Songkran in Phuket …

… After the sun comes rain… after the rain comes sun… The Thai New Year, Songkran we spend going around on Phuket… Everybody is laughing while throwing water on everybody! The New Year is celebrated for three or sometimes four days here. This we recognized when we went on Monday to the customs office to Phuket Town to get the Bike papers prolonged: it was still closed J they were still celebrating. So we had to go again on Tuesday. At the same time Kerstin had the chance to get her last vaccination – which knocked her off a bit today with feeling dizzy and having a headache. This will be better hopefully tomorrow. All in all we spend quite a long time here in Phuket… reading, planning, meeting friends, relaxing and swimming in the pool and at the beach. And “thanks” to our friend we could practice to cook Read More …

Going From Bangkok to Phuket…

… along the coasts – Phuket with a warm welcome but unexpected interruption caused by an earthquake As soon as we picked up our Visa for Indonesia we packed our things, ready to leave Bangkok early morning on Tuesday. I took us a while getting out of Bangkok and we had a short stop in Cha-am. We said “Hello” to our room neighbor of our Guesthouse in Bangkok, Tony, but as the place was fully touristic and the beaches were packed with people and umbrellas we decided to continue direction south – hoping to find a more remote place for the night. South of Hua Hin we turned on loop along the coast through a National Park where we found a lovely place under pines at the beach site to park our bike a build up the tent. A bit worried we were in the beginning about the monkeys which Read More …

Earthquake at Indian Ocean

To all our friends which are traveling; and in general to all people in the area of INDONESIA / INDIA / SRI LANKA / AUSTRALIA / MYANMAR / THAILAND / MALDIVES / UNITED KINGDOM / MALAYSIA / MAURITIUS / REUNION / SEYCHELLES  / PAKISTAN / SOMALIA / OMAN / MADAGASCAR / IRAN / UAE / YEMEN / COMORES / BANGLADESH / TANZANIA / MOZAMBIQUE / KENYA / CROZET ISLANDS / KERGUELEN ISLANDS / SOUTH AFRICA / SINGAPORE all around the Indian Ocean and actually all over the world. We hope each and every one of you is in a safe place and/or took preparations. And we really hope nothing serious is coming after this earthquake which took place today in the Indian Ocean. We felt it strongly in Phuket today. Two times the earth was shaking a lot here. Watching news, getting information and waiting (we are in a safe Read More …

Route section updated

Hello everybody, Thank you for giving us feedback. The first action was to update the route section. Now you can see where we have been. Click in the menu above to the tab Route and you can see our journey through New Zealand and South East Asia. Any other ideas are welcome! THX to everybody and have fun! We are heading South now and hit some beaches! Cheers Kerstin and Sascha