Seven years ago I made the decision to quit a routine job and begin my journey around the world. I had no idea that I would start with the continent ‘down under’.
Australia was quite far away from my country and in my imagination it was a world away. But at last I ended up hanging out with the laid back Aussies who could kick back and chill out all day amongst beautiful nature and I had the unforgettable experience of host networks.
Thai food is one of the world’s most famous cuisines. I have just realized how lucky I am to have been born in this country so that I could enjoy eating my every meal. The thing that I miss the most when I travel the world is Thai food. That is how I became a cook.
If you have eaten at Thai restaurants in your own country, you might not have realised that Thai dishes in Thailand cost less than half of this. You would also have plenty more choices of restaurants here in Thailand.
Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand. It is centralized of everything , including plenty of nice restaurants serving delicious food, it’s quite tough to rank the top10 restaurants in Bangkok as there are actually several thousands of restaurants here.
I love the beach. I have been to almost all of the beautiful beaches in Thailand; Lipe Island, Similan, Tachai, Surin, Phuket, Samui, Koh Tao, etc.
All of them are located in the south of Thailand which is quite far away from Bangkok – at least 7 hours by bus plus ferry. But I have never been to beach near Bangkok, except Pattaya which I didn’t really want to go to.
When I got the chance to join a trip to Koh Chang (Chang Island) with 21-year-old German girl whom I had just met at a couch surfing event, I jumped in instantly. Not only the fact that I had a short time to travel but also I had heard that Koh Chang is super nice, pretty cheap, and close to Bangkok.
My adrenaline was rushing again but this time it wasn’t about activities like Skydiving or Bungee Jumping! In fact it was quite the opposite; we had to stay still and be quiet for as long as we could. It was the time to watch one of the world’s rarest birds, the Yellow-eyed Penguin!!!
It’s time to celebrate Thai New Year!!! No smashing cake into other people’s faces but plenty of water is splashed all around country.
Songkran or ‘water festival’ is the traditional Thai New Year, which we celebrate on the 13th to the 15th of April every year. It is understandable that nowadays we celebrate Songkran by splashing water around because April is the hottest month in Thailand. The temperature can heat up to 40 degrees Celsius or more plus high humidity so most Thais enjoy this event.