A travel blog of a journey that I started in 2010 and I don't know when it will end ...

Saturday, May 29, 2010

First contact with Bangkok

After three films, listen music and reading a bit at the bus, I arrived to Bangkok.
I'm staying at Lamphu House, single room with fan 200 BTH. Very recommended.
I meet again Oli, Lili and Lucas! Dining out a thingy ...

Bangkok is a vast market for the day and a circus overnight. You can eat well and cheap
Even fried insects!



Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Kho Samui and Kho Tao

In Kho Samui I do overnight.
The next morning I take a walk and visit a fishing village and a Buddhist temple.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Khao Sok National Park

After crossing the border, I went to the train station.
I was waiting for more than 2 hours to catch the train and 10 hours journey to get to Surat Thani. Night at surat thani and the day after I took a bus to Khao Sok.

So, I arrive to the Khao Sok National Park!

After looking awhile accommodation around the park entrance, I found Bamboo House ... Cabin with bathroom and fan (fan) 200 THB.

I didn't left the backpack on the floor and I already know a German couple (Oil and Lili) and a Swiss guy (Lucas)!
I went to see the visitor center...

With Oli we chat with Kim (Thai), and we play cards in quite some time ...

The next day Lili and Lucas felt sick. So, Oli and I went for a trekking in to the park.


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Kota Bharu

Leave a island like Perhentians Kecil island is always difficult ... but my trip continues ...
I left the island with Jorge (Madrid-Ireland) and Raul (San Sebastian-London) and we stop at Kota Bharu, coastal city next to the border with Thailand.
We check in to Menara Guest House. Single room with air conditioning and breakfast RMY 25. The owners are very attentive and friendly! We meet other travelers there.
Apart from getting off all the sand of the body and luggage, we watched a movie and went to dinner at Night Food Market.


The next day I'm going to make visa for Thailand to get it the next day. If you ever go to make one, be sure you bring a visa photos with you... I had to return to the city to make me the passport photos!
The visa for two months i got for free cose the incidents in Bangkok.

Once I made the request for a visa, I turn to Kota Bharu with Raul. Central Market, Museum of the second world war, etc ...
For dinner we return to the Night Food Market with other travelers (Colombia, Poland) living in the Netherlands. And at 1 am the Barça match!

The idea was to leave the next day, but we are so good in this city, so I decided to stay another day ...
I Pock up the passport and did another walk this time with Jorge.

In the evening we went to a Chinese restaurant and we eat some crabs and fresh fish. Delicious.

Now it's time for Thailand.

Some photos (or fotos.elviatgedelsergi.com)



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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Pulau Perhentian Kecil

I had looked from Tarragona come to this island ... mainly because May is a great place for diving there.

I arrived on Saturday afternoon, I shaved, and I have booked to the course for getting my Open Water Dive (with this certificacion you can do dives up to 18m deep.)



Friday, May 7, 2010

Taman Negara

To get to Taman Negara from Kuala Lumpur first I had to go by bus to Jerantut, then share a taxi with a German couple to arrive to Kuala Tembeling and take the boat to Kuala tähän. We enter the park by boat (three hours back the river surrounded by jungle)

Taman Negara is the largest natural park of peninsular Malaysia and one of the oldest rainforest in the world, with flora and fauna here have developed without interruption for about 130 million years. Although he lived in elephants, tigers or leopards, but they are really difficult to see. In this park we find the highest mountain on the peninsula, the Gunung tähän, with a height of 2,187 m.
At the Rippi's Gesthouse i meet Laia (Girona), the next day we hike very hardly! with bathing in the river to end!
In the evening appears Lluis (Barcelona). He was doing 3 trip through the jungle with a very nice German gay...

So hot all day long and the next day I start the route to Perhentians island

Some photos (or fotos.elviatgedelsergi.com)



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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Kuala Lumpur

I define KL as a maze of city trains, roads, streets, rivers and streams ...
I was staying in Chinatown and I start to explore the city.
The natural park in s small hill inside the city was amazing!
My idea was to stay longer in KL (Kuala Lompur), but did not feel like the city and I leaved for Temara Negara National Park next morning.
It was hard to find the bus station ... I got it wrong a few times with the directions of the metro ... but eventually I get there.

Some photos (or fotos.elviatgedelsergi.com)



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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Relax in Melaka

The best way to spend the Jetlag was not Singapore ...

I was trying to go to Kuala Lumpur (KL) by bus, but there was no buses from the bus station I was. So I took the next bus that came. Destination Melaka coastal city halfway to KL.

Good choice! Especially since it's a small town, quiet and important history. It was where the declaration of independence of Malaysia was signed, where there occurred Portuguese, Dutchmen, Englishmen, Chinese and Indians ... Chinatown with a very nice full of temples.

I stayed in an old shop herbalist in Chinatown Jalan-Jalan Gesthouse, and I've decided to stay one more day ...

I visit the Portuguese fortress Famosa, and the Chinese temples of Kampung Kling and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple.

Some photos (or fotos.elviatgedelsergi.com)




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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Singapore

It has no reverse ... I'm in Singapore!
Now making time to sleep a little later (are 20.30).

The 12 hour flight went pretty well and I was lucky because I could stretch my legs in my seat! There has also been a casual happening of the passenger side was Catalan! He saw my book in Catalan ("What I'm talking when I'm talking of running" by Haruki Murakami *****)
He live for years with family in Sydney and made a stopover in Singapore. Let's see if we return to Australian soil to see!

The summary of Singapore is an ex-colonial English city that is growing vertically and like most Asian cities, has a Chinatown, a Little India, etc. .. Apart from Zoo, amusement park Port Aventura in it ...

Today after breakfast to check in the hostel's Little India neighborhood, I walked around the center to China Town where I have lunch next to a Buddhist temple.

I didn't not know where to put myself to skip the sun! even all buildings have porches!

Well, here I leave some photos