In 2012 I left Germany and started a new life in Bangkok. I've since realised that I found a new home in Thailand. I have been constantly traveling throughout the region and made many lasting memories and friendships. While maybe less developed in some ways, the region is rich in natural beauty and culture and offers one of the greatest culinary kitchens in the world. Many years have passed and I still think that the people are everything and I'm still surprised at the hospitality and friendliness that I have been searching for all my life.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"I am a keen scuba diver, so ask me anything about the best spots to dive in Thailand. Chiang Mai, the "capital" of the North is a place that I visit at least every 2 months. It is surrounded by mountains with great coffee & tea plantations, so it is great to travel the mountains and have a nice cup of coffee or tea in the cloudy hills. During Covid, I had the opportunity to travel to Thailand as I have never before, even the most unusual places that are not your typical destination, like Khanom in Nakhon Si Thammarat or Chiang Khan in Loei. "
How did you get involved in travel?
"That's an easy one: I just wanted to give to others what I found in Thailand. That's what drives me every day 24/7 since I decided to start a new life in Bangkok. So I find great pleasure in taking people by the hand and pass the magic that is Thailand to everyone with an open mind and heart. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Just recently I have been to the Khao Sok National Park, which is a large National Park in the province of Surat Thani. We visited the Cheow Lan Lake which is a waste artificial lake in the midst of the park. As we were roaming the lake with our boat, we spotted a wild elephant herd of 7 on the tip of the lake. I have seen many elephants in Thailand in all sorts of camps, but never in real wildlife, we were just amazed by that sight."
Featured trips & expertise
Expect heavy rain in Thailand during the month of August—but that doesn't necessarily make it a bad time to visit. While it's right in the middle of the wet season. temperatures stay warm and the extra precipitation makes the countryside come alive with plants and foliage. Even better, the rain deters many travelers, so you'll have lots of regions to yourself (especially the beaches).
February is one of the best times to visit Thailand. In addition to all-but-guaranteed spectacular weather, it's the month of the famous Chiang Mai Flower Festival, a vibrant three-day celebration full of parades and dancing. The weather is dry and not as unbearably hot as it is during other times of the year. The only drawback is that the crowds are considerably thicker and lodging tends to be more expensive.
Relax on white sand beaches, explore tropical forests, and get away from it all on this 12-day island hopping trip. Begin in Phuket, where jagged limestone caves and deep blue lagoons meet in hidden caves. Continue to Phi Phi and Krabi to soak in the sunshine, go snorkeling in the tropical water, and ride a zip line through the rainforest. End your trip in Loh Dalum Bay with the ultimate adventure—a full day planned by you, from a personal guide to romantic beach picnics!
Get to the heart of Thailand on this 12-day tour, from urban neighborhoods to age-old traditions tucked away in the jungles and mountains. The adventure kicks off in the exotic capital where your private guide will show you the best Buddhist sites and local eats. You'll then visit the country's most unique markets before continuing west to the River Kwai, and then north to Chiang Mai. Finish the trip in Phuket for some of the world's best beaches and island scenery.
This 12-day adventure through Thailand's exotic capital, mountainous north, and beachy south delivers a truly special getaway for you and your new spouse. From learning the secrets of Thai cooking and enjoying the country’s most beautiful turquoise waters to jungle excursions with elephants and nighttime canoe rides, your new marriage will certainly benefit from the 'Land of Smiles'.