Category: Southeast Asia Diaries

Pai – a walk in the green

This small town in the northernmost part of Thailand is well known among tourists (mostly backpackers) as a relaxed alternative to the city. In fact, Pai is nothing but a very small village (made of literally 2 streets) but with lots to offer in the surroundings. Here there are countless

How to be in the now – chatting with a Buddhist monk in Chiang Mai

Bangkok was a good introduction to this side of the world but I was also happy to leave. The capital is not a place to explore on my own. It’s huge and messy and smelly and beautiful and overwhelming at the same time. London on my own would be fine,

Walking in Ayutthaya

  After just 20 mins sleep for a whole night, I decided to sign up for a full day tour to the old capital of Thailand, Ayutthaya. Guided day tours are not really my style of traveling and I knew that the city is easily reachable from Bangkok via train

Bangkok for a beginner

This morning I woke up after 2 hours of heavy sleep – the only one I got since I left Portugal 2 days ago – and the world seemed still. Even doing nothing in front of a cup of coffee in Bangkok is an experience. For me, a lot was

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