Signs and Wonders

Dear Readers,
i am leaving Koh lanta tomorrow, but before that i will give you another insight in this idyll ๐Ÿ™‚

This is the “Jah Bar”, behind the counter is Chan, the owner.
He is grumpy because i did not seem happy ๐Ÿ˜€
Yeah he is a good guy.
The bar is really cool and i can just recommend everybody to go there and drink a nice lassi.
The “Jah Bar” is at the Andaman BayIMG_1658 IMG_1659 IMG_1660 Beautiful, isn’t it?
Note: Koh Lanta, Jah Bar!

 

Unusual signs? Not in Thailand, hail to the king!….IMG_1662“Jiraporn, Trade the Wood” …no..i..am not…laughing.. ๐Ÿ˜€IMG_1657This happens when you have a bad handwriting and the sign maker can’t read it properly
(top sign correct, lower sign…well)IMG_1664 The french guy and me went to the jungle to see the Klong Jaak waterfall.
The hike is amazing, the waterfall…well you’ll see later. IMG_1668 IMG_1669 IMG_1670 A lot of wild crittersIMG_1674 A tree washes its hair in the riverIMG_1675 IMG_1677A natural bathtub IMG_1678A banyan tree IMG_1679And this is not a pipe, but a root of exactly this tree, that somehow found its way through the stone IMG_1680Just like these IMG_1682 IMG_1683 IMG_1684The Xylophone Stalactites, they make really nice sounds! IMG_1685The….waterfall? more of a dribble ๐Ÿ˜€ IMG_1686 IMG_1688 IMG_1689 IMG_1690 Laurent and the giant treeIMG_1697 IMG_1698 IMG_1700These elephants are indian elephants, they have been used for working for a long time, now they don’t carry wood and logs anymore but tourists IMG_1703And this felt amazing! IMG_1705Gumtrees are our future, so i believe! IMG_1708On our way to and from the Waterfall we saw 50% Thai and 50% tourists on bikes.
This shocked me, but i am a tourist as well, and Koph lanta is really beautiful!
I really had a nice couple of days here, i enjoyed snorkeling, saw lot and lots of colorful fish, got a sunburn and massages.
Come here!
Or maybe don’t come then the island will stay quiet a few more years ๐Ÿ˜‰

So Long OleIMG_1709

goodbye malaysia, Hello Thailand!

After finishing my work on the yacht i hastily tried to get the last ferry to penang, where i wanted to get a 2 Month Thai visa.

Turned out the last ferry to Kuala Kedah was full, but i went to the terminal in hope that there would be a spare seat ๐Ÿ˜‰
i was lucky.
After a very rough boats tour, i met a nice old guy who dropped me at the busstation.
From there i drove to Penang.
(for anybody who.wants to get from Langkawi to Penang, this is the latest possibility…and also cheaper than a direct ferry)

In Penang i had a VERY nice taxi driver who helped me a lot, and even wanted.to give some money back because he saw, that i tried to save money ๐Ÿ™‚
It seems all the friendly taxidrivers group up in Penang, because the driver who took me to the embassy the next day told me that you need a passport copy and 2 fotos for applying.
All worked out very well.

While waiting for my visa to finish, i ate at Jim’s place, met some nice people and even got to sleep on the couch there, because all rooms were full.
JIM KNOWS EVERYTHING!!
Go there! It is worth it!!!

I took a minibus to HatYai, and a local bus to Krabi (which is the cheapest way to go!)
on the bus to Krabi i met a nice Thai guy, he couldn’t speak english but when has this ever stopped people from beeing friendly and ole from trusting them.
He had a friend who ownes a karaoke bar in Ao Nang, she could speak english, so i just followed him here ๐Ÿ™‚

Tomorrow i will take the ferry to Koh Lanta.
(so far what happened to me the last days ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Malaysia conclusion:

Malaysia is develloping!
A modern country which is comparable to Poland.
It is a muslim country, the people are racist in a peaceful way: 60% Malay, 30% chinese and 10% tamil…
at least that are the numbers that have to be forfilled in a public university.

It is apparently not as corrupt as Indonesia, not as touristic as Thailand and not as dirty as India.
-> i like malaysia

food: a lot of chinese food here
very good is:
-satee which is kind of a spicy fondue made in peanut sauce…hmmm
-the roti, which is very different from what i was used to from India
-tryย  Jackfruit, a very strange fruit!
i did not like the aftertaste, but i also don’t like blue cheese ๐Ÿ˜€

so long Ole

p.s. we have to switch to the old model again, because the internet in Thailand is very slow…