Hitchhiking in Thailand is not as common as in European or American countries, but it is certainly possible. People in Asia are so friendly and curious why a foreigner is standing at the side of the street, trying to stop the passing cars. So it won’t take long until someone stops to ask what you are doing. But making them clear what your intention is, is a lot more difficult. After riding our car from Belgium to Mongolia, taking sleeper trains in China, riding a motorbike around Vietnam & Cambodia, and taking local buses in Laos, we decided to hitchhike our way around Thailand.
If you’re a fan of hiking and nature, Norway should be on top of your list. Explore the wilderness of Europe by hiking Norway’s unspoiled nature and mountains. Norway is known for being one of Europe’s most expensive countries. But that doesn’t mean it should be expensive for you! Put on your hiking boots and start exploring the countryside, mountains, and valleys. It’ll become one of your best trips ever.
Lopburi is a historic city, one of the oldest cities in Thailand, and just 3 hours away from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. It’s divided into two areas, New Town and Old Town. While there’s not so much to see in New Town itself, let’s say that Old Town is rather … interesting. Most of the domestic and international visitors don’t come to Lopburi to see the old temple complex, but to do some macaque spotting. That’s right, the Old Town of Lopburi is full of them, and they aren’t the kind and cute monkeys that you’re used to see in the zoo.
The purpose of the Liebster Award is to give small bloggers more recognition and to get discovered more easily. It only exists online and goes around from blogger to blogger, usually to blogs with less than 200 followers. We are very happy that Cassandra from SimpleWonderer nominated us for this award! This award gives us more energy to keep on going with this blog and shows us that our readers and the blogger community like our stories!
Everyone loves music. It defines who we are and even has the power to make unbearable moments all right again! Like listening to music at work or while you have to wait a few hours on your transfer in the airport. Music can give us all kinds of emotions and memories, especially while traveling. Listening to that one special song on repeat while you’re on the train in India, looking out of the window seeing the sun going down? You’ll be reminded of that one moment even years later when you listen to that song again! It’s such a strong medium, that can connect everyone all over the world with each other. Having music with us has been important from the very beginning of our journey and already gave us a lot of beautiful memories! That’s why we want to share our favorite travel songs with you, to intensify every travel moment you have.
Traditional instrumental Thai music is playing in the background, two small -but strong- men step into the ring at opposite corners, and the crowd is shouting. Everyone gets excited about the new Muay Thai fight that’s going to take place in a couple of minutes. Locals are yelling to each other and passing around their money towards the bookmakers to place their bets. The fighters perform a ritual dance to pay homage to their trainer and family and to bless themselves for getting victory in the ring. After getting hyped up by their coach, the fighters go and stand in the middle of the ring, greet their opponent, look each other in the eyes and get in fighting position. We are attending a professional Muay Thai fight in Bangkok for free!