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My exchange semester in Thailand, Phuket.

T for a travel!

So I visit this beautiful country..Of course I need to travel a bit round.

Koh Racha

Near by Phuket in the south is a very nice little island called Racha, where snorkkeling is a must. Me and my friend booked a daytrip there and Coral Island. Well the boats were full of chinese (not my first choise for travel buddies) tourists and I can tell you that it is very amusing to see a beach full of red lifejackets floating, because usually chinese cannot swim. The day was full of snorkeling in two different spots and lunch served in beautiful bay with crystal clear water. On the top was enjoying a beer in a sunset with a great mate.

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Koh Yao Yai

One weekend me, my german bestfriend Simone and her boyfriend and his friend went for a little getaway. Nea by the west coast of Phuket are two islands called Kh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai and they have a bit different nature than the east coast with blurry water and tall rock islands rising from the sea. We decided to have a little luxury so we spent two nights in a nice ecological resort. We had two bungalows which had shower outdoors, nice patio to hangout and beds from heaven.The hotel had infinity pool, couple restaurants, gym and overall look was cute like a little village. I really enjoyed my stay there. The purpose was to relax, but we also booked a private boat to take us around and it was totally worth it, because we avoided all the tourist traps and enjoyed the secret places. Was very nice weekend to remember.

Becoming sunset.

Becoming sunset.

Hongkong

My visa is a ED-studen visa with multiply entries to the country which allows me travel as much as I want for a year. But Thai gouverment has made it fun for us and every third month you need to either exit the country ( so called visarun) or go to cityhall an renew it. I chose option number one and end up in Hongkong for couple days.

After being in hot humid environment for months, it was nice to go somewhere cooler and in a city where everything works. Hongkong is huge and skyscapers are impressive art of humans. I went to see main attractions as much I could afford.Well after Thailand, Hongkong felt SUPER expensive and I felt my bankcard crying. Anyways I enjoyed the athmosphere “Asia meeting West” a lot by eating European food and shopping till I was dropping.

But would I go back? Definetly when I have money enough to enjoy all the treats of Hongkong, because now I only got a little piece of it.

Lost in Hongkong.

Lost in Hongkong.

Similan Islands

This place is the cherry on my cake. Similan Islands are only open for tourists from October till end of April and I went there on the very last days. I booked a one night trip with tent accommodation (cheapest of course, I’m a student), but I must say it was an adventure!

The trip started with a smaller speed boat packed with tourists and we went to very popular snorkkeling spot, which was way too busy for my taste. After we went to an island for a lunch and where the accommodation were and I wasn’t feeling very good about the money I spent and what I was getting in that point, because it was full of crazy tourists (especially chinese <3) and too much fuzzing and buzzing. I had booked a trip to paradise and was this what I was getting?! But then it changed totally, because 95% of the travelers left after the lunch, I got my tent ( no even words to describe) and afternoon we spent on bigger boat with much smaller group. We had an amazing snorkkeling quide who took us to spots where we can actually see something and told about fish and coral there. I swam with seaturtles and saw a reef shark and other awesome creatures of the sea. The evening ended with AMAZING sunset and delicious dinner on the boat. When I got back to the island, where I was supposed to sleep, I was so tired and fell asleep happy 9pm. In the morning I woke up 8am feeling very relaxed and ready for a new excitin day. Breakfast was served on the big boat and afterwards we went to snorkkeling. In the afternoon other boat came to pick me up and took us to main spots of Similan Islands (round rocks) and on the way back to the mainland, storm hit us and I was a bit afraid , but we got back to the shore safetly thanks to the very skilled boat driver. Overall the trip was worth of every baht I spent and two days of full power snorkkeling took all the energy of this girl and I must say that I slept like a little baby next night. Highly recommed Similans to everyone, but stay one or two nights. One day trip is not worth it, because all the magic happens on the big boat! 😉

BEAUTIFUL

BEAUTIFUL

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