Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Assorted notes

Khao San Road

Lumpinee Muay Thai Stadium - Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (2 September?)
Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) - Take the boat to Pier Tha Tien and then take the ferry to cross the river,

Day trips:
Floating market?

5 September -> Bangkok to Samui

Night train -
Combined train + ferry fares can be bought at Bangkok Hualamphong station

8 September -> Full Moon Party - Koh Phangan, Haad Rin
Samui to Koh Phangan and back

11 September -> Samui to Bangkok

Monday, May 19, 2014

Thailand trivia

#1 - Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia never colonized by a European power. Thailand actually translates to land of the free
#2 - The power plug, Thai plug or TIS116-2549 is unique in the world as it allows to connect North American flat blade plugs and Europlugs. Smart!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Thailand by the chefs

Great TV shows about Thailand food and culture.

By British chef Gordon Ramsay:

And by American chef Anthony Bourdain

Saturday, April 19, 2014

To do list

List of stuff to take care before going.

  • Schedule the vacation days at work
  • Buy the plane tickets
  • Renew the expired passport
  • Order the travel guide (waiting for delivery)
  • Take care of accommodation (at least in Bangkok)
  • Get some experience in scooter riding
  • Buy a new luggage set
  • Plot a todo/to go/to see plan
  • Get GPS unit with updated Thailand maps
  • Get the International Drivers License
and enjoy....

Thursday, April 10, 2014


This all thing started as many good things start, a bit intoxicated with friends in a bar (a crazy spot in Bairro Alto...). Conversation flowed around traveling, past and future trips, until Thailand was mentioned.... great plans were made by the table :)))) full country road trip, heck.... inter continental motorbike trip plans devised...

But on the next day, calm and with settled mind, one thing sticked: Thailand.

And after some googling around, it started to make sense also in the non-intoxicated state. Truth to be told, i think I'm getting in love with the East... And that was it, my mind was set: Thailand or bust :)