Blogs from Ko Samui, South-West Thailand, Thailand, Asia - page 2


Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui August 16th 2013

After a few days on Phi Phi I caught the ferry back to AoNang, although delayed, no reason given just a sign on the pier that said, "ferry late today", Thai time I guess. The crossing was a smooth one and I spent just one night in AoNang before getting up early to catch the bus and ferry to Samui. This was all plain sailing, the weather was good and I arrived in Koh Samui around lunch time. I was meeting up with Aoife who was from Eire, unfortunately her so called friend who she had been travelling with just decided to go home as she was missing her boyfriend. One of my ex-tour friends Ross had met her while they were on Koh Samui and asked me if I would mind befriending her as she ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui July 31st 2013

This is the part of the holiday that I was looking forward too! Pure relaxation. We left Pattaya and headed by plane to Koh Samui. On the way we went past a gold leaf Buddha outline on the side of a cliff. Pretty impressive, wonder how they got it there?? We arrived on Koh Samui, after a flight in a little plane (not my favourite part of the trip) at 6.15pm and then went looking for somewhere to stay. Eventually ended up in Lamai where the bus driver dropped us off at the Golden Sand Resort where we very happily dumped our bags and then went to sit on the beach for a much needed relaxing welcome drink. The rooms are little bungalows that line a garden path and at the end of the path is ... read more
Buddha on Cliff
Golden Sand
Bungalow Golden Sand

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui June 21st 2013

Well today marks the day we have to pack our bags and leave Koh Samui. We just can't believe our 8 nights have passed by so fast. THANKFULLY ... we are not yet heading home ... just relocating to another place full of new adventures. But before I go into Chiang Mai, our next destination, let me update you with the last couple of days. Yesterday we enjoyed our breakfast watching the view yet again then Scott and the boys spent a quiet hour in the room swimming and relaxing whilst I snuck off to the day spa here at the resort ... book in hand ... to enjoy an indulgent 1 hour thai foot massage. Ooooh yeah ... it was delightful!!!! I relaxed in a comfy chair (in the air conditioning) reading my book, and ... read more
Too early fo cocktails ...
Market Stalls
Dylan being cheeky ...

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui June 19th 2013

Hi All ... its us again :) I think we have adjusted to local time as we all slept in today and finally we had others at breakfast with us!!! Most days so far we have been the first to arrive at breakfast ... which of course has its advantages when Scott and I can get our coffee made as soon as we order and enjoy the service of 5-6 staff for our family of 5!!! Thailand is 3 hours behind Brisbane so we have moved into local time. Also, the mornings are so slow for everything over here and nothing really gets going until after lunch time ... so I'm glad we have adjusted a little. We have been caught out arriving too early for things a couple of times so far! This morning it ... read more
The very top of the Waterfalls ..
Beach Swing at Lunch Stop
Lunch today - YUM!

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui June 18th 2013

Well first of all I have to say thanks so much for the lovely comments you have made ... it is great to know that people are actually reading this blog and enjoying hearing about our travels! Sorry I have not replied ... just been SOOOOO busy doing SOOOOO much and yet still SOOOOO relaxed! Also sorry for all the typos ... there is no spell check and lets face it ... I'm on holidays! I can hardly remember what the last blog update was ... but I think it was our quiet morning in the unit enjoying the place and the view! We used our inifinity pool and read books ... the boys played hide and seek (there are just so many places to hide here!) and we headed off after lunch on another adventure! ... read more
Blake with the Birds
Birds eating my thongs!
The Doves


Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui June 17th 2013

Sadly we have now had 4 sleeps at this amazing place in Koh Samui ... which means there are only another 4 left before we continue on our Thailand adventure. Since my last post we have been doing lots of relaxing ... let me share a bit of that with you now ... On Saturday afternoon we headed down to the north coast of Koh Samui to Mae Nam beach again ... we have found this to be our favourtie area so far on this trip. We had read about a little local bar that was worth a visit so we set out to find it. Thankfully with our car we can take lots of wrong turns and eventually find our way. The boys just don't understand why we keep getting lost! It is funny how ... read more
Beach play a Black Rose Bar - Mae Nam
Playing Pool
Coffee at Chaweng Beach

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui June 15th 2013

Well we are starting to feel like we are finding our way a little in this new area that we have never been to before. Hiring a car has given us great freedom to explore and find things that are off the main roads and not otherwise easily accessible. Yesterday afternoon we set off on our first real adventure and the boys got to see a couple of Thai Temples that are well known on Koh Samui. A couple of photos are attached. They were quite interested surprisingly ... especially at the Golden Budda where they were blessed with holy water that was sprinkled over them by a Monk. Blake is still talking about it today and he wants to "go and visit the Monk again." Funny! We found a pancake cart and wanted to try ... read more
Looking up at our unit!!!!
Praying in a Temple
Another Temple

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui June 14th 2013

Well it has been a fun filled 24 hours ... After enjoying a lovely 3 course Thai lunch yesterday at the resort we ventured down the hill to the local town on Bang Po. We walked along the secluded beach (this is not a very busy area of the island so we were not around many other tourists) and enjoyed a drink in a quiet beach bar whilst the boys played in the sand. There will be more of this as it was so peaceful and relaxing. Given the boys were running on less than 5 hours sleep from the night before we dropping in a 7-11 to pick up some "ready made" dinner for the boys and they at in the room fairly early and went to bed by 7pm local time (10pm Aussie time!). ... read more
Lunch with cocktails :)
A beach walk - Bang Po
Local Eating Spot

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui June 13th 2013

Well we have finally arrived!!!!! Our home for the next 8 days is truly unbelievable. The boys think it is heaven on earth. We think it is also heaven on earth! Just unpacked and had to do a but of work (that's like swearing really) but decided to also add these photos.... read more
Outlook from room
View from inside

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui June 10th 2013

Koh Samui 18/5/13 We spent a long night at Singapore airport after arriving at midnight. While I love the airport, it is not much fun when all the shops shut at around 1 am and all the reclining chairs are taken up by sleeping bodies. I think that next time; we might get a transit room if staying overnight. 19/5 We left for Koh Samui at 8 am and arrived 1.5 hrs later, which was about 8.30 due to time zone changes. It was very warm and humid just the way I like it. We caught a mini bus from the airport to the Saboey resort and couldn't be bothered getting a cheaper one outside the airport as we were both exhausted. We were able to have the room early which was lucky and went for ... read more
The Big Buddha
The Passage
The Passage

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