Where the mango still tastes like mango!

Why you should always choose an internship far away from home...

It all started with a delayed flight at Vienna Airport...

...but thirteen hours, a delicious meal with a “glass” of wine and a couple of movies later all the anger was blown away. I arrived at Phuket and one of the workers - Sakon - hooked me up.

After 1 ½ hours we arrived at the Board Factory. It was nice to meet all the employees and to get a tour around the factory.

Nok took me to my apartment and to be honest I ve expected something totally different!! My new home was so beautiful and clean (cleaner than most of our flats!) - so my biggest worry disappeared in thin air!
I had 2 hours to come down, unpack all my staff before the guys from the factory picked me up to go surfing - Yes, I had the same thoughts - what an incredible company!!! I felt comfortable from the first moment. So they picked me up and the way to our beach… breathtaking!!

On my first days I had enough time to get some sleep, arrange my things, get to know my neighborhood - therefore I was so happy that I got my scooter after a few days. Being independent - Yesssss

Nok showed me the beautiful waterfalls nearby - so many things and places to explore!

How is the work and live here ? 

Sunday morning I thought - ok today I will tick all of the undertaken temples.

I took all my stuff: a water bottle, suncream (don't forget to put on suncream during the ride with the scooter, otherwise you will be surprised about your crab-look in the afternoon), cash for entry fee app. 20bht/temple, and clothes that cover shoulders and legs. Don`t start your trip too late, because it will takes you a couple of hours to get through! The earlier the fewer people will be there.

I reached the first temple - Wat Khiriwong the atmosphere was special, because I was the only person there. Don`t be afraid of the dogs, or monkeys there, just enjoy the calm atmosphere. 

The second one - Wat Bang Riang was amazing! There are two big statues - breathtaking when you first see them in the distance.

Then I drove to the next one: The Dragon Temple 

This one was REALLY creepy, because first you go through the dragon and reach the garden of creepy statues - then you have to go up to the top of the temple and enjoy the beautiful view :)

My Son Kran trip around the South from Thailand

How much do they weigh?

Oh I forgot the food - how could I…..

I really really love the thai food here, it's not comparable to the european version of that. Everything is fresh and seasoned with the best herbs - one tip: try everything! On first sight it may not look that good - but believe me, it is! The workers already know the best spots to get the best thai food.

The tablecloth reveals that I ate a lot of times at the same place, but it`s since now the best one. (close to the gas station)

 On my last there is started a diving trip to the two tiny Islands witch are stay under nature protection. It's unbelievable there! I saw Turtles, reef sharks and see horses there. If you want so see the corals on the ground you have to push the fishes away.

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Monday mornings like this...  

Back at the factory you get in touch with a couple of processes not only the ones of making the best surfboards (It goes without saying that you have to take this secret into the grave) but also processes concerning logistic, purchasing or general organization. Doesn`t matter which project you are going to be responsible for, you definitely will get in touch with a couple of other interesting things.

What was it like watching Monday's session in person?

I started to get to my first destination, but as you know it`s September and that means that we are having rain season… I already had passed more than half of my way when suddenly it started to rain. The first few minutes I tried to continue - put on my raincoat which I brought from home (turned out that it wasn`t waterproof ^^- so buy one in Thailand)  but after getting totally wet I decided to turn round because the sky was getting even darker…

Back in Khao Lak I enjoyed the rest of the day at the markets and the beach where I tried to catch some waves.

What was it like watching Monday's session in person?

After such an exciting day with lots of great impressions I enjoyed my dinner at the beach :) I really recommend this tour - of course you can get a guided tour, but I really love exploring things on my own. You will find places you would have never reached with a guided tour!

What was it like watching Monday's session in person?

During the week we had a lot of rain so we tried to catch some good waves in the morning and had a cuddle with the beach-dogs.