The East Coast of Koh Chang – Rural Idyll (Part I)

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After driving down all the busy and beach plastered west coast two days ago I could not refrain from the nightlife that day and needed some rest yesterday. Now after full recovery today I went down the east coast. I had some doubt whether I should do the 100 kilometres trip at all because everything I was reading about this part of the island was not really very exciting. But this is not a leisure trip! I am … Read More

Sightseeing in Pattaya – The Sanctuary of Truth

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As I mentioned in my last post I am a bit tired of temple viewing, but Pattaya does not have so much else to offer. So I went to the Sanctuary of Truth, a large temple completely constructed of wood and only wood. It is about five kilometers away from the northern end of the beach road, situated right on the coast. When you arrive at the complex you have to pay 500 THB (12€) entrance fee which … Read More

Visiting the Temple Wat Arun on New Year´s Day

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Wat Arun is one of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in Bangkok. And to visit it on New Year´s Day is a special experience on top of the temple as such. Thousands of Buddhist believers follow the tradition of “Merit Making at Nine Temples” in Bangkok. In other words, every Buddhist should visit nine defined temples in Bangkok on this one day with the objective to uphold Buddhist principles and thereby to find spiritual happiness. If you consider … Read More

Day Trip over Phuket

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Well, after ten days of more or less doing nothing apart from lying on the beach it was time now to rent a motorbike and make a little tour around Phuket. The only problem was once again that my driving license actually does not allow me to drive the 125 ccm engines which is standard here. My license is limited to ridiculous 50 ccm only. The friendly hotel owner recommended to me that in the case the police … Read More