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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Tao December 15th 2014

Hi Followers, Today we are leaving Koh Tao and heading back to Bangkok. The easiest way (and cheapest way) is for us to get a ferry to Chumphon and then a train to Bangkok. We woke up and headed up to the hostels reception for some breakfast, we forgot to buy supplies to cook ourselves but it was still good and cheap!! We wanted a last swim in the pool before checking out at 1100. Annoyingly the weather was getting loads better the day we were leaving (Typical). Our hostel offered free drop off at the pier which was good and we also had another traveller from our hostel going on the same route as us which is always nice. We got there (late like normal for this hostel) and did a quick shop for the ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Tao December 14th 2014

Hi!! Woke up surrounded by our mosquito net in our spacious apartment (with a balcony), definitely one of the best rooms we have had so far on our trip. The only downside is, the rest of civilisation on the island is only accessible by a minimum of 10 minute car/bike ride. The low down of the good, and to be improved points of the resort is now on trip advisor if anyone is interested. The weather is pretty bad on the east side of the island, so we caught the 8.30am shuttle into town in the hope of better weather and potentially a snorkelling trip over to Koh Nang Yuan. But the weather was still cloudy and rainy on the west coast so instead we got breakfast and then treated ourselves to our first Thai massage ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Tao December 13th 2014

Hello Followers and all other readers, We had a chilled out morning because our ferry to Koh Tao was not until 1300. We decided to just watch a spooks, head out for a little ride on the ped to get breakfast. (Not a nice day, looked like it rained all night so extra care on the roads) I drove 3 of us into town, Vick was panicking as she thought I couldn’t handle it but it was easy and very safe. We had breakfast in a little café in Thong Sala, it was nice and the food was good and cheap. We left the German girl in the Thong Sala as she needed to sort out postcards and stuff, so we said our fair wells and headed back to the hostel to check-out and hand our ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Krabi December 12th 2014

Allez ! Nous sommes dans le sud, c’est la fin du tour du monde, la fin du voyage de noces, il fait beau et chaud donc il est temps de se lâcher ! 1/ Hôtels : Nous prenons les meilleurs hôtels depuis le début du voyage ! Kao Sok national park : bungalows et passerelles dans les arbres, on se croirait dans Tarzan ! Ile de Railay : suite de luxe sur une plage paradisiaque (il y a même des peignoirs et de jolis fruits confits dans des boites en verre offerts dans la chambre !) Ko Phi Phi : hôtel réservé par nos escrocs de Bangkok qui s’avère être effectivement une bonne entourloupe 2/ Gastronomie Nous nous offrons un diner de fruits de mer dans un grand restaurant à Railay qui rend Tipha malade toute ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Pha-Ngan December 12th 2014

Hello, Last day travelling around Koh Phangan by moped, we visited Sramanora waterfall in the south east, but to be honest all the waterfalls we have seen on the island have not been worth the effort. They either have little water in them, construction work going on by the side or huge industrial pipes going through them. Oh well we were pleased we found this one today along all the maze dirt paths. Later in the morning we visited Haad Thong beach. This was quiet and fairly clean, but no chance of snorkeling here as visibility is almost non existent. In the afternoon we rode down to Bann Haad Rin, we spent about an hour on Haad Rin Nok (sunshine beach). This had many bars restaurants on it-it’s also where the full moon party takes place. ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Pha-Ngan December 11th 2014

Hi Loyal Followers, We had a good night sleep in this dorm (with just us in it)- makes the £2/night/person feel like a real bargain! So after talking to the German guy who works in the hostel, he circled lots of things on a map to do around the island. So today we had decided to drive up the west coast to visit Haad Son and Haad Yao beach, two beautiful, deserted, white sand beaches; with hammocks and swings. Afterwards we headed to the northwest reaches of the island to Koh Ma-this was the most impressive beach/island, as the island is reached by a strip of sand that the water washes up over on both sides. We did some snorkeling here too. Not brilliant as the visibility isn’t great, but the water is warm and clean ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Pha-Ngan December 10th 2014

Hey all, So today we are leaving Krabi to go to the beautiful Koh phangan. I have been before so very excited to see it again. We got picked up at 0630 (yes very early) and headed to the bus depot to join the big bus to Surat Thani, where the ferry port is!!! The journey there was about 3-1/2 hours but was good as the seat reclined back so had a nice nap and enjoyed the views. Once there we were headed in to areas depending where your ferry was going, our was stoping in Koh Samui first!!! After about 2 hours we finally arrived in Koh Phangan!! WOO HOO. It's so amazing here, We love it!! We got in a group taxi to our hostel. It's so quiet here as it was a full ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand December 9th 2014

Hi Loyal Followers, So today we are leaving Phi Phi and heading to Krabi for a night before moving on to the islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. We arrived at the pier expecting our 1000 ferry to the main land instead we are told its 1030 so after sitting around we finally headed off. We thought we had good seats until we noticed the cockroach family coming out of the wood near my arm!!! Yuck yuck yuck!!! We moved over one accordingly and made sure others could see so we could have the area to ourselves!! The trip seemed quick and we both read during it. Once we arrived we didn’t have our pick-up to the hostel (made our getting ripped off even more annoying as they didn’t even come through on what they ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Krabi December 8th 2014

Krabi town So we grab another awesome Bangkok Airways flight to Krabi town. It's raining when we arrive but we jump on a shuttle bus for cheap. The town isn't much, there are really just two streets which have restaurants and pubs. We arrive at a nondescript building and the driver signals at Cameron and me to get off. We are on a bus full of people, but only we are told to get off. We ask a few times if they are sure we get off there, and the other passengers look confused as well, but they seem insistent so we get off. Now we have no idea where we are. We ask a lady sitting on the corner of the building if she knows where our hotel is, and lo and behold, we are ... read more
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Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Lanta December 8th 2014

We wanta Ko Lanta Can we just talk about the motorbike situation, please? I'm tired of appearing well traveled and laissez faire and pretending that observing impending death daily doesn't wear at my soul. Anyone who has been to Asia or Indonesia or Central/South America knows what I mean, and can picture the rogue motorcyclists weaving in and out of traffic, helmetless, obeying no lanes or lights or traffic signals or sheer common sense. And to be fair, it's like the drivers are all participating in some grand symphony that my ears are not attuned to. The horns and motors and swerves to the left and right are like music, with a grand conductor in the clouds that white people aren't able to see. And it's not like there is just one person riding on these ... read more
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