Starting my trip in Thailand

Jo guys!

I am back in South-East-Asia. I arrived on 13th of June after an exhausting flight in Bangkok (we had to switch planes in Abu Dahbi, lots of screaming little children on the plane..).


Bangkok (BKK) itself didnt change that much. Everything is more or less same-same. On Khao San Road (KSR) there are still the same shops, TukTuk drivers still give you a hassle and try to drive you to PingPong shows and the frog-Frauen are froggin around as always.


Beer on KSR is great as always – I had a few after I arrived and thought about you guys (not really…). Alex, you know at which place :) Also I had a haircut, eat some of the best food in the world and bought a guide book for cheap.


Nex day, I went to the MBK shopping center. On the place before, there was some sort of japanese Comic festiva: Lots of Thai Teens dressing as comic heroes and performing on stage. Oh my, I had a good laugh! Thai girls screaming and totally freaking out – good times.


But I also got what I came for: CF cards for my camera: I bought 3 cards each holding 8GB storing space and paid about 90 euros. Thats ok, I think.

BKK is starting to get on my nerves, though. Constant hassle on the street, smog, noisy… Apparently there are only ugly Britains and Aussis around right now. The girls are chicks and the guys just tell me about this Thai woman and that women they had in Indonesia for 4 weeks – wtf? What is wrong with all those people? (I met some nice guys too, but still..)
I have to get out. Kho Phan Gan is my first choice – but there is a Full Moon Party on the 18th. I really dont want to see all the FullMoon-Druffis right now, so I decide to go west to Kanchanburi, near the border to Burma.



Kanchanburi is a little, laid back town on the river Kwai. And yes, there is also the famous Bridge over the River Kwai – although by day this bridge is not that impressing.
I have a little bungalow directly on the river, with a few on the bridge. It is cheap here, and not many people around. Apparently this town is a weekend party town for BKK Thais. I can imagine that, there are more bars than tourists right now.
I also decided to travel on as many public busses as possible- its just so much fun riding a bus on which everyone else is Thai, loud Thai pop music is played all the time and bumpy roads shake you into your slumber. All those “VIP” Minibuses can kiss my a.


I rented a bike to get around town. But you better drive slowly – it is raining season, but that doesnt mean its cold. About 35 C, 80-90 % humidity and mostly cloudy. I get into town to get something to eat, and the old american Vietnam veteran who runs the first (!) bookshop in town recommends a really delicious Massaman Curry across the street.
Later, I stop by for a beer (he also runs a little bar – you have to go with the flow..) and I meet his buddies: apparently all veterans who stayed after the war. Speaking Thai and all they still are super rude to their (Thai) wifes. I drink up and go back to my place.
On the veranda of my bungalow I finally find some peace and time to get rid of all the stress from the last daysweeksmonths.



Today, I drove around town, visited the railway museum, the cemetery, some other museum (they didnt spell the word “railway” right once, but they had at least 10 different ways they tried..).
Esp. the Thai part of town was fun to drive through. I think I didnt met western people for most of the time, as the main sights of this little, dirty town are some waterfalls and stuff outside town. I probably will see some of this stuff tomorrow or.. well I ‘ll see :)



I had a bit of problem to get some pictures on this server, but it should be working now. I’ll try to add more pictures when I find some time and working internet connection.
Check out the gallery!

I am happy to hear from you, just drop me a line or leave a comment.
Oh, and one more thing: The best shower in Thailand is a cold shower!

Pad Thmaichael


  1. mars wrote on June 16, 2008 at 13:08 #

    WOW! Super Fotos. Extrem cool.

  2. Anonymous wrote on June 16, 2008 at 18:06 #

    Great blog, Michael. I especially like the low angle photo on the bridge. Watch out for those katois!!

    Steven Flynn

  3. Alex Seeholzer wrote on June 16, 2008 at 18:30 #

    Aw… you thought about our beers! :)
    Man, enjoy it as much as you can, especially the riverside looks beautiful. And write some more! xxx

  4. sidney wrote on June 17, 2008 at 09:13 #

    Really Great! More Pics! I wish i can be there too…

  5. //marcus wrote on June 17, 2008 at 22:48 #

    hey micki. schon, coole fotos.
    hab ne gute zeit und ab und zu kannste ja mal bei nem bierchen wirklich an die guys daheim denken.
    lass wieder von dir lesen…

  6. Thomas wrote on June 18, 2008 at 16:14 #

    Coole Fotos, ich freue mich schon auf mehr.

  7. Tinerl wrote on July 1, 2008 at 08:28 #

    Da Michiiii :)
    Ja schee, dass alles gut is. Vui Spaß noch!
    ‘s Tinerl