Travel Blogs from Ko Samui, Thailand

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Day 86:  The Sweatiest I've Ever Been, Ang Thong Marine National Park, Thailand travel blog

Day 86: The Sweatiest I've Ever Been

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... in a park featuring a local Thai rock band. Their music sounded vaguely Latino and helped add to an overall impression of South Thailand being the sort of "Mexico of Asia." Also present was a chubby balding old white man lost in a hopeless stupor who ...

Arrived in Thailand, Bo Phut, Koh Samui, Thailand travel blog

Arrived in Thailand

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... to Tanee Villas where I have checked into a rather nice (and very new looking) bungalow for 200B a night. So there you have it - from the busy metropolis of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to a quiet beach on Koh Samui in Thailand - in about forty four ...

Andrew, don't you dare flip this sea-doo, Ko Samui, Thailand travel blog

Andrew, don't you dare flip this sea-doo

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... bad. Once we arrived we decided to head to the famous beach at Chaweng. We found a guesthouse pretty easily and settled in. Ko Samui was the most westernized place we have visited so far (outside of Bangkok) and very heavily touristed, but neither C or ...

Island Hopping in Thailand, Koh Samui, Koh Phan Ngan, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

Island Hopping in Thailand

A travel blog entry by edamame

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... . Well, we haven't really done anything since Egypt to deserve another beach vacation, but we got one anyways! Coming into Thailand by overnight train, we also had to take an overnight boat from the mainland to the islands in the Gulf of Thailand ...

The Enema Within, Koh Samui, Thailand travel blog

The Enema Within

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

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... . Two weeks on Koh Samui and we were well and truly ready to head for the quieter, less developed island of Ko Lanta off the west coast of Thailand for three weeks of relaxation (as if we haven't had enough). If you've read this far I'm afraid your ...

Pass The Pina Colada, Taling Ngam, Thailand travel blog

Pass The Pina Colada

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... story. Koh Samui was now going to be our one and only stop in the beach paradise of South Thailand- after all, a beach is a beach is a beach?? Samui is a relatively large island which presented it's own dilemma- which beach area were we going to choose ...

Follow The Sun..., Ko Samui, Thailand travel blog

Follow The Sun...

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... a quiet area, and after spending ten minutes driving down a dirt track, I knew it was going to be quiet! I had the impression that Ko Samui was overdeveloped, but this looked nice. My Bungalow was not directly on the beach, I had to walk all of 20 yards ...

Days 113-117, Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Days 113-117

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... You spend 10 days in silence learning meditation and listening to lectures on it. I really fancied it but my visa is running out for Thailand and the next retreat starts on the 17th. It's something I'd like to do at one point in the future but not on ...

Oh nuts!, Koh Phan-Gan, Thailand travel blog

Oh nuts!

A travel blog entry by wordsworths

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Have you noticed a pattern emerging? The frequency of entries is directly proportional to the number of activities we've done. So the reason we haven't travelpodded for a while is because we've not done anything woth writing about. In fact I'm only ...

Day 85: Corona Commercial Moments, Ko Samui, Thailand travel blog

Day 85: Corona Commercial Moments

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... it and where they are going. We were both pretty tired but resolved to press on with sightseeing and not waste any time napping. Ko Samui possessed only a fraction of Ko Phi Phi's beauty but was much larger and better developed, meaning there were roads, ...

Finding Nemo, Kho Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Finding Nemo

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... 2004 Reach Kho Pha Ngan, the island above Koh Samui (on the map just look at the blobs on the east side of Thailand, about three quarters the way down). Went to Buddha Dive school..."Chris & Rachel recommended you....Aaah Chris & Rachel". I ...

Day 111, Ko Samui, Thailand travel blog

Day 111

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... never fished before but fancied giving it a go so we all headed over there. It was a good hour drive again reminding me how big Ko Samui is. When we arrived I knew it was going to be a fun day. The place is really well managed with two lakes - one ...

Lazy Days, Koh Samui, Thailand travel blog

Lazy Days

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... for some beach and nightlife now though, as I've just been too tired for the past week, and so to Chaeweng Beach, Koh Samui's premier beach. In a word, dissapointing - nice enough beach, and very long, but very thin, and very busy. Main street is ...

From Koh Sichang to Koh Samui, Ko Samui, Thailand travel blog

From Koh Sichang to Koh Samui

A travel blog entry by 2vagabonds

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... ! Not your ordinary ice cream! Today we were picked up at our hotel and driven to a dock where we boarded a speed boat to a Thailand national park called Ang Thong. We spent the morning snorkeling--saw many colorful fish-- and then took a short hike to a ...

A week of rest, Koh Samui, Thailand travel blog

A week of rest

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... care of e-mails, etc. On the 29th we booked a day trip to a marine national park, it was a group of islands nearby Koh Samui. First we got to Kayak around the bends of one island with the guide pointing out some plants and birds and telling us a bit ...

Trip to Ko samui - Part 2 _ tour of the island!, Ko Samui, Thailand travel blog

Trip to Ko samui - Part 2 _ tour of the island!

A travel blog entry by jackandandrew

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... doesnt rip you off is a taxi ride into town! So we left the hussle and bussle of Bangkok to take a tour down to ko samui,a tropical island in search of relaxation and sunshine! Only problem is that we have visited the island the only week in its ...

Ko Samui, Chaweng, Thailand travel blog

Ko Samui

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... wake up leisurely and enjoy a mediocre breakfast with my new Swedish friends.  As Im on my way out to catch the ferry to Samui, I run into Emma and Nicky, AGAIN.  We chill on the beach as I wait for a later ferry and finally say goodbyes, ...

Day 112, Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Day 112

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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We left Ko Samui after boarding a tourist-laden catamaran. Karen and Jim were also on board but they would be heading to a different resort in Ko Pha Ngan. The reason there were so many tourists on board I believe was because of the famous Full Moon Party ...

Thailand's Third Largest Island, Ko Samui, Thailand travel blog

Thailand's Third Largest Island

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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Ko Samui is Thailand's third largest island and was probably first inhabited about 15 centuries ago, settled by fishermen from Malay Peninsula and Southern China. It appears on Chinese maps dating back to 1687, under the name Pulo Cornam. The name ...

Hippo takes over the world (well Asia anyway), Koh Pha-ngan, Thailand travel blog

Hippo takes over the world (well Asia anyway)

A travel blog entry by wordsworths

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Whilst we have been sunbathing and sightseeing in Singapore and Thailand we thought that Hippo had been sitting at the bungalow watching our stuff and sleeping, maybe even nipping out now and then but we didn't realise he would be starting his own little ...

Samui - chillin, Ko Samui, Thailand travel blog

Samui - chillin

A travel blog entry by catters

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... , John was a hell of a lot slower now! John and I added Paul (aka Lucky) to our travelling group and headed of to Ko Samui in search of some night life. Ko Samui was the original backpackers island and has been developed like crazy, indeed it is like ...

Day 110, Ko Samui, Thailand travel blog

Day 110

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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Ooh I've got to stop drinking Thai whiskey! We didn't surface until 6pm and even had the guest house leaving notes on our door asking us to pay for tonight's accommodation in advance.  I went out with Neil for a bite to eat around 8pm, it was Pad ...

Chapter 42:

Chapter 42: "All these places feel like home..."

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... it's ever buried deeply). Bonus points if you can name the tune! I'm now on the beautiful tropical island of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand, and this entry should be (relatively) short for two reasons: A) internet is expensive here, and B) I'm ...

Beaches and Lunar based fun, Ko Samui, Thailand travel blog

Beaches and Lunar based fun

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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... a sleeper bus so we got an even worse nights sleep than on the Chinese buses! Never mind we were happy to be gone. We arrived on Ko Samui which is an island after the bus and maybe an hour and a half boat ride. The sun was rising while we were on the ...

Angthong National Park trip, Ko Samui, Thailand travel blog

Angthong National Park trip

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... will probably not do it justice, truly beautiful postcard type place.    So, tomorrow we are going to have a final day in Ko Samui, before heading to Koh Tao for some scuba. We should be there for the 29th of July.  Much Love  ...

Funky moped, Koh Samui, Thailand travel blog

Funky moped

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... along the beach front I had seen pretty much all there was on Bo Phut so I rented a moped to see a bit more of Thailand's third largest island. At 150B for 24 hours rental this is the cheapest and most practical way to get around as there are no ...

Lamai Beach, Ko Samui, Thailand travel blog

Lamai Beach

A travel blog entry by bowney

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... we had to buy and extension. Bad news from immigration.....they can only extend visas for 7 days....so we have had to cut our Thailand trip short by 2 days. So we are going to have about a week in Singapore....could be worse hey! Still feeling guilty I ...

Return of the Brits, Ko Samui, Thailand travel blog

Return of the Brits

A travel blog entry by smartandsassy

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... we ate Thai food in an Irish Pub and got the hell out before the live music started. As a side note, the music in Thailand is extremely entertaining.  Not only the live stuff which is funny based on the accents and how the singers pronounce all the ...

Day 108, Ko Samui, Thailand travel blog

Day 108

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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Feeling much better today Neil and I got in our taxi and headed to Ko Samui. Ko Samui is on the other side of Thailand to Ko Lanta so we had to get a boat first to the mainland, then a bus to Surat Thani and then another boat to Ko Samui. Ko Samui was ...

First Night, Full Moon, Ko Samui, Thailand travel blog

First Night, Full Moon

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... Koh Samui, the biggest, most touristy island in a chain that reaches out into the Gulf of Thailand. Only a dozen kilometres or so off the mainland, Samui's major beaches are packed with resorts and monied tourists. Not many shoestring travellers here. ...

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