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Day 88, Pt.1: The Aftermath, Ko Phangan, Thailand travel blog

Day 88, Pt.1: The Aftermath

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... Beach on Ko Pha-Ngan. We boarded the dangerously crammed 7am ferry too tired to sleep and sailed back to our quiet Lamai Beach bungalow on Ko Samui. ---Vital Signs--- Travel Weariness = 90% Mood = In the Red Time Till Home = 2 Days Pad Thai = Sick Of ...

Living in isolation, Ko Phangan, Thailand travel blog

Living in isolation

A travel blog entry by madman96

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If my memory serves me correctly, Im supposed to meet my new "family" bright and early at 11:30am near the Had Rin pier.  I check out and return Limey after a heartfelt good bye spin, and after a short "disagreement" with the rental lady (what a ...

Sun.... Sea... Sand... Sandcastles, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

Sun.... Sea... Sand... Sandcastles

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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"Pew, Pew, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grub" -- Ecclesiastes, 2:17 I'm aware that I spent most of the last entry complaining about the Kho San road, and then the rest of it slagging off the Devil Wears Prada. All I can say in my ...

Beach Soccer Tournament, Ko Phangan, Thailand travel blog

Beach Soccer Tournament

A travel blog entry by madman96

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I take off with three other "family" members and head towards Samui on a long tail boat.  As we round the tip of Had Rin, I see the beach getting set up for a soccer tournament I had heard about a few days earlier.  I consult the powers that be ...

Our room came with pets, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

Our room came with pets

A travel blog entry by cleff

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Its hard to keep a travel blog up to date. Every day so many things happen that you wish you could share with someone. Like yesterday So I've decided to just type up a few sections right from the pages of my journal to kind of get caught up. I've ...

Everything must come to an end... to Ko Pha Ngan!, Ko Phangan, Thailand travel blog

Everything must come to an end... to Ko Pha Ngan!

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... the pier just in time to hear that the 45-minute ferry had an hour delay was awesome.  I don't want to leave Ko Tao and momentarily contemplate disregarding my plans and just chilling there for a few weeks, months, years. Ko Pha Ngan!  ...

"Salad Beach Resort"

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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From the pier a 1 hour "fast ferry" to our next stop moving south, the island of Koh Pha-Ngan. Found a great resort from the people at the pier and took a taxi to "Salad Beach Resort" at Haad  Salad ...

Hammock life, Koh Phangan, Thailand travel blog

Hammock life

A travel blog entry by zee

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... I only got one mark, and I treasure it- my scooter-exhaust burn. This is the one true sign of people who have been to Koh Phangan, and we compare them with pride. In the last half of the week the endless blue turned grey, and we killed 3 successive days ...

We're 'very bad' in Haad Salad!, Haad Salad, Koh Phangan, Thailand travel blog

We're 'very bad' in Haad Salad!

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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... the boats that pass in and out of the bay, which is a real shame but unfortunately not the first time we've seen it in Thailand. The funniest part of our 2 days there was when we passed an ultra-pricey resort with a fantastic pool. We were both hot and ...

Waxing Gibbous (not quite Full Moon) Party Beach, Had Rin, Koh Pha-Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Waxing Gibbous (not quite Full Moon) Party Beach

A travel blog entry by jawad

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As I continue to island hop up the east coast of Thailand I found myself at Had Rin beach on Koh Pha-Ngan today. The transfer up from Koh Samui was painless enough; 10 minute/50B ride to Big Buddha Pier followed by a 1 hour/100B boat journey to Had Rin ...

Half Moon Festival, Ko Phangan, Thailand travel blog

Half Moon Festival

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... moon shindig and exciting if not crazy... but the new govt has decided to take an even harder stance on drugs and has selected Ko Pha Ngan to start, so the music was shut down at 2 in the morning at which point everyone returned to the beach from the ...

I could get used to this..., Ko Phangan, Thailand travel blog

I could get used to this...

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... well maybe I could live here for a few years!  I wake up to sunrise coming up over the distant horizon and realize that it would be easy for my family to come visit.  I look to the right and see no one.  Were the only ones who ...

Time to hit the road again, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

Time to hit the road again

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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This last week has gone so fast I cannot believe we are finally escaping the clutches of Koh Tao!!!! We are packed (we'll almost)and make the long trek back to Bangkok tomorrow for the final time. We will spend two nights back on Koh San Road then fly ...

Oh where to start!!, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

Oh where to start!!

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... went to Bangkok to buy a new laptop because my other one is broken -thank god it's insured although we have lost a stack of photos from Thailand and all my music!!! We had some great photos of Koh Tao but have lost them all now and we haven't got round to ...

Week Twelve - Ko Phangan and Ko Tao, Ko Phangan, Thailand travel blog

Week Twelve - Ko Phangan and Ko Tao

A travel blog entry by petenic360

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... Orr this weeks entry will have less guff from Peter. Up for last bit of sun for Nic and get transfer to catamaran to Ko Phangan at lunchtime. Have booked Long Beach Resort bungalow in North West of island - 600 baht per night. Cheapest room with fan ...

Riding a 4 wheel buggy thing, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

Riding a 4 wheel buggy thing

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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So today we hired a 4 wheel buggy thing (ATV- Ben says it's called) and drove around parts of the island you just can't reach on our nackered old bike. I guess it's kind of like being on a rally bike race track on 4 wheels! I suppose the sensible thing ...

The only word to describe it :- CHAOS!, Ko Phan Yang, Thailand travel blog

The only word to describe it :- CHAOS!

A travel blog entry by jeffs

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... get this ludicrusly priced cab and get stitched up - in more ways than one! So, to make us feel better and to defy Thailand we ceremoniously burnt a 20 bhat note! Kind of like burning your ex's belongings (not that i've done that) when the relationship ...

This is home for now, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

This is home for now

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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I have managed to get some things of my old laptop so all is not lost.I wrote thisa while ago but figured i may as well put it on anyway: Now that my heart rate has returned to normal and I'm constantly breathing fresh air I thought I'd better let you ...

A Thousand Words, Kho Tao, Thailand travel blog

A Thousand Words

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... fond farewell to a place we had spent the last three weeks doing almost nothing. As we got closer and closer, coming into Thailand again, the feeling of anticipation built at the back of my mind, and I got all excited - not quite giddy you understand, ...

Time to Relax, Koh Phangan, Thailand travel blog

Time to Relax

A travel blog entry by reece_and_elle

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... over wasn't as bad as the first one to Koh Tao. We stayed on top deck which managed to keep Elle's breakfast down. We arrived at Koh Phangan still not knowing where we was going to stay. As we got to the pick-up truck taxis to go to bottle beach off the ...

Sam's Poem and our reply, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

Sam's Poem and our reply

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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One of our friends left recently to head for Cambodia and sent us this poem cause he is missing life here on Koh Tao so we thought you might like to read it. We sent him one back to cheer hime up which is also below; enjoy. Sam's Poem I couldn't ...

Its not even a dot on the map, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

Its not even a dot on the map

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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The bus arrives with comfy seats, TV and DVD player so we settle down for the three hour drive ahead to Chumphon where we will then catch the 1pm Catamaran to Koh Tao which takes 1 hours. We arrive and decide to stay at OK II bungalows; it's at the ...

Koh Phangan and Full Moon Beach, Koh Phangan, Thailand travel blog

Koh Phangan and Full Moon Beach

A travel blog entry by dane

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I hadn't partied like this in a long, long time. It was like our college days again, and I had a blast with Manny and Josh. I know they loved the island too. And we met awesome people, which always makes for great travel experiences. We taught people the ...

keep on keepin' on..., Koh Phangan, Thailand travel blog

keep on keepin' on...

A travel blog entry by rachel_jodie

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... bus at 7am the next day to get to the port, where we caught a boat to the island we are sitting on now, koh phangan. this is the island that thousands flock to every month for the "full moon party" which is happening this thursday. although none of us ...

A long, long day, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

A long, long day

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... bumpy and hair-raising as we bounce through the tiny 'town' and out into the centre of the island. This is the real Thailand, I reckon, not the polluted chaos of Bangkok. Men stand around on the side of the road, motorcycles hurtle past with way too many ...

A  whale shark of a time in Thailand!, Ko Phangan, Thailand travel blog

A whale shark of a time in Thailand!

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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Ay up! Going to jump straight into it ohhh yarr.... We left Bangkok for the infamous "islands" of Thailand and the infamous lush beaches and parties on said beaches.  Before we left however we said goodbye to Mike (as mentioned in the last blog) ...

Ha  I did it - Easy Divers part II, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

Ha I did it - Easy Divers part II

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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Ha, I bet you thought I'd never get back in the water again (neither did I) but I did and I did it!!!!! I finally over came my fears and completed my Open Water Dives 3 & 4 so am now a fully fledged Open Water Diver. How so you may ask? Well I ...

Happy New Year 2008 and Bad News, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Happy New Year 2008 and Bad News

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Happy New Year from Koh Phangan Island over in the Gulf of Thailand...the part that didn't get crushed by the tsunami 3 years ago.  Let's just say it right away... this was not a Thai cultural experience.  Although the various "moon ...

Vodka + Red Bull = Loss of Inhibitions, Koh Phangan, Thailand travel blog

Vodka + Red Bull = Loss of Inhibitions

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

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... ferry lurched into port, stuffed to the gills with tourists of every kind. It had come from Surat Thani on the mainland of Thailand, and we were relieved when half the passengers got off, allowing us to board. The remainder that were staying on for the ...

Things we take for granted!, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

Things we take for granted!

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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Things we take for granted: Sitting here on this beautiful tiny island when its 90 degrees makes me realize how lucky I am. I could just as easily be getting up on a cold and wet Monday morning spending the day stuck in an office I do not wish to be ...

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