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Ao Hat Yao

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  • Day96

    Another day, another island

    May 23, 2017 in Thailand

    It was time to pack up our things and be on our way once again. We were being picked up at 9:30 to catch the ferry so we decided to have another breakfast like we did yesterday to keep us going. Luckily the town now has power so we were able to have baked beans yay! We sat eating breakfast to the sounds of the waves crashing and overlooking the beach one last time. The mini bus arrived and we made it to the ferry port an hour before our boat was due to arrive, I'm not sure why we needed so much time. Luckily we had our books to hand to pass the time. The ferry took less than an hour as it's a speed boat with only pedestrians on board so we arrived at Koh Phangan in no time. We have discovered that this island is where they hold the full moon party and when this isn't going on there isn't loads to do. However it is apparently raining on the other side of Thailand where we plan to head soon so we decided it's actually a good thing we're going there even if it's just to be beach bums for a while longer in the sunshine. We caught a jeep style taxi to take us with some others to hotels and resorts on the west side of the island. Our home for the next two nights is our own little bungalow building complete with a hammock on the porch. We have access to a huge pool and then to the beach through our hotel. They've tried to be modern and leave some walls as concrete but I'm not sure it's really having that effect. There's no wifi in the rooms so we're going back to having to talk to each other! It's actually quite nice switching off from the outside world once you're back at the room. We had the whole afternoon on our hands so we headed down to the beach to check it out. Our own restuarant is quite expensive but next doors isn't so we hang out there for the rest of the day until the sun set in front of us. They also had cute little rope swings coming down from the trees which I thoroughly enjoyed using. The sun set was stunning. We haven't seen one for a while as we've been inland or on the wrong side of the island so this was the cherry on top of a great afternoon. I've managed to finish my second book now and was able to swap this for another one from reception which was handy. Now it's back to the bungalow with a fresh pineapple juice while listening to all the amazing sounds of the insects that are coming to life as we speak.Read more

  • Day97

    Loving island life

    May 24, 2017 in Thailand

    Today was our only full day on Koh Phangan and having discovered there isn't much to do on the island we decided to have a beach day. We enjoyed a great lie in and while Nick did yoga I chilled out on our hammock in my pj's without a care in the world. We got ready and headed to the beach for some brunch. One benefit to this island being very tourist aimed is beans on toast, something so simple but something I do miss from home so it was brilliant having that for breakfast. We headed down the beautiful beach after and rented a kayak for £2.20 for an hours use. We lasted 20 minutes on the sea! The sea was quite rough and the waves amplified by the shallow rocks below so it we were quite worried about tipping over especially as the waves began to crash over the kayak. We decided to head back to shore and swim instead. The shoreline has a few metres of sand and then it turns into a reef with many rocks and plants around. We put on our goggles and explored the wonders of this seabed. It was crazy seeing people up the beach just walking through the water when we could see the many rocks, sea urchins and sea cucumbers that were on the bed below their feet. The first section of reef has been badly damaged, probably from people walking on it but there still is a surprising amount of life there. So many sea cucumbers! We ventured beyond this point as well which we both found unnerving at first but relaxed into it after a few tries. There's always that worry that something is out there just beyond your vision. We spent all afternoon in the water before heading to get a juice at one of the beach side restuarants. The wind really picked up unfortunately knocking my drink over so we headed inside for shelter and had some food there as well. We'd been trying to arrange a ferry for tomorrow all day but the receptionist couldn't get hold of anyone so we were looking into accommodation without knowing if we were able to get to the next island or not. In the end we headed back again to see if she'd had success and she did get through but the time we'd asked for had sold out. Unfortunately we're getting a much early ferry for a higher price but at least we are on our way. We have no wifi in our bungalow so headed back to get a drink and use the wifi to book some accommodation. On route Nick befriended a cat who proceeded to chase after us and follow us half way to the beach. I think he's missing our cats back home! We enjoyed two milkshakes on the beach front while the sun set and we sorted out where we're staying on Koh Tao.Read more

  • Day73

    And Relax...

    June 27, 2016 in Thailand

    So I have been doing pretty much nothing for the last week.

    Stayed in a bungalow on a quiet area of Koh Phangan. It was very pretty and very relaxing. It also had a friendly parrot who came and stole my food and drink occasioanlly.

    Usually I would get bored and need to go explore, but didn't.

  • Day38

    Koh Phangan

    November 28, 2016 in Thailand

    Davor den Tag hat sich die Suche nach einer Frühstückslocation als sehr schwierig erwiesen. Deshalb hat Laura sich bei Instragram ein süßes Café rausgesucht, die super leckere Frühstücksvariationen hatten.
    Wir fuhren mit dem Roller den kurzen Weg. Dort angekommen, stellten wir fest, dass die Preise (für die thailändischen Verhältnisse) sehr hoch waren. Wir wollten dann nochmal in der Gegend schauen, ob wir woanders vielleicht ein preiswerteres Frühstück bekämen.
    Leider fanden wir nichts. Wir wollten eigentlich bei McDonalds alternativ frühstücken, aber die hatte keine Milch mehr für unsere Getränke.
    Wir gingen dann zurück zu dem Café und genossen unser Frühstück für 7€ 🙈
    Danach kauften wir uns ein Fährticket für die Überfahrt auf die etwas kleinere Nachbarinsel Koh Phangan.
    Wir checkten aus und wurden zu den Fähranleger gebracht. Die Überfahrt dauerte eine knappe Stunde.
    Auf Koh Phangan angekommen, wollten wir die erste Nacht in der Stadt verbringen, in der die bekannten Full-Moon-Parties stattfinden.
    Die Stadt war wie ausgestorben. Die nächste Full-Moon-Party findet erst wieder am 14.12 statt. An den wenigen Ständen, die es gab, versuchten sie T-Shirts mit Full-Moon-Aufschrift, Eimer mit Alkohol u.Ä. zu verkaufen.
    Wir suchten uns einen netten Bungalow für knapp 8€ die Nacht und gingen zu Sunset-Beach.
    Leider konnten wir den Sonnenuntergang aufgrund des bewölkten Himmels nicht sehen 🙈
    Danach gingen wir im Dunkeln zu dem Sunset-Beach, an dem auch die Full-Moon-Parties stattfinden. Wir entdeckten nette Bars, die schön beleuchtet waren 😊
    Wir wollten dann Dinner am Strand essen. Kurz nachdem wir uns hingesetzt hatten, fing es leider an zu regnen und wir mussten drinnen weiter essen 🙈
    Danach gingen wir zu unserem Bungalow zurück und schauten uns zusammen Serien an 👌
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  • Day39

    Koh Phangan

    November 29, 2016 in Thailand

    Heute haben wir an der selben Strandbar wie gestern gefrühstückt 😊 es gab leckere Banana-Pancakes 👌
    Anschließend sind wir zu einem Strand in der Nähe mit den Namen "Secret Beach" gegangen.
    Der Strand war sehr schön, nur leider etwas klein und dadurch leicht überfüllt 🙈
    Das Wetter schlug leider um und es wurde etwas windiger. Die Wellen wurden auch höher. Es sah gar nicht so stürmisch aus, deshalb gingen Laura und ich baden. Dabei wurden wir von einer hohen Wellen erfasst und an den Strand geschleudert 😕
    Laura ist ziemlich doll auf ihr Steißbein gefallen und ich auf meinen Oberschenkel, der inzwischen blau geworden ist. Außerdem haben wir uns Schürfwunden zugezogen 🙈
    Der Schock war groß unsere Verletzungen hielten sich Gott sei Dank in Grenzen 🙈
    Wir gingen dann in eine Strandbar, um unsere Wunden zu reinigen.
    Die Strandbar war der absolute Wahnsinn 😍 mit vielen Hängematten und Schaukeln und süßen Nischen. Wir entschieden uns dann dafür, dort auch zu essen.
    Nach dem Abendessen und den Sonnenuntergang, den man leider aufgrund der vielen Wolken nicht wirklich sehen konnte, gingen wir mit Schmerzen zurück.
    Wir hatten eigentlich vor zu einer sogenannten Black Moon Party zu gehen, die so ähnlich sein soll wie die legendären Full-Moon-Parties, aber deutlich kleiner. Aufgrund unserer Verletzungen und des Schocks, haben wir uns dagegen entschieden und haben stattdessen den Abend auf unserem Hotelzimmer verbracht 😁
    Morgen wollen wir weiter nach Koh Tao
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Ao Hat Yao, อ่าวหาดยาว

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