We were already planning from the beginning to go to the north of Thailand. Of course we also heard from a lot of people, that it’s amazing, especially if someone likes nature. In the last years, i guess i became really sensitive to the nature around me. I see a nice flower, color, hill, mountain, river or any beautiful thing and it imbues my soul immediately, sometimes even too much, so it needs to leave through my eyes :).
I had the feeling, that they took out all the good things from Bangkok: big city atmosphere, lot of restaurants, coffee shops, public transport, culture; they surrounded with lot of green, national parks, mountains, and that’s how Chiang Mai was born.
We spent two weeks here, and i bet i don’t even need to say, in the end it was really hard to leave, also because it was the end of our amazing 5 weeks long supertrip in Thailand.
How to have fun in Chiang Mai?
Lot of national parks are located around the city as i mentioned before. You can go for a hike, or even use the zipline in the forest like a Tarzan. We actually didn’t try this one.
After Krabi, the faith (or Bangkok Airways) brought us to this unbeliavable island, in south of Thailand. Fifty minutes flight and we arrived to the cutest airport i’ve ever seen in my life. Tropical bamboo huts next to each other, without any big usual airport building. So, this is Koh Samui, the place I’ve dreamed about for years.
Why this place is so special?
Crystal clear ocean, white sand, hot wind. Of course you need to find the perfect location for that. Not all of the beaches of Samui are like that. We’ve been in several places, and i liked Chaweng Beach the most. It was exactly how i’ve just written.
It was enough of Bangkok, so we decided to head to the islands; ocean, sand, lots of sun, that’s what we needed. On the same day, we booked a flight with Air Asia, two people, destination: Krabi, cost: 100 dollars. They have also international flights, not just domestic. You can easily reach China, India, Malaysia or Australia for a reasonable price.
After the capital, Krabi seemed like a heaven on the earth, but not so fast – before reaching our place, we had a quiet “nice” boat drive. Our hotel was reachable only by water. We arrived to the pier of Krabi, where they have let us know, that their boat had some problem, so they are trying to find us another one. Hmm, that would be okay in daytime, but it was the middle of the night, dark, dark ceiling.
10 minutes later, they came with a long tail boat. Below you can find a picture which tells everything.
And now it’s happening …. for years i had a dream about travelling to Asia…and now it’s fucking happening! Far-East has some magnetic power towards me for sure, therefore now i’m kinda feeling in a dream since we arrived.
So, why Thailand first? The answer is pretty easy.
It was enough to see all these kinds of pictures about the islands, beaches, and my soul started to yell at me…. you should go! Of course there was also another reason, the flight ticket almost cost the same to Thailand as to Budapest. For less than 30 dollars our destination would’ve been Budapest, but keep calm that’s coming soon too.
I wanted to write about my experiences, thought after spending almost three months in Israel, of course including the Jewish people too.
It’s very sad to see all this antisemitism spreading in the world, also in Hungary. I never liked to have an opinion about things I don’t know especially if I don’t have too much information about it. Like for example Jewish people. You can not have an opinion about a nation, a religion, a big group of people based on that you know 2 of them, you heard something from your family, you read 2 articles. If anyone feels to share his opinion, feel free, but please avoid any antisemitism!
For me, Israel is still a beautiful country with amazing landscapes, interesting people, awesome food. Of course, the weather is great also since I got to Hungary, it’s raining, cloudy, also cold, therefore I miss the warm weather, the beach. I cannot believe how you survived this windy, cold, rainy weather during this summer in Hungary. You have all my respect!
Couple of things I learned from the Israeli people
Be direct! No paltering, tell your opinion! If you got hurt, you’re grateful for something, you want something!
Enjoy life! Don’t take too seriously your life, don’t worry too much! If you can rest, rest for real!
Travel, see the world, get to know different cultures! Almost everyone I met, traveled somewhere in the world, I heard great stories, saw pictures, it was really inspiring. Ok, now you will tell me, it’s not for everyone and the ticket to Thailand is really expensive. Let’s dream, haha? I think, if you believe that you can do this kind of things, you can do it! Start to make efforts, and it will become real!
Do sport! In Tel Aviv, most of the people are doing something no matter they have the time or not. I know somebody who’s going to the gym sometimes at 11 pm after work. So, what’s your excuse?
Eat more vegetables! In Israel, most of the meal contains salad. They have many variations of it, sometimes with fruits also. Experiment with the tastes!
Some weird sentences I got
– If I were not gay, I would marry you!
– Can I get your phone number? – No. – Then your e-mail address?
– Judit, You should go to Gaza for a couple of days!
– Where are you from? You have a weird accent. – I’m Hungarian. – Oh, I thought Scottish.
That’s it for now. If you’re curious, book a ticket to Israel, and go! In a case of the low budget, try Couchsurfing, I had just good experiences with it!
Thank you, Israel! I definitely come back!
From next week, I’m writing my posts from the USA. So, a new exciting adventure is coming! Have fun too!
So, here we go, i have less than two weeks left in Israel, and then I fly back to the heart of Europe, to Hungary to spend a little time there. A bit that sadness takes part of my days already, even then I know that I’ll come back for sure.
I’m not sure if I can keep that calmness in my mind also in Hungary, that scares me a bit.
During the next weeks, i try to enjoy my stay as much as I can, having a lot of fun. Many beach time, a bit Jerusalem, coffee at the terrace, friends, Israeli market, long walk, yoga, cooking times.
29 year old girl who's traveling around the world with her man. I have one suitcase and I'm always thinking about the next place we go. I eat, think a lot and not afraid to share. Follow my journey and be part of it!?
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