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Thailand – Stormy days but happy souls

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass – it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

Thailand, I’m baaaack! Landing in Bangkok for the third time feels like coming home to this Southeast Asian metropolis. After two days of strolling around the Thai capital we decided to travel southbound. Traveling around Thailand is super easy, but this time around things didn’t go as smoothly…

No train, kaaaa!Β 
Looking forward to curl up in our comfy beds on the sleeping train we arrived at the train station around 7pm. After double checking from which platform our train would depart we were told that the train wouldn’t go all the way to SuratΒ Thani because The shabby but fine hotel roomthe south was heavily flooded. A night bus was therefore also not an option, so after getting a refund for our train tickets we left the train station to find a place to spend the night. We soon found a shabby but perfectly fine hotel where we were thankful for good wifi so we could book a flight for the next day.

Welcome to rainy Krabi!
After a taxi ride, a flight and a busride we arrived in Ao Nang, Krabi, and as soon as we got off the bus the sky came falling down. The next day it was still pouring, so what better way to spend your time than getting some fresh ink? Since I started travelling full time I became addicted to sunrises and sunsets and every new sunrise means a fresh new start I found it fitting to immortalize this on my body forever. Also, my mom always calls me her little sunshine so this one’s also for you mommy! πŸ™‚

Next destination: Lanta!
The next day, still without a trace of sunshine, we left Krabi to go to Ko Lanta. After a three hour minivan drive and a short ferry ride we arrived at Lanta and couldn’t believe our eyes. It had not only been raining at this island, but fallen trees were laying around everywhere. Soon my friend Kat noticed that she didn’t see any lights anywhere either. When we arrived at our little cute bungalows our fears were confirmed: there was no electricity or running water onthe island.

When we entered our tiny straw bungalow we couldn’t be happier to see that this was a safe and cozy place to hide from the rain. The owners of the bungalows did their best to make us feel at home, providing us with a big bucket of rainwater to flush the toilet, some candles and free bananas. These bungalows are only €7,50 per person a night, so if you’re on a budget I highly recommend staying at Phuhaya Bungalows.Β 

Let there be light!
Sunny daysAround six o’clock, when we were just figuring out how to turn on our flashlight, we suddenly heard people cheering and screaming. The electricity was back! Happy like a child Kat and I jumped around knowing that we could finally take that desired shower! It’s situations like these that make you appreciate the little things in life which you normally take for granted πŸ™‚

The forecasts for the next days were more and more rain, but when we woke up we vaguely saw the sun in the sky trying its best to shine a light on us. Soon the skies cleared and we had an amazing day at the beach, where I also met up with my friend from home. Life at Lanta is good <3

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