Travel Blogs from Ko Tao, Thailand

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Turtle Island, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

Turtle Island

A travel blog entry by reece_and_elle

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... thing with the train, the coach was just uncomfortable, get to the pier as the sun has just risen, awesome now this is a Thailand I like. The pier had seen better days, whilst taken the photos I was holding onto the camera for dear life, now that would ...

Ko Tao - Beach Life!, Ko Tao, Thailand travel blog

Ko Tao - Beach Life!

A travel blog entry by stephen.j.booth

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The bus/boat trip from Bangkok to Ko Tao was pretty uneventful, surprising considering dodgy transport has become a recurring theme on our trip, the VIP bus runs overnight and despite hearing all the horror-stories regarding being drugged and the ...

Beach Life, Ko Tao, Thailand travel blog

Beach Life

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... , snorkel around another, eat at a nice restaurant atop the cliffs of another, and head to snorkel at the Japanese gardens around Ko Nang Yuan.  Nang Yuan is angelic if ever an island could be.  It is actually three islands connected by sandy ...

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

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

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... to spare........ good times. Leaving the light on in our room and forgetting to return the key were only small victories. Koh Tao's great though. The pictures we've uploaded don't quite do it justice, because the sun went in and we couldn't be ...

First Island South, Ko Tao, Thailand travel blog

First Island South

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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... the small island of Ko Tao. The island was named by its first settlers for the island's turtle-like geographic shape (Ko Tao in Thai). Coincidentally, the island is an important breeding ground for Hawksbill turtles and Green turtles. The island is ...

Raining D' and B', Ko Pha ngan, Thailand travel blog

Raining D' and B'

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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... we couldn't make it up even the first hill, and had to return for another. after being on an island as small as koh tao, i was surprised at how far we were from hat rin (party town), especially as the roads in are especially hilly and very dangerous, ko ...

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 ...

Simple Pleasures at Simple Life, Ko Tao, Thailand travel blog

Simple Pleasures at Simple Life

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... a lot simpler to catch up. The reason we haven't done anything today? - Firstly the sun. And secondly the alcohol. On arrival at Ko Tao yesterday we took immediately to the pool area. A nice little pool and due to the fact it is 'monsoon' season, there ...

Time to get back on the road, Ko Tao, Thailand travel blog

Time to get back on the road

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... time we've sunk so low. The cost is a measly 43 pounds for the 3 nights. The equivalent to each night we are spending on Ko Tao. We've got a fun day tomorrow of the standard "Hurry up and Wait", which is becoming commonplace. We check out early, then have ...

Flip Flop Fever, Ko Tao, Thailand travel blog

Flip Flop Fever

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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... . the island is sleepy, and only has 900 local residents, with proably the same number again in tourists. as adventures go, ko tao, is mainly a dive resort, so my options become relativly restricted. the main excitment was the ped, which we managed to ...

Maxin and relaxin..., Ko Tao, Thailand travel blog

Maxin and relaxin...

A travel blog entry by madman96

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I did absolutely nothing today and it was everything I thought it could be and more.  To this point in my adventures, I really haven't taken any time to just relax and be on vacation.  Today, I embraced the island mentality and sat in my ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 we drive. The hill gets steeper and steeper and Ben is loving it while I am screaming and holding on for dear life. We ended up near Tao Thong (Cape Je Ta Gang) and I new going back would be far worse than getting here and I was right. By the way this ...

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, ...

Screwed for scratches, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

Screwed for scratches

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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... they held my passport ransom for some huge amount of money, "all parts have to be replaced". This is a lie, and happens allot in Thailand, and unfortunately there is sod all you can do about it, negotiated down, bit my tongue, and got stung. Leave it 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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... float. Now this has been written, I understand how, I wound up in Cambodia, missing my Koh Tao. _________________________________________________________ If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this poem. To find out ...

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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... 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 ½ hours. We arrive and decide to stay at OK II bungalows; it's at the bottom of the island with huts dotted ...

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

A long, long day

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... of Chumporn and then a potentially interesting seven hour boat ride to the exotic island of Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand. We chose Koh Tao because everyone else seems to go to Koh Samui that it's almost a Thai backpacker cliché, like buying the Red ...

Swimming with sharks, Ko Tao, Thailand travel blog

Swimming with sharks

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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The beautiful island of Ko Tao is our next stop, the diving and snorkelling centre of Thailand. The first thing we did was to sign up for a dive, going to a site called Champon pinnacle. Kat and I were dive buddies and we were taken out by James ...

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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... before we leave. Sophie and I met for breakfast at 11 o'clock in Zest (the best place for breakie if you are ever here on Koh Tao) and discussed how we are going to get me through this. The diving is not the problem I can do that bit; it's the mask ...

Hitting the Thai Islands - Ko Tao, Ko Tao, Thailand travel blog

Hitting the Thai Islands - Ko Tao

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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... by the time they got there, it had gone... which they were not pleased about when we got to the surface! Also while on Ko Tao, Christian, a Norwegian guy who was on Tom's Advanced course, VERY kindly leant me his laptop so I could use the Big ...

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 ...

Diving again, Koh Toa (Turtle Island), Thailand travel blog

Diving again

A travel blog entry by jawad

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I arrived here a few days ago and have been out diving everyday! Yesterday I completed my Advanced Open Water PADI Course and decided to stay an extra couple of days to log a few fun dives before I leave this island. Tomorrow afternoon (after a couple ...

Diving My Way to the Top, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

Diving My Way to the Top

A travel blog entry by quest

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... my fun divers will have fun. I would be more than happy to do this for the rest of my life.   Koh Tao is not real Thailand, it is a mafia owned island made for tourists. There is very little local culture to be found here, which is difficult for me ...

Shipwrecked on an island!!, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

Shipwrecked on an island!!

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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Just a quick update to let u know we are a live and ok..... well our plans have now changed and we didn't fly to Oz as we were suposed to on 19th July we now fly on 20th September that is if we ever manage to get off this island!!!! my lap top is ...

I'd like to be, under the sea..., Bangkok and the island of Ko Tao (and Bangkok again), Thailand travel blog

I'd like to be, under the sea...

A travel blog entry by mimmik

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... my open water PADI certificate, so it's official now--I CAN breathe underwater and still live to tell about it! WOOHOOO!! Ko Tao is known for its good underwater diving spots (obviously!) and especially its unbeatable prices for initial diving ...

Sunbathing, snorkelling and falling off bikes, Koh tao, Thailand travel blog

Sunbathing, snorkelling and falling off bikes

A travel blog entry by lizand_rich

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... know was that all the rooms on the island were full due to the Tsunami and more travellers being over on the islands on this side of Thailand. After at the last minute deciding to go to Koh Pha-ngan and not Phi Phi, lady luck was again smiling on us, as ...

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