Bangkok, Thailand: Travel Bug (by Amanda)

It has been four months since I arrived to Bangkok and it has been so much better than I could ever imagine. Last week we had our final exams plus due date on all papers and projects. I have met so many friends here in Bangkok and they are from all over the world. I cannot wait to go and visit them in their home countries! Our faculty has been the first one to finish the semester. Which is amazing, it gives us all the time in the world to travel as much as we want before the next semester starts in Germany.


The faculty of communication arts has been a great host for us students. They have taken us to several school trips well spread over the semester. And they have offered very good help when it was asked for. The international office even took the students, who needed to extend their visa, to the immigration office.


Likey Theater

Since we had university max 3 days a week we were given plenty of time to travel by ourselves. Myself have mainly been traveling within Thailand during the semester and will travel to other countries now when the semester is finished. My classmates have been to Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Bali ect. during the semester. It is so easy and cheap to travel in southeast asia!


A cool cultural day trip we did with the university was to visit one of Thailand’s best puppet show theater. We watched a show and then we had the possibility to learn how to perform with the puppet. When our excursion was over some of us from the class went to the river, which is very close by, to eat dinner together. It was a great ending of the day!


Second weekend in November there was another weekend trip organized. We went to Hua hin. On the way there we stopped to visit some temples. Arriving to Hua hin and we check in at a very nice hotel. This trip felt like the ending of our semester, because now we knew that the final exams were waiting for us.




As the perfect ending of the semester almost all of us from the class came with on a dinner cruise on Bangkok’s river. It was great food, live music and our class went to the dance floor and danced through the whole cruise, the hours just flew by! Since we did not want to end the night there the class went to Khaosan road for some more dancing.


It is very easy to keep entertained and busy in Bangkok. Here you can find anything you want, an overload of massive shopping malls, hundreds of beautiful rooftop bars, spend your time outside in one of all parks, stroll through chinatown, try all the incredible food Bangkok has to offer, play arcades or visit temples or other cultural places. In Bangkok you will never be bored and there is always something new to discover!