The Notebooks Of Sepi – On The Roads Of Thailand

You have to wonder what happens to SEPI our fellow party, a month ago, in Thailand. His stay in the land of smiles has just ended and he is now proud to let you discover his journey. Between the cities of the South and the conquest of the East, SEPI wished to discover the country in areas with little tourism. Where he was able to lend himself to the game of Indiana Jones and to put his little feet on a ground almost unknown to the French.
Place to read his travel diary.

Bangkok otherwise!

“When I arrive in a new country, I like to discover the historical sites and the local culture. That is why I moved to the Khao San area, a tourist area but well connected to travel around Bangkok. I started walking along Ratchadamnoen Boulevard. I was able to discover beautiful historical monuments and visit Wat Ratchanadaram. I then stopped at the Golden Mount to discover its Lucky Buddha. There is everything on top, a breathtaking view of the city! To do this, I went up a little north to take a tuk-tuk (1) which made me visit the other small temples of the district, a jewelry and a manufacture for 3 hours! The next day, I wanted to discover the skyscrapers of the city. I then went back to the Golden Mount to get a klong (2) that took me directly to amazing malls and gigantic! I then took the Skytrain (3) to go for a walk at the Lumphini Park and I tested the taxi which brought me for about ten euros to the House of Jim Thomson. A day more modern but also very exotic! The last day passed very quickly, I wished to finish in beauty and visit the symbols of Thailand, namely: the Grand Palace, the lying Buddha, the Wat Arun and back up on Chao Praya. I loved admiring the sunset! What is amazing is that from Wat Arun, I simply took a klong to return to the Khao San neighborhood! ” I then took the Skytrain (3) to go for a walk at the Lumphini Park and I tested the taxi which brought me for about ten euros to the House of Jim Thomson. A day more modern but also very exotic! The last day passed very quickly, I wished to finish in beauty and visit the symbols of Thailand, namely: the Grand Palace, the lying Buddha, the Wat Arun and back up on Chao Praya. I loved admiring the sunset! What is amazing is that from Wat Arun, I simply took a klong to return to the Khao San neighborhood! ” I then took the Skytrain (3) to go for a walk at the Lumphini Park and I tested the taxi which brought me for about ten euros to the House of Jim Thomson. A day more modern but also very exotic! The last day passed very quickly, I wished to finish in beauty and visit the symbols of Thailand, namely: the Grand Palace, the lying Buddha, the Wat Arun and back up on Chao Praya. I loved admiring the sunset! What is amazing is that from Wat Arun, I simply took a klong to return to the Khao San neighborhood! ” namely: the Grand Palais, the reclining Buddha, the Wat Arun and back up on Chao Praya. I loved admiring the sunset! What is amazing is that from Wat Arun, I simply took a klong to return to the Khao San neighborhood! ” namely: the Grand Palais, the reclining Buddha, the Wat Arun and back up on Chao Praya. I loved admiring the sunset! What is amazing is that from Wat Arun, I simply took a klong to return to the Khao San neighborhood! “

Trek into the hostile jungle of Khao Yai!

“How can I express what I have felt in this natural and protected park? It was one of the best experiences of my life, where I could see in freedom: an incredible diversity of wild animals and gigantic plants! We bathed in a turquoise water of the mountain and we crossed the jungle on foot to meet elephants, monkeys … I did not wish to sleep in a tent, so I simply took a room in one of the twenty hotels at the entrance to the park. I really do not regret this experience which allowed me to live in the footsteps of Indiana Jones and other adventurers of the films of my childhood! “

To the triangle of Emerald!

“I was often told about the Golden Triangle in northwestern Thailand. I discovered the Emerald Triangle in the east of the country. It is the border that separates by the Mekong: Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. It is a bit by chance if my road crossed this emblematic site of the country. I stayed at Ubon Ratchathani to see the different temples with Hindu inspiration when I heard about a possibility to go and discover this site in a van. I jumped at the opportunity and took the opportunity to go up along the Mekong. A pure moment of escape where tourists are rare and yet, the possibilities of endless visits! “

Thai dishes awaken the taste buds!

During my stay, I wanted to taste everything, everywhere and in large quantities! It is also very easy because the restaurants are open all day and you also have the opportunity to nibble on street food all over the country! Whether it’s rice, noodles, kebabs, insects, meat, fresh fruit, fresh juices, cakes, fish, you can eat everything if you ask for “no spicy” and make sure that the price is well indicated on the menus! A great discovery! “

“I recommend you visit East Thailand. Far less touristy and yet so wild, it will present you different landscapes, smiling people and lifestyles inspired by its neighbors: Laos and Cambodia! Add to this the Khmer temples only visible in the region of Issan, which are the miniature replicas of the temple of Angkor in Cambodia, and you will be conquered by this unique and exotic journey! “

Extract from the SEPI Travel Blog

Who am I ?
Alsatian in soul, but especially inveterate traveler, I make you travel to the four corners of the World!

(1) tuk-tuk: Thai motorized tricycle usually used as a taxi.
(2) klong: generic name for the channels of the central plain of Thailand.
(3) skytrain: Bangkok Skytrain