Originally Posted by arsenelupiga
No, nothing against, I like trying new things. That is why I asked. But yes, crowd and dirt is not something I tolerate too well.
Bang for buck Asia is pretty good. Also it means i can easily store a boat in a marina and fly home to Australia
if needed. Thai food is the best in the world I reckon, and the people there are friendly.
I want to see the places away from the accomodations which is mostly where i have been so far.
I have had limited boating
so far, but have been to Thailand
20 times by plane, visited most mainstream islands and ridden bikes through the mountains surrounding Chiang Mai a few times. If you want to tour Thailand on a bike visit GT-Rider.com and be sure to visit Pai.
Sure there are places dirty and not worth visiting, but there are others absolutely amazing.
Lombok is still nice with amazing beaches a short ride to shops and accommodation and half an hour to an international airport. This won't last long there are MASSIVE plans for development currently...Koh Tao is still nice.
The three Gillie's north of Lombok are very nice, they have balanced development and nature.
There are plenty of places I would love to see.
Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Komodo, The Similan islands, Thai islands south of Koh Lanta, Maldives
, The Philippines
(not the South part they can have their rubbish political wars), Japan
(if it is reasonably accessible..?)
Places that are too busy, dirty, overdeveloped in my opinion.
Phuket, Phi Phi, Koh Samui, Bali, much of the gulf of Thailand.
For me it looks like an easy sail and i have very little sailing experience. Start on the sail indonesia
rally in July, swap over to the Malaysia
Rally, finish up the season in thailand then store the boat in Langkawi for the wet season and return in the following November to continue somewhere.
My plan is a couple of years in Asia, then who knows next..