Travel Blogs from Koh Chang, Thailand

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Tales from tropical wonderland, Koh Chang, Thailand travel blog

Tales from tropical wonderland

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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... great food. On Koh Chang we stayed in bungalows (Sang Arun Bungalows) right on the beach next door to Phil and Wendy's. Koh Chang didn't seem that touristy compared to other Thai beachy places - it had bars and cafes showing movies but was still ...

"It only rains in the afternoons during monsoon"

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... jumped on the scooter and went out to explore the island...it seemed a good day to check out where the nice beaches were. Koh Chang is a beautiful island with a mountainous interior which is blanketed in jungle. There is only one road which loops the ...

Beach Time, Koh Chang, Thailand travel blog

Beach Time

A travel blog entry by donstump1

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Greetings, We are enjoying beach time for about a week here and then another week farther south. Koh Chang is on the eastern side of Thailands long peninsula, facing west into the sunsets. I know that explanation is confusing so check the map closely. ...

Elephant Island, Koh Chang, Thailand travel blog

Elephant Island

A travel blog entry by rcys

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... tourist development in Thailand today. I knew things would be different this time back after so many years away from Thailand. But in Koh Chang, development has grown exponentially in the past few years. 13 years ago it wasn't much more than a spec on ...

Island time, Koh Chang, Thailand travel blog

Island time

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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... was filling up rapidly with hundreds of people arriving to take their flights but not being able to. Our first stop to sanity was Koh Chang. We booked a V.I.P bus and took the 6 hour (with 3 stops on the way!) journey to Trat right next to the border ...

Koh Chang with a new travel member..., Koh Chang, Thailand travel blog

Koh Chang with a new travel member...

A travel blog entry by chrisquared

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Day 1 arrive after taxi ride from bangkok. take ferry, relatively empty head to Kai Bae beach area, search for bungalows find three bed lady boy bungalow raining head to dinner and beers - head to bar called Angels - talk with Babs and bartenders, ...

I'm a non-entity, get me out of here!, Koh Chang, Thailand travel blog

I'm a non-entity, get me out of here!

A travel blog entry by countrybumpkin

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... a taxi over to the Eastern Bus Terminal, where we were just in time to make the bus to Trat - the closest mainland town to Koh Chang. The trip was 5 1/2 hours in which time, I read slept, and stared at strange people. It is fun staring out the Thai ...

Koh Chang, Koh Chang, Thailand travel blog

Koh Chang

A travel blog entry by yelkins

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... the streets of Bangkok we noticed Thailand wasn’t short on massage parlours, it wasn’t short on seedy parlours either. Koh Chang was the same, driving down the streets we passed hundreds, most looking worse for wear. We were heading to one ...

Thailand!, Bangkok, Koh Chang, Thailand travel blog

Thailand!

A travel blog entry by n_bradley

... sites around the city including the Grand Palace and the giant golden buddha. The next day we were up early to get the bus to Koh Chang, an island south east of Bangkok. It was a long journey but the bus was air conditioned and we met a lovely Irish ...

Maybe I Was A Little Hasty, Koh Chang, Thailand travel blog

Maybe I Was A Little Hasty

A travel blog entry by 12thousand500

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OK, maybe I was a little hasty, but I am still sick, which sucks.  And its been raining buckets since last night.  I screwed up and booked the motorcycle for three days when I'm actually here for four, so I had to drive the thing back to the ...

Tank Surfing, Koh Chang, Thailand travel blog

Tank Surfing

A travel blog entry by dirtylee

Jay and I have decided to plunge in and get scuba certified. Now's the part of the lessons that northern states do in the pool. We fit the gear and clumsily walk with our flippers and tanks across the beach like a flock of duck-frogs. The water is ...

A Letter to a Friend, Koh Chang, Thailand travel blog

A Letter to a Friend

A travel blog entry by alanf

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Dear Friend, I imagine by now you have probably realized that the new car, the new job and the new partner that you thought were going to make you so happy and your life so full, have not turned out the way you had hoped. Perhaps these things made you ...

My birthday and Koh Chang, Koh Chang, Trat, Thailand travel blog

My birthday and Koh Chang

A travel blog entry by jamaandgraham

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... Baan Kwan Chang Camp.  This is an elephant camp and conservation park.  Much of the interior of Koh Chang remains preserved as a national park/forest which has limited its tourism development (thankfully!).  I had some mixed feelings ...

Inselleben, Koh Chang, Thailand travel blog

Inselleben

A travel blog entry by konradin

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... vs. Bayern (Anpfiff: 01.15 Ortszeit) übertragen würde. Immerhin fanden wir aber mehrere nette Bars, schauten bei einem Ligaspiel der Koh Chang Pool League (Billard) zu und brauchten auf dem Rückweg mehrere Anläufe, um im Dunkeln den Weg zu Baan Rim ...

Monkeys and Monsoons, Koh Chang, Thailand travel blog

Monkeys and Monsoons

A travel blog entry by appleandparsnip

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... of before walking for an hour through the jungle and across the beach to the only shop on the island. There are no roads on Koh Chang, just a few scattered guest houses and a small village in the centre of the island. Now it is raining very heavy and we ...

Under the Current, Koh Chang, Thailand travel blog

Under the Current

A travel blog entry by dirtylee

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The three of us get up for the last series of scuba dives. Jay's dad is already certified, but he's going for the pleasure of it. We board the same boat with a crew of friendly Germans and New Zealanders. I talk about tattoos and different regional ...

Its OK to Not Accept Things That You Can Change!, Koh Chang, Thailand travel blog

Its OK to Not Accept Things That You Can Change!

A travel blog entry by alanf

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        I am now laughing at myself for giving Lonely Beach beach a chance. I think I was just trying to be optimistic when I wrote it - although I did want to spend another day in touch.  The day went by ...

Last of Bang Bao, Bang Bao, Thailand travel blog

Last of Bang Bao

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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It's with a heavy heart we leave this place.  We've enjoyed it very much, made some great friends.  Wish we could stay longer.  There's so much of the island that we didn't see as well as neighbouring islands to visit.  Could probably ...

Rain, Rain Rain, Koh Chang, Thailand travel blog

Rain, Rain Rain

A travel blog entry by ruairioc

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... windy all the time. I think we caught the tail end of the cyclone that hit Burma. We actually enjoyed our time in Koh Chang, a very relaxed Island where we recuperated and relaxed in our room after the hectic schedule we had been following. We visited ...

South Thailand Island life, Koh Chang, Andaman Coast, Thailand travel blog

South Thailand Island life

A travel blog entry by mistyandmark

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... without.  I will take that any day compared to the trash piles in Bangkok. I guess another disturbing aspect of life in Thailand, and many "third world" countries is the trash.  Trash is piled everywhere.  Too much of that trash is plastic. ...

Brian's Travel Tips:  Sunburn, Bang Bao, Thailand travel blog

Brian's Travel Tips: Sunburn

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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When I lived in Scotland I had forgotten that the sun existed. Since being in Thailand, I realize that this was a myth. I have found the sun again, and it has bitten me – badly.  Children, wear your freaking sunscreen (and a t-shirt while ...

Eastern Thailand Beaches-Pattaya Koh Chang Is, Koh Chang, Thailand travel blog

Eastern Thailand Beaches-Pattaya Koh Chang Is

A travel blog entry by jnkc

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... of thailand!! we stopped in pattaya to see one of kc's friends, bethany. and then we kept on truckin' to the south east to koh chang. one of the larger islands where we stayed BEACHFRONT, ate fresh fish and prawns, rented a motobike (and drove on the left ...

Koh Changri-La, Koh Chang, Thailand travel blog

Koh Changri-La

A travel blog entry by mande

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Right back where we started from ... We flew from Saigon to Bangkok to Trat and ferried the straits to the garden island of Koh Chang. A bit off the main tourist path, we enjoyed two weeks of sand, swimming, reading, eating and longs walks on the beach. ...

Hideaway, Koh Chang, Thailand travel blog

Hideaway

A travel blog entry by johast

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Am Ende haben wir den perfekten Platz fuer uns gefunden: Eine Huette dirket am Meer, mit einer Haengematte und einem Buecherregal : ) Hier steht die Zeit still, mitten in einer Steinwuesste, die im laufe des Tages vom Meer zurueckerobert wird, das ...

Vaek fra larm og stoj, Koh Chang, Thailand travel blog

Vaek fra larm og stoj

A travel blog entry by gingerskat

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... kunne bruge aircondition uden at overdrive! :D Tiden gik overraskende hurtigt og ud paa eftermiddagen kom vi med en baad fra Laem Ngop til Koh Chang. Ved ankomsten til Koh Chang blev vi MEGET overraskede over, hvor lidt turistinfo der var at finde. Vi gik ...

Brian's Travel Tips:  Spice, Bang Bao, Thailand travel blog

Brian's Travel Tips: Spice

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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I like spice. Feel the burn. Love the burn. Endorphins are great! ...

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The "other" Koh Chang

A travel blog entry by sophiam

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... beach, the ceaseless roar of the sea, or the growing breeze that hinted at a storm which never arrived, but something about Koh Chang was unsettling me. It seemed so desolate and lonely, the eventless days interspersed with long, dark nights. That evening ...

a new star, Koh Chang, Thailand travel blog

a new star

A travel blog entry by chibisimo

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One evening I was having a drink with my new Canadian best friend and neighbor and I asked him: "Shall we go to the sea side"? The answer was yes! We left the day after!!  ...

Koh Chang - 15th to 17th March, Koh Chang, Thailand travel blog

Koh Chang - 15th to 17th March

A travel blog entry by astons

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Few days R & R on Koh Chang - Thursday spent swimming, reading etc...not much to report!   By Friday we were already getting restless feet so decided to hire a car - well the nearest thing, a pick up truck, from a little tour shop just outside ...

Holiday in Cambodia, Koh Chang, Thailand travel blog

Holiday in Cambodia

A travel blog entry by alanf

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... I am intrigued by Cambodia and want to see more, or unless I want to relax again on a quiet beach, I will probably return to Thailand fairly quickly. I'm still not really in the mood to travel but once I am on the move that might change. Thus, as always, ...

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