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Well, we have reached our last stop on the east side of Thailand and our time on the three islands have gone very quickly! Our last island is Koh Samui and is the bigger island out of the three. After probably the smoothest and quickest ferry journey we have had so far, our first destination in Samui was Chaweng which is the lively part of the …
Well my travels have now taken me now over to the Eastern side of Thailand to the island of Ko Samui.
Was sad to say goodbye to Ko Phi Phi on Monday, really enjoyed my stay there and will defiantly return one day. Took the morning ferry across to the mainland to the town of Krabi and then a short flight across the other side of the …
... to Samui Reef where Angus was sitting, as he does for twelve hours a day every single day of his life. He was as usual staring intently at his computer screen.
"G'day mate where yer been" Angus said without looking up.
I took this to be a signal that he wanted to chat so by way of conversation I asked a few basic questions about tourist spots in Ko Samui but he just gazed at me uncomprehendingly though an alcoholic haze.
Who's counting? Not me but I ...
... pay to have the island to themselves for three weeks in between.
We had a couple of days there, the first one mostly to recover from our train ride. We arrived in the morning in Surat Thani's train station, we found a bus to take us to the pier, then a ferry to take us to the island. We fell asleep instantly in the bus and then again in the ferry even though we were sitting and not lying down, it was way more comfortable than the train. The rest of the day was spent ...
... till 9:30 the following morning, Joanne would be fuming! I headed to the nearest tourist office and told them I needed a room for the night, a guy on a moped turned up and said he would take me there. I didn't really know what to do, but I knew I didn't want to get on the back of a crazy Thai mans moped, so instead I had to run after him for about 10 minutes whilst he laughed at me. The room was quite literally the grossest thing I had ever seen and I was sure there was ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsFirst Residence Hotel Ko Samui
This was our first hotel in Koh Samui and we were based just outside the lively part of Koh Samui, in Chaweng.
The hotel was actually much nicer than we expected it to be and our room was really modern and quite spacious. Our hotel had it's own private beach........
We were only a ten minute walk into the main street in Chaweng which was probably the most westernise area we had been to in a long time and was the party area in Koh Samui but also had many other shops including massage parlours, shops selling fake clothing, perfumes and watches, suit shops, McDonalds, Burger King and everything else you can imagine!
We were glad we were staying in the quieter area of Chaweng as we were close to everything that we needed and the hotel was prefect for us!
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