Alor Setar and Penang: First Steps in Malaysia

The streets in George Town's old town have character

The streets in George Town’s old town have character

Our transfer from Thailand to Malaysia could have been so easy. Put quite a bit of money on the table for a ferry ticket from Ko Li Pe to Langkawi and done! We decided to try a slightly more complicated and more adventurous route and still made it. In Alor Setar and Penang we could gather some first experiences with delicious food and divers people in a country which could be a role model for other countries around the world.

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Southern Thailand: A Tale of Beaches and Islands

Fairytale beach on Ko Rok

Fairytale beach on Ko Rok

From Bangkok we dared a long jump to the south of Thailand. Besides numerous beaches and islands we also had in mind to discover the beautiful nature inland. We started in the Khao Sok National Park followed by Krabi and a couple of islands further south which led to a very varied program.

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Bangkok: All by Ourselves

An evergreen with locals and tourists alike

An evergreen with locals and tourists alike

We crossed Cambodia from East to West and the time had come to leave the country for good for this trip. From Battambang in the far west it was just a short hop to the border to Thailand. While the border station on the Cambodian side did have a ramshackle feel to it, the Thai side was very well organized including a nice building. We were to follow predefined lines, queue in lanes and get our passports stamped at what one might refer to as regular counters. Seven hours later we got off the bus in the middle of Bangkok’s most touristy spot to start a new adventure.

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