If I had to describe Asia I’d say I can’t. It looks different, it smells different and it feels different.
Coming to Australia was a change for me but the difference between Oz and Germany is minuscule compared to the difference between Thailand and Germany. And Thailand is the most western of the south-east Asian countries.
The differences make Thailand very exciting but also exhausting due to the sheer amount of impressions.
At the moment I’m spending a lot of time at home unfortunately as I’m down with some kind of flu since Monday. Some of the time I kill with doing some work for Andy. It’s really weird, working two hours for him and getting paid by Australian standards allows me to pay food, accommodation and the occasional beer for a whole week in Thailand.
On average I probably eat three times a day (portions are as small as the people here) and a dish like noodle soup, fried noodles or curry with rice costs 30-40 Baht. A bag with fresh fruit (pineapple, papaya, mango) goes for 10 Baht. A can of beer is almost expensive with 30 Baht. Exchange rates at the moment are 1 AUD = 32 Baht and 1 EUR = 43 Baht.
I start to understand why not only filthy sex tourists like Thailand.