Thailand

School Visits

During our big Asia trip in 2001 we completed three different school visits. These were our objectives to visiting schools in Malaysia/Borneo, Thailand and Singapore: To visit students and teachers in their everyday life situation at schools in Malaysia/Borneo, Thailand and Singapore and set up a network for long-term and improved contacts.The connections are made especially with children and school personnel in elementary schools in the above mentioned countries. Our hope is that the visit will be followed by corresponding […]

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Phi Phi Island

Note: This trip was done from 1999 and 2001, three years before the horrible Tsunami hit the island. Two hours by boat from Phuket is the Island Phi Phi.Phi Phi Island is split into two Islands, Phi Phi Don (where you can live) and Phi Phi Lee (now famous from the movie “The Beach”).Here you can live in bungalows directly on the beach. There are coral reefs very near and it feels like swimming in a giant aquarium with colorful […]

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Koh Samui

After a one night train ride to Surat Thani, and one more boat trip, we arrived to Koh Samui.The Island, which was discovered by backpackers, has beautiful beaches.Most of the tourists live near Chaweng Beach or Lamai Beach.

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Kao Sok

The national park Kao Sok is situated 100 km north west of the Island Phuket.In this park you can ride elephants, go canoeing, go inner tubing in the river or spend the night in a tree house ! There are also some trails and camping possibilities. We were also shown how rubber is made. Kao Sok is a large national park with a lot of jungle and a marvelous atmosphere and nature.Here are large mountains of limestone and you may […]

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River Kwai

Note: This trip was done in 1999 and was our first backpacker adventure. The girls were 6 and 8 years old, Many people take a one-day trip from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi to see the famous bridge over the river Kwai and the war museum. The bridge was bombed in 1945 and was rebuilt later. Here you can go by train over the bridge and further on for some hours on the “death railway”.   We decided to stay in this […]

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Bangkok

Bangkok’s Airport is welcoming you in typical Asian style! Bangkok is a good starting point for the Asia journey. The capital town of Thailand has about 14 million citizens, is very chaotic and busy. Here you can stay a couple of days to visit the interesting temple areas.There are about 400 temples just in Bangkok and about 30000 in the whole country.The most famous one is Wat Phra Kaew and Grand Palace with Wat Pho which are in the same area (Wat […]

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