JERICOACOARA – A FISHING VILLAGE HIDDEN BETWEEN SAND DUNES

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And there we go: Jericoacoacoaaaa…what!?

Yup, that one took me a while, but as most people just refer to this small fishing village as “Jeri”, you are good to go!

Jeri is located 300 kilometres north-west of Fortaleza. It lies in the middle of an environmental protection area and it cannot be entered with cars.

The only vehicles that are allowed to drive in and out are Jeeps and Buggies.

 

CHATUCHAK MARKET- BANGKOK’S INSANE ANIMAL MARKET

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I will never learn how to pronounce this one, but the Chatuchawhat?! Market is one of the biggest animal markets in Thailand. Right in the middle of Bangkok it is as dodgy as it sounds. You can see almost every little creature caged up ready to be sold to stupid people who don’t give a fuck.

From the cutest sugar gliders to squirrels, birds and turtles. You can buy anything you want. The smell is exactly as you would imagine it to be with thousands of caged up animals in a humid climate.

ANGKOR WHAT?!

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Angkor …What?! Never heard of it? Don’t worry- if you see the pictures you know what I am talking about.

Angkor Wat is a temple complex in western Cambodia, close to Siem Reap. It is one of the largest religious monuments in the world and you need at least a day to visit it. If you were to travel through Thailand, you could easily reach it within a day, spend 2 to 3 days there and then head back to Thailand.

BOAT TRIP WITH MISTER HILTON

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Traveling away from the rain had us end up on Koh Samed, one of the smaller islands in the east of Thailand. Escaping the rain is the only way to travel around Thailand during rainy season. Do not plan anything, just make sure that damn rain cannot catch up with you! We had flown from Chiang Mai to Bangkok, had gotten caught in the tourist souvenir and alcohol trap and had spent 4,5 hours in a bus to reach the boat to Koh Samed. Arrrgh have I mentioned how much I hated boats? Yeah, probably.

But, as always, the destination was worth it. And I have to say, this island was some weird place. Just look at the pigs!

CRAPPY CRAB DAY

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The sun is shining and I am walking along the streets with one of my best friends. My work in Chiang Mai had come to an end. One last dinner before we were to head south to explore some islands. How could that not be a beautiful day.

Well, just ask the panicking crab that was running out of the kitchen …

SUICIDE SCOOTERS – CHIANG MAI TO PAI

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“A weekend trip to PAI! On Scooters? Yeah let’s do this!”

This sounded awesome!! We had a whole weekend … Friday until Sunday, which sounded really short when we started to talk about it. Could we skip school on Monday as teachers? Hahahaha sometimes being in school never ends (or not being in school). We postponed that topic and decided to figure that out later. It did not seem to be that far of a distance on the map.

VOLUNTEER LIFE IN THAILAND

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Volunteering is working for free without getting paid! Sounds terrible, right? But there is so much more to that concept. Once you start, you will most likely not want to stop. Up until now I prefer to work/ volunteer when I’m traveling and I am not the most hard-working person on earth. I actually took a nap after writing those 3 sentences.

But the life experience you gain whilst working in another country has such an impact on your personality – no hotel pool can ever do that for you!