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Changwat Phangnga

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  • Day76

    Ao Sai Beach

    February 10 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    Vormittags relaxen...heute mit Besuch auf unserer Terrasse...wenn wir sie richtig gedeutet haben, war es eine ungefährliche grüne Schmuckbaumnatter🐍...Nachmittags wenn die 🌞 nicht mehr so brennt, schwingen wir uns auf Susi und lassen uns den Fahrtwind um die Nase wehen... das ist unser Rhythmus

  • Day70

    Koh Yao Yai Village - "Honeymoon" :)

    February 4 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Eingebettet im Regenwald direkt am Meer gelegen, empfängt uns ein kleines "Paradies"...die weitläufige Anlage mit ihrer bunten Blütenpracht, den lauschig unter Palmen gelegenen Bungalows und kleinen Villen bilden den Rahmen und Schlußakkord unserer kaum mehr zu beschreibenden Reise...In der mit kleinen Annehmlichkeiten großzügig auf Pfählen ruhenden Villa wollen wir entspannen, zufrieden und erfüllt zurück blicken auf das Erlebte...hier lassen wir die letzten Tage ausklingen...insgeheim würden wir noch so gerne weiter....Spät am Abend grinst uns Isabella fröhlich mit Zahnlücke an😅 den zweiten Wackel Milchzahn hat sie sich eben mal selbst gezogen 😛Read more

  • Day80

    Jetzt ist er doch gekommen...

    February 14 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Unser letzter Reisetag😭...wir haben noch ein paar Stunden auf der Insel, in der Früh unsere sieben Sachen gepackt und bis das Boot uns abholt, liegen wir am Pool... ungläubig das es heute "enden" soll...unsere Uhren gehen inzwischen nicht nur am Handgelenk anders...wir sind gespannt, wie sich das "verändert" sein daheim anfühlen wird. Es ist schön zu wissen, wie freudig wir erwartet werden 😍. Euch allen viel Liebe am heutigen Valentinstag ♥, ein guter Tag um die Heimreise anzutreten.Read more

  • Day74

    Ao Muong Beach

    February 8 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Auf der überwiegend muslimisch geprägten Insel begegnen uns auf unseren Ausflügen die Menschen überall sehr freundlich. Wir kehren in kleine Lokale ein, finden die versteckten Buchten und treffen gelegentlich sogar auf die einheimische Tierwelt 🐒🐊

  • Day76

    Rumfahren...

    February 10 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Würden nicht allerorts auch hier schon Handys in den Händen liegen...scheint die Insel ein Ort, wie aus der Zeit gefallen...sehr bescheiden mutet das Leben nach "unseren" Maßstäben hier an...macht uns nachdenklich und relativiert, mit wie viel mehr... andere an anderem Ort nie zufrieden werden....

  • Day72

    Hua Lam Haad Beach - Bacardi feeeeeling

    February 6 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Lange hält es uns nicht am Pool...wir wollen uns wieder "bewegen". Ein Stück die Strasse rauf mieten wir einen Roller, dass Hauptfortbewegungsmittel auf der Insel und so preiswert, dass wir "Susi" gleich die ganze Woche behalten. Vom Schulkind bis zur Oma, Mütter mit Baby unterm Arm, zu zweit, zu dritt, zu viert ...alles fährt hier Moped...und "natürlich" ohne Helm. Wir genießen die Freiheit, Isabella die Geschwindigkeit 🏍 und so brausen wir kreuz und quer über die Insel, auf kaum zu befahrenen "Strassen" zu abgelegenen Traumstränden...Read more

  • Day7

    Day 2 - Elephant Hills

    December 8, 2018 in Thailand ⋅ 🌧 29 °C

    We woke up at 7am to the ‘gong gong gong’ (which announced meal times) and made our way slowly to breakfast. I thought we’d be the last there as had taken so long but turns out we were practically the first. The selection of food was vast with fresh eggs served however you wanted including as a little omelette, cheese, roti, cereals and of course rice and stir fried noodles if you fancied.

    After breakfast we met our new guide for the day Mr Tony and our fellow happy campers DD and Julie. We were soon off in the mini bus to our first stop which was a small market. We had a walk through the food until we hit the stinky meat and fish and did a swift 180. There wasn’t much else to see so we headed back to the van. At our second stop we boarded a speed boat and made our way down river, we then made our way slowly though the mangroves to try and see some wildlife but only managed to see a few butterflies. Making our way back up the river and past where we started we headed out towards the sea to join a bigger boat where we would stop for lunch. As we needed to wait for lunch to be cooked we decided to go kayaking in the mangroves to try and see some more wildlife. This time we managed two crabs and an egret.

    Having returned to the big boat we then waited for lunch to be finished off with some singing, jokes and a failed attempt by Mr Tony to get me and Blake to act out the scene from the Titanic where Jack and Rose stand at the end of the boat whilst he sang ‘my heart will go on’ and tried to film it. By this point I was hungry and didn’t want to be the latest viral tourist in Thailand so politely refused. Lunch was served and it was delicious as always (although maybe a bit spicy for Blake). We then had some free time before heading back to Elephant Hills.

    The evenings entertainment was another documentary, this time on the jungle followed by more children performing Thai dances and a chicken and pineapple curry cooking demonstration. We then tucked into another buffet feast!
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  • Day16

    Day 16/72: unwinding

    November 12, 2018 in Thailand ⋅ 🌧 30 °C

    Today was a day to chill. After the excitement of being in big party locations and really busy islands, the quietness and remoteness of Koh Yao Yai is exactly what we needed, and exactly what we hoped we might find. The resort is absolutely beautiful, and a welcome break from the hostels we were staying at before. We woke up early and watched the sun rise over the sea from the comfort of our bungalow.

    We had a light breakfast of omelettes, toast, pancakes, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, fresh fruit juices, fried rice with vegetables and potatoes. After this, we sat on the edge of the pool and proceeded to move very little for the rest of the morning, except when a huge beetle made me jump up, or when we overheated, and thus collapsed in the pool to cool off. After a hard morning of sitting we felt a bit peckish, so we got chicken burgers and chips and fruit from the resort restaurant. We then borrowed some paddle boards for the afternoon, and spent a few hours paddling up and down the beach. The sea was a tiny bit rough in places, and watching Tom fall in while trying to get onto the board was very amusing for everyone.

    After paddle boarding we then went back to sit by the pool, and Tom taught me how to play blackjack and poker, and I proceeded to get a bit carried away with gambling apparently fake money.

    The sunset over the hill was incredible, the colours were so vibrant and we enjoyed it while walking along the beach.

    After dinner we are now sat in our hut watching a huge tropical thunderstorm, complete with lightning and thunder over the sea.
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  • Day17

    Day 17/72: mopeds and beaches

    November 13, 2018 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    After breakfast this morning Tom decided to go for a long run down the beach. This proved to be a silly idea when he came back completely exhausted, sweating more than a person should be able to sweat, and barely able to take off his own shoes. A swim to cool down was needed, and after this we headed over the road to a moped rental place, and hired one for the day for just over £5.

    We had picked up a map from the hotel lobby, and set out with a beach in mind, driving on quiet lanes with goats and cows lining the roadsides. After arriving at a sign saying 'beach' we followed it down a track, across rougher terrain than we thought a road could be, and finally reached the point where the road turned into a footpath (of sorts). We scrambled down through the thickets and plants, avoiding the landslides, and finally, sweating and tired, arrived on our own little, deserted, Thai beach. After a cooling swim we climbed back up and made our way back on the moped to where the path met a real road (with tarmac and everything).

    Our next stop was some lunch, we stopped at a little restaurant by the side of the road with kittens and friendly owners who brought us a free side of watermelon with our fried rice and chocolate milkshakes. We then set off on the road again, with the destination set on a spit of sand that stretches half way out to a neighboroughing island. We had an incredibly shallow swim, and wandered along the spit as far as the tide would let us.

    Our final stop of the day was (you guessed it) another beach. This was a long beach with no one sat on it (when we arrived, we obviously stared a trend because 5 minutes into our visit 6 other people decided to sit here too). We had another swim; the water wasn't quite cold enough to be refreshing, felt a bit like when the bath water starts to get cold and you debate whether to add a bit more hot water or not. The sun was beating down on the beach through the pine needles; an absolutely idyllic location with a cafe at the entrance with more kittens, one of whom decided to sit on our moped so we couldn't leave without giving her lots of cuddles.

    When we arrived back at the hotel we went for a lovely swim in the pool, and sat by the edge reading and playing cards. A very successful day all round!
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  • Day15

    Day 15/72: Phi Phi to Koh Yao Yoi

    November 11, 2018 in Thailand ⋅ 🌧 30 °C

    Another travel day but no less fun. This morning we went and had the same breakfast as yesterday in the same place (it was just that good) and then realising we checked out at 10 not 11, hurried back to the hostel to pack up. All in all, a great hostel, Frank the owner was brilliant and we wouldn't have got around the island with such ease if we hadn't spoken to him. He told us all the best places to go and it was brilliant. Anyway, we left our bags at the hostel as we had an afternoon boat, and went to the beach to relax. We found a lovely spot and settled down, had a swim and watched 2 climbers high above us on the huge rock faces that tower over the island. Tom dug an ingenious even if I do say so myself sand chair and sat writing yesterday's blog, and Izzi slept and went swimming. In the early afternoon we went and found a place for lunch (burritos mmmm), picked up our bags and headed for the pier. Also while walking down the beach paddling we saw a black tip reef shark which was incredible!

    We checked in our bags and chatted to the guy who was at the desk. He was from Phi Phi and told us about the island, how it used to be in the top 5 best places in the world 20 years ago. You could see why from photos, 20 years ago the island was covered in green palm trees and forest but since then has had a built up tourist town dropped onto the middle of it, with more and more developments still happening. Beautiful island though, we're really glad we went there because there so many options and it would have been very easy to neglect it to something else. We got on the speed boat and made the very bumpy journey across to our next destination, Koh Yao Yai. On Phi Phi, out of the hundreds of destinations we saw advertised on boat tours etc, we only saw one advertised for Koh Yao, so we knew it was going to be quiet. When we pulled up next to the tiny pier, a few taxis were waiting to take the 12 or so people on the boat to their various destinations. We hopped in and drove off, and it was like going back in time. This must have been what the islands were like before tourists came along. There were no markets, no stalls on the side of the roads, a couple of very simple shops we passed could have been in someone's house. It was ridiculously peaceful.

    After 10 minutes or so we pulled up at the gate to our accommodation. We were greeted by a lady who checked us in and took us to our hut. We were astonished by how quiet it was, so few people and it was like we'd stepped out of a huge concert into the street, and your ears are ringing in the night air. It's a lovely little place, with a few huts dropped amongst bushes and trees looking out over the sea to other islands on the horizon. There's a small area of loungers around a small pool, hammocks and beanbag areas, all far enough apart to seem like you're the only ones there. We went into our hut which was fantasticly equipped with bed, nice toilet, bath/jacuzzi thing, and air con. A backpackers dream. We chucked our stuff down and walked the 30 or so meters down to the sea. The view is awesome. The sea isn't one for swimming at this point, too shallow, but we're going to go exploring tomorrow and see what's around.

    After looking around and exploring the site, we had a 2 minute silence of remembrance, then got washed up and went for some dinner. There's a very small open air restaurant which serves most things for about £3-4, not bad at all. Izzi had a very spicy (blow your head off) spaghetti and salt fish dish, and Tom went for a chicken thigh potato peanut red curry. Both meals were excellent which was good news because I wouldn't be surprised if there isn't another place to eat that isn't a locals kitchen for miles. Also a big selection of cocktails! We're staying in Koh Yao for 3 nights, so I think we'll recharge ourselves here after being on the go, busy doing everything every day so far. It'll be an interesting contrast to the hyped up, thriving places we've been to already, and with only a week to go in Thailand we're hoping we'll have got the biggest chunk of what it has to offer by the end!
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