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Back in Sweden again!
26/1-09: Nang Thong 1, Khao Lak, Thailand
Sundström Travel has ended yet another great trip and we have now all returned to work in Sweden.
We finished the trip in good style - having a (no two!) Mai Tai at the Sky Bar in hotel Lebua at 64:th floor overlooking Bangkok and then having dinner at the street where the cost of the dinner for four of us was equal to the cost of one drink at the bar. However - it was worth it and it was a great finish on our four week trip.
Before returning back to Bangkok we had some lovely days at Khao Lak - recovering from the intense scuba period we had in Similan Island. Some new pictures from under water is attached.
Bengt and Kerstin explored Khao Lak for a day and managed to become professionals in riding elephants themselves. Apart from reading and just relaxing, meeting people and researching food places we picked the things we had ordered from the tailor and our new glasses from the optician.
Johnny the tailor invited us for dinner at the Indian restaurant one evening and also breakfast with specially ordered Roti Canai one morning in his shop - by the way, if you are interested in tailor-made clothes we can inform you that Johnny will come to Sweden end of May this year.
Our massage ladies at the beach got frequent visits and also they invited us for dinner (and we also had Thai breakfast with them one morning with food from the local food stalls - very spicy and very good) at their place where they live. Very simple but so nice! As we always say - it is the encounters with people you remember longest and with warmest heart from travelling.
We are already discussing next big trip but no decisions made yet!
If you are longing to go to SouthEast Asia - now is a very good time to go. Tourists have abonded Thailand due to the financial crises and political turmoil last year so it is relatively easy to get cheep flight and no problem to get accomodation. It´s a pitty that the Swedish Krona is so weak though!
Greetings from Anders, Eva, Bengt and Kerstin