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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Yao February 11th 2020

Tuesday 11th February 2020 Our last few days here have been as idyllic as the first. Yesterday morning we found our way to the main village on the island, called Thakhai. It is a bit on the scruffy side but served our purpose. We needed to find an ATM to get more cash before moving on and buy more mosquito coils. We probably have enough cash anyway, however, we don’t know if we can get any on Koh Jum and/or use Visa or Mastercard. So far, since arriving in Thailand, we have had to use cash for almost everything. So, in Thakhai we got cash and the coils and an excellent meal cheaper than here on Pasai Beach. The chilli stir-fried prawns and spicy stir-fried chicken with cashew nuts were excellent and cost just 290 Baht ... read more
Great food in Thakhai village
What flavour
Petrol and food for sale

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Yao February 9th 2020

Saturday 8th February 2020 When we stepped off the speedboat yesterday, at Manoh Pier, on the little island of Koh Yao Noi, it was like stepping back in time. It reminded us of arriving on the island of Koh Chang twenty years ago. As a truck bumped along a dusty little road with us, three other backpackers and our luggage, it was just like being on the truck that delivered us, with our son Dan and Lorna, to our accommodation at “Maggie´s Place” on Koh Chang, on Christmas Eve 1999. That was our first visit to Thailand. The love affair with this beautiful country, its people and cuisine had begun! In 1999, our son Nick was working in Bangkok and we came to Thailand to share Christmas with him (and celebrate the Millennium). Dan and Lorna ... read more
Noppharat Thara dock
¨Farewell Noppharat Thara
IPassing Koh Nok on the way to Koh Yao Noi

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Yao February 25th 2019

We returned to our “favorite island beach” today. I made the initial goal to see how many straws I could find that had been washed up by previous high tides and random litter and planned on making a little sand castle display. However, as things started to unfold I saw that I had inadvertantly created 5 towers in the shape of a di five. Much resembling Angkor Wat. Well, now that I had a picture the creation needed to be made. Out of blue bottle caps, blue plastics and blue flip flops came the moat. From single use plastic spoons came the wall for the city. Cue tips and white straws created sections within the city. Roads were bottle caps and cigarette lighters and of course the towers are plastic straws. Some people visiting the beach ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Yao February 20th 2019

For the next week I am floating in the sea Off an island In Thailand... Thinking about wrapping up this jaunt and preparing to come home.... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Yao February 9th 2018

Krabi est une plaque tournante pour les touristes qui prennent des vans vers le nord ou vers le sud, ou en arrivent, Bangkok en 13 heures annoncées, même Kuala Lumpur ou Singapour. Plutôt que d’aller dans la station de bus locale, on va chercher les touristes à leur hôtel et on les dépose dans un hangar d’où partent les fameux vans. Je n’aime pas cet endroit foutoir, parcage à bestiaux, qui ne donne même pas l’illusion d’utiliser les transports des gens du cru. Peu importe, mon van pour Phang Nga finit par partir, j’ai la front seat, youpie… 1h30 de route excellente, entourée de ces fameux pitons rocheux dont je ne me lasse pas. On me dépose à la station de bus de Phang Nga. Un moto taxi me prend en charge, mon sac devient de ... read more

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Yao December 8th 2017

Ok, this might be the only way I get the blog done… Sitting on our 7 hr flight from Singapore to Sydney on Scoot, Singapore’s ultra cheap airline. It is a very nice Boeing Dreamliner, but there is no entertainment console. Nor blanket, pillow or free water. Yes, you paid for the seat. Anything else is extra. It is an interesting new concept. You pay for the wifi, even pay separately to access the power box to charge your electronics. That will be $7 please. So, if you don’t travel with a laptop, or Kindle or phone, which is just about no one; or are too cheap to pay for the extras, you are forced to sit and possibly just think, a novel concept. Or… catch up on a blog. Course our seat looks like command ... read more
repairing hurricane damage
working on the blog
A day out with Dad

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Yao January 26th 2017

Last time we were on the island of Ko Yao Noi ( Noi meaning north) we made friends with a Thai couple, Som and Jak. They'd both been working at Holiday resort where we were staying but as trade dropped they both found themselves out of work. They were lovely people and asked us to keep in touch. When they knew we were returning to the island they insisted we meet up. Som has done well for herself and now works as a receptionist at the neighbouring expensive hotel. Jack has started his own business running boat trips. On our second day there neither were starting work until 2pm so Jak asked if he could pick us up in his car at 11am to go out for the day together. First we went to their house. ... read more
Caged birds
Lunch. The real Thai style!
His local restaurant

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Yao January 24th 2017

We are now on the island of Ko Yao Noi. After six weeks on Ko Lanta it was time for a change. The journey here consisted of a four hour mini bus ride interrupted by a ride on the small car ferry to take us to the mainland then onto the pier at Krabi via Ao Nang. Unfortunately as we arrived in the mainland it began to rain and soon became a torrential downpour, flooding the roads. We bagan to dread the boat ride over to the island but miraculously 15 mins before we arrived at the pier it stopped and the sun came out. A huge troop of monkeys came from the mangroves and greeted us at the pier as our mini bus pulled up. The boat was an old large wooden long tail boat ... read more
Deserted beaches
On the long tail boat waiting to set off from Krabi
The journey took us through spectacular scenery

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Yao January 29th 2016

After bus journeys , planes, taxis and boats we have moved from the chaotic city life of Kuala Lumpur to laid back island life in Thailand Our aim was to find an island not hit by tourism. I think we've found it here. There's just one road circling the island with only the odd motor bike and sangthweth ( open taxi) on. Our hut is facing the beach reached by a little wooden bridge over a moat filled with water Lillies. Out to sea many tall lime karsts reach up to the sky. There is a collection of bungalow operations and restaurants and one shop. A short walk away is a mangrove forest teeming with wildlife. Hornbills and hawks fly through the trees and in the mangrove itself we've seen tiny fish developing,orange claw crabs and ... read more
Lime Karsts out to sea
Exploring the countryside on the island
A walk through the mangroves

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Yao March 16th 2013

Ko Yao noi , the quiet island for travellers,or for familly . go to Pasai or Klong Jark beach for good trip !! Thai,Thailand,thailande,phuket,ko yao,koyao noi,ko yao yai,beach,plages,plage,... read more
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