#16 Closure/Thailand

Before we’re heading to Malaysia here is a brief summary of my general travel experience in Thailand: Basically it was nice and warm and an excellent country to start a backpacking trip as it is fairly easy to travel around and quite cheap. This is the advise the travel agent gave us when we booked […]

Pregnancy/1st screening

So you’re pregnant? I’ll tell you what: Once it klicked and the fruit of your animalistic behaviour manifests itself within you, life changes. Yes it does. Even if you manage to do the stuff you used to do and want the thing you used to want (prepare for some battles!) it changes. No news? This […]

#15 Koh Phi Phi/Thailand

August 26th, 2005, „The Beach-Beach“ The Tsunami (Dec 2004) had hit the shores of Koh Phi Phi only eight months before. We spent our last days in Thailand on an island that had turned a well deserved vacation or daily routine into a mere nightmare for hundreds of people.  We could vividly remember the widespread […]

#14 Koh Phangan/Thailand

August 23rd, 2005, Koh Phangan Lesson learned: Cockroaches under the bed are fine. Out of sight, out of mind. Toiletpaper (still) does not belong into the toilet. August 24th, 2005, Koh Phangan So things got a little serious today. A loud and aggressive hammering at our front door woke us early in the morning. I […]

#13 Koh Phangan/Full Moon

August 22nd, 2005, Koh Phangan Full moon. Full stop. I guess we were one of the very, very few people (our age) who did not attend a legendary Full-Moon-Party here. But according to those who were already up and able to talk we didn’t miss out on a lot. The rest probably wouldn’t remember… Nah, […]

#12 Koh Phangan/Thailand

August 21st 2005, Koh Phangan Far out! I’m melting. Slowest internet-connection ever. Whilst waiting for a page to load I enjoy a slight breeze coming from the fan every 10 secs. There are huge sweat patches under my armpit I kind of feel embarrassed about… You see, this is how travelling works. You make plans […]

#11 Koh Tao/Thailand

August 20th, 2005, Koh Tao If you google Tanote Bay, you will most likely find pictures of a huge rock emerging from the sea. Yeah, I tried jumping off it. Me. You know, the one who freaks out in knee-deep water. I was going to swim 50something meters from shore to a rock and climb 10m […]

#10 Koh Tao/Thailand

August 19th, 2005, Koh Tao Still afloat on my big UE (as in overseas experience, just underwater) I began to feel nauseous once we were off for bed. I was looking for appropiate places to vomit because a giant cockroach-bouncer kept me away from the toilet. I was going back to bed and getting up again every few […]

#9 Koh Tao/Thailand

August 18th, 2005, Koh Tao “Life is the bubbles under the sea…” Yeah, just as convincing this was to Arielle to stick to her life underwater, it is as hard to get me in there first hand. I’m not a fan of the open sea. I mean I love sitting at it, but I don’t like swimming […]

#8 Koh Tao/Thailand

17th August, 2005, Koh Tao Different internet café but just as cold… The Philistine within noticed: Pay some respect to Buddha and treat the sculpture nicely like taking it out of the plastic bag and stuff… Jeeeez! Koh Tao is nice after all. However, we came to this conclusion after we booked tickets to get off this […]