MonthMarch 2016

Cambodia, from Koh Kong to Kampot

 

After our action filled arrival we were looking out for a more laid back, relaxed way of travelling. That’s one of the main reasons why we bought Elton – on the one hand the Voyager had some faults, especially in the cooling system, on the other hand we just wanted to have a more comfortable life on the road, so that our mind was free again to let all the impressions into our minds we gather while travelling. But therefor, at least for us, a bare minimum of comfort and private atmosphere is essential.

After our first night in the Apex in Koh Kong, we fetched the Voyager  from its parking spot and drove some more kms outside the town to a given up construction site to put the finishing touches on Elton. The solar panels from the Voyager needed to be installed and luckily a friend of ours from Pattaya wanted to have the roof tent as he had some plans with it and some other things needed to be finished.

So for the next five days we where just camping right there and started to get used to Elton and its interior. We soon loved the  two benches in the back, which convert to a bed at night. Its just so nice to have place in the car where we can retreat to, when we want to be away from the outside world appart from drivers and codrivers seat.

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Thailand: Save a lot of money at tourist attractions,ferries and more

Like nearly everywhere,  sightseeing is expensive and Thailand is no exception.  But there is a way to save a nice amount of money in Thailand for many things you need.  Tourist attractions,  ferries and much more.

While many touristic attractions cost around 500 Baht (12 Eur)  for foreigners,  they are a lot cheaper for Thai people,  mostly its 1\3 of the price.  Now you aren’t Thai, obviously –  but there is a way around that.
An official, aknowledged and for such purposes accepted document,  is a Thai driving license.  When you have one,  you pay less,  thats what expats told us.
Its a bit of a challenge to get one as there is quite some paperwork and preparation involved.  Thailand has a nice amount of burocrazy and stamps in many colors ,  but its not steep, at last.

The driving license is aknowledged and is the document you need to get the Thai price for things.
So if you plan an extended stay in Thailand or use it as your homebase around South East Asia,  it might be well worth a try to get one.

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