Blogs from Ko Samui, South-West Thailand, Thailand, Asia - page 15


Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui July 8th 2011

Sawadii! Kann es sein, dass wir erst 4 Tage unterwegs sind?? Kaum zu glauben.... Mann o mann, es gibt schon einiges zu berichten. Nach 6h Flug nach Doha und 6h weiter nach Bangkok kamen wir gut im Hotel in der Khaosan Road an. Jaa...wir wussten nicht ganz genau, dass dies die groesste Partymeile von Bangkok ist....aber egal. In unserem Zimmer war es auf jeden Fall ziemlich ruhig und die Klimaanlage funktionierte. Phuu... und auf dem Dach der Buddy Lodge befand sich sogar ein wuuunderschoener Pool welchen man bis spaet in die Nacht benutzen konnte. Am ersten Tag mussten wir den Jetlag ausschlafen und dann gings ins erste Resti um Fried Noodles mit Koriander zu essen. geht das mit diesem Koriander wieder los...wie wenn ich in Suedamerika nicht schon eine Ueberdosis erwischt haette. Und nach 5 ... read more
Kaoh San Road Bangkok
Kaoh San Road Bangkok
Das erste Noodlegericht

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui June 24th 2011

Well, I’ve left the Western world behind me and am in Asia now. I started off by flying into Singapore. The first thing I noticed about Singapore was the heat and humidity, this was at 11:00 at night and it was already unbearable. The next day me and some people I met in the hostel went for a bit of a wander round the city. We started off in China town and had some stupidly cheap and really good food from a stall in a food court. It was quite a relief from the Aussie prices. We then went to a Hindu temple in one of the streets which was pretty cool, really colourful and loads of statues. We then walked up to the CBD. This area seemed pretty up market and just like a Western ... read more

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

Hello again! Mark here. Ok where were we? Bangkok. I was so flipping excited about the overnight train! I'd booked a "first class" sleeper compartment, which was a private 2 berth cabin. I was under no illusions, I knew that first class meant, the best of the three classes available, as opposed to actual Orient Express first class. Verlie had been sceptical about the train ride, but I'd persuaded her it would be awesome. We found our platform and carriage very easily (Verlie loved my Prince-Air Guitar joke "Purple Train, Purple Train!!" As we had arrived half an hour before take off, I had a chance to grab a few beers on the platform at normal price, before I started to get fleeced by the on-board services. There was no restaurant car, so we'd decided to ... read more
Chang on the Train
So chuffed....
Look at his happy smiling face, l

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui June 15th 2011

Day 4 in Ko Samui today went out on a 4x4 tour was great fun!!! Were really just having to much fun so i think i'll save a bigger update till i have some free time to write. We have another 4 nights here in Ko Samui then heading back to Phuket for a longer stay than just 1 night. Anyway here's a few photos of what we have been up to in Ao Nang and Ko Samui for the last week and a bit. Cheers Hendo & Sarah ... read more
More Elephants!
Street markets
Street market

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui June 15th 2011

Just spent 5 glorious days at Bophut Ko Samui. Here are some good, bad and ugly: Good: the land of smiles lives up to its reputation...everyone is trying to please you with a smile. Bad: Food along Fisherman Village is "blanded down" to cater to the taste of foreign visitors and that's great if you are not going for the real raw Thai taste that titillates all your senses. Otherwise go to the local domestic Thai restaurant usually in sheds and not fanciful deco. There is one noodle stall along the main road that is worth dying for...second only to Bangkok.. Ugly - if you plan to rent motorcyles along Fisherman Village...beware of hidden costs - gas is not included; if you are just riding around 5-20 kms around where you stay...50 bahts of 91 grade ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui June 10th 2011

We got up early and packed all our stuff so we could catch the 11 o'clock ferry, which ended up being a 12 o'clock ferry lol. Got off the ferry and rushed to find this place that had a transfer for 150 baht each rather than the 600 baht the taxis wanted but it only went once a day and left at 1, after being hounded by taxi drivers we finally found the jeep and jumped in the back of it, took us about 45 minutes to get to our new accommodation we booked online but the journey was a story in itself, there was no protection from falling off other than your hands to brace yourself and the roads were horrendous at some points and most of the last part of the journey. While we ... read more

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

Today we went on a day trip to angthong national marine park where we went snorkelling, kayaking, lots of sightseeing for photos (insert a couple of photos) and had lunch at a fishermans village where we had gigantic tempura king prawns and after went to see a monkey which was cool although it was chained up by the neck and some american girls were tormenting it by chucking water at it (insert monkey drinking). The staff were very friendly (insert picture of us and the tour guides) occasionally coming up to us for chats and pointing out the land marks such as lady gagas booby. The snorkelling was very good once I got over the panicy feeling I get when I cannot touch the bottom of the water :) (picture of us underwater) The kayaking was ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui June 8th 2011

After the overnight train to Surat we left the train to find we had tickets for a transfer to the port which took another hour by bus, this particular bus seemed to be so old that even the light fittings were turning to rust! Although the aircon was some sort of heaven until we realised it was freezing cold!! We got on the bus and sat at the back of the bus and 2 'gap yaar' people in front of us which was rather amusing to listen to... When we arrived at the port we got put onto a boat that took us to what seemed like paradise compared to Bangkok. We got a tuktuk style thing to our bungalow for the next 2 days, it seemed nice and was only a 1 minute walk to ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui June 7th 2011

Ko Samui is like paradise. It’s been a mission to get here, but it’s so worth it. Our night on the sleeper train was a little bit scary because we thought we’d missed our station. Neither of us knew that the time of arrival written on the ticket was in Thai time, not Malay and the Thais are an hour behind Malaysia! The seats get converted into beds at about 8pm and they are actually very comfortable. You get a pillow, blanket, reading light and a curtain for privacy. It’s all goes very quiet by 10pm so me and Terry watched Dumbo, because Terry has wanted to watch it for ages (honest). Surat Thani rail station is 15KM from the city center which is a real pain. Luckily, this is Thailand so within 2 seconds of ... read more
SuratThani bathroom
SuratThani Room
Chaulty Towers Pool

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

Ko Samui was a bit of chill out time for us both, as you can imagine all this travelling around can make you tired! We were fortunate enough to have been invited to stay with James and Miren who we met diving in Ko Tao, so had the luxury of an air conditioned room (dream!) and the use of their moped while we were there, all for free (thank you again James/Miren for that) Being away for nearly three months by this point you can picture the excitment on both of our faces when we discovered the island has a huge Tesco on it with all the goods we had craved from home, Lurpak butter, cheddar (more cheese), fresh white bread etc. After all the Tesco excitement we had to calm ourselves for some paddle-boarding action. ... read more

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