Despite the fact that the corona virus has already ruined many of our travel plans this year, we still remained optimistic and it was totally worth it! At the last minute we bought a plane tickets and flew to a country we have not been before ☺️ Greece or, to be more precise, to the largest Greek island → Crete.
Due to the uncertain situation, we decided to spend only a week on Crete, which is too little for many (maybe they are even right), but we still saw a lot, and we still had some time for a real summer vacation.
Lately we get many questions about how do we organize our trip, where we reserve airplane tickets, transportation, where do we find accommodations and so on. For many, these things seem to be very complicated and time consuming, but they are all aware that they can save a pretty bunch of money if they do this on their own and do not go to a travel agency. Well, that is exactly why we decided to trust you how our organization looks like, whether we are going to the other end of the world or just a few miles away from home.
A day trip or just a diversification of a vacation on the Croatian coast? We chose the second option – in principle, a visit to the Krka waterfalls of the Krka National Park is a pretty cool idea in any case. The park is not well known as Plitvice Lakes, so there may also be a chance for less crowding and a much more relaxing and serene visit. But of course, the whole situation depends entirely on the day to day basis.
The entire area of the park covers more than 100 square kilometers, so we suggest that you plan your visit a little in advance and decide what you really want to visit. Would you admire the beautiful nature, especially the waterfalls? Would you rather visit fort and monastery? Would you walk on well-kept wooden paths or would you rather ride a bike or even a boat through the park? You have many options here.
Unfortunately, the corona situation turned our travel plans completely upside down. So, we found the alternative. Where did we go this time? Not too far. As you can already see from the title, we took a super short but well-deserved vacation – we chose the summer classic of most Slovenian families and went to Croatia, more precisely to Biograd na moru. Yes… instead of planned trip to Bali, we went to Biograd – pretty close, both of names starts with B 😃
That’s it! This is our 17-day trip around Thailand in video format – the capital Bangkok, northern Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai, and the seaside Krabi, Phuket and Koh Samui …
So all above and even more in just 2 minutes and around 22 seconds 😃 Is it worth a look? Normally! Nothing to wait for, check it immediately, squeeze a like and tell all your neighbours about it… urgent!
Did you ever travel on your own? Have you ever thought about what you get in return? Our fast »brain storming« brought us to some interesting facts…
1. Admiration of natural wonders
Beaches, mountains, caves, cliffs… the list of what our planet is hiding for us is never-ending. Just when you think you have seen everything, there is another surprise just around the corner waiting for you.
A paradise for lovers of traditional Asian culture, enthusiasts of colourful and unique temples… Thailand is for many years a destination, which attracting crowds with its diversity, relatively affordable prices and of course beaches suitable for carefree lounging.
Are you making your own Thai travel plan? 😉 The vast majority will definitely include at least one island in the Gulf of Thailand – be it Koh Tao, Ko Pha Ngan or Koh Samui. We decided for the latter, as it offers both, relaxed beachside life, numerous »attractions« (if you could call it that) and a fairly wide selection of hotels.
You might not think so, but public transport in Thailand is well arranged and maintained. You can choose from a variety of transportation options – from aircraft, boats, buses to tuk-tuk, and most tickets can be booked online in advance. We first went from Krabi to Koh Samui by van and bus, then by ferry and we were again taken by van to the hotel’s door. All it took was just one reservation, everything went smoothly and despite the 6 hours of driving, the price itself was relatively good – approx. € 25 per person.
We continued our journey through southern Thailand to Krabi, a province located, according to Phuket, on the opposite side of the Andaman Sea. Ao Nang town and beach is one of the most popular among the tourist and can be reached by a ferry from Phuket. We spent a little more than 3 hours for the whole trip. We booked tickets online (including transportation to and from the hotel) for € 27 per person from Phuketferry.com agency.
From the more subdued north, we continued our journey south → to Phuket, which is quite the opposite of what we have seen or experienced so far. The sea, beaches, nightlife and crowds of tourists, and of course, slightly (much) higher prices of food and accommodation.
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