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You always remain the "tourist".
Actually, I take it with a sense of humor, but if you have been walking the street 3 times a day for 2 months and the same seller chats up every time whether you want the sunglasses (fake), then it gets annoying at some point. A friendly "no" is not enough to get rid of the occasional impolite sellers. You can recognize these "scammers" with bad goods (fakes) by the fact that they ask strange questions to get you involved in a conversation. Where are you from? How long are you on vacation What did your sunglasses cost? Only to then say that your sunglasses are not good, the ones he wants to sell you are much better. You can try these on. It's also scratch-resistant. Bla bla bla.
No matter how long you are in a country, you always remain the tourist. My daily walk to the beach and restaurant was the same every time. after the first 50 meters you will be asked if you need a taxi. 60 seconds later again, massage? Scooter taxi? Original Indian Food?
All of this is still okay and would not attract negative attention. But again and again aggressive or rude salespeople get in the way. I really don't want to buy scratch-resistant sunglasses, the seller often tries to grab my sunglasses to compare them with his sunglasses.
Asks what I paid for it and that his glasses would be better. The same thing every day, even several times a day.
It only helps to completely ignore these pushy salespeople. If you also know that the price of the sunglasses is a total rip-off, then that annoys me all the more. It just never changes. If you walk down the street twice a day, to the beach and back to the hotel, then you will be addressed in exactly the same way twice. If you go there again in the afternoon to eat something, you will feel caught in a time warp at some point.

Traveling is exhausting in itself, especially when you are on a low budget.
You spend a lot of time at airports, bus stations, trains, waiting for the mini-bus to your next destination.
The cheap big buses in particular are always uncomfortable. If you want to go from the north of Thailand to the south, you can immediately start from an arduous journey. The travel time of several hours is annoying enough. You have to get up early and pack everything back into your suitcase if you haven't done it the evening before. Then you leave the hotel with all your luggage on your back or in a large suitcase. The minibus arrives too late and if not, 5 more people will be picked up from their hotels. So you sit in the mini bus and get bored. Until it finally goes to the airport, it's already two hours on the road. You either fly or use a mini bus or large bus to get to your destination. The flight has the advantage that the flight time is short. The arrival and waiting time is much longer each time. I sit in the mini bus for 2 hours, 30 minutes of which in a traffic jam. If you want to be at the airport 1.5 hours beforehand, I sit around another hour after checking in my luggage. I also have to go through the security check. By the time you finally sit on the plane, the morning is over. It is no better with the bus. Although I wait less here, the journey time is always forever. 8 hours to the island of Koh-Phangan. From the hotel by mini bus to the bus station. There you will be assigned to a large bus. Until it finally leaves, it feels like an eternity because the mini-bus always arrives much too early. Then a bus ride lasting several hours. Not a bit cozy. Either way too hot or, as it is most of the time, way too cold. With the air conditioning set to 16 degrees with shorts and a T-shirt, you would have a cold tomorrow. Finally get off, but still not at the destination. You wait again, it's another 30 minutes. From the big bus it goes to a big ship. Line up with the luggage again. Mass tourism always means a long wait. Until everyone is accommodated in the ship. Got up at six in the morning, the mini-bus arrived at the hotel at 7.00, now it's already 1:00 pm. The ship leaves and at 2:30 p.m. we arrive at Koh Phangan. I could use a shower now. The midday sun is piercing and some have even thrown up while sailing because of the high waves. But all better than my last cruise. Without a toilet and 1 liter of water, I've never had to pee so badly. But finally arrived on the island. Again take the luggage and out of the ship. Along the jetty and the first taxi drivers are already greedy for tourists. A taxi ride will cost 10 times as much as a mini bus ride. So I'll pay around € 6 for a mini bus ride. I pay and ask where the mini bus is. Throw my luggage into the large trunk and see if it doesn't fall out. Because the trunk is constantly opened and other passengers also squeeze their suitcases in. Good thing I have nothing fragile in there. Until we finally start driving, it's another 20 minutes. The game starts over. We drive again for about 20 minutes and one passenger after the other gets off. We drive from hotel entrance to hotel entrance. I'm the last one. Finally the driver says the name of my hotel. I can get out. It is 3:40 p.m. The day is almost over again. I walk the last few meters to my budget hotel. It was one of the cheapest you could book. Nobody is at the reception. I put my suitcase down and wait. After a few minutes someone comes along, handing in their passport and showing the booking confirmation on their cell phone. I get a key and can run up the stairs to the fourth floor. I throw everything on the bed and go straight to the shower. Unpack the suitcase and put the dirty laundry in the laundry net. After showering first something to eat, the day is almost over. I'm glad that I'm behind me, I think if you travel too much then you spend way too much time in coaches. After all, I didn't fly 12 hours from Germany to Thailand for that.

Rainy season
From Bangkok goes directly to Koh Samui. Great. It rains on arrival. It has been raining for 5 days now, continuously. Koh Samui is small, it is off-season and there are very few tourists. There is nothing to do here other than the beach and food. After the second rainy day you just get angry. The hotel is paid for for 9 days. Money back and going elsewhere doesn't work. One plans to lie on the beach to have a coffee. Nothing there. It's complaining at a high level but actually it only rains for 2 hours at a time and it stays warm. All the more annoying when you catch the one week of the year when it's not fun. It's not always blue skies and blue water.

Prices
Cheap flights and cheap hotels. You actually only spend the night sleeping in the accommodation. If you are traveling on a low budget, a cheap hotel is all the more important. Sometimes you just can't find anything suitable that is acceptable in terms of price. In the high season in particular, you actually pay way too much. Either you pay too much as the budget would actually allow or you have to be satisfied with a bad hotel. The search for the best price-performance ratio can cost a lot of time and nerves.

stress
I have to see everything, experience everything, use every minute, have a party, meet new people, try everything out. Come down, do nothing and nothing for a day. You have to learn that first. Otherwise you just stress yourself. Otherwise you spend too much time on buses and ships when you want to see as many islands as possible.

Diseases
It takes a long time to understand why. Fever and a lot of time in the toilet. Brushing your teeth with tap water is enough and you can spend the next 7 days in bed.

Tip:
Traveling is not about sleeping in the most beautiful hotel or taking as many photos as possible. What you remember then are the people you meet and the beautiful moments you experience. All of this is possible without a lot of money and is only possible without stress. A long trip on the mini bus can also be fun. It only becomes negative as soon as you take a long bus trip 8 times in a 4-week holiday because you have to see everything. A rain shower brings cooling, you only see it positively. If you only book a hotel for 1-2 days, you can see everything first. If you don't like it, you can leave. To be flexible.
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Sometimes traveling is exhausting
Traveling is exhausting in itself, especially when you are on a low budget.
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Sometimes traveling is exhausting


You always remain the "tourist".
Actually, I take it with a sense of humor, but if you have been walking the street 3 times a day for 2 months and the same seller chats up every time whether you want the sunglasses (fake), then it gets annoying at some point. A friendly "no" is not enough to get rid of the occasional impolite sellers. You can recognize these "scammers" with bad goods (fakes) by the fact that they ask strange questions to get you involved in a conversation. Where are you from? How long are you on vacation What did your sunglasses cost? Only to then say that your sunglasses are not good, the ones he wants to sell you are much better. You can try these on. It's also scratch-resistant. Bla bla bla.
No matter how long you are in a country, you always remain the tourist. My daily walk to the beach and restaurant was the same every time. after the first 50 meters you will be asked if you need a taxi. 60 seconds later again, massage? Scooter taxi? Original Indian Food?
All of this is still okay and would not attract negative attention. But again and again aggressive or rude salespeople get in the way. I really don't want to buy scratch-resistant sunglasses, the seller often tries to grab my sunglasses to compare them with his sunglasses.
Asks what I paid for it and that his glasses would be better. The same thing every day, even several times a day.
It only helps to completely ignore these pushy salespeople. If you also know that the price of the sunglasses is a total rip-off, then that annoys me all the more. It just never changes. If you walk down the street twice a day, to the beach and back to the hotel, then you will be addressed in exactly the same way twice. If you go there again in the afternoon to eat something, you will feel caught in a time warp at some point.

Traveling is exhausting in itself, especially when you are on a low budget.
You spend a lot of time at airports, bus stations, trains, waiting for the mini-bus to your next destination.
The cheap big buses in particular are always uncomfortable. If you want to go from the north of Thailand to the south, you can immediately start from an arduous journey. The travel time of several hours is annoying enough. You have to get up early and pack everything back into your suitcase if you haven't done it the evening before. Then you leave the hotel with all your luggage on your back or in a large suitcase. The minibus arrives too late and if not, 5 more people will be picked up from their hotels. So you sit in the mini bus and get bored. Until it finally goes to the airport, it's already two hours on the road. You either fly or use a mini bus or large bus to get to your destination. The flight has the advantage that the flight time is short. The arrival and waiting time is much longer each time. I sit in the mini bus for 2 hours, 30 minutes of which in a traffic jam. If you want to be at the airport 1.5 hours beforehand, I sit around another hour after checking in my luggage. I also have to go through the security check. By the time you finally sit on the plane, the morning is over. It is no better with the bus. Although I wait less here, the journey time is always forever. 8 hours to the island of Koh-Phangan. From the hotel by mini bus to the bus station. There you will be assigned to a large bus. Until it finally leaves, it feels like an eternity because the mini-bus always arrives much too early. Then a bus ride lasting several hours. Not a bit cozy. Either way too hot or, as it is most of the time, way too cold. With the air conditioning set to 16 degrees with shorts and a T-shirt, you would have a cold tomorrow. Finally get off, but still not at the destination. You wait again, it's another 30 minutes. From the big bus it goes to a big ship. Line up with the luggage again. Mass tourism always means a long wait. Until everyone is accommodated in the ship. Got up at six in the morning, the mini-bus arrived at the hotel at 7.00, now it's already 1:00 pm. The ship leaves and at 2:30 p.m. we arrive at Koh Phangan. I could use a shower now. The midday sun is piercing and some have even thrown up while sailing because of the high waves. But all better than my last cruise. Without a toilet and 1 liter of water, I've never had to pee so badly. But finally arrived on the island. Again take the luggage and out of the ship. Along the jetty and the first taxi drivers are already greedy for tourists. A taxi ride will cost 10 times as much as a mini bus ride. So I'll pay around € 6 for a mini bus ride. I pay and ask where the mini bus is. Throw my luggage into the large trunk and see if it doesn't fall out. Because the trunk is constantly opened and other passengers also squeeze their suitcases in. Good thing I have nothing fragile in there. Until we finally start driving, it's another 20 minutes. The game starts over. We drive again for about 20 minutes and one passenger after the other gets off. We drive from hotel entrance to hotel entrance. I'm the last one. Finally the driver says the name of my hotel. I can get out. It is 3:40 p.m. The day is almost over again. I walk the last few meters to my budget hotel. It was one of the cheapest you could book. Nobody is at the reception. I put my suitcase down and wait. After a few minutes someone comes along, handing in their passport and showing the booking confirmation on their cell phone. I get a key and can run up the stairs to the fourth floor. I throw everything on the bed and go straight to the shower. Unpack the suitcase and put the dirty laundry in the laundry net. After showering first something to eat, the day is almost over. I'm glad that I'm behind me, I think if you travel too much then you spend way too much time in coaches. After all, I didn't fly 12 hours from Germany to Thailand for that.

Rainy season
From Bangkok goes directly to Koh Samui. Great. It rains on arrival. It has been raining for 5 days now, continuously. Koh Samui is small, it is off-season and there are very few tourists. There is nothing to do here other than the beach and food. After the second rainy day you just get angry. The hotel is paid for for 9 days. Money back and going elsewhere doesn't work. One plans to lie on the beach to have a coffee. Nothing there. It's complaining at a high level but actually it only rains for 2 hours at a time and it stays warm. All the more annoying when you catch the one week of the year when it's not fun. It's not always blue skies and blue water.

Prices
Cheap flights and cheap hotels. You actually only spend the night sleeping in the accommodation. If you are traveling on a low budget, a cheap hotel is all the more important. Sometimes you just can't find anything suitable that is acceptable in terms of price. In the high season in particular, you actually pay way too much. Either you pay too much as the budget would actually allow or you have to be satisfied with a bad hotel. The search for the best price-performance ratio can cost a lot of time and nerves.

stress
I have to see everything, experience everything, use every minute, have a party, meet new people, try everything out. Come down, do nothing and nothing for a day. You have to learn that first. Otherwise you just stress yourself. Otherwise you spend too much time on buses and ships when you want to see as many islands as possible.

Diseases
It takes a long time to understand why. Fever and a lot of time in the toilet. Brushing your teeth with tap water is enough and you can spend the next 7 days in bed.

Tip:
Traveling is not about sleeping in the most beautiful hotel or taking as many photos as possible. What you remember then are the people you meet and the beautiful moments you experience. All of this is possible without a lot of money and is only possible without stress. A long trip on the mini bus can also be fun. It only becomes negative as soon as you take a long bus trip 8 times in a 4-week holiday because you have to see everything. A rain shower brings cooling, you only see it positively. If you only book a hotel for 1-2 days, you can see everything first. If you don't like it, you can leave. To be flexible. Sometimes traveling is exhausting

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