Our own 1000: Koh Tao, Thailand

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Famous palm tree at sairee beach

After we spent more than 3 months here on Koh Tao, I think it is time that I finally introduce you to the island that made us change our travelling plans. We already planned to stay here 8 weeks so I could become a DiveMaster. This island, however, has the strange effect on people that once they come here, they stay much longer, don’t want to leave and at some point, they will come back.

We spent 14 weeks on the beautiful island that is Koh Tao instead of just the previously planned 8 and there is a reason for it. If you want to know those reasons, you should continue reading. Continue reading Our own 1000: Koh Tao, Thailand

Save Koh Tao: Building a Coral Nursery

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Dive briefing on the boat

A few weeks back I had the chance to take part in an extraordinary eco project. Together with about 15 divemaster trainees and instructors Ban’s Diving and Save Koh Tao we built a coral nursery near the reef at Sairee Beach. Although I could write lots of stuff about it, this post (again) is mostly about the pictures.

There are a few things though, that I would like to say, because maybe it will open the eyes of some people how important it is to save our planet. Continue reading Save Koh Tao: Building a Coral Nursery

Diving in Koh Tao, Thailand

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If you have even been to Koh Tao, you might not be surprised that I am diving here. Koh Tao lies in the Gulf of Thailand and offers the best and most conveniently located dive sites on the east side of Thailand. Check out our post about the island itself later, but for now you can enjoy the amazing pictures of Koh Tao’s underwater life. Continue reading Diving in Koh Tao, Thailand

1 of 1000: Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok

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Tasty street food

Although we have seen the Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok on our last trip to Thailand in 2010, we couldn’t help going there again. So I guess I take out all the suspense by telling you that this is a place that is truly worth being one of the 1000 Places To See Before You Die.

One of the most special markets we’ve seen so far

So why is the Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok different than any other of the countless night, weekend or normal markets in Bangkok or Thailand for that matter? I guess just the size of it alone (5,000 stalls and 200,000 visitors each day) is reason enough to make this a place to visit on your trip to Bangkok. Continue reading 1 of 1000: Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok