Monday, 4 December 2017

Chinatown in Bangkok

To get a change from the usual, I went to Chinatown in Bangkok to take some photos and get dinner.

Chinatown certainly makes for a nice change, especially at night, thanks to the lit up signs.

It's very busy and the prices for food are higher than they should be, given Chinese food is usually quite inexpensive.
It's still worth a visit and makes for a nice change.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Bangkok Entrances

Being back in Bangkok was not the most exciting thing and after waiting at the first traffic light for 4 minutes in the sun and heat, I quickly started thinking of getting out of the city as soon as possible.

Still, Bangkok is not bad for some photography so I focused on this.

While I do appreciate the opportunity for some street photography while in a big city, I've done quite a bit of street photography and decided to focus on colours and doorways for this post.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Take Off

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After the airport re-opened, it was time to leave Bali and head to Bangkok for a few days as a stop-over. To be honest, there's not that much to do in Bali after a few days anyway.
Bangkok is not my favorite city but should be fun for a short stay.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Bali Views

Another try to take some nice landscape photos during a 260km road trip around the eastern part of Bali got spoiled a bit by clouds.

Not just clouds but also some rain and fog but it still made for a nice experience and provided slightly different views most people expect from Bali.

The trip itself was nice and some of the roads along the mountains were great and very scenic.

Especially the area around Amed is very nice and would be worth staying at for a few days should I head back to Bali.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Chasing the Volcano

Some of you might have read the news about Mt. Agung, the volcano on Bali, starting to smoke and being close to an eruption.

While the news made it sound very bad, the situation in Bali was pretty much relaxed and I didn't hear or see anything from the volcano.

I decided to change that and take a road trip to photograph the volcano, it seemed exciting and fun.

Unfortunately, the weather got in the way. Clouds blocked the views of Mt. Agung from the area I figured would provide the best views.

Still, it was a great trip overall, some nice and very steep roads and great scenery around. I even got a few glimpses of the smoking Mt. Agung.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

In Ubud

4 years ago, I chose Ubud as my base for staying in Bali. I figured it was quieter and away from the main tourist drag around Kuta.

It ended up being quite a nice stay and while it was touristy, it wasn't too busy and not too crowded.

Times have changed though and now Ubud is pretty crowded with even more tourist restaurants and souvenir shops around.

It's still reasonably nice thanks to the surrounding area and the traffic, while bad, is not as bad as in Depnasar.

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Canggu Beach

After arriving in Depnasar last night, the first things to do were to get a motorbike and a hotel that's not near the airport.

Bali has a few tourist areas near Depnasar, with the most obvious and worst of all being Kuta, then the high end Seminak and Canggu, a more hipster and surfer area.

I decided to stay in Canggu since a friend stayed there and it seemed the best out of the available choices.

It also has a few bars with cheaper beer prices and some decent restaurants and local food stalls. The beach is not the best to be honest, no comparison with the beach in Da Nang but for surfing it's better.