When you already know where you’re going and when, then you have some stuff to do.
What are you interested in?
You’ve heard that the Eiffel tower is a must, but you would like to see the Notre Dame as well. So the question is, what are the local attractions, and what are YOU interested in? I usually don’t see all the things that a travel book suggests. One of the reason that i don’t care that much, and I also don’t want to be a tourist who’s running all over and check out things from his long list. Therefore i have some things in my mind that i already know i don’t want to miss, but most of them i pick up from other travelers or locals. They know more cool things than a stupid travel book.
I don’t make an every day schedule, just if i have a short time at the destination, then a lazy ‘what to do each day’ it comes pretty handy.
Traveling alone is dangerous, boring, scary…etc. We heard all this opinions. But the reality is not even close, and please, let me prove you!
There are situations in life, when it comes that we don’t have anyone to travel with. You’re not in a relationship, you’re friends are busy or they have no money for vacation, but you just have the feeling to take off, go somewhere, therefore you need to go! This post wants to help you how to start to plan this trip, because it can be the hardest part.
How you should start?
You need to find a cheap plain ticket. Believe or not, you can find lot of good one nowadays, you just need to know where to search for it. You should know, that the best to travel in weekdays, especially on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, because these are the days that the less people is traveling. The weekends are significantly more expensive to choose, but sometimes there are some expections.
There are situations when a car would be handy to take you home. You are abroad without a car, or you don’t even have a car, it’s night and you don’t want to take the risk using the public transport. Of course there are the taxi companies, but they charge you with a crazy amount of money…I don’t even talk about being a foreigner, because then you might be tricked with double, triple of the normal price.
There is a cheaper option, and this is Uber! I met this app in Los Angeles, we were about leaving a club at 2 am, and a car showed up and took us home, even stopped at a burger place to get some takeaway food. What a nice driver was! In the United States it’s a really famous application, and you can use it in almost every city.
Here is some q&a, and some useful tips about Uber! It’s gonna be super easy to travel in a cheap way around the big cities!
Go to a Eurotrip with car? Yes! We gave 1 month for this “project”, without actually planning too much. We had several days without knowing where we gonna spend the night, it’s quiet exciting that way.
We headed to the north of Italy, first stop was in…
I didn’t know too much about, just heard the name sometimes, but Man, it was really good! We chose it because of the beach and the proximity to Venice. Nice people, sea, and finally Italy!!
Almar Hotel: a bit pricey, but worth the money, you can easily find budget hotel options in the town
We were already planning from the beginning to go to the north of Thailand. Of course we also heard from a lot of people, that it’s amazing, especially if someone likes nature. In the last years, i guess i became really sensitive to the nature around me. I see a nice flower, color, hill, mountain, river or any beautiful thing and it imbues my soul immediately, sometimes even too much, so it needs to leave through my eyes :).
I had the feeling, that they took out all the good things from Bangkok: big city atmosphere, lot of restaurants, coffee shops, public transport, culture; they surrounded with lot of green, national parks, mountains, and that’s how Chiang Mai was born.
We spent two weeks here, and i bet i don’t even need to say, in the end it was really hard to leave, also because it was the end of our amazing 5 weeks long supertrip in Thailand.
How to have fun in Chiang Mai?
Lot of national parks are located around the city as i mentioned before. You can go for a hike, or even use the zipline in the forest like a Tarzan. We actually didn’t try this one.
After Krabi, the faith (or Bangkok Airways) brought us to this unbeliavable island, in south of Thailand. Fifty minutes flight and we arrived to the cutest airport i’ve ever seen in my life. Tropical bamboo huts next to each other, without any big usual airport building. So, this is Koh Samui, the place I’ve dreamed about for years.
Why this place is so special?
Crystal clear ocean, white sand, hot wind. Of course you need to find the perfect location for that. Not all of the beaches of Samui are like that. We’ve been in several places, and i liked Chaweng Beach the most. It was exactly how i’ve just written.