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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui November 4th 2013

Aaaaaand relax! Wednesday 30th October we arrived in Koh Samui. We treated ourselves to a flight straight there from Bangkok, which only took an hour, much different to our 10 hour bus journey a couple days before! As soon as we arrived, we were greeted from a guy that works at our hostel and he drove us there. We were staying in a quiet part of the island with very little around. Our hostel was lovely! Very modern and even had its own pool so we knew we were in the right place for relaxation. We met some nice girls, one who was English and the other who was Dutch. The English girl had been travelling for 6 months and was on the last leg of her journey. She told us about one of her bus ... read more
The waterfall we attemoted to climb. It is a lot bigger than what you can see in the picture!
The dock on Koh Tao
Nang Yuan

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Lanta November 4th 2013

Hey All, I have found that finding a restaurant around here is extremely difficult. You walk out to the beach, head down the beach and there is many restaurants and bars set up right on the water. You use the beach as a road, and at night they all have cool lights and candles set up to attract you in, and the tables are set up in the sand. Its very cool. You don’t ever have to walk up to the road. After supper last night I walked back and sat in some chairs on the sand between my bungalow and the pool and there were 2 girls from Holland staying in the bungalow down from me. They told me about this day trip they were taking to visit 4 islands the next day. It sounded ... read more
Oh yea, looking good
My new friends from Hollad

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Phang-Nga November 3rd 2013

The sun was blazing as colour coded groups scrambled aboard different vessels (I was in green - a good sign I thought) and I had a little thought about how I felt like I was on a school trip and then relief came when I realised I was only responsible for myself! All aboard!! There began gentle journey through sparkling blue waters towards hazy mounds in the distance. Our destination? Phang Nga islands.... Phang Nga Islands are one of the most popular tourist destinations in Southern Thailand and for good reason. Also known as 'James Bond Island' where 'The Man with the Golden Gun' was filmed; for me, it was one of the most stunning and best days of my life (well my eyeballs thought so anyway!). I know I will have many of these amazing ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Phi Phi Don November 3rd 2013

I was mistaken - grossly it seems. I thought I had arrive in paradise when I reached Phi Phi - surrounded by more jagged karsts, fine white sand, colourful boats lined the bay - paradise no? No. I had met Ollie, a German guy on the boat over and we ended up bonding over a love of animals and laughing over language difficulties. He had a girlfriend and I had my instincts so we ended up sharing a room for the night. Only 200 Baht each and we went to bed with the sound of vomiting next door thrown in for free - oh yeah. We both had similar desires - to find our own slice of paradise and both of us, it turns out didn't want to find it at the bottom of a 'bucket' ... read more
Phi Phi beach
Boxing time

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Lanta November 3rd 2013

Hey All, As I am writing this my feet are ankle deep in sand and I am watching the tide roll in and the sun will be setting in a few minutes over the Adaman Sea. If you are jealous you should be and if not, then I want to be where you are. So yea, I made it. My new alarm clock passed its first test and had me out front of my guest house at 5:20 this morning and right on time at 5:25 Mr Gao pulled up in this tuktuk and delivered me 20 minutes later at the departure door for domestic flights at Chiang Mai Airport. Flew Bangkok Airways to Bangkok, then 1 ½ layover and flight to Krabi. This time I promise to include the map – lol. The flight to ... read more
Where to sit
Loading the ferry


Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Chang November 3rd 2013

Dagene har jammen gått fort, når vi satt i Hanoi følte vi at vi hadde vært vekke en evighet etter 5 dager, nå er vi på dag 19 det føles uendelig rart å skulle begynne å tenke på å reise hjemover om noen dager. De siste dagene har solt oss, slappet av, inntatt mengder med mojito (for min del) og long island ice tea (for aleks sin del). Vi har vært på elefanttur, spist god mat og festet sammen med Dreyer. Veldig artig at han la første del av sin "ferie" her på Koh Chang. Gudene vet når vi ser han igjen, sist han var på tur var han vekke i omtrent et år. Å ri på elefant var forsåvidt veldig gøy, en to timers tur inn i regnskogen. Koh Chang er kjent som elefantøyen så ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand November 3rd 2013

Nov 3 - 4 2013 Phi Phi Don is a crazy place. Just walking down the street it is possible to get hit by a local on a bicycle, or a local pushing a metal framed cart with anything in it from tourist's back packs, to cinder blocks, to empty water bottles. Trying to deal with that we also have to try not to run into other people and try not to trip over the uneven brick work that makes up the road. Along with that we constantly have women sitting outside the massage shops trying to get us to get a massage. They are constantly saying "Hello, massaaaaaaagggee", or " You look like strong boy, want massaaaaagge". They drag out the word massage and it has become an on going joke between the three of ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand November 2nd 2013

Nov 2 2013 Today we headed out to our next destination, the island of Koh Phi Phi Don. To get to Phi Phi Don we had to take a long tail boat off the beach to a larger boat off shore that took us to all the way to Phi Phi Don. The boat ride took about an hour and a half and was very pleasant, enough for Sam P. to take a little bit of a nap. There were so many people on the boat and the only place that we were able to sit down was on the side deck with our feet hanging off the side of the boat. Luckily we were on the shady side of the boat, so we kept fairly cool. We were a little skeptical about coming to Phi ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand October 28th 2013

Oct 28 2013 Today when we woke up Sam R. was not feeling too hot. In the last couple of days his ears were not feeling too well. We all figured that he just had water in his ears because of all the swimming we have been doing in the last few days. But after going down to the local pharmacy he discovered that he most likely has an ear infection in at least one of his ears. Today his ears were feeling even worse, and unfortunately today was the day we were going deep water soloing. After eating some breakfast Sam R. decided that he was not feeling well enough to go with us. We also all agreed that jumping into the water from tall rocks would not be too good for his ears. So ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand October 27th 2013

Oct 27 2013 Today is our rest day so we could be well rested for the next day, the day that we go deep water soloing. Since we did not want to do any climbing we headed over to part of the Ao Nang peninsula that we had not seen yet called Ton Sai beach. Over on the Ton Sai beach there is more places to stay and more restaurants, but it is not quite as touristy as Railay West and East. There is also lots of climbing over is this area as well. We had learned a few days earlier that there was a few different was to get over to Ton Sai beach. The first one we heard about was a 30 minute walk along a jungle path, the second one was along the ... read more

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