Thailand is such a wonderful country to visit whether it’s for a holiday or backpacking on a limited budget. Thailand is known for its tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha.
At the start of my travels, I decided to start at Bangkok for a couple of nights then head south to Phuket, Phi Phi, Ao Nang and Krabi. Just staying around in Southern Thailand before heading to Hanoi, Vietnam.
Bangkok is a nice city to explore, but I only stayed there for two nights and didn’t see much, but I hope I will come back one day to explore properly. On the first day, I arrived at Bangkok at 6:50am and was ready for some sleep! After being in the plane for 11 hours straight from Copenhagen. So I spent half of my day sleeping at the Thaitone Hostel, which is a good hostel. It is a good distance away from Khao San Road and very quiet if you want to get a good night sleep. I went on couchsurfing app on my phone to see who’s there and a
potential meet up. This app is brilliant for meeting local people and hearing about their lives and culture. I met a lady called May who is Thai, she is a wonderful person who took me to Chinatown for some street food and afterwards, took me to Khao San Road for few beers and have a laugh! It was such a good night! I hope I will be able to see her again in the future for catch up! Next day, I went to watch Muay Thai Fight at the stadium, it was a brilliant atmosphere, and there was lots of fights and a few knockouts! It’s well worth the baht (Thai currency)
Phuket is such a great place to visit! I stayed at Doolay Hostel. This hostel is the best I have seen in Thailand by far, (not that I’ve been in that many). The staff are brilliant and so understanding. There is a common room with a big curved TV, with many DVDs and they have Netflix, which is ideal on rainy days especially in low season with the monsoon. Doolay Hostel is located right across from the beach where you get to see beautiful sunsets. (It’s a photo opportunity) You can meet and interact with other backpackers and guests in the common room. These few days have been very enjoyable, meeting other people and doing things and going places together. I went training in Muay Thai at Tony Naka Muay Thai, who is an excellent instructor and a professional fighter. We also went out to the Bangla Road, Patong. I have really had an excellent time and hope this is the start of a really enjoyable experience for me.
These are a great bunch of people! Hey guys….Reunion next year? 😉 😉