I admit that I have a serious problem – I’m addicted to diving. Wether you love or hate the ever touristic islands of Thailand, the diving sites there are fantastic and worth to visit! We dived in Koh Tao (Chumphon Pinnacle, Hin Wong Pinnacle, South West Pinnacle, White Rock) and Koh Phi Phi (Bida Nok and Garang Hang) and those pictures were taken by Bill from Phi Phi Diving. I’m not going to bore you with words, the pictures will speak for themselves.
Here is a list of good diving sites in Thailand from PADI. And I seriously recommend this video about diving in the Andaman Sea.
If you are slightly interested in art and history, Florence is the town to visit!
We used the Firenzecard extensively to explore the many sites of Florence. The card costs 72€ and allows the holder to visit 67 museums in 72 hrs without having to wait in line or make any reservations beforehand.* We tried very hard, but only managed to visit the Duomo, the Baptistery of Saint John, Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi, Palazzo Pitti with its Boboli Gardens, Basilica of Santa Maria Novella and the David Statue in the Galleria dell’Accademia. The Firenzcard also allows you to use the local bus, but Florence turned out to have the perfect size to be discovered by foot!
The place where we stayed is also worth to mention. Simon found it on AirBnB and it is an apartment on the 4th floor of a medieval tower, which was once owned by a powerful family named Donati. The towers of Donati were mentioned by Dante and had been the home of the dottore of the Medici family during the Renaissance.
The picture above was taken on the tower of Palazzo Vecchio.
*It also promises unlimited Wifi in the city, but the signal was usually very bad and most cafés had free Wifi anyway.
Click here to see it as 360 panorama.