This year we went to spend the winter in Thailand, the preparations for this journey lasted for a long time, but it still looked very spontaneous)))
The fact is that two years ago we visited Thailand, Phuket, as you know we liked it very much.
So there were no doubt that we would return to the country of smiles
The sea at Krabi, Ao Nang
There were many reasons for leaving for Thailand to spend winter there:
Bad weather at home
Shocking political situation
Sad faces of compatriots
The constant increase in the amount needed for life with minimal amenities
The work does not depend on the location geographically, and more.
I’ll talk about the preparation, when the minimum necessary amount of money was at hand, I decided to destroy the line of retreat, and immediately bought tickets, but just one way.
Only then it became clear that we are still going and it is time to turn the training area of the conversations in the area of actions.
Then we’ve got visa to Thailand for six months. For visa we went to Kiev to the Consulate of Thailand. The package of documents for visa application is small, they make visa within 2 days. We asked two entry visas, for which it was necessary to show a ticket to a country that we need to leave Thailand after 2 months of arrival or hotel booking in the country.
We have booked the hotel for one night in Malaysia right on the spot via the Internet. The cost of the visa that allows two entries in Thailand is $70 per person.
Surf at Ao Nang, the water is muddy because of bad weather yesterday
Then we prepared other documents, persuaded my wife’s parents (my parents normally perceived it), to deal with the garden, banks and utilities.
At the end we simply did not believe that this loony bin would be over once))) But still we really wanted to go there, wanted very much.
Ao Nang, Krabi, beautiful mountains
The understanding that this happened appeared when we passed the passport control at the Boryspil airport and I opened a bottle of Jack Daniels, bought in Duty Free.
Here it is, we are finally flying to Thailand!!!
Then there was the grueling flight with a connection. In Abu Dhabi, our plane of the UIA airline was late for an hour, we ran through the airport for a flight Etihad to Bangkok (did not even have a smoke)
But the mood is 100% and a silly smile does not leave our faces:)
We are in Bangkok!
Bangkok is the city of a million smells. Very loud, a huge metropolis, but with an Asian flair, where people have not forgotten the smiles. They remember that a woman with a child must be given a place in the subway, and it’s not good to litter the streets, and it’s better to smoke near specially designed ashtrays filled with sand.
Huge shopping malls coexist with Thai food stalls
Taxis can be caught maximum for 3 seconds and go round the floor of a completely ridiculous money.
Only this time, I liked this city, perhaps by the fact that there were clouds and it was not so hot.
Near our hotel
traffic is mad and does not stop around the clock
Lots of such stalls where different food is cooked and sold
view with the transition over the road, 4 lanes is not the limit in the city, and it is not edge but the center
China Nown in Bangkok is something- narrow streets and huge crowd
Sell Airsoft stuff)))
Our hotel enterance, Bangkok
We liked the hotel- very nice, clean and cheap, $23 per night
In Bangkok, we met the fellow with his son, along with our kid it just turned into explosive mixture- nobody was bored )))
James and Alexander
We visited the analogue to Safari Park, Samphran Elephant Ground and Zoo. We liked it, but it’s level falls short of Safari Park.
Samphran Elephant Ground and Zoo
stupid elephant tore Lena's bag with food and ate, Alex cried much, because the bags are not for eating
their chaps are good)))
hrowing the meat, they fought for it, frisky bastards
A rare moment of calm, Alex shows just the miracles of naughtiness
Sample can not convey the beauty of the lake
Temple, fake of course)))
Crocodile show, the boys hauled them by the tail, in such a way)
crocodiles are dragging like logs
but sometimes still try to swim away
I did not know, that the crocodiles make rather loud hiss
elephant show, acted out battle
Then I felt sleepy because of timezone changes, so there are little pictures
the tigers at the exit are bombed, because you can sit on top and take pictures
The next item of our program was a flight to Krabi, where we safely and quickly got on the plane of Thai Airways and get to Krabi in an hour.
Took taxi for 600 Bth (20$) and arrived to hotel.
Krabi met us with rain. No, it was raoning cats and dogs. And I was at a loss. How can it be? Why is it raining, but it’s warm outdoors?))) It was rather unusual feeling.
That evening was devoted to Singha beer and canned tuna, 49 Bht ($1,3) per canes.
View from our balcony
Here we have breakfast, there are little people here, it's low season yet
swimming pool, I'm gonna test it))))
The room is really good
Now it’s morning here, it’s early morning at your place))) 04-00
Now, I’m sitting at the balcony, write this and enjoy the tormented sea.