Part I of travelling in Thailand (about Bangkok and Ayutthaya) is here. Elephants are must-see in Thailand, aren’t they? Thai people adore elephants, so they put everywhere statues or drawings of elephants, called Chang in the local language (like the popular Chang beer). But how can one spend time with elephants responsibly? I chose toContinue reading “10 days in Thailand (Part II)”
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10 days in Thailand (Part I)
If you are a casual traveller who has explored the US or Europe and now is looking to expand their horizons in Asia, then Thailand is the obvious choice. Located in the middle of Southeast Asia, it can be either a standalone destination or the start of a multi-country trip. I’ll be honest. My expectationContinue reading “10 days in Thailand (Part I)”
The obvious contrasts
I’ve spent a wonderful 3-week long spring break in Greece and now I am back in Japan to continue my daily routine. At the time of both arriving to Greece and returning to Japan, the contrast hit me – HARD. As I leave Japan, everything is smooth as usual; trains on time, smiling airport employees,Continue reading “The obvious contrasts”