Visiting Thailand

Koh Samui, Thailand, beachMy wife Susanne and I have spent three exiting and wonderful weeks in Thailand.

During our first week in Bangkok we soon realised that we were not “in Kansas” anymore. The city is a chaotic cacophony of colors, noise and smell. A tiring experience indeed, but also refreshing and stimulating.

We knew that we would need a “real” holiday after our stay in Bangkok and flew down to the island of Koh Samui in the south east of Thailand.

The city, Chaweng, had also some of the characteristics of Bangkok. It reminded us of a city out of the Wild West (or the Wild East rather) with its many counterfeit shops, tailors, restaurants, bars and hookers. However, a three minute walk from the noisy main street is the beach, peaceful and beautiful — exactly what we needed.
Koh Samui, Thailand, Chaweng Road
I’ll come back with more reflections on Thailand later on. However, Susanne and I have already written one post on our stay in Bangkok over at Tor Johnsen’s Enjoy Food and Travel, while Susanne has told the story about a cooking course at Koh Samui. Take a look!

See also my Enjoy Food and travel post: The contrasts of Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand and our online Thailand photo album.