Hey guys :)
Traveling to the other side of the cost equaled a lot of rain. We're talking the amount of rain pouring down forcing everyone to run to the closest inside and traffic stopping. It was literally raining the entire time we were there so we mostly saw the inside of coffee shops in Krabi.
After Krabi we departed to Phi Phi Island with really high expectations, since everyone had talked so good about it ever since we started our travels. The island had a lot of things to offer like cozy shopping streets, restaurants with sea views, diving tours, boat trips, beautiful beaches, many cats and amazing nature. We do see why people call it paradise even though there's A LOT of partying and the island never goes to sleep.
Koh Phi Phi was our last stop on our Asian tour. After Koh Phi Phi we decided to go to Phuket and then fly back to Sweden. We would like to thank A LOT of people for making this journey one we will definitely NEVER forget.
We want to thank Maxim on the train in Russia for helping us out when nobody spoke English.
Dimitri & Sajid for being so nice to us at the train and giving us food, medicine and water. (And teaching us Russian.)
Jessica and the British/Australian couple that became our first friends on the trip.
Our guide through The Hanging Temples & Yungang Grottoes.
Edvard and his pilot friend we met in Shanghai.
Georgia and Jazzy for making our Guilin-trip extraordinary.
Derek for being such a dork.
Matilda & Ottilia for creating the greatest squad EVEERRR with us and just walking into our lives like you've always been there<33
The 20 Vietnamese military men we spent 19 hours on a train with. You sure were entertaining.
The two British guys we lived together with in Hue.
The Vietnamese lady that made steak, fries and sauce for us for three nights in a row. Most delicious foooood.
The British couple that helped us out when we were panicking over Malaria.
Brenda and Bishal for being among the coolest people.
Emily and Mikayla for teaching us about Australia.
Terry for being the coolest dude on earth. The flying dutchman!!
The annoying American dude who we (of course) ran into twice (shared hostel rooms twice. different countries).
The most rad hostel owner on the entire trip. (we met in Chiang Mai)
Danne and Robin for meeting up with your old friends and having such a good time!!
Hanna and Bettina for being the chillest dudes out there<3
The Portuguese waiter that inspired us a lot at Koh Phangan and guided us to the right motorbike company.
The captain of the little catamaran who drove only us two to Bottle Beach.
Kike and Alicia for the most random night on our trip haha, SO much fun!
The Danish dude that gave us a free entrance ticket for Black Moon Party.
The most inspiring and funny Spanish guy we've ever met for making our laugh until our guts hurt.
Jim for sharing the Koh Samui experience with us by motorbike.
The German and British guys who screamed his lunges out during two nights so exactly nobody could sleep at the hostel.
Trine for a super cozy night.
Max, Logan and Alex for sharing a couple of drinks and laughs with us at Koh Phi Phi.
If we wouldn't have met all of you, the trip wouldn't have been even close to the same. You've all made our lives richer through experiences, life lessons and unforgettable memories. We have learned a lot, both about life, humans and cultures. We've learned that there are so many kind souls in the world, that you don't need to possess much to give much. People are welcoming with open arms and warm smiles. In dark times it will be refreshing and uplifting to look back at this trip as a reminder of how good humans can be and that there is hope, for every single one of us, to make a good life for ourselves and people around us. You don't need to give a human much for them to appreciate your presence, you actually don't even need to speak the same language, sometimes signals, body language and hang gestures are more than enough to get your message to go through. We will always be thankful for deciding to go, it's the best thing both of us have decided to do in our lives.
From now on, as you've probably already noticed, it'll be pretty quiet here until our next adventure. We don't know what, when or where that will be, but we know that there are always new adventures ahead. We also want to thank everyone who's in some way been following our trip, wether it's through our blog, Facebook or Instagram, it's been fun to share. Elin will continue on blogging at http://nouw.com/holmquist while we both will be back here when we feel like we want to share something special.