The Stay: Mera Mare located in the heart of the vibrant Pattaya City, a few steps away from Pattaya Beach and 10 mins walking distance to the big shopping malls like Central Festival or the new Terminal 21. Famous walking street is a 15 min walk away or take the bath bus in front of the hotel. A luxury boutique hotel with 80 rooms including 3 luxurious suites. Equipped with state-of-art décor. Mera Mare a boutique accommodation that includes the right blend of luxury, warm se
( Nederlands scroll naar beneden ) Krabi in the south of Thailand is home of some breathtaking views, white beaches, and crystal clear water. We have been to Krabi a few times now and the province remains at No. 1 in Thailand, although we notice that it is also getting busier here. Krabi has so many beautiful things and so many Islands that you can easily spend months here and still have time to spare. As most of you do not have much of that time we concertize us a week in Kr
( Nederlands scroll naar beneden ) Strolling over empty white beaches with huge palm trees, sleepy fishing villages, waterfalls, and a host of palm trees welcome to Chumpon, southern Thailand. Chumpon you may know the resort as a transit city to and from the island of Koh Tao, Koh Pangnan and Samui. But much more likely is that you have never heard of it. And that is a shame, because thanks to the beautiful, empty beaches and authentic villages, Chumphon is a destination in i
( Nederlands scroll naar beneden ) After a few beach days in Khao Lak, we drove our rental car in 2 hours to the Ban Cheow Lan pier where the boats leave for one of the 16 resorts in Khao Sok. We parked at the pier on a paid parking lot, after which we walked to the pier where we were already met by someone from Panvaree resort who bought us entrance tickets to the park, these are 300 baths each. The Khao Sok National Park is a great destination in the south of Thailand. You
(Nederlands scrol naar beneden) It was the Vietnam War that was to prove a major milestone in Pattaya’s history and seemed to send a gradually germinating tourist industry into overdrive. 1967 saw the first US Air Force flight operations over Vietnam and these took off from the Royal Thai Navy Base at U-Tapao in Pattaya Thailand. Being close to the Pattaya, the now thriving village was the obvious destination for troops and civilians looking for relaxation and fun. Bored in P
(Nederlands scrol naar beneden) Loi Krathong (ลอยกระทง) is a festival that is celebrated in Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. The Loy Krathong festival takes place on the evening of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar. The dates of Loy Krathong change every year. This is always a source of confusion. Loy Krathong usually falls in the month of November. In Chiang Mai, the festival is also known as Yi Peng or Yee Peng Festival. It last three days. The first day is t
Thursday afternoon we are on our way to Schiphol airport Amsterdam from where we fly directly to Bangkok with KLM. In the Netherlands it is really cold autumn weather. We feel lucky returning to the fair warm temperatures and the great food, my wife has been nervous for weeks to see her family again, even though it is short because of all our travel plans.
Ancient temples, pristine jungle areas, some of the world's friendliest people, cheap beer, mountains and beaches this is