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How much luxury do you want?

17 Feb

Annora Bali - Flower petals on arrival

I had the pleasure to travel with a good friend of mine, who for one reason or another finds his way to luxury… I just follow. But during this (and previous) trips I had the chance to stay in some quite special places – unaffordable in Belgium, but quite accessible here (even for a self-employed copywriter who just finished his last contract) – Pics below. Continue reading

Playing around in Pattaya

13 Apr
My first time in a pool bar

My first time in a pool bar

Pattaya is known for its horrors and pleasures. Some websites and guidebooks go into detail about which streets are more lively, where to find the lady-boys, where they speak Russian or Japanese, where the beer is cheapest, etc. The French Guide du Routard simply mentions “à eviter” (to be avoided). That would do the place injustice though. It is something one must have experienced in life. But probably once is enough.

There must be a market for the Pattaya experience, because there are shuttle buses (and even public buses) bringing people directly to this party town from the airport. You’re even not obliged to see anything cultural in Bangkok on the way there ;-) And when speaking to people along my route, many of them visited Pattaya also for a cheap beach holiday, with the family. So there is more than only the girly bars or boyz town.

Getting there was not the easiest part of the trip – but once we got there – we were plunged in luxury – thanx to my fancy Brussels friend traveling with me. Pattaya also has lovely stretches of beach, so I could try on all the new swimming wear I had bought in Bangkok – pictures below. Continue reading

Thailand Indulgence

8 Apr

Thank Buddha for company ;-)

Thank Buddha for company ;-)

Thank Buddha! – I am not alone anymore. My best friend from Brussels came to visit me – Huray – I’ve got myself a partner in crime… (not gonna tell you what kind of crimes – hehe). But our tastes and style of holidays is not quite the same. I would be looking for adventure and experience, he would be looking for a treat and living the good life. I would be moving down the beaten track, he just loves upping the number of stars of the accommodation. I tend to try out the local street food, he gets instant diarrhea just watching the street stalls selling local goodies. I had been roughing it enough for the last few months (e.g. Laos), so I didn’t mind to indulge in a bit of luxury.

Forget about the public bus to the airport – taxi it would be. Anyway, Continue reading

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