Travel Blogs from Koh 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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On the train from Bangkok to Koh Tao, a small Island part of 3 on the Gulf Sea. The smallest of all 3, its specialty... diving!! Gonna do our Open Water Courses here so we can dive to 18 meters on our own. The journey down was nothing exciting, very ...

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

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

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... minutes 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 ...

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 ...

The Beach, Bangkok, Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui, Thailand travel blog

The Beach

A travel blog entry by lizandsimon

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... it takes no effort to do anything. We decided to sort our tickets to the islands and make our first stop on Koh Tao on the East side in The Gulf of Thailand. We sorted out a bus to Chumphon and connecting ferry. We headed out to get some dinner and have a ...

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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... 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 taking any more. So the new laptop is pretty cool and ...

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 ...

Screwed for scratches, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

Screwed for scratches

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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Danny's week so far. Kate disappeared up north, and I make the short journey across to Koh Tao. The island is fairly busy, as full moon has just been and gone, and people go and dive and detox (hum). Met Yftahp who I first met up in Vang vieng in Laos, ...

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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... 't always 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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... , 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 ½ hours. We arrive and decide to stay at OK II bungalows; it's at the bottom of the island with huts ...

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 ...

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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... try 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 ...

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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... Celcius. The course here was pretty similar in price to the courses offered in Perhentians, Malaysia. There are many diving schools on Koh Toa and they all seem to fix their prices to match each others. I went with Asia Divers and the two day course ...

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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... I have, is whether 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 ...

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 ...

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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... Bull, followed by Tea and Coffee of the special varieties and a day to recover, we find ourselves on the beautiful island of Koh Tao. Most travellers come here to do a diving course. As we have both dived before and Liz having not particulary enjoyed it, ...

1 week to go, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

1 week to go

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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Today I bumped in to Averil and Sophie (they are both diving instructors) and we got talking. They are leaving to go to Borneo in a few days (Averil is originally from Borneo and Sophie is from Surrey) they have been together a couple of years. Anyway ...

Under Pressure, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

Under Pressure

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... start and breakfast intrusion things where looking good with a beautiful clear blue sky and the first dive site out at one of Koh Tao's best, Chumphon Pinnacle around 11km north west of the island where we would be descending (me sinking) to 18m this ...

lets celebrate!!!!, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

lets celebrate!!!!

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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So last night we did a lot of celebrating. Ben is now a fully fledged Dive Master after completing his Snorkel Test with flying colours. The object is to drink a jug of god knows what through a snorkel with out spilling a drop. Elliot has signed him ...

Time is slipping away from us!, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

Time is slipping away from us!

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... before and after the match and my girlfriends enjoying another Saturday night out on the town with out me. Other news here on tiny Koh Tao - we've had some really bad thunder storms of late. Ben was diving last week, the boat almost sank and couldn't ...

Stuck in Thailand? Why leave?, Koh's Samui and Tao, Thailand travel blog

Stuck in Thailand? Why leave?

A travel blog entry by donstump1

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... swimming and there was only a bit of site seeing to be had. Poor Don and Jo had to lay by the pool and read. Boohoo Koh Tao, a 2 hour boat ride from Koh Samui, is a world apart. Being just hard enough to get to discourage tour groups, it is a paradise ...

Hat Kuat - Bottle Beach, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Hat Kuat - Bottle Beach

A travel blog entry by rcys

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... to Ang Thong National Marine Park. We saw some beautiful deserted islands and some of the best snorkeling in all of Thailand. Visibility was at least 25M with warm water conditions. Unfortunately, the trip was more than I expected with the 400B park ...

Under Achiever, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

Under Achiever

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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So after hours in the classroom and sinking in the pool we would finally be having our first open water dive this afternoon but first, another video. Then an exam. Why did I pay for this again? Anyway with all the theory and the exam (98% thank ...

It's the big fight night!!!!, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

It's the big fight night!!!!

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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Ok so it seems we've been quite busy just lately. Sam's poem inspired me to write a poem about our time in India so have a look back to the last entry for India (21) which is where I have now added the poem (be warned it's quite long) I hope you read ...

Paddling Pool, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

Paddling Pool

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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Having convinced Jo to start at 9am today rather than 8:30am (every little helps) we were joined by 2 more today, Emily from Hong Kong and Mathews from Germany. Today we would all spend a few hours getting pruned in the pool, but remembering to visit ...

Searching for Sharks, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

Searching for Sharks

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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One more early start for the dive today but necessary to return to the same spot as yesterday's first dive where there is the best chance of seeing some sharks. But then they said that yesterday. There was only myself and the instructor Aaron on the ...

Koh Tao 1: The Case of the Scuba God, Koh Tao, Thailand travel blog

Koh Tao 1: The Case of the Scuba God

A travel blog entry by onceinalifetime

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... and wore a hat to protect his balding head from the sun. But as our dive instructor at Ban's Diving on Koh Tao, Thailand, Anthony Griffith's boisterous nature and brimming confidence had a calming effect on his latest group of disciples. His reams of ...

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