Having returned from Spain, we had only spent about a month back at home (Salzburg) before autumn began to settle in. We Austrians have a phrasal expression for this autumnal sensation, we simply say “es fangt an zu Herbstln” which has a genius way of capturing this phenomenon by using autumn as a verb. Basically, with everything being characteristically wet, cold and the skies all-grey, all-day… the initial joy of having our beloved local dishes (i.e. Schweinsbraten & Wiener Schnitzel) on our plates again had dwindled.
After not being able to get used to the drastic Austrian temperature’s “mood-swings”, we decided last minute to fly to Thailand.
The next 2 months were spent exploring Thailand: starting from Bangkok we headed north to Ayuttaya, Sukhothai, and Chiang Mai. Although there isn’t an ocean there to view and relax at, we enjoyed visiting the amazing temple stuctures and being exposed to so much local culture. Seriously, if you’ve never been up to the northern regions of Thailand let me just say you’ve really been missing out! Next up was a national flight that took us south to Ko Lanta, Krabi, Railey Beach; there we visited the Khao Sok National Park, Phi phi Island, Ko Samui, Ko Panghan, and Ko Tao. The southern area of Thailand is very diverse. We really enjoyed ourselves and had a very cool time.