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28-04-2016 – Read and see the whole story

If you didn’t visit my site already… Please come and take a look. You will see my whole journey across Asia Region. In follow i visit: Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Patong, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok.

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11-04-2016 – Floating- and Maeklong Railway Market

On 9th April i went to the floating- and Maeklong Railway Market. Later the eventing check the fire flies. The Railway Market was a experience. The train will pass buy all the umbrella’s and after that umbrella’s close again and the market goes on. This phenomenon happen 8 times a day.

06-04-2016 – Bangkok welcomes you…

After my sad moments in airplane because of leaving someone behind i landed on Bangkok International Airport Don Mueang. Everything goes well. Immigration was fast. Bagage pick-up was fast. Find a taxi was fast. The ride to hotel was a worse moment. I always look where the driver goes to by checking on a offline map on my mobile. There was a highway that goes directly to the Sathorn area but he took a other highway and ask him why? The driver told me because of traffic jam on that highway we normal use to the hotel. Ok first moment i trusted this but after a while we went off the highway and came into the city itself. TRAFFIC JAM!!! ohh my.

After we almost halfway he makes a turn, and told me where arrive within 10min. I showed him the map and told the driver, no… We have to go back because there is my hotel. He makes some sounds and Ohh sorry, sorry, didn’t know… bla bla…
So again traffic jam and wait, make turn again and start over again the long street before we finally arrive at the hotel. I dropped first my baggage and photo bag into the hotel. Then walked back and told him i have a image of his paper (some information about the driver and taxi number etc). Asked the price. If it was to high for me i will tell him, otherwise he knew he was wrong and give me a good price. The meter was on 360bath. He said: 420bath. That was a ok price, because at Airport they tell you have to pay toll, and 50bath for something. So the 420bath was ok. He looked at me with his eyes and at that moment i knew that he makes a round to get more money. For me 420bath is still a cheap price to travel 1,5hours from Airport to Hotel. That long did it take because of use a different highway then the one that goes directly into the Sathorn area.

Be careful and tell the driver you already know and find out how to dive and you will watch him on your mobile using Google Maps. Later in hotel a friend told me: Never trust Bangkok taxi drivers. They always make circles to get more money.

Arriving i hotel… one word: GREAT, Nice room in a corner, no rooms around me. Only STAFF area’s.

03-04-2016 – Steamboat – Hotpot 360°

Yesterday a friend took me for dinner to a restaurant called Steamboat. We had a dinner called Hotpot. A pot with 2 different flavors of soup and you put all kind of ingredients in. Wait when done and eat. Was very nice and a new experience as well. They told me im probably the only white guy who was there 🙂

 

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30-03-2016 – Ramayana Cave Kuala Lumpur

Here a 360° tour of the Ramayana Cave. Be patient. The file is 16Mb in size.

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29-03-2016 – Kuala Lumpur City Tour

Yesterday had my first tour with a personal driver. He tell me all the stories and bring me to the locations for that day. This guy is awesome! First he told me why all the girls walk like chickens. Because KFC is most favorite food in Malaysia now. And yes, when you look around lot of KFC advertising. But beside that he had also lot of interesting information of the locations. This guy works already 40 years in tourism as driver. I not gonna tell everything of the images.

 

  • King’s Palace
  • World War II Monument
  • Independence Square (Merdeka Square)
  • City Gallery (I LOVE KL)
  • Chocolate tasting

 

27-03-2016 – Front Petronas Towers

Its funny to see lots of images on internet from the back of the Petronas Towers. A local told me that this view is actual the front of the building. Enjoy the view…

27-03-2016 – Shopping malls Kuala Lumpur Centre

In Kuala Lumpur centre there are lots of shopping malls!! Suria KLCC, Avenue K, Pavilion KL, Starhill, Fahrenheit 88, Lot 10, Plaza Bukit Bintang, Plaza Sungei Wang and Plaza Low Yat. Last one is a computer mall.

From Suria KLCC you walk true the park and go into the Exhibition building so you will reach the SkyBridge. Or from Suria KLCC follow signs Aquaria KLCC and you will reach the finally the SkyBridge as well. This SkyBridge is a bridge you can walk all the way to Pavilion KL without busy roads to cross over. From there follow the Jalan Bukit Bintang and all the shops are on the left hand.

27-03-2016 – Petronas Towers 360°

Here a wonderful view of the Petronas Towers at night. It had a magic feeling when you stand there and those 2 towers lighted up. I felt small, tiny, in a big world.

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27-03-2016 – Petronas Towers ART

Some other perspective views of the famous towers.

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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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!)

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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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…

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