The trip to Koh Phangan

We started in Bangkok

We made sure that we bought the tickets a day in advance, but that was still cutting it close. The travel agent had to call to make sure that there where tickets available.

It would probably be better to get the tickets a few days in advance, essentially if it it Full Moon Party season. We chose to take the Lomprayah bus and speed boat. It is the most expensive choice, but also the most comfortable.

Since it was high season, in other words, the days before the Full Moon Party, we had to pay extra. About 1550 Baht per person. It could have been a lot cheaper if we had taken the government train and the normal ferry. But that would also have taken a lot longer. Thipsx_20151215_142709-800x600.jpgnk around 22 hours with transfers and such, instead of the 11 hour bus trip we had.

We took the night bus, which was delayed by 1½ hours, with minimal information from Lompraya, just saying “The Bus will be here soon, maybe 30 min.” I knew it could take some time and perhaps they didn’t know themselves. But, I knew we could get some food and drink and just find a good spot to wait.

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The first post on my first trip to Thailand

Hi everyone!

My writing here have unfortunately not been as high as Peters. I’ve been in need of a break from everyday life, but now I´m more relaxed and have the energy to write.

So here we are, finally out on our adventure. This trip have been my motivation and sparkle through tough times so it feels nice to that we finally reached our goal. While writing this I´m lying in the hammock outside our cozy bungalow at Koh Phangang.  It’s so different from Bangkok here.  Despite all the conversations about the trip between me and Peter, and although he have been trying to describe Thailand, my first meeting with the land was a big chock – Thereof the list: Things that surprised me.

Part 1 – The contrasts

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Social Media Frenzy

I got the brilliant idea of creating an instagram account for our page, which I did. So you can now follow us on instagram at https://instagram.com/thebigblueroad/. But while I was at it, I also created a facebook community page which can be found at https://facebook.com/thebigblueroad

All are of course welcome to follow and like our different pages!

I may have gone a bit overboard (pun intended) on the social media part. But at least I haven’t connected a twitter account to the blog yet. 😉