Blogs from Ko Samui, South-West Thailand, Thailand, Asia - page 9


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

omg what day is it??? we are so lost off.havent had time to fill in the blog as weve been soooo busy and pretty drunk for a week.we done loads of touristy stuff...temples....thai cooking school...elephant rides and stayed in floating bungalows! that was awful...middle of nowhere koh sok............and trust us 3 to pick the bungalow which was more sinking than was sooo scary....didnt sleep at all,it was like living in im a celebrity for a night.miles to the toilet in the dark with a torch and millions of spiders and cockroaches.we had clothes wrapped around our heads and everythin to stop any bugs geting in our ears haha.did look lush when all the stars came out tho.the cooking class was funny.....didnt stick to any of the recipies so ours tasted nothin like they were meant ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui August 9th 2012

For our last blog from Thailand, we decided to make a few lists of what we will miss and won't miss from Thailand. Things we will miss The kindness of the Thai people. Everyone here is so nice. Great and cheap food everywhere, including fruit. The scenery. Thailand is a place of beautiful landscapes. An $8 scooter rental for a day. Ang Thong National Marine Park People watching The respect people have for the King and Queen. Everyone here adores them. Things we won't miss The traffic laws that are nonexistant The smell. Everything smells kind of musty. No A/C anywhere except hotel rooms, shopping malls and 7/11 convenient stores Europeans in bikinis and speedos. Everyone trying to sell you a suit, taxi, tuk tuk, and knock off clothing. Things Thailand makes us app... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui August 8th 2012

Today was what we would probably consider the laziest day we have in Thailand. With nothing planned, we woke up, took our time, and finally made it down to breakfast. We then had to figure out what to do. Kayde had been saying all along that she wanted a manicure and pedicure, so I decided that was what was going to happen today. We took off walking down the sreet in Lamai looking for a "reputable" shop to work on her. She said she wanted some place that looked like it would be in America. After about 20 minutes, we came across a place that looked like it had been placed here straight off American soil. It wasn't open until noon, so we took a break at the local McDonald's, where we had some fries and ... read more

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

The day started off with a walk down the beach. We wanted to see the Grandmother and Grandfather rocks which are at the end of Lamai beach and we wanted to go in the morning since it is much cooler. We started walking and little did we know the end of the beach was about 2 miles away. It didn't look that far from where we started, but it really was and walking in sand made it seem even further. We finally made it to the end of the beach expecting to see these famous rocks, but we found out that we were not able to get to them unless we made a long swim around or went up into town and around the large cliffs we ran into. Since we did not have any shoes ... read more
Granite Rocks on Lamai Beach
Food Stand
Food Stand Grill

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui August 4th 2012

Today started like most, with the free breakfast at the hotel and a lot of people watching. People watching is so much better here than in America, just because of all of the different cultures you see. After breakfast, we went up to the front desk and rented a scooter for the day. A 24 hour rental only costs 250 baht, which is about $8. We knew we wanted to go to Bophut beach because that was where the kayaking/snorkeling company we wanted to book with was located. There is a main road that wraps around the entire island, so we took off north knowing that the road runs right into Bophut beach. After about a 20 minute ride, we arrive in Bophut, but have no idea how to read the street signs that point to ... read more
Big Buddha
View from Restaurant

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui August 3rd 2012

We started out the day the way any beach vacation should start......laying on the beach. The hotel has lounge chairs set up with umbrellas over each one. I was up at about 6:30 so I went out and sat in the front row, dead center set of loungers. Kayde was up not too long after and met me out there. One thing about Ko Samui, there is no shortage of stray animals. We had a little dog friend spend about 3 hours underneath our lounge chairs this morning. It must have like the music I had playing on my phone. Who knew that Thai dogs like old country? We layed around until about noon and started to get hungry. There is a Thai man that sets up a little stand in the middle of the beach ... read more
Mr. Jack
Lamai Beach
Dinner on the Beach

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

We said goodbye to Bangkok this morning and jumped in a taxi to head to the airport. We both started laughing when the taxi driver changed the station and Taylor Swift was playing. Even in Thailand, we can't get away from Taylor Swift. The cab ride ended with some Michael Jackson. To say the least, it was an entertaining ride. While waiting to check in, we had a Bangkok Airways lady come up to us and ask us which flight we were on. We were at the airport a little early, and she said they had room on a flight that was leaving an hour and a half earlier if we wanted to jump on it. We did, but that just started a string of problems. First, the plane was delayed 30 minutes. Then, once we ... read more
Ko Samui Airport
Streets of Ko Samui
Our Villa

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui July 23rd 2012

Karel was zo goed als genezen en kon zelfs eieren eten als ontbijt. Een goed teken dus :-) Tinne daarentegen is de hele dag misselijk gebleven en moest vaak naar de wc. We hebben die dag dan ook niet veel meer gedaan dan aan het zwembad liggen.. We zijn wel overgeschakeld op een iets goedkoper hotel, eentje waarvan de wc wat minder hard stonk (een groot probleem in Thailand!), niet ideaal als je ziek bent. Tegen de avond aan was Tinne een beetje beter en ze is er in geslaagd een beetje pasta te eten met tomatensaus. Thais eten gaat er voorlopig echt niet meer in, best logisch als je het er op vreemde manieren je lichaam hebt zien verlaten.. Morgen reizen we door naar Hua Hin, het strand waar de koning zijn buitenverblijf heeft.... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui July 22nd 2012

De nacht was niet wat het moest zijn.. Rond 3h werd Karel wakker met buikpijn en sindsdien bleef hij naar de gemeenschappelijke wc lopen met diarree en moest hij de hele tijd overgeven. Tinne vermoedde eerst een zonneslag, maar later bleek toch dat het iets anders was.. Allebei dus een nacht achter de rug met zeer weinig slaap en dan de taxi in. Die reed veel te snel en Karel heeft overgegeven in de auto. Daarna 3 uur lang een bus op die geen toilet had. Weer overgeven.. Alsook op de boot die we daarna moesten nemen. Een gruwelijke reis voor Karel. Eenmaal op Ko Samui was hij al wat beter, maar van de rest van de dag heeft hij niet kunnen eten. Tinne heeft nog middag kunnen eten, maar begon toen ook buikpijn te krijgen.. ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Samui July 20th 2012

Hey hey We are now in ko Samui. We spent 2 nights in Ko Pha-ngan but we didnt go to the black moon party as we had origionally planned. The music was advertised as Pshy Techno which isnt really our scene and it was also pretty empty due to the fact its low season. So instead we stayed at a hostel called munchies which we had all to our selves. Its bar was on stilts that overhung the beach which we also had all to ourselves. All in all it was a lovely place to stay and quite sureal cause it was so deserted. It would also be awesome in high season however. We caught a boat to Ko Samui this morning and it could not be more different. The beach is busy with all the ... read more

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