den gesamten Bühnenbereich gezeigt. Beim Rausgehen ist mir das 2. aufgefallen, sodass ich das 1. beschnitten habe. Wir haben den Gottesdienst und insbesondere den Worship von ca 200 Personen sehr genossen 🤩Read more

    • Day 168


      February 15, 2018 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

      Nach einer 7 stündigen Fahrt, zuerst mit dem Bus und ab Chiang Mai mit dem Minivan, sind wir im Hippiedörfchen Pai angekommen. Wir mussten die letzten Tage ein wenig in unsere Routenplanung investieren. Nach 5 Monaten Weltreise haben wir es etwas "schleifen" lassen und waren zu unkoordiniert unterwegs. Fazit; nicht gerade ideale Routenwahlen und dadurch höhere Flugkosten, welche eigentlich nicht nötig gewesen wären. Somit zahlen wir von Chiang Mai nach Phuket am 19. Februar nun etwa CHF 250.- für den Flug, hätten wir Pai vorher gemacht und wären über Chiang Rai geflogen, hätten wir uns 4h Busfahrt und 120.- CHF sparen können. Im schweizerischen Vergleich wenig, hier hätten wir fast eine Woche essen und übernachten können.Read more

    • Day 171

      Cooking School

      February 18, 2018 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

      Zurück in Chiang Mai besuchten wir einen thailändischen Kochkurs. Wir hatten einen super Tag mit unserer Köchin Wass. Zuerst ging's auf den einheimischen Markt, der sich ein bisschen ausserhalb des Stadtzentrums befindet, danach fuhren wir auf die Farm, wo die Kochschule auch selber Anbau betreibt und der Kochkurs stattfand.
      Das Menü bereitete jeder für sich selber zu, sogar die Currypaste und die Frühlingsrollen stellten wir selber her. Ich wählte als Zutat oft Shrimp oder Chicken, Katrin entschied sich jeweils für Tofu. Ich konnte mich ja auf dem Markt selber von der 1A Qualität der Hühner überzeugen, siehe Bild unten.

      Katrin: Tom Yam Soup with Tofu
      Fabian: Galangal Coconut Soup with Shrimps
      Yellow Curry with Shrimps/ Tofu
      Fried Chicken/Tofu with Cashew Nuts
      Mango with Sticky Rice

      Nach diesem Menü waren wir natürlich vollgefressen, aber die Thai-Küche ist ja zum Glück im Vergleich zur Europäischen, trotz des oft auch frittierten Essens um einiges leichter.
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    • Day 5

      Chiang Mai

      April 14, 2016 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 40 °C

      Feeling a little delicate we flew up north to Chiang Mai. Nats dad picked us up from the airport, he has a minibus so it seated all 6 of us plus her 3 brothers. We arrived at the apartment... its lovely! Nicer than the last one with a massive pool - no city view though haha

      We got changed really to celebrate new year again. Nats dad has a pickup tuck so we all got in the back with 2 barrels of water and water pistels (we went and got blocks of ice too) ready to drive through the town centre. It was heaving and had the biggest most fun water fight ever!
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    • Day 5

      Party time!

      April 14, 2016 in Thailand ⋅ 🌙 37 °C

      Returning from the water fight we were freezing cold.. despite it being 40°!

      Had a dip in the pool and relaxing time, then got showered and ready for nats dad and brothers to pick us up. We went to a lovely restaurant.. In Thailand everyone shares all their meals so everyone gets to try all meals. For 10 people the total bill came to £80.. not bad eh?!
      The fish is served with the heads still on.. I thought is was odd!

      After the meal we headed out to a night club. Jack and I forgot to take our ID so initially they wouldn't let us in however Nats brother sorted this for us. Had a really good night apart from some silly lads had a fight and smashed all the glasses on the table, which I moved out the way but glass went in my sandals so I cut my feet open! First aider cleaned me up and I got a free cocktail haha and my feet okay!
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    • Day 6

      ... and relax!

      April 15, 2016 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 37 °C

      Today Nat and Jack have gone to see Nats grandparents with the family so I said I would stay and relax by the pool today.

      Not going to lie, lying in bed hearing Nat and Jack leave at 7am after getting in at 3 was a good feeling hahaa. Amm also stayed with me at the apartment. Amm and I ventured to the local shopping mall for some lunch... There was a little indoor food market there with some amazing things that I hadn't got a clue what they were! Glad Amm was with me to order my chicken and rice lol

      We got back and had lunch followed by me sunbathing and swimming and Amm going to the gym!

      We went out for another lovely meal for tea!

      Such a chilled lovely day!
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    • Day 26

      Thai Massage Course Level 1

      October 29, 2016 in Thailand ⋅ 🌙 23 °C

      This week has been very long and interesting. Thai massage level 1 course now completed! Bethany and I were the only ones in this weeks class as they run them every Monday to Friday. So we both had lots and lots of practice on each other and then on our instructor Jang. She was very helpful and excellent at correcting us as we went along. A typical Thai massage runs 2 hours long and I'm pretty sure I punished my knees into a grade 1 ACL tear from all of the kneeling. We were honoured to attend a once a year teacher appreciation ceremony that we chanted ancient Pali verses and bowed to the teachers and all of life's teachers as (symbolized in this altar) as well as given flowers to place on an altar to show respect. Contrary to western style massage, traditional Thai massage does not primarily work with the physical body but rather with the energy body of man. Its background can be traced back to India with an Ayurvedic understanding that "wind" or "chi" has invisible lines that flow through the body. If there is a blockage along the lines somewhere an ailment is presented in the according like fashion. We covered the full body as well as some cool stretching techniques all working on a large mat on the floor with different pillows to flop you around as needed. When I was getting treated by Beth I would slowly drift off to sleep but then a short time would pass and I would have to wake up and then work so it became difficult for me. Also Beth had some tummy troubles but is on the mend these past couple of days. The pharmacies here are very helpful and can pretty much get you anything you need. Now that the serious part of the trip is over we are off to Pai to party out! And by partying out I mean sitting by a pool complaining about the wifi and having a competition to see who gets dehydrated first.Read more

    • Day 93

      Weihnachten Chiang Mai

      December 25, 2021 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

      Weihnachten haben wir das erste Mal nicht mit der Familie gefeiert und nicht im Kalten. Am 24. kamen Jannik und ich erst von der Tour zurück, wodurch wir gemütlich beim Italiener zu zweit gefeiert haben. Am 1. Weihnachtsfeiertag waren wir zum Brunch mit Tanja bei Paji und Timon eingeladen. Eine ganz tolle und liebevolle kleine Familie. Wir haben uns direkt für den 2. Weihnachtsfeiertag erneut beim Italiener verabredet.Read more

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    Ban Khachao, บ้านขะจาว

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