I’m sitting on the plane to Thailand, Bangkok, as I’m writing this and still cannot believe that I’m on vacation. I guess I need a few days to shut down and realize I finally made it back to Asia.
This is the first time that I’m traveling all by myself. I didn’t plan it that way but in the end it just happened. It’s not so easy to find a travel companion for a 3 week backpacking trip to Asia so in the end I decided I’m going to dare it and do it on my own. It’s better than having no vacation at all or sitting back at home on the balcony, dreaming of sunny hot weather, hearing the waves of the nearby ocean full of corals and fishes to see, and not to forget the awesome food that can never be as authentic as in Asia itself.
So here I am, on a plane, ready for this adventure. I’m curious and excited how it’s going to be as I’m actually a quite shy person to people I don’t know. It takes some time for me to warm up with strangers so I’m definitely seeing this as some kind of self-experiment as well.
My plan is to land in Bangkok and take the first bus and ferry to Koh Tao. I traveled all of Thailand last year with a friend so I’ve pretty much seen all the sights but regretted not having been to Koh Tao as all the divers were naming this island as one of THE places to dive in Thailand. After a few days of diving in Koh Tao I’ll go back up to Bangkok to take a plane over to Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam to travel all the way from South to the North in Hanoi before it gets back home via Bangkok.
In Koh Tao a good friend of mine who’s currently in Thailand for his exchange semester will be joining me. So I’m not entirely traveling solo but once I get to Vietnam the real adventure begins.
Since people are a little scared something might happen to me I decided to relive this blog and give everyone a sign of life during my stay in Thailand and Vietnam. I left my blog abandoned for way too long but unfortunately I didn’t find the time to process all my photos from my past travels over the last couple years and therefore never managed to put anything up here. It’s never too late to change this though, so back I am! 🙂