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  • Day55

    En route to bangkok

    October 26, 2016 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    We have an hour wait here for the bus to Bangkok. We opted in the end to do things the long but easy/cheap way. There are SOOOO many options for getting to Bangkok, it was almost overwhelming but in the end this made the most sense for us. Fortunately it's raining a bit today so we don't feel like we are missing out on beach time. Miss you all - see you so soon now!Read more

  • Day52

    Our last beach on our last island

    October 23, 2016 in Thailand ⋅ 🌫 4 °C

    Wow! Another beautiful spot. Mikk and I are splurging at a 4 star resort for the next 3 nights until we head back to Bangkok. This place is so spectacular! The rooms are beautiful and clean, and the infinity pool spills out into a beautiful bay.Read more

  • Day50

    Our last Thai island: Koh Tao

    October 21, 2016 in Thailand ⋅ 🌙 9 °C

    We just arrived a few hours ago. The hotel is pretty nice. Things definitely have more of a "tourist" price tag here. We are planning on heading to koh nang yuan island tomorrow for the day. Google it. It looks super beautiful! So we will spend the day there. Our last few beach days we are going to splurge on a more deluxe resort. There are some truly beautiful ones here. Diving looks like it may not be great. It's super windy today and looks like the same for tomorrow. We learned that wind doesn't make for good visibility. So snorkelling it will be.Read more

  • Day48

    Beach #3 on koh phangan

    October 19, 2016 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Wow! This place is spectacular! A beautiful beach and accommodations that are far better than our Mae haad accommodations for even cheaper! Looking forward to a day chillin on the beach tomorrow then koh Tao the next set of beaches....Read more

  • Day46

    Had rin nai beach

    October 17, 2016 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    We arrived at our new digs for the next 2 nights. The full moon party is cancelled due to the Kings death. We think this is a good thing because apparently this party is really insane with literally thousands of people coming from other islands and other parts of koh pangnan. Were thinking it will be much more toned down without the loud sound stages and presumably less people.
    We had a great time diving. What a feeling! We loved our five instructor. His name was "Nischi" (I think) and he had the best hair I've ever seen. Also he was just a nice guy who has a passion for nature and lives a simple life. He was an excellent instructor and really wanted us to understand what we were doing and why so that we could be relaxed and confident under the water. We didn't have the best luck with the conditions. The visibility wasnt great at all. We went to sail rock for our last day of diving which usually has good visibility but of course the currents changed direction of the day that we went. It was still amazing and I really want to go again at some point. It was a great feeling to feel weightless and to be surrounded by animals! Swimming through schools of fish etc.
    Yesterday we just spent relaxing and did a bit of snorkelling. The bay where we were staying was famous for snorkelling. Tons of fish around he corals.
    Hope you are all well :)
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  • Day41

    4 day scuba course starts today

    October 12, 2016 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    We are staying in a little bungalow on the beach here on Mae Hat beach. Missing the luxury of the resort but the view (and the price) can't be beat. We are getting picked up this morning to start our scuba course (PADI open water certification). Sounds like it is just us and a French guy in the class! We asked about diving here versus koh Tao and it sounds like it is cheaper in koh Tao because the classes are larger due to the demand - but it is the same course and the same nature so should be good. The guys who run this one seem super nice and it has good reviews. One of them came by the hotel with our books yesterday so we could get the reading done. We haven't found good food in this area yet. Its all pretty much the same as all the restaurants are at resorts. Since it is low season (very quiet here) there doesn't seem to be any stand alone restaurants open. But im sure we will survive! 😜Read more

  • Day40

    About to get on a boat

    October 11, 2016 in Thailand ⋅ 🌬 32 °C

    Waiting our boat to koh phangan at the pier. It's a pretty day ☀️

  • Day39

    Happy thanksgiving!

    October 10, 2016 in Thailand ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Well we have a lot to be thankful for this year.
    1) wonderful place to call home
    2) beautiful place to spend thanksgiving
    3) once in a lifetime adventure with an amazing parter
    4) having people (and food) to dearly miss
    5) jobs that allow us to do this without having to quit!

    2016 has been a truly fantastic year. We miss you all and home but definitely won't wish our time away in paradise. We are heading to koh phagnan tomorrow. We are doing a diving course there (very controversial as koh Tao is generally the island that you do that on). However, with some research we (Mikk) found that koh phagnan has comparable courses.....And it lines us up for the full moon party on the 17th! We got a place rented about 1-2 Kms from the big party. Most expensive accommodations to date (75CAD Per night). We heard it gets kinda crazy every month around full moon time. We're hoping we get to experience a blunted version of the party as it is technically rainy season. 😉.
    Xoxo a&m
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