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Published: September 21st 2013
Our time on the Andaman Coast Island hoping was now at an end and we were soon making our way over to the mainland to then move to the Gulf Coast of Thailand to stay on the island of Koh Samui.
We had thought that with Phuket being the biggest island on the Andaman Coast, it would be easy for us to get to Krabi by getting a boat straight there, but we soon found out that there were no boats that go there from Phuket and so with that we were soon on another small ferry heading back for Koh Phi Phi to then get another boat to Krabi.
After a full day of moving, we eventually got to the mainland later that afternoon and were off to find our hostel (Pak Up Hostel) which turned out to be really nice, with nice comfy beds and white crisp sheets.....it had been a while since we had been in a nice bed! The hostel is right in the center of Krabi swell so you haven’t got far to go if you want to go to any of the nearby temples, that’s probably about all there is to do here,
there's some really good food stalls just down the road from the hostel, on Khongkha Road, which are there in the evenings and they do some really good street food, also really cheap, so the 2 nights we stayed here were spent eating as much as we could from the food stalls.
Our final day we were up bright and early ready for our transfer to the bus station (if you could call it that) which took us over to Don Sak on the Gulf Coast, which surprisingly took very little time, and we then got our connecting ferry to Koh Samui. We managed to get a nice little hostel along Chaweng beach, owned by a nice American guy and his Thai girlfriend, with this place being so close to the main strip it meant we didn't have to go too far for the bars and places to eat in the evenings. Although Koh Samui for me isn't going to be one of the islands which stands out for me while we have been travelling, it just seems that most of the island has been over commercialized over the years and it's now just another tourist hotspot so it
wasn't the nicest to go and visit, to be fair swell you can visit some nearby islands which are part of a national park but we didn't go, but that’s meant to be really nice. Plus Jade was still getting over her Dengue fever so she was still feeling pretty ill at the moment. So our days here were spent mainly chilling out, hoping that Jade would feel better at the end of it before we moved off again.
If you do end up going to Koh Samui though, there are some really nice, cheap places to eat along the main strip (it can get quite pricey) you just need to keep an eye out for them, they don't look the best places to eat but they actually are!
Before we got to Chaweng beach we did stay on a bit of a quitter part of the island, but still not too far from the main town, in a resort that we had found pretty cheap online and it did look really nice in the pictures, and it was quite nice when we first turned up, right next to the beach with nice looking rooms and your own
swimming pool........then we was taken to our room! Right down the other end of the resort we were put in a little room (it was like an oven!) and we did have our own pool.....I think it was anyway, either way it was the dirtiest water i had seen in a while! That’s what you get for living cheap on a budget i suppose haha, but we only stayed for a couple of nights so it wasn't too bad.
Soon enough though we were planning our next part of the trip and booking our next ferry to one of the much smaller islands on this coast, Koh Tao.............
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