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25-03-2016 – Suria KLCC in 360°

If you want shop until you drop… Goto Suria KLCC Shopping mall. A huge area with over 400 shops. Food, drinks, Movie Theater, Directly above KLCC Station and LRT. When you here go outside to see the Petronas Towers.

Here some nice 360° images of this insane big shopping mall:

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24-03-2016 – Le Apple Boutique @ Kuala Lumpur in 360°

Yesterday arrived at my hotel “Le Apple Boutique” in Kuala Lumpur. Very nice hotel! And 5 minutes walk from the “Petronas Twin Towers”, 30 seconds  from “Avenue K Shopping mall”, 3 minutes from “Suria shopping mall”.

Here my room again in 360° image:

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23-03-2016 – Bye Bye Patong Thailand

It’s a sad moment. I will leave Patong, Phuket now. Been here for 4 weeks, and within those week i had a good time. Seen lots of culture, lots of new things and most of the time see the beach and feel the sun shine on me… But the day is come that i will fly to Kuala Lumpur now,  new destination with new things to explore. I’m also gonna see a friend. Chat with him already sinds juli 2014 and now finally we gonna meet.

Phuket was nice, Patong was busy, lots of tourism but after couple of days you get used to it. Tried many different Thai Food! The people are very kind and will help you where they can do. Sometimes you see tourists who don’t have any respect and thats sad. The people here try to get most out of it for a great holiday for the visitor. And when they don’t get any respect back… makes me sad.

The local people i know now, woman who makes every day a fruit shake at the beach, a guy who makes pancakes with fruit, The guys from the parasol and matt. Called them the 100b guys. A Parasol was 100Bath. Then the 2 friendly persons from the restaurantl.  The helpers in FamilyMart. Also the guy from Pharmacy who take me inside at moment i got a blackout on the streets and give me the medicine so im feel great day later already! Thanks for that! Finally… the massage guys. After 4 days told them all i’m gay and goto the gay massage ar “The Royal Paradise” complex. After that they make lot of funny jokes and still scream to me “MASSAGE” with a big smile.

I will gonna miss you all, and all of you asked me if i will come back… After writing this blog i have feeling that it will happen for sure. Thailand, you people have taken my heart and give me a wonderful time

ขอบคุณ (Thanks YOU!)

21-03-2016 – Crab on beach

I walked yesterday morning on the beach, as every morning … Always see tiny crabs running for their life into their holes in the sand. But yesterday saw a crab running to the water, and when the sand is soft he hide himself into the sand. A man walked by and stand his feet directly on the spot where this little crab was hiding himself.

The crab wont come back on surface… At that point i’m was thinking: How many little crabs are hiding for us in the sand, and will die because people walk on the sand as well. Poor little creatures, they try to survive but don’t know that will die anyway. Or they have luck and nobody will stand on the same spot so the crab can go back into the sea when its safe….

18-03-2016 – Snorkeling Ko Phi Phi

This video was recorded last week, now its done and finally uploaded correctly. Click right below to change the quality to higher setting for sharper video!

17-03-2016 – Sea Cave Canoeing / VIP area

This was really a great experience! The guy who did the actual canoeing for us told me that the water around the rocks is 1 meter deep. He showed us also a place where not many people come. He called it “VIP area”. It was very nice!!! less people, lots of great images. The guy called himself “Men” or something like that. Men thank you to show is this beautiful place!

17-03-2016 – James Bond Island

In 1974 the James Bond movie “Man with golden gun” was filmed here. Now a touristic chaos!. But when you look around and find a good spot you can make some nice images and have the feeling you’re alone there. Check for yourself:

17-03-2016 – Muslim Village

Very nice fishing village build on stilts by Indonesian fishermen. Now a touristic attraction. It was nice to see, but not that spectacular.

17-03-2016 – Buddha / Monkey Cave

A wonderful cave with a gold plated buddha is laying and monkey’s walk freely around the area!

You can see some white spots in the image, when you click on it you goto other part of cave. Or click on the red location points on the map!

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13-03-2016 – Mangroves Phuket

A 360° image of the mangroves in Phuket. It was a very dry season so we didn’t see it all. But the impression is nice!

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12-03-2016 – Snorkeling Phi Phi 360°

360° view of the snorkeling spot near Phi Phi. And learned how to add the map, so you see where this 360° is taken.

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12-03-2016 – Bamboo – Mosquito – Phi Phi – Maya

Less text lot of images !!! It was great yesterday !!! Went with a boat to the islands, nice crew on board and after the first snorkeling location we had lunch and was  very good! Weather was nice, sea was quiet so had a great time yesterday.

10-03-2016 – Phuket Sightseeing

It was a long day… Mini-van in, Mini-van out. Walking around for 10 or 20 min then back in the mini-van. Here the list of all destinations:

Kata View Point
Elephant trekking
Monkey Show *
Snake Show *
Big Buddha
Chalong Temple
Cashew Nut Factory
Canoeing Around Mangroves
Bang Pae Waterfall *
Chinese Temple

Most of them where nice to see. Some i din’t like. The money show and Snake show. It seems that the animals like it…. but no. Every hour a person make the snakes angry or afraid to show the tourist how they react. That is not Entertainment. Show a video with this, then walk around and tell something about these snakes.  Later the day we went to the Waterfall and Gibbon Project. Gibbon Project is to get Gibbons who used for tourism industry. Strange that earlier the day you see a monkey show, and later the day a rescue project for Gibbons.

For a visual idea of this Sightseeing see the images. Oh and I don’t have images for the 2 shows, principles:

Patong Tsunami 2004 1

08-03-2016 – Back to 26 December 2004

Suddenly on the beach i remembered something… Why didn’t i see anything about this moment. Nothing… But it happend, Patong was also hit by the tsunami disaster in 2004. There is nothing left thats remember that moment. I checked out and some people told me that it was almost gone in 2005. I don’t go make a whole story about it, we all know what happend that day. But it’s a strange feeling at that moment when you think back what we all have seen on TV, hear on radio, all the amateur video’s on youtube… And now i walking here around and there is nothing left that reflect back to 26 December 2004. Here some images of Patong beach after the disaster.

07-03-2016 – Food poisoning

Its happend…. got food poisoning. Damn what a hell. Spuw and diarrhea … Sleep al day and try to drink water all the time but my body says no…. And spit it out again. After a long sleep i tried it again, yes the water was accepted! Now i have to go out for some food… Went out to “Familymart” but there it goes badly wrong. Saw stars, saw black and when i went outside i got my “blackout”. A pharmacy worker saw it happen en took me inside. Directly he take all the medicine i needed. Explain everything and advised me what to eat.

I went to the restaurant next to pharmacy and got some soup. But my body says no again. I felt horrible again and took the soup with me to my room. Again went to sleep. Today i was planning for excursion but im not going. Feel to weak. Hope this all will end soon, so i can enjoy my stay in Patong…

05-03-2016 – Relaxing Patong and new things

Here some photo’s (snapshots) created with iPhone 6s. After the weekend i will goto some excursions :

07-03-2016 – Mosquito Island, Bamboo Island, Maya Bay, Ko Phi Phi, Loh Samah Bay, Pilat Cave and Viking Cave

09-03-2016 – Kata View Point, Elephant Trekking, Orchid Farm, Big Buddha, Chalon Temple, Cashew Nut Factory, Canoeing Around Mangroves, Bang Pae Waterfall, Visit Gibbon and Chinese Temple

14- 03-2016 – Thai Cook Class, learn how too cook Thai

16-03-2016 – Monkey Cave, Phang-Nga Pier, James Bond Island, Khao Ping Kan and Sea Cave canoeing at Talu Island

02-03-2016 – Room at PGS Hotels 360°

This hotel is from a Russian company. I didn’t know that and thats ok. The style of the hotel is how you see some interiors in Russian buildings as well (Never been their, but saw some images). Lots of Russian visitors here and Scandinavian people. The Russians are loud, hard talking, smashing the doors. I cannot say if thats normal for their culture but when you in bed and you hear many sounds in the hallway its annoying. After 23:30-00:00 is almost quiet.

The hotel is clean! And its 5-10min walk from the beach. There is a little swimming pool so when you want cool down at the end of the day. After i went to the beach i goto the pool, lay in shadows and relax then go upstairs to get a shower and put aftersun on my body.

I have a good signal of the WiFi, better then the WiFi connection in Novotel in Shanghai and Beijing… So im very happy because i can upload my images without timeouts!

My view is nice. At the highest floor and see the ocean. The sunset is always nice to see!!

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01-03-2016 – Patong by Night

So this evening i went to the streets where it all happen, drinks, beer, shots, ladies, boy’s ,food on the streets … you name it and you will find it here. On every meter they try you to get into their bar and have some drinks. On every corner you see a group of ladies for a massage… At “The Paradise Complex” you see the lady boy’s, and the gays walking around.

Near the beach you will find many restaurants and food on the streets. This is always so difficult, because the food on streets is do delicious but mostly fish, chicken, beef, or something between, without vegetables… When you goto restaurant you will get everything, but its more expensive.

I have made some images only for a little impression what you can expect here:

27-02-2016 – Story from a local in Thailand

This is not about the beauty, not about happiness, but a little reflection of a person who live in Thailand.

I was chatting on a gay app called “Grindr” yes, for those who didn’t know. Im gay. but whatever…
I was chatting with a guy and was a nice conversation. We talked about some simple things and he told me he work as massage. I wanted goto a Thai Massage, but around my hotel lots of lady’s ask me: Wanna Massage… Wanna Massage… and it didn’t feel good. So i asked him where he worked.

He give me his location and i went to his salon. I told him i will arrive around 14:00 and outside he was waiting. Off course he was at work, so we went to the room and started the massage.

We talked also, normally you lay down and relax, but we had a conversation, a good one. I asked him some questions and he asked me questions. At a certain moment we talked about difference of Thailand and Netherlands. I asked him what i get per month for this job. He told me around 7000-8000 bath. It depends on how many customers he had. Yesterday he had 2 customers so get 100bath per customer. I paid 400bath (10 euro) for the oil massage. So 300bath goes to the owner.

He also told me that it isn’t enough for living (8000bath is around 204 euro). He send some money to his parents more land inward. They are not able to work anymore. So he has to live from 204 euro minus the amount he send to his parents. For me was that a moment of reflection.

He asked me to sit, so he can do my back and told me i was a very “friendly person” he said: lots of customers are touching me and are rude. After that saying to me i had again a reflection. How can someone rude agains a person who worked hard for his money? Work 6 days between 12:00 – 23:30 and 1 day off.

After the massage was done i thank you him for the open conversation and the nice massage as well. And people think now im crazy, but give him som extra for his family and himself. Because i will survive when i help someone… He need it.

True, its the normal way of living here, but if every tourist can be little more generous then the Thai people can live little bit better.

 

 

26-02-2016 – Chinese Great Wall 360°

Here a nice image of the Great Wall of China in 360°

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