Category Archives: Travel Diary – RTW Trip 2023/24

Relaxing on Koh Lanta

After saying goodbye to Northern Thailand, it is now time for the Thai beaches. I decided to visit the province of Krabi for that, as it is supposed to be not as crowded as the “big names” like Phuket or Ko Samui. The first three (full) days, I spent on the island of Koh Lanta. Continue reading Relaxing on Koh Lanta

Temple-hopping in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is really rich in temples – too rich to visit them all. So, on my first day and a half in the city, I concentrated on those temples that were considered particularly worth visiting or that looked particularly inviting to me as I walked past. Continue reading Temple-hopping in Chiang Mai

Colorful temples

The first Thai city I visited, Chiang Rai, had again lots of temples to show. However, these were not only “conventional” temples, but also temples in rather unusual colors: There is a Blue Temple as well as a White Temple, and also a Black House Museum which consists of black buildings in the shape of temples. Continue reading Colorful temples

Two days on the Mekong

Another entry in the list of must-dos during my Southeast Asia trip (besides Angkor and Luang Prabang) was a boat trip on the Mekong. So, I spent my last two days in Laos doing exactly that: I went on a cruise from Luang Prabang to the Thai border. Continue reading Two days on the Mekong