Blogs from Ko Samui, South-West Thailand, Thailand, Asia - page 6


Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui June 15th 2013

Well we are starting to feel like we are finding our way a little in this new area that we have never been to before. Hiring a car has given us great freedom to explore and find things that are off the main roads and not otherwise easily accessible. Yesterday afternoon we set off on our first real adventure and the boys got to see a couple of Thai Temples that are well known on Koh Samui. A couple of photos are attached. They were quite interested surprisingly ... especially at the Golden Budda where they were blessed with holy water that was sprinkled over them by a Monk. Blake is still talking about it today and he wants to "go and visit the Monk again." Funny! We found a pancake cart and wanted to try ... read more
Looking up at our unit!!!!
Praying in a Temple
Another Temple

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui June 14th 2013

Well it has been a fun filled 24 hours ... After enjoying a lovely 3 course Thai lunch yesterday at the resort we ventured down the hill to the local town on Bang Po. We walked along the secluded beach (this is not a very busy area of the island so we were not around many other tourists) and enjoyed a drink in a quiet beach bar whilst the boys played in the sand. There will be more of this as it was so peaceful and relaxing. Given the boys were running on less than 5 hours sleep from the night before we dropping in a 7-11 to pick up some "ready made" dinner for the boys and they at in the room fairly early and went to bed by 7pm local time (10pm Aussie time!). ... read more
Lunch with cocktails :)
A beach walk - Bang Po
Local Eating Spot

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui June 13th 2013

Well we have finally arrived!!!!! Our home for the next 8 days is truly unbelievable. The boys think it is heaven on earth. We think it is also heaven on earth! Just unpacked and had to do a but of work (that's like swearing really) but decided to also add these photos.... read more
Outlook from room
View from inside

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui June 10th 2013

Koh Samui 18/5/13 We spent a long night at Singapore airport after arriving at midnight. While I love the airport, it is not much fun when all the shops shut at around 1 am and all the reclining chairs are taken up by sleeping bodies. I think that next time; we might get a transit room if staying overnight. 19/5 We left for Koh Samui at 8 am and arrived 1.5 hrs later, which was about 8.30 due to time zone changes. It was very warm and humid just the way I like it. We caught a mini bus from the airport to the Saboey resort and couldn't be bothered getting a cheaper one outside the airport as we were both exhausted. We were able to have the room early which was lucky and went for ... read more
The Big Buddha
The Passage
The Passage

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui April 2nd 2013

Lets get festive....!!! 21/12 We got up and had our free breakfast (in Koh Pagnan!) and checked out. We booked our taxi plus ferry ticket to Koh Samui, and transfer in samui from our hotel. It cost us 550 baht for all three which was a good deal, as the ferry ticket alone would have been 450 baht. Our taxi driver to the ferry port was none other than Charlie the barman! We jumped in the back of his pick up with our cases and headed to the ferry port. We got our sticker for the ferry, with our hotel name written on and boarded the ferry. It only took half an hour to get to Samui, but was a bit of a rocky ride at the front of the Lomproyah catamaran. We got on our ... read more
Grandfather rock

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui March 9th 2013

We left Koh Tao during a torrential downpour hoping that by the time we arrived in Ko Samui the storm and bad weather had passed. After a relatively calm 2 hour journey at sea (well it couldn’t have been any worse than last time) we arrived at Nathon Pier at the northern tip of Samui to grey skies; the cockroaches-come-taxi drivers wanted an extortionate 550-700Bht for the journey to Chaweng Beach and after trying to tell us that no local transport run’s this route we managed to find someone who pointed us in the right direction of the local Songthaw’s (open sided bus). The journey took a little over an hour due to the amount of stops we had to make but at 75% saving on the taxi price it was more than fine. It is ... read more
Strolling along Chaweng
Buckets of Fun
Trading Vic's in!!!

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

I get the early morning boat over to Koh Samui and arrive around midday. The rain is torrential. A cab driver takes me to Bophut where my parents are staying but wants me to run to the car first because its so wet: “no, no you first you first” I say. “no you first!" he retorts. "Oh this is ridiculous! Alright then!” I get to my parents hotel. As my father has generously informed me its all booked up I have to go find my own accommodation now i'm here. I stand in front of them wondering how long it will take my mother to see me! Then I head off to find a cheap (although at 700b a night not that cheap) b and b down the road. “Have you started drinking again?” says my ... read more
My father and I

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui February 21st 2013

Our half day trip in Phi Phi was a lot of fun. We boarded a longtail boat and headed out. We got to go swimming in a secluded area and also snorkeling right off Maya Beach. We then went to Maya Beach but there were so many tourists. The movie "The Beach" has made the beach so popular that you can not relax. We also visited monkey beach on the way back to Phi Phi Don. Monkey Beach was really sad. Approaching the island there is a big sign reading "DO NOT FEED THE MONKEYS DO NOT POLLUTE". When we arrived we found all of the tourists feeding the monkeys and the tiny beach was soooooo polluted. Monkeys were drinking cans of Pepsi that tourists left behind. You all know how I feel about cruelty to ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui February 19th 2013

Back again avid reader and now reporting from second island paradise. Not that much to say as we have been spending the last few days listening to the gentle surf on the sand, watching the coconut trees sway in the light breeze and slapping on the sun cream!! Our balcony where we are forcesee joy a continental breakfast has gorgeous views along the bay and across to Koh Phangan - clearly visible in the distance. Lots of activity on the beach - well from other people that is - boats in and out of all shapes and sizes and a small water sports "bit" which has provide some amusement but probably not for the group of testosterone fuelled 20somerhings that hired jet skis for the seconds time and had a minor bump!! Deposit and presumably a ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui February 18th 2013

Eli's turn to be poorly, poor thing! She insists on eating salad and hey ho she got ill. Being sick and a high temperature for 24hrs, a whole day in bed. Today however she came down to the pool and gradually got back to normal although she still feels weak. She willneed a holiday after her holiday! We all had a quiet day which isn't difficult as the hotel is so nice. It didn't seem too hot perhaps because there is a constant breeze but we have all managed to get silly! We shall walk,down,the hill,into the village and have dinner soon.,We have found a good,little,placeto get fish and rice and a drink for about £5. Must keep to the budget! Photos on facebook,folks.... read more

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