The next destination after Chiang Mai was Hong Kong! When I was still in The Netherlands, I didn’t plan to go to Hong Kong. But plans can change during backpacking and that’s also what happened during my travel in Thailand. Instead of Laos I decided to go to Hong Kong, where a friend of mine was living at that time.
After being in Pai for a couple of days, it was time to go back to Chiang Mai. I had almost a week here, because I had a flight planned from Chiang Mai to Hong Kong. This meant: lots of chill days with nice people.
After Chiang Mai, I decided to go to Pai together with another Dutch girl. Which meant: going with a bus on a road with 762 curves. Yes, 762. In a van with a sign with ‘don’t fart here’ in it (really random). I was really happy that I’m never sick in cars.
After my flight from Krabi, I arrived at my first destination in Northern Thailand: Chiang Mai. It was still pretty early when I arrived in my hostel that was, besides the man from the reception, completely empty.
After Koh Phi Phi, I decided to chill some days in Ao Nang before flying to Northern Thailand. I booked a hostel with a beautiful view which looked like a mini resort. With a pool! I did this because I ate something wrong in Koh Phi Phi, and I had lots of pain because of an injury on my shins. This resulted in me only being able to walk like a penguin. But I can’t complain about taking it slowly on a beautiful place with sun.
Last minute, we decided to go to Koh Phi Phi. I already knew it was a touristic island, but the perfect beaches with blue water where too attractive. And I have to say, after being in the beautiful but quiet Koh Lanta it was also nice to have some life again.
After Krabi it was time for my first island in Thailand: Koh Lanta! I wanted to visit a less touristic island and Koh Lanta seemed like the perfect choice.