Sunday, December 27, 2009

Four airports in 16 hours

A week ago an amazing journey has started, which brought me and my beloved better half from winter to summer once again. In 16 hours we got from Kyiv, Ukraine, to Koh Samui in Thailand.

This is how airport in Kyiv looked like a week ago. Almost a North Pole. Getting to airport was quite a challenge as well.

Because of the heavy snows and very frosty weather (-15C), traffic was paralyzed in the city, and we had to abandon the taxi and jump into metro, which took us closer to the airport.

Eventually we got to the airport on time.

We had a flight with Turkmenistan airlines, which brought us to Ashgabat, a connection on the way to Bangkok. Airport #2 on our way was only interesting by Turkmen carpets (sold at ridiculous prices).

Other than this, there is nothing of interest in this airport.

Airport in Bangkok (airport #3, if we keep counting) is just amazing. It is enormous, but also very elegant, convenient, and features local culture in both interior and exterior design and architecture:

Thailand is one of few countries, where Ukrainian citizens can get visa on arrival.

Waiting for boarding for the plane to Koh Samui, our final destination on this trip. Some passengers enjoy almighty Google logo on a TV screen:

This is it! The plane to the tropical island:

The last flight was only 1.5 hours.

And finally, airport #4 on the route - Samui. Temperature outside is +30C.

Airport has literally no walls. There is no need for walls on a tropical island, which used to be home for the biggest plantation of coconuts in world.

This is how passengers get from the plane to the airport - in small funny electric buses.

Arrived at the bungalow:

More reports to come!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Nature win

This year I went there again.

"Drop here your hurried concern. Walk into the romantic path of the glen and let your soul be conquered by peace"

Anarchy, definitely.

Suddenly, out came the sun.

The feeling cannot be captured in a photo.

You will just have to believe me, it was magic.

Back to civilization.

Beautiful Portaria, of beautiful Mt. Pelion.

I was constantly being distracted by beautiful frames.

Feels like in my next post, there will be snow!

Sunday, December 6, 2009


An art installation inspired by last December's Greek riots.

Exhibition: Smoke in the attic project/ action field kodra '09 / Thessaloniki

Installation: Untitled

Artists: Orestis Pagalos, Georgios Tsagas