On-and-off the tourist track

On-and-off the tourist track

Sunday morning, Iben and I set out for some exploring of the far north of Thailand. The main purpose of the trip was to reach Chiang Rai and check out the university, Mae Fah Luang, that we had both been looking into as a good place to do our masters degree. Saturday night was spend browsing through Wikitravel, “Exploring Chiang Mai”, by Oliver Hargreave, and a few other guide books. I’d heard that the mountains of Doi Angkhang, right on the border with Myanmar, should be quite amazing, and we both agreed that…Read more …

Tha Ton, Northern Thailand

We walked into the river-side bungalow resort in Tha Ton at noon with the sun burning our necks, while the women there had lunch in the garden and couldn't bother less about our presence. Tha Ton, a city that according to my guidebook may have seen it’s “heydays of tourism”, which might be quite an under statement. After 3 weeks in Thailand, we were used to the friendliness of the Thais, and might have expected these women to jump up and welcome us, but no. It was obvious that they didn't know what…Read more …
Hello, Thailand!

Hello, Thailand!

Sawadeekaap! I’m in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and I love it here! Short version: 1. I found myself a small studio in Chiang Mai, where I’ll have my base for the next couple of months while exploring South East Asia. 2. I signed up at a really cool co-working space here, where I can go to  have nice WiFi. Long version: Sunday, Sep 7th, me and my friend Iben, landed in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. Bangkok is a huge city. It’s crowded and it’s warm. We we’re supposed to spend a week in…Read more …
Minimal Packing for a Digital Nomad Lifestyle

Minimal Packing for a Digital Nomad Lifestyle

Packing light has become almost an obsession for me. When you first try to go on a trip with only your carry-on bag, it's hard to go back. The freedom and agility you get from a light bag is incredible. You don't have to put your bag in the trunk of a sketchy bus or a shared taxi ride - you can carry it with you all the time. It doesn't get lost on planes and you don't have to wait for it in the airport. And another very convenient thing: you look…Read more …
Thai Tourist Visa With 3 Entries

Thai Tourist Visa With 3 Entries

I just got back after picking up my passport at the Thai embassy in Copenhagen, and guess what! Inside it was my tourist visa with 3 entries! This means that I can enter Thailand 3 times over the course of the next 6 months and stay for 60 days each time. Each of these stays can potentially be extended for 30 days as far as I have understood - I guess I'll figure that out when/if it becomes relevant.Read more …
Status update and what’s to come

Status update and what’s to come

It has been a while since I posted anything here. This is mainly because this is a travel blog and not much traveling have been done. I went on a short hiking trip in Sweden last month, which was super awesome. I encourage myself, and anyone else, to do short trips like this - no need to wait for that big trip to arrive one day. So status: I just finished my bachelor's degree from Copenhagen Business School, I have a lot of work as a freelance web developer and basically I am…Read more …

Traveling in Arab countries

I was watching this 20 year old travel documentary with the great Danish adventurer Troels Kløvedal (literally Troels Rivendell, like Lord of the Rings). In this particularly episode, he is sailing his famous ship from India to Oman. Arriving in Salalah, he shares some thoughts about traveling in Arab countries that I found interesting. I tried the best I could to translate it into English, so that I could share it here. In some way, I've always liked to travel in Arab countries. I never really understood why people tend to think that Islam…Read more …