26. July 2020.Reading time 11 minutes.
Selfies and selfie sticks are just as indispensable in everyday travel as insta-girls and their boyfriends. The shutter-release button is pressed and instructions are given until the look, hair, outfit and sight in the background are perfectly arranged and placed. I particularly noticed this in Thailand. And I was wondering whether the couples, because of sheer insta-perfectionism, could even see what was going on around them.
28. June 2020.Reading time 5 minutes.
There are very special markets in Thailand: a train rolls through some, others are floating on water. I made my way southeast of Bangkok to watch the rolling and swimming spectacles on my last day in Thailand.
26. April 2020.Reading time 5 minutes.
“Life happens on the street,” said a friend after returning from his trip to Thailand. I only really realized how right he was on Ko Sichang. The small island a good hundred kilometers south of Bangkok is hardly touristy. Westerners rarely stray here. That’s why life here is as original as it could be.
8. April 2020.Reading time 6 minutes.
I don’t like to write too much today, but rather show you a few photos. Photos of one of the most magical, impressive, peaceful and, in ist own way, most beautiful places I was allowed to visit on my way around the world: the Sukhothai historical city.
30. March 2020.Reading time 9 minutes.
I actually wanted to write a text about a fun ride with the yellow Songthaew. About how the driver of this shared taxi transported not only people, but also car parts and bags of unknown content. I wanted to write about how twelve people, including their luggage and groceries, squeezed into the interior and another stood on the exit step – right next to another bag of unknown content. I wanted to write about miy sitting neighbour’s knee in my calf, the elderly woman who was supposed to get to know her grandson for the first time, and an overturned bag full of eggs. Then two nuns invited me to lunch.
3. March 2020.Reading time 5 minutes.
I didn’t want to spend more than a day in Chiang Rai and that’s why I chose the all-inclusive package from a tour operator. So: here’s all you need to see around Chiang Rai.
20. February 2020.Reading time 12 minutes.
All over Thailand, monks leave their temples early in the morning to collect alms in exchange for a blessing for the donating people. I was allowed to join them during a Vipassana retreat.
16. February 2020.Reading time 5 minutes.
Fang, a small town about 150 kilometers north of Chiang Mai, is the next destination of my trip. During the bus ride I had a lot of time to think – and to write.