Friday, January 25, 2013

Tripping through Thailand

After nearly a month without any blog updates, I'm finally back!  Last entry I was doing my best to stay warm in a frosty Budapest.  Three weeks ago I left that continent for warmer climes.  Now I'm tripping around Thailand, defrosting on some of the regions best beaches.

Ko Phi Phi Don

It is definitely a nice place to spend some time for a struggling writer.  The air fare wasn't so cheap, but everything else around here is pretty reasonable.  The first four days I spent on Phi Phi island, which is probably the most expensive tourist area in the country.  I still managed my own private bungalow for $21 per night.  Granted, it was a bit of a dump, but steps from the beach shown above.

Ko Phi Phi Ley
 I also took a tour which stopped at this spot above, where the movie "The Beach" was filmed.  Pretty dramatic scenery.  Then I moved on to another island, Ko Phagnan, where I managed to find my own bungalow (nicer this time) on an isolated beach for $13 per night.  Eight days of swimming in the nice warm water, hiking in the jungle, and working on my latest writing project, a memoir of anecdotes from the life of a starving artist.  No starving at the moment, though.  Food here is cheap as well!


  1. OOOH Kenneth - I'm so envious - it's so c-c-cold here in snowy Scotland right now!

    Your time in Thailand sounds idyllic. Stay save and have fun - but not too much fun - as you are supposed to be writing. Lol!

    I tagged you in the 7/7 Challenge on my blog last week. Perhaps you can use it to share a snippet from your new WIP?

    Janice xx

  2. Yeah, Janice, unfortunately I'm not getting much writing done! Oh well, living is where writing comes from anyway, right?

    Thanks for the tag on your blog, I'll go check it out!