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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui April 13th 2012

We were told "the place to be" for songkran festival was Chiang Mai, and Samui has a smaller, lamer version of the water festival..the Thai new year, but I'm not sure how it could get much bigger than Chewang beach's festival! It took almost an hour to get into town today because of the holiday, and every 10 feet there is a crowd with a hose and a water barrel, water guns and basins soaking every passing motorcycle, car and pedestrian! When we got into the main street of Chewang beach it was mayhem! We were soaked to the skin in moments, quickly armed ourselves with water guns and joined the fray. Some sneaky buggers put ice in their barrels so the soaking was also freezing....for a few 35C heat it's no hardship! In addition, ... read more
...the water battle continues....
Chaweng beach, Koh Samui

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui April 11th 2012

Arrived here yesterday to beautiful Koh (island) Samui, hot and beautiful! We booked the resort at ShaSa from home....very beautiful and quiet, but a bit isolated. the restaurant is very fancy and $$$$. Will have to find a store for snacks and the like so we are not in the poor house! Not a lot of plans for this stretch...maybe go to the 80 m waterfall or for a little snorkel in a few days?... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui April 7th 2012

Appologies people for not writting more blogs those of you who i dont speak to on the phone must have been wondering what on earth i have been doing! Well... Ko Phi Phi was a very pretty island arrived mid afternoon and due to no cars on the island we walked to the hostel which was called Flower Bungalows which was a very hot and sweaty walk. The room was a bed on the floor in a little bamboo shak type thing with a fan and a sorry excuse for a toilet/bathroom lots of mozzies everywhere but nevermind still doesnt compare to the horrors of Cape Tribulation and that spider + snake infested place. We had dinner in a boat in the trees (bascially a tree house made out of a boat) we love our people ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui April 6th 2012

Last year, my cousin Misti and I took a trip to Cebu with a few of her friends during her spring break from school. This year it was just the two of us girls in Ko Samui, Thailand for a week of SUN and FUN. It was soooooooo relaxing and we had a ton of fun. We spent several of our days just enjoying the resort but took two day trips to snorkel and kayak. Here are some pictures of our amazing trip.... read more
Not the Real Bond Rock but very close.
Monkey Rock
"Dining on the Rocks" restaurant

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui April 2nd 2012

For our first night in Bangkok we met up with Fon (Gaffney's cousin's friend) who took us straight to Khao San Road! Packed full of backpackers, bars, clubs and stalls selling everything from fried insects to fake ID, it was mental and a great start to Bangkok! Had thai food for dinner and sampled our first bucket in a bar advertised as 'We don't check ID' before going to Gulivars travels night club! Great first night it Bangkok! Wednesday we spent our first full day in Bangkok, being very cultured. Fon took us to see 3 temples in 38 degree heat and no wind! Massive shock to the system!! First we visited Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace. Was really busy and too hot but still absolutely stunning! The ordination hall is home to the ... read more
Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Arun

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui March 26th 2012

26th March ’12 Phuket to Ko Samui Much to our amazement the minibus found the guesthouse and picked us up on time, the time being 6.45am, we then had a little tour round Patong picking up other people. One of the last people we collected was a young, very westernised Thai girl who sat in the front and chattered non stop to the driver. She also turned round and said hello to us and asked us where we were from. The minibus then stopped right in the heart of the real town of Patong where we were told another bus would be along soon. The young Thai girl came and stood with us and explained that she was nervous about travelling on her own without a friend so could we be her friends, we said yes ... read more
Ko Samui
Ko Samui
Ko Samui

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui March 16th 2012

Only came back to Samui really to spend some quality time with Stacey and Darryl before they went back home. Stacey and I woke up rather early to start on the tan challenge. It was absolutely boiling, as soon as you put on sun cream it was sweated off. We did create our own little resort in Nolans garden though including pool (paddling pool from his daughters) and beach area (bit of sand in the corner of the garden) and waiters (Jimbo and Darryl) who bought us drinks and even opened them for us! In the evening we went back to the Fishermans Walking Market which was amazing. We had mojitos and street food planned which did occur but for Stacey and I it was limited. We both werent really in the mood for drinking so ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui March 16th 2012

We had arrived in Koh Samui in the dark late at night and so next morning it was a lovely surprise to emerge into the gorgeous fragrant tropical gardens of our hotel, with the heavenly scents of frangipani and the colourful hibiscus and lotus flowers in the ponds. Then to wander through to the beach and see the classic sweeping bay of perfect white sand, fringed palms leaning towards the waves. Koh Samui is a typical tropical island blanketed in palms. It ships huge numbers of coconuts to Bangkok. The island is mostly uninhabited and pretty mountainous in the interior; most buildings are around the coastal fringe. There are many western style hotels, mostly well camouflaged, in our strip of coast anyway at Choeng Mon, one of the smaller beaches on the island. The local ‘samui ... read more
Our boat-shaped hotel pool
The finished meal after my lesson
Kayaking Ang Thong

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui March 10th 2012

Hei Norge! Nå er vi i Thailand, og her koser vi oss veldig. Men nå er snart de late dagene her over også, og vi setter kursen mot Vietnam. Tida her har vært helt fantastisk, og den har gått foort! Sol, bading og dansing til sent på kvelden. Først tilbragte vi 2 netter i Thailands hovedstad, Bangkok. Og dere – de som tror at Bangkok er en kaotisk by, har ALDRI opplevd New Delhi. Det var nydelig å gå ute i byen i fred og ro, uten tuting og styr. Og uten å stadig være nær ved å bli overkjørt av en eller annen gærning. Det første vi gjorde var å ta en elvebåt til Grand Palace, og se på noen buddistiske templer. Ettersom ukene i India bestod mye av tempelbesøk – bestemte vi oss for ... read more
Bungalowen vår!
Grand Palace!
Klare for piratparty  ;)

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui March 5th 2012

So the past couple of days it has rained a little which means the tanning mission has to be put on hold. But there has been multiple games of cards. Still in Samui and had a fun packed day a few days ago. We rented a car and went to a waterfall where we could swim in the small drop pool at the bottom. Absolutely beautiful, right next to the forest. We then went to a place where there was two baby elephants one a few months old and the other only a couple of weeks. They were the sweetest things I have ever seen up close. They kept sucking their trunks like a human baby would their thumb. The smell was hideous though. Worse than when farmers spray fields. I would even suggest it was ... read more

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