Travel Blogs from Surat Thani, Thailand

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Day 84:  Roast Crickets & The Cargo Ship, Surat Thani, Thailand travel blog

Day 84: Roast Crickets & The Cargo Ship

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... an hour in the landscape flattened and gave way to endless rice patties, and an hour later we pulled in to Surat Thani. Surat Thani is the eastern coast equivalent of Krabi, a coastal fishing town of pleasant but unremarkable order from which most ...

Day 88 Pt.2: Back to the Mainland, Phun Phin, Thailand travel blog

Day 88 Pt.2: Back to the Mainland

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... I sadly don't remember what exactly my epiphanies were, but I'm sure they were profound. We docked at Frak Knows Where, Definitely Not Surat Thani on the mainland about two or three hours after leaving Ko Samui. Remember how I said the ferry seats were ...

Day 118, Surat Thani, Thailand travel blog

Day 118

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... on its way to the mainland I felt not alone, but independent again. The ferry took another three and a half hours to get to the Surat Thani and I watched a couple of movies in the air-con VIP room. A huge woman with a huge hairdo sat in front of me and ...

10 Days of Silence, Meditation and Monastic life, Chaiya, Thailand travel blog

10 Days of Silence, Meditation and Monastic life

A travel blog entry by quest

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In Western Culture we deal with emotion very reactively. When we are angry we count to ten, punch a pillow or seek Anger Management to learn how to control our anger. When we are sad or depressed we seek the shoulder of a friend or struggle to hide the ...

Val-deri,Val-dera... my knapsack on my back, Surat Thani, Thailand travel blog

Val-deri,Val-dera... my knapsack on my back

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Free at last, Surat Thani, Thailand travel blog

Free at last

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... office in town. Well office was stretching it! It was a restaurant in the middle of nowhere. There is no other way to describe Surat Thani than shithole. Walking around trying to find a 7 Eleven (man I'm gonna miss these when I get back home) so I could ...

The many faces of Thailand, Surat Thani, Thailand travel blog

The many faces of Thailand

A travel blog entry by quest

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In the last 24 hours I have departed from my physical paradise in Tonsai, passed through a cultural paradise in Surat Thani and I am headed towards a spiritual paradise in Chaiya. I haven't posted in quite some time and as a result I have quite a bit to ...

Waiting for the boat, Surat Thani, Thailand travel blog

Waiting for the boat

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... that he wanted to drop something in his mouth but it probably would have been a bit harsh. At 7pm we were back in "lovely" Surat Thani waiting for transport to the boat. After about 10 minutes I realised it was exactly the same place I had been in ...

The Last Ferry, Surat Thani, Thailand travel blog

The Last Ferry

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... what I always do. Move on. And that's all I'm going to say about it. Now? I'm sitting here at the jetty in Surat Thani. We left Phuket at 7am this morning and endured a lovely assortment of bus company balls-ups which has meant us missing two ...

Bus journeys. ., Surat Thani. ., Thailand travel blog

Bus journeys. .

A travel blog entry by bloomer

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Changed a bus here, went off behind the building to take a leak, and a huge piece of glass went right through my flip-flop. . Fortunately, something watches out for me, as I only punctured a 2 mm hole in my big toe, which I promptly cleansed and ...

transit, Surat Thani, Thailand travel blog

transit

A travel blog entry by jay29

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Wow! where to start! first of all as you ..., Surat Thani (sp?), Thailand travel blog

Wow! where to start! first of all as you ...

A travel blog entry by andyb

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... in stitches and the worst toilet in Thailand on the train. not to mention the hardest beds in all of S. E. Asia in our 'Hotel' in Surat Thani last night. but i will get that another time, i am staring and we get the ferry in 1 hour to Ko Pangan. ...

Ferry terminal for Koh's in the Gulf of Thailand, Surat Thani, Thailand travel blog

Ferry terminal for Koh's in the Gulf of Thailand

A travel blog entry by directgb

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Train to Bangkok, Surat Thani, Thailand travel blog

Train to Bangkok

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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14:24 I left Penang today after a quick morning walk to pick up my train ticket and get some cash out to pay my hotel bill. I got the bus to the ferry for a free crossing as a walk on passenger. Then walked up and down ramps and steps with my ball and ...

Lakes and Rafthouses!, Khao Sok National Park, Thailand travel blog

Lakes and Rafthouses!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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Our power snorkelling instructor told us about a little place called Khao Sok National Park located just south of Surathani back on the mainland and from the pictures he showed us we thought it was definitely worth a look so we decided to by-pass the ...

Boats, Buses, Trains and a Fine, Surat Thani, Thailand travel blog

Boats, Buses, Trains and a Fine

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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Not a nice day..., Surat Thani, Thailand travel blog

Not a nice day...

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

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... so well all day, poor little sausage so I found out from the train guards where a hospital of decent size was and it was Surat thani - about an hour further on, the guards were pretty good after that, somehow they got hold of some calomine and that seemed ...

Day 24 Thailand - Phuket - Surat Thani, Surat Thani, Thailand travel blog

Day 24 Thailand - Phuket - Surat Thani

A travel blog entry by becca342

... we were overcharged but we didn't want to stand in the rain or pay out for another night in the jungle. We then arrived at Surat Thani at a budget hotel and I mean budget, it was so basic and not the cleanest of hotels either, luckily we were only ...

The Land of the full moon, neon and free hugs, Ko Pha-Ngan, Thailand travel blog

The Land of the full moon, neon and free hugs

A travel blog entry by dunny2311

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A 45 minute ferry brought us to our next destination- full moon island- Ko Phangan. We arrived at our new abode, Lime and Soda and were delighted with it. It got better though when we saw the views of the sea...from our pool! This is literally heaven! So ...

Hot and Steamy, Khao Sok, Surat Thani, Thailand travel blog

Hot and Steamy

A travel blog entry by colin

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... The bus ride was long. How long? Light years. Well it seemed like it. The bus left at 10 and with a change of bus, I arrive at Surat Thani at 8.30pm.  As soon as I got off the bus a lady asked me where I was going, so I gave her the name of the ...

Snapping out of the doldrums – on the move!, Surat Thani, Thailand travel blog

Snapping out of the doldrums – on the move!

A travel blog entry by lisa_nz

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... getting there from Koh Tao, I actually needed to leave today.  This was at 9.24am – and the ferry I needed to take me to Surat Thani, on the mainland, left at 10am.  At first I thought it was a no-hoper, but I jumped up and ran back to ...

Do you know who you're trying to scam?, Ko Pha-Ngan, Thailand travel blog

Do you know who you're trying to scam?

A travel blog entry by coletteandkam

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The iconic full moon parties in Thailand are at the island of Koh Pha Ngan, according to the Lonley Planet it was mandatory we attended the occasion. The westeners swamped the boat over to the island generally acting like 'idiots abroad'. We could only ...

Koh Tao diving adventure, Surat Thani, Thailand travel blog

Koh Tao diving adventure

A travel blog entry by lauracollett88

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After a 22 hour night bus plus day bus and ferry from Chiang mai to Koh Tao I was knackered and had planned to start my diving the next day but I was convinced to start just two hours after arriving as it was just a video session. I'd met two fab girls ...

Ferries, Trains and Buses, Surat Thani, Thailand travel blog

Ferries, Trains and Buses

A travel blog entry by yakob1976

... onto a rather dilapidated old bus and off to the ferry port for the final leg of out journey.  Annoyingly, unlike most of Thailand the ferry service runs a rather more efficiently than the train.  We arrived at the port to find we had missed our ...

A tuktuk, taxi and 2 planes to Ko Samui, Choeng Mon, Thailand travel blog

A tuktuk, taxi and 2 planes to Ko Samui

A travel blog entry by davepage35

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Yesterday we decided to take it easy after the failed attempt to beat USA in the 50 mile bike sprint. With a leisurely breakfast , followed immediately by a trip to Costa, we went along to a posh hotel via tuktuk, to soak up the sun and splash. This ...

Would you like a side of pork with your pork?, Surat Thani, Thailand travel blog

Would you like a side of pork with your pork?

A travel blog entry by coletteandkam

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We replaced the mayhem on Koh Pha Ngan for the normality of Surat Thani where we spent a few days with Gook, a Thai girl who is a friend of a friend. Now we were experiencing the real Thailand; she took us to local sites in the city, taught us some of the ...

Bus Scams, Surat Thani, Thailand travel blog

Bus Scams

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... from 200 B to 150 B. In the end, the metre barely came to 80.... Good news though. At the bus station, I secured a ticket to Surat Thani for only 380. A far cry from 650-900 B even including our taxi. And we got to leave in just a few hours rather than ...

Day 10 - Night Train, Surat Thani, Thailand travel blog

Day 10 - Night Train

A travel blog entry by 1061kun

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... being used for low intensity agriculture was shocking to me. After three hours, we arrived at the company's bus depot near Surrant Thani which was way out of town. Most of the passengers transfered to other buses to go to other locations. I met some ...

Disaster strikes... again, Ban Na Yao, Thailand travel blog

Disaster strikes... again

A travel blog entry by jtw000

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... way we liked them. Very nice and all for 10 for two people in an air conditioned room with free wifi. I love Thailand. After breakfast there was more unpleasantness from Marcin’s anus behind closed doors which went on long enough to have claimed ...

Sea, cycle and sleep..., Ko Samui, Thailand travel blog

Sea, cycle and sleep...

A travel blog entry by davepage35

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... flying down to New Zealand on Monday afternoon . . Think it's going to be a bit of a culture shock following Thailand and Cambodia ... Financially , culturally (obviously) and financially... Not to mention financially. Anyway Dave out.. I'm boring ...

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