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all seasons in one day 3 °C

Welcome everybody - soon our travel officially starts so see how it goes. For now the good bye time...

Witamy - niebawem nasza podroz sie oficjalnie rozpocznie. A poki co - pozegnania czas...

!Bienvenido!

Posted by joxa 10:41 Archived in Scotland Comments (0)

getting closer

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View from Europe to Asia on joxa's travel map.

In the Basque country, enjoying the first sun after months without it, great food and of course - company of family and friends. Agustito!

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Poland

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Now in Poland - busy busy busy! With family and friends - had some sad news as Joanna's Granny died+ getting stressed out as the trip is getting closer...

Posted by joxa 10:32 Archived in Poland Comments (0)

Bangkok

Hot, really hot.....

semi-overcast 37 °C
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First week in Thailand and feels like a lifetime. Everything is different and unexpected. Took us a while to grasp how this place works and avoid to be cheated in every corner, so we hope. Besides of that sightseeing is quite rewarding as there is amazing places to see. Food is really good although half of the time we don't know what we are eating. Might be as well that we eat in all the cheap corners were they barely speak english. All in all it is going well and we everyday feel better.

Primera semana en Tailandia y se siente como toda una vida. Todo es diferente e inesperado. Nos llevó un tiempo comprender cómo este lugar funciona y evitar ser engañado en cada esquina, eso espero. Hemos visitado varios lugares y realmente merece la pena. La comida es buena y barata, aunque la mitad de las veces no sabemos lo que es, sera porque comemos en los sitios mas baratos que no hablan ingles. Cada dia nos sentimos mejor aqui y ahora vamos al Norte the tailandia. Veremos....

No wiec pierwszy tydzien za nami, w szalonym Bangkoku, gdzIe ulice zmieniaja swoje oblicze w zaleznosci od pory dnia! Jest bardzo bardzo goraco, nigdy czegos takiego nie przezyliSmy! Poznajemy coraz to nowe etapy pocenia sie! I pomalu aklimatyzujemy do zupelnie innej kultury. Ciezko w kilku slowach ujac roznorodnosc wrazen i doswiadczen oral opisac cos tak innego od tego, co znamy.

Temple of dawn, view from the river

Temple of dawn, view from the river

Wat Pho (reclining Buddha)

Wat Pho (reclining Buddha)

Reclining Buddha

Reclining Buddha

China Town, night time

China Town, night time

That,s

That,s

Cables everywhere...

Cables everywhere...

Eating in the stalls, we like luxury

Eating in the stalls, we like luxury

Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya

Most famous temple in Ayutthaya

Most famous temple in Ayutthaya

Biking in Ayutthaya

Biking in Ayutthaya

Posted by joxa 22:43 Archived in Thailand Comments (4)

Nong Khai

Lazy Mekhong

sunny 37 °C
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We are now more and more aclimatized with the new culture and the weather is easing off. To our surprise we welcome thunders with open arms! We needed some relax and watching sunsets and having some introduction to the wildlife of Thailand was additional bonus. This was both curious = lizards everywhere and frustrating = mosquitos which liked Xabi a lot!

Apart from business focused approach people in Thailand seem very friendly, helpful and very relaxed and the country so far well developed, in some aspects more than the Western world.. it is joyful to try to follow Isan lifestyle..

Striving for more adventure We are now heading to more remote parts of Thailand..

Mekhong plynie wolno a wraz z nim nasze umysly.. Coraz latwiej byc podroznikiem minimalista, zwlaszcza kiedy przyjemnie wieje albo po burzy. Rzeka ma tez zle strony - chmary komarow na ktore tylko kotek pomaga (porada napotkanych podroznikow...). Bedziemy tez probowac szukac herbaty z Citronelli.. Napotkani miejscowi sa w wiekszosci przypadkow bardzo uprzejmi i pomocni, a sam kraj bardziej rozwiniety. Na razie jeszcze wiele sie uczymy. Po tygodniu relaksu znow jestesmy gotowi na przygode, wiec jutro ruszamy troche mniej uczeszczanym szlakiem w kierunku polnocy..

Estamos ahora cerca de la frontera de Laos en Nong-Khai relajandonos despues de Bangkok mirando como fluye el Mekhong. Estamos acostumbrandonos al clima y la forma de vida en tailandia. Parece ser un pais bastante relajado y mas desarrollado de lo que pensabamos. Muchos mosquitos, parece que me tienen mania y lagartos.

Seguimos nuestro camino hacia el norte siguiendo rutas menos turisticas, veremos......

[Night train - Bangkok to Nong-Khai

Night train - Bangkok to Nong-Khai

Hostel garden

Hostel garden

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Mekong fish, quite nice :)

Dinning out

Dinning out

Sharing the hostel with friends

Sharing the hostel with friends

Lazy Mekong

Lazy Mekong

Mekong

Mekong

Local Wat

Local Wat

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Buddha on the roof, local atraction

Buddha on the roof, local atraction

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Outside town, local fields

Outside town, local fields

Salakeawkoo, sculpture park

Salakeawkoo, sculpture park

Sculpture park

Sculpture park

Sculpture park

Sculpture park

Sculpture park

Sculpture park

Sculpture park

Sculpture park

Specjalnie dla Zuzi

Specjalnie dla Zuzi

And this one for Franceska

And this one for Franceska

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Second attempt to cycling - much more pleasant!

Second attempt to cycling - much more pleasant!

554730412219AC6817F9C469F82598C6.jpgCountryside

Countryside

Sunset number 1

Sunset number 1

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Sunset 4

Sunset 4

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