• Thailand Itinerary

    Thailand Trip Itinerary

    Whenever I try to plan a trip somewhere, I always find other people’s travel itinerary very useful and inspiring, so I thought I will share with you guys the Thailand Trip Itinerary. Valahányszor útvonaltervezésbe kezdek, mindig nagyon hasznosnak és inspirálónak találom mások útiterveit, így hát arra gondoltam, hogy megosztom veletek a miénket.

  • The Cats of Bangkok – Guest Post by William

    When visiting Thailand last year, it was my third time in Asia. From what I’ve seen during that trip along with my time in Japan and also everything you can research online – you come to the conclusion that the treatment of animals and wildlife is a very mixed bag across Asia. A tavalyi thaiföldi út volt a harmadik alkalom, hogy ellátogattam Ázsiába. Azok alapján amit Japánban láttam, meg amit az interneten is olvasni lehet, arra a következtetésre jutottam, hogy az állatokkal való bánásmód nagyon megoszlik ezen a földrészen.

  • Ko Tao

    Ko Tao, a Paradise Lost

    Ko Tao is a tiny island to the north from Ko Samui, and the only way to get there is by boat. Since the journey is only two hours long, our initial plan was to visit Ko Tao as part of a day trip. But when we checked the timetable and realised that the ferry leaves Ko Samui at 8AM and returnes at 3PM, spending the night at Ko Tao seemed to make more sense, so we booked a last-minute accommodation. Ko Tao Ko Samuitól északra fekszik és csak hajóval közelíthető meg. Az út kb. két óra, úgyhogy eredetileg csak egy napra szerettünk volna átugrani erre a szigetre. Aztán mikor megnéztük…

  • Ko Samui

    The Rainforests and Sandy Beaches of Ko Samui

    After exploring Bangkok and visiting the elephants there was one more thing left on our to do list: find an island, and relax for a few days. Thailand is an awesome place to visit from beach point of view as well. You can travel to this country whenever you want to, and you will always find a seaside or an island where the weather is ideal. In September for example, theoretically the east coast should be the one to choose, so based on this information we decided to discover Ko Samui and the surrounding islands. Miután bejártunk Bangkokot, és meglátogattuk az elefántokat, nem maradt más hátra mint eljutni valami szigetre lazulni…

  • Chiang Mai

    Chiang Mai, the City of Temples

    As mentioned in my previous blog post, the main reason we flew to Chiang Mai was to visit the elephants. Thus, we didn’t even look up the main sights of the city in advance. We all thought, that we will bump into everything that we were supposed to see there, but having a free afternoon and another free evening can go by very quickly, there is absolutely no point over-planning any of it. Amint azt már az előző bejegyzésben is említettem, Chiang Maiba az elefántok miatt repültünk, így aztán nem is igazán néztünk utána a város látnivalóinak. Valahogy úgy voltunk vele, hogy amit látnunk kell, abba majd úgyis belebotlunk, de…

  • Elephant Nature Park Chiang Mai

    Elephant Nature Park: a Sanctuary for Gentle Giants

    Because the elephant is considered to be Thailand’s national symbol, most of the people who visit this country will try to have a closer look of these peaceful trunk owners. Unfortunately, riding these creatures and documenting the activity is a compulsory element of the average tourist’s photo album, despite the fact that people don’t really know much about them. Due to their strength, intelligence, memory and pleasant nature throughout history local people found them suitable for different types of work, so they were caught, trained and forced to do many jobs. Hundreds of years ago they played an important role in the battles, later they were mainly used for logging, but they were…

  • Bangkok Trilogy: Part 3 – People, Graffiti and Another Temple

    As I already mentioned in my previous blog posts, I am very shy when it comes to taking photos of people without them noticing. People in Bangkok truly inspired me and I felt the urge to try and take some nice portraits, but I was seriously struggling with the task. The secret is simple (in theory): just be very quick. Because I am still a beginner, and I need some time to try and frame my picture properly and make sure the focus is ok as well, sometimes people spotted my activity and I had to say goodbye to my carefully planned natural shot. Most of my subjects were smiling and…

  • Bangkok Trilogy: Part 2 – Markets, Tuk-tuks and Bangkok Skyline

    On our second day in Bangkok we decided to head towards the business district to explore both the shopping malls and the street markets. Normally I am trying to avoid shopping while I travel, but let’s be honest, an Asian shopping mall is something you can’t really miss. Because this district was quite far away, we had to rely on some other means of transportation besides our feet. So let’s stop for a moment and talk about an average tourist’s chances for not being ripped off while getting to the chosen destination. Második nap Bangkok üzleti negyede felé vettük az irányt, ugyanis itt található a legtöbb bevásárlóközpont meg utcai vásár.…

  • Bangkok

    Bangkok Trilogy: Part 1 – Temples, Terrapins and Monsoon

    I think writing about our adventures in Bangkok is almost as difficult as trying to read its long name out loud breathlessly. In Thai language Bangkok is also referred to as ‘Krung Thep Maka Nakhon’ or ‘Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit’ which in English means ‘The city of angels, the great city, the residence of the Emerald Buddha, the impregnable city (unlike Ayutthaya) of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated…