Bitte lächeln. Ein Paar macht Fotos in Bangkok.

Insta-Girls And Their Boyfriends

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.

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Here comes the train! Mae Klong Train Market.

Red Train Rolls Through Market

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.

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Blick vom Chinesischen Tempel über Ko Sichang.

Ko Sichang – Life Happens On The Street

“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.

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Wat Sri Chum - für mich der friedlichste Ort auf der Erde.

Sukhothai – Dawn of Happiness

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.

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Ein Foto zur Erinnerung durfte ich machen von den beiden liebenswerten Nonnen. Aber sie möchten ihre Gesichter nicht im Internet sehen. Das respektiere ich natürlich.

Also Nuns Like Sweet Iced Tea

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.

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Weißer Tempel

The Super Touri Chiang Rai Tour

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.

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Mit den Mönchen auf Almosen-Rundgang.

Alms, Monks, Meditation

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.

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Sonnenaufgang über dem See am Vipassana-Meditationszentrum in Fang.

About A Bus Ride And A Hint Of The Universe

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.

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