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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui August 21st 2011

August 20, 2011: Koh Samui, Thailand. This place has a nice energy about it. It has the touristy vacation area in case you want to have some great Italian food or dance the night away. It also is a large enough island that you can rent a scooter for 200 Baht ($6 US) and take a full circle of the island in about 2 hours. There are some great temples as you circle around, a few fishing villages, some waterfalls, hiking, and lots of small public roads you can head down if you want to see how the locals live. Now go have some fun. ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui August 12th 2011

Finding it hard to believe that by the time some of you are reading this we will hopefully be safe and sound back in Manchester wondering where the time all went. Finding it hard to deal with the mixed emotions of wanting to stay in paradise just a little bit longer and the overwhelming excitement of seeing people, which is now intruding on sleep and lots of my thoughts during the day as well. Struggling with the reality of home was always going to be hard but the news reports from the UK this week have made us realise just how difficult this transition may be. From TV reports and newspaper clippings it feels like we are returning to a very different country than we left-hoping and praying that everyone we know and care about has ... read more
Our super fancy villa
A few beers in our own private pool
The boys on their own tuk tuk journey

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui August 9th 2011

We arrived on Lamai beach, down the south end at the Green Villa which was run by 2 french men and were shown to our room. We walked up the steps of our little shack and opened the door which revealed a double bed and just about enough room down the side to place our bags. Opening the door to the bathroom we discovered a toilet without a flush; with a bucket of water next to it…at this point we felt we were proper travellers. We soon realised we were not alone in in our little shack after finding lizards and giant ants crawling around, this would account for the price we paid a night of only £6 for both of us. Unpacking a few bits we went to the restaurant and had a brunch of ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui August 5th 2011

Arriving at Baan rom mai we settled into our room by spreading our stuff around and finally hanging up some clothes. We had a quick dip in the pool after another sweaty journey then headed off to the beach in search of some food. Chaweng beach couldn’t have been more different to the one we had just left in koh Tao, all along the beach front were big posh hotels with fancy restaurants We learnt this when we sat down at the first place we came across and embarrassed as we couldn’t afford anything of the menu just asked for 2 fantas which ended up costing the same amount as we had paid for a full meal and drinks in Bangkok. After walking about 2 miles down the sandy beach we decided to stop at arc ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui August 2nd 2011

We were quite nervous about this trip to Thailand, we hadn’t been to Koh Samui for 10 years and we had been wondering if we had made the right decision to revisit since we booked our flights! Again, our flight arrived close to midnight so being the tight arses that we are, we waited in Bangkok airport until it was time for the first flight to Surat Thani. This time we were fully prepared for the transport mafia on arrival at Surat Thani as we had pre-researched our options. After our night in the airport with little sleep, we decided to go for the faster ferry option to Koh Samui. It was expensive at 650 baht each (£13) but it was half the journey time and we just wanted to get there at this point. We ... read more
Our lovely room
More food at Bophut night market
Donna on Maenam beach

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui July 27th 2011

After catching the 'drug runner' multi engined speedboat back to the mainland from Koh Tarutao we wandered in the heat of the day to find the bus station to get back to hat yai (the bus itself was quite something – neon upholstery, pink and green panelling and a TV playing Thai pop music videos, which all seemed to centre around a love triangle, the whole journey!), then tuk-tuked to the pier to cacth the night ferry to Koh Samui...night ferries are the best way to travel between the islands in my humble opinion as they're cheaper than the day ones and you get a bed for the night … saving you the cost of a hostel! The crossing was calm and peaceful and we managed to grab a few hours sleep. Once we'd docked we ... read more
re-fuelling ... from empty drinks bottles on a stand by the road!
View from on of our scooter tours
Muay Thai

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui July 20th 2011

On Wednesday after we enjoyed another massive breakfast at the Park Royal, we packed our bags and chilled out by the pool for most of the morning as absolutely NOTHING happens in KL for tourists before 11am. Then it was a super quick trip across to Sengei Wang for some last minute shopping before catching a taxi out to Subang Airport for our Firefly flight to Koh Samui. Traffic was horrendous right near the hotel and we were stuck in a traffic jam for what seemed like an eternity. Funny tho', when I told the driver that we were probably going to be late for our flight at the rate we were going, he was suddenly able to change lanes and duck and dive thru the traffic and we were on our way. It took about ... read more
Firefly
Amari Palm Reef
Aothong National Park

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui July 19th 2011

Surat Thani, 19.červenec Právě máme před sebou let s Thai Airways do Bangkoku a pozdní příjezd do hotelu Chatrium rezidence. Za sebou máme několikanásobné ranní koupání v Mae Hat na Ko Samui, lehkou snídani - každý jedno pečivo ze 7-eleven a čaj/kafe se šunkovým sendwichem napůl. O čtvrt na jedenáct jsme se rozloučili s Home Bay resortem a přešli o kousek k terminálu Lomprayahu odkud měl mezi 10:30 a 10:45 vyrážet autobusek směr Nathorn, odkud jezdí trajekty na Surat Thani. Opět se projevila typická Asie - autobusek dorazil za pět jedenáct. Dorazili jsme do Nathornu něco po jedenácté a zjistili, že check-in na trajekt je až od dvanácti. Zašli jsme se tedy mrknout do obchůdků ve městě, v jednom jsme udělali velký nákup 5 kusů oblečení stánkové kvality za 1000 bahtů, zašli na občerstvení (Silvie kokosák, ... read more
jídlo na letišti v Surat Thani
rodinná motorka

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui July 18th 2011

18.červenec, Ko Samui Dnes jsme si naordinovali plážové povalování a odpočinek. Ráno jsme pojedli klasicky koláčky z 7-eleven a šli si sednout na pláž. Silvie roztáhla na zem ručník, sedla si a dřív než jsem si mohl přisednout, zasedl mi místo plážový pes a hned dával Silvii mile pac. Poodsedli jsme, přiběhl do našeho stínu a klidně ležel vedle a hryzal si blechy. Dál už jsme si ho nevšímali a tak asi po čtvrt hodině odběhl za něčím zajímavějším. Koupali jsme se, dali si kávu a čaj, pak zase koupali, dali si džus z tropického ovoce a zase koupali. Šli jsme koupit lístek na zítřek. Nejdřív buskem do jiného místa na Ko Samui, odkud odjíždí loď směrem na Surat Thani a od mola autobuskem na letiště. Celkem 700 bahtů za osobu. Docela drahé. Dali jsme si ... read more
plážová pohoda
zasedl mi místo a byl na Silviii milejší...
ranní koupel

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui July 17th 2011

Ko Samui, 17.červenec Dnes ráno jsme se vzbudili, komáři nebyli žádní - důkladné vystříkání chatky repelentem před tím, neź jsme šli na večeři docela pomohlo. Na večeři jsme šli do D.D.Hut. Jednak to bylo nejblíž, dvak jsme tam dali prádlo k vyprání a za třetí tam měli free internet a potřebovali jsme si booknout hotel v Bangkoku. Na večeři jsme požádali ať ji udělají pálivou po thajském způsobu, nic evropského jako včera. Silvie si dala salát s nudlemi (donesli jí takové skleněné, byl opravdu hodně pálivý). Já si dal klasiku - smaženou rýži s plody moře. Rozdělili jsme si jídlo na půl a tak to bylo pálivé tak akorát. Pro Bangkok jsme booknuli opět Chatrium - ale tentokrát byla akce na čtyřhvězdičkový rezidence - 58 EUR. Nakoupili jsme v seven-eleven snídani a každý jiný druh fanty ... read more
pokojík na Ko Samui
ranní plážička na Ko Tao
samžená rýže s ananasem a kešu oříšky




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