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02-03-2016 – Patong Beach, Thailand 360°

So finally have a nice 360° image of the beach of Patong. You see its not crowed with people. Most of the tourists here are Russian and People from Scandinavian. Sometimes you hear French and i didn’t hear any Dutch.

Every day i goto the beach for some hours and rent a bed include a parasol for 100 Bath (2,60 euro) for a whole day. Around 13:00 i walk to the boulevard and there are the street food motorbikes again. Buy some nice lunch an walk back. Have a nice view with nice food and even more nice weather. Even Patong is very touristic its nice.

Maybe i will move to Kata Beach for 1 week, seems a beautifull beach as well and always good to see other locations.

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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.

 

 

All seats are locked!

Also all seats on all flights are done now. Not most important, but when you select the right one you will have a comfortable flight.

I always select a seat at the end of the plane. And next to path. You can easily go out your seat and have a little stretch in front of the exit.

4 days left… and Social Media prepared

Im getting nervous… Everything is done, packed and double check my stuff… Installed a plugin in WordPress to push everything to all my social media i use.

7 Days left, can’t wait !!

The countdown shows me 7 days and 16 hours. (at moment of writing this post).

Everything is done!!! Hand luggage is 10kg, all my photo equipment. And 17kg for the rest!

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19 Days left…

My last post was little to excited… haha From today writing this message i have a countdown of 19 days.. Then my journey will start!!!

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17 days left…. Excitement !!

Countdown shows 17 days left… Almost there. A dream will become real!! People and friends who live in Netherlands. 24th February 13:00 – 17:00 a farewell / bye bye event in “Cafe 1890” Amstelveenseweg 1124, 1081 JW Amsterdam.

21 Days…

Today countdown stands on 21 days… So within 3 weeks my journey to Asia start.
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Read all my blogs and what i’m doing… And check lots more, i want record some nice video’s and it will be special! I will record video’s with a Ricoh Theta S, a 360 degrees camera. You can view them on Youtube on your mobile phone !!

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Vaccination Passport

Vaccination Pasport

After my visit at Amsterdam AMC hospital I’ve got my vaccination pasport. All medicals now know what to do when somethings going wrong.

Registered at Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Also done… I have register my whole journey at Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In case of emergency.

Must see locations?

If you do know some nice spots to see feel free and tell me… Lonely Planet is not telling you everything 😀
Im goto following locations and area around:

  1. Singapore
  2. HongKong
  3. Shanghai
  4. Beijing
  5. Phuket
  6. Kuala Lumpur
  7. Bangkok
  8. Chiang Mai

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Peter

Visa approved !!!

Finally, got approval for Visa China and Thailand. There was some problems with Thai one. But today got email that i can pick up my pasport within 3 days 😀 Happy. I can visit China and Thailand without problems !!!

Rejection visa Thailand

I got a email: Rejection visum Thailand.

Because im goto Thailand 2 times, i need 2 visa to enter the country. Now they rejected it because the “double entry visa” does not exist anymore. So my travel agent send me this rejection. We do now a new request for a “multiple entry visa” and now i have to prove i have over 5000,- euro on my bank account.

Everything is ok. This is the first little problem in the whole trip/journey preparing 😀

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