Changwat Surat Thani

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  • Day75

    Whit and I arrived at Koh Tao after a two hour ferry trip from Koh Phanang. Since starting this adventure, other travellers have consistently had good things to say about this relatively small island with the highlight being its affordable scuba diving.

    At the recommendation of my brother, we rented a scooter and some snorkelling gear and spent one day visiting several different spectacular snorkelling spots across the island. We discovered a phenomenal Thai vegetarian restaurant and devotedly attempted to eat each item on the menu during our numerous visits. While we had reserved a scuba diving trip to 'the best dive site in the Thai peninsula',  unfortunately the weather did not cooperate, cancelling this excursion and dashing our hopes of diving in Koh Tao :(. After four relaxing days we leave Koh Tao feeling refreshed and ready to travel to the city of Hua Hin, two hours south of Bangkok.Read more

  • Day19

    Today was 35 degrees !! Between the heat and the travelling the day before we were wrecked so we spent the whole day at the pool apart from going down to the town for lunch . We managed to have the entire pool to ourselves all day.I ended up sitting in the kiddies pool to read my book because it was to hot to sit out .

  • Day23

    32 degrees again with not a single gust of wind ! After making breakfast ( including a large mug of Barry's ) we decided to spend the day exploring Koh Samui . We started by going to Koh Samui's most famous landmark the Big Buddah , a huge shrine to the Buddah on top of a hill. We then went to fishermans village , the main town on Samui where we had lunch with the most amazing view . Later that evening we went down to the beach to watch the sunset.Read more

  • Day27

    After a very delayed boat and sitting in a whole bunch of ants we said goodbye to koh phagnan and hello to koh Tao . We checked into our hostel which was right on the beach . As soon as we dropped our bags me and Eva rushed to the water to watch the sunrise . Where a random American guy took this amazing photo of us ( thanks David wherever you are ) . That evening we watched a fire show on the beach . The performers were so talented at one point they tried to get me to let them carry me under the burning limbo pole which was my que to head to bed .Read more

  • Day70

    We spent our time exploring the island of Koh Pha Ngan visiting the secluded beaches by scooter. To get to one beach, Andreas had to put his mountain biking skills to use, taking the scooter across some seriously steep off-road terrain which I opted to walk down. This adventure was worth it however as it led us to a very magical beach that most people got to on their dirt bikes! On the way back up this steep terrain our little scooter struggled to make it, so I pushed as Andreas navigated up the various ditches and loose dirt. We finished off the day by eating a much deserved ice cream and watching the sunset. This island was full of adventure. Next stop Koh Tao.Read more

  • Day24

    We spent nearly a week in koh phagnan a lot of which was spent relaxing by the pool or on the beach . The 7th August was the Full Moon Party one of the most famous parties in the world . We met up with some other nursing girls that were travelling Thailand , put on our face paint and got ready to party . The full moon party is essentially thousands of people dressed in tie die with glow in the dark face painting partying on the beach and trying to make it till sunrise . It was a pretty surreal experience partying on this big beach that seemed to be made up of Irish people . Throughout the night the beach got emptier and emptier till only a few of us were left to watch the sunrise over Haad Rin Beach . At 7 am we got back to the hotel , showered and got in to bed .Read more

  • Day251

    The last month has been the best time I've had so far. I stayed at Echo Beach, a backpacker hostel which is run by travelers working for accommodation. I've done this kind of work before, but at no other place I made such good friends, by the time I left we were just one big family living, working and at night going out together. This was the first place where I could imagine staying for longer than just some weeks, but plans for Argentina are settled, so I'll just have to go back as soon as I can.Read more

  • Day28

    Today we went on a snorkelling trip . It started with our early morning transfer ( which turned out to be way to many people stuffed into the back of a pick up truck ) . We then were given our snorkels and set of on our boat . Our first stop was shark bay which is famous for black tipped reef sharks, although they are very scared of humans so hard to spot. I was convinced I saw one darting off from the corner of my eye but that could just be wishfull thinking . We then travelled around the whole of Koh Tao stopping off at different spots. It was amazing getting so close to the fish and being able to see the coral up close . My favourite were the little black and white fish who were so interested in us they swam right up to us . A few swam under me and I could feel them under my tummy . We then got to an island of Koh Tao called Ang Thong National Marine park . We then hiked up to the view point which involved clambering up some boulders ( like a more difficult version of the sugar loaf at Christmas and about 25 degrees warmer ). The view from the top was definitely worth it though .Read more

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Changwat Surat Thani, จังหวัดสุราษฎร์ธานี

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