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 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.
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.
I didn´t really feel like flying again, so I had the great idea to take the bus from Bangkok to Krabi, which took 15 hours. After not sleeping in the bus, I arrived in Krabi with lots of stickers on my shirt. You got a sticker every time you had a different bus or van, and yes. In Thailand you never know in how many different buses you are gonna be in advance.
To end the travel with my mom on a relaxed way, we decided to choose Phu Quoc Island as our last destination in Vietnam. The idea was to live in paradise for some days and get a tan here…
The next destination after Halong Bay was Ninh Binh. Also a place with lots of water, but different than Halong Bay. We heard that Ninh Binh centre was not that special to stay in, so we decided to sleep in a place a bit more cosy: Tam Coc. Continue reading
After having active days in Sapa and Ha Giang, it was time for some rest. Therefore we stayed in a city close to Halong Bay (one of the seven world wonders), named Cat Ba. Continue reading
After hiking in the beautiful nature of Sa Pa, it was again time for exploring the nature of Vietnam. But a little bit less active this time. With motorbikes (although I have to admit that sitting on a motor for three days in a row is a real workout for your ass)! Continue reading