Diving in Khao Lak

Well, I haven’t posted anything in a loooong time… I’ve been travelling quite a bit in Myanmar and Thailand, with friends and then family. Now I’ve settled down for a bit in Khao Lak in Thailand, working on a couple of projects and enjoying the beach as well as a newly discovered passion: diving!

It’s pretty cool if you have the chance to learn how to dive in one of the greatest diving regions in the world. Here’s a few impressions, it was the first time I had a camera with me but I hope you’ll still enjoy these.

By the way, I was diving with Sea Bees Khao Lak and can only recommend them!

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Goodbye, Georgia!

The electricity bill for the small flat I had rented in Tbilisi had just doubled because of falling temperatures. I was reaching the end of the needed research for my hiking guide about Georgia. And a good friend of mine was planning a vacation in Thailand and Myanmar.

I decided that I could as well finish my hiking guide while enjoying the warmer climate of Southeast Asia – and I am writing this post while enjoying the sea view on Phuket island, Thailand! (Okay, it’s grey and rainy today, but hey, it’s still the sea and there’s a palm tree right next to my balcony, so what.)

Just before I left Georgia somebody asked me what I liked and didn’t like about the country, and it got me thinking about what I will miss and what I won’t miss. Here we go: Continue reading

Kakheti (2): Views and wine!

Last time I was in Telavi / Kakheti I was just passing through on my way to Tusheti, but fortunately I came back to explore this part of Georgia – famous for its wine – a bit more.

Roman Burduladze, who runs Tushetiland Travels and who I had the luck to come across while looking for travel ideas, remembered this beautiful place in the mountains that he’d been to long time ago. Well, we found it again, in the mountains close to the Batsara Natural Reserve:1-P1140800-001

Amazing, isn’t it? As you can see, I couldn’t resist the urge to get an “I-was-there”-photo… Continue reading