We’re here, we made it! The flights were uneventful and only 2 h delayed. Abu Dhabi airport was totally crappy, we didn’t even see the cool looking hall they have on the posters. Bangkok went by in a blur, but we managed to get some delicious food eaten and to sample some street food snacks (I didn’t touch the bigger critters but both the worm type fellas were super delicious!). We also took a canal boat used by locals with no clear destination in mind and ended up in Gold Mountain temple which was a pretty cool surprise.
The reliable Tuk-tuk
View from our hotel window. Not bad, eh?
Care for some snacks?
Our bungalow for the first 3 nights
A room with a view <3
Pad Thai and Chang, the fare of the day
Tomorrow we’re planning to start looking for a more permanent residende. We’re gonna go check a few areas and then make a decision where we’d like to stay (at least for starters). We heard somewhat disconcerting news from the dive shop staff that if the monsoons get really bad, the internet is the first to go… So we’ll really have to try and get a place with as dependable a connection as we can get around here. And if push comes to shove, we can always relocate to the Andaman sea side, like Phuket for example, where the infrastructure is better and the rainy season takes place at a different time. We’ll just have to wait and see. Keep your thumbs up for us!