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Bangkok to Ko Samet, a Tropical Island Getaway

Ferry to Ko Samet

Want to combine Bangkok with a beach holiday? In that case think about the Gulf of Thailand islands and try Ko Samet. The drive from Bangkok to Ko Samet only takes three hours, in which time you will enter a different world.  We spent lazy days on Ko Samet’s white powder beaches, and active days on the island’s jungle paths. ...

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Cave House Trip from Las Palmas

A cave house in Barranco de Guayadeque

We rented a car to make a cave house trip from Las Palmas and saw people live in cave houses in the cave village of Cuevas Bermejas. What else did we see? Botanic gardens with Canarian plants, a volcano crater with a farmhouse inside – and pretty mountain villages with gingerbread houses. That was a whole day self-drive trip from ...

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Canary Islands by Car: Las Palmas Mountain Trip

Mountains near Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

This post will show you a Las Palmas mountain trip by car. We will take the road up into the pine-covered mountains next to the Canarian capital. The mountains above Las Palmas are dotted with small villages with typical Canarian gingerbread houses, and the views to the rocky shoreline will make you want to return to the Las Palmas Mountains. ...

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Gran Canaria Mountain Tour from Maspalomas

Road from Maspalomas

This post will show you our Gran Canaria mountain tour by car. We took the winding road up from the south and came to the Canarian mountains. What was it like there? Majestic scenery, pretty villages and green pine forests. And Canarian palms.  Everything was very different from what you see on the tourist coast. Recommend! Rent a car and ...

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