Category: Thailand

  • 2015 In Pictures – A Review

    2015 In Pictures – A Review

    I did it last year so here we go again: For hours I have been perusing my pictures of 2015, other people might prefer to look it up in their agendas or diaries, browse their credit cards statements or book orders on Amazon (I will not do that, I have only read trivial fiction!), or […]

  • The Last Days

    The Last Days

    Phuket III – The Last Days Wake up at 8, how much I enjoy sitting outside in the early morning, listening to the waves breaking on the shore (now every day a little bit louder as we are nearing full moon). Late breakfast, we decide to go to Patong and as there is no shuttle […]

  • A Time to Celebrate

    A Time to Celebrate

    Phuket II – A Time to Celebrate Today is Valérie’s big day. I enjoy the early morning on the balcony, watching the gently breaking waves. We have breakfast outside, next to the ponds which abound with fat goldfish. Sparrows, pigeons and jays (if that is the name for those cheeky birds with their bright yellow […]

  • Paradise Lost

    Paradise Lost

    Phuket Revisited Today we fly from Bangkok to Phuket , we will spend the last days relaxing in the Dusit Thani. Wake up at 8 and it is raining (we expected it as it was raining in Hongkong and Singapore last night). But it miraculously ceases when we come down for breakfast. Packing again, breakfast […]

  • More from the City of Angels

    More from the City of Angels

    Wake up at 8, strange waking up in another town with practically the same view, this morning I started looking for the mosque (in Phitsanulok)! Ten o’clock on the rooftop: we celebrate Morgestraich! Normally, you would get to see and hear something like this, temperatures would be around 5 – 10° C. Temperature in Bangkok […]

  • On the Way to the City of Angels

    On the Way to the City of Angels

    A short night’s sleep, packing and going for a short breakfast. We want to do some sightseeing before leaving on an endless busride to Bangkok. Lovely walk to the temple Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahatat along the main road from the bridge lined with lychee trees. Watch out! On the way to the temple Beautiful […]

  • Impressions of Chiang Mai: Shopaholics and Nightlife

    Impressions of Chiang Mai: Shopaholics and Nightlife

    Wake up at 6.30 (only shortly past midnight in Switzerland), make myself a cup of coffee and sit outside on terrace. Watch the day slowly ununcurling, the sun rising over the river, birds, a lonely gardener collecting the fallen leaves, highly enjoyable, meditative, the noise level slowly starting to rise. Sunrise on Ping River Sifting […]