9 days to go to Thailand!

Back to Thailand, after about 8 years and two months I am going to return to Thailand, to take another look at this Gem of South-East-Asia. Thailand was my first backpacking adventure made me fall in love with cheap hostels, bonding with stranges and exploring 7 continents on my own (but never alone)! This time I am going to bring a camera that actually works, along with a lot of gadgets that I did not have back in 2001. Thailand was my first experience with “Internet Cafes”, back then with 56 kb cable modem. Everyone was playing “Counter Strike” and terms like “facebook” twitter or even Google Adwords where not heard off.

Bangkok Photo Gallery

Budget for my South East Asia Trip:

Flight from Munich to Bangkok with Thai Airways: 650 Euros (booked 2 months before departure)
Flight from Bangkok to Sieam Reap: 180 Euros (booked 3 weeks before departure)
Flight from Bangkok to Krabi with Air Aisa: 100 Euros (booked 2 days before departure)

Accomondation: Price per night
Nirca Bangkok: 500 Baht for Dormiotry – Highly recommendet
The Siam Reap Hostel: 8 US Dollar – for Dormitory Highly recommendet
Bangkok YHA Internationl: 450 Baht for Private room – Highly recommendet
Ao Nang YHA: 390 Baht for dormitory – Good Quality, for from the beach
Ko Phi Phi: 800 Bahnt for Privat room with AC: Good Quality, bring earplugs!
Ko Lanta: New Coral Resort: Privat Hut: 500 Baht, basic but very nice staff

Public Holidays Thailand

South England, Stonehenge & Glastonbury

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) west of Amesbury and 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) north of Salisbury. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is composed of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of large standing stones. It is at the centre of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds. Archaeologists had believed that the iconic stone monument was erected around 2500 BC, as described in the chronology below. One recent theory, however, has suggested that the first stones were not erected until 2400-2200 BC, whilst another suggests that bluestones may have been erected at the site as early as 3000 BC.

The surrounding circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC. The site and its surroundings were added to the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 1986 in a co-listing with Avebury henge monument. It is a national legally protected Scheduled Ancient Monument. Stonehenge is owned by the Crown and managed by English Heritage, while the surrounding land is owned by the National Trust.

Archaeological evidence found by the Stonehenge Riverside Project in 2008 indicates that Stonehenge served as a burial ground from its earliest beginnings. The dating of cremated remains found on the site indicate burials from as early as 3000 BC, when the initial ditch and bank were first dug. Burials continued at Stonehenge for at least another 500 years.