Thailand
Khlong Bang Nam Chuet

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  • Day15

    Koh Samui Day 2

    February 16 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Da wir gerne nochmal ein anderes Hotel und auch einen anderen Beach erkunden wollten, ging es wieder ans Sachen packen und fix zur neuen Unterkunft. Der Check-In hat sich leider etwas verzögert, also ging es erstmal an den Strand. Da machte sich dann leider Ernüchterung breit, da wir leider keinen Schattenplatz finden konnten und auch der Strand an sich sehr steinig war. Aber das war wieder Meckern auf höchstem Niveau :-P Wir warteten die 2 Stunden geduldig auf einer Sonnenliege und schauten uns schonmal etwas um. Um uns die Zeit zu vertreiben, fingen wir beide an unsere Unterkunft für die letzten (leider) 5 Tage zu suchen. Dumme Idee!!! Gefühlt haben wir beide den ganzen Tag damit zugebracht zu Vergleichen, Münzen zu werfen um dann am Ende uns doch wieder umzuentscheiden. Irgendwas passte immer nicht... Zwischenzeitlich keimte noch der Gedanke auf die Insel zu wechseln und nach Koh Phangan umzusiedeln. Naja, haben wir draus gelernt. Letzten Endes ist es nun wieder unsere erste Unterkunft, nämlich das New Hut Bungalow's geworden. Hier gibt es einen vernünftigen Strand vor der Tür, ein großartiges Restaurant und ordentliche kleine Zimmer/Bungalows. Sicher mussten wir dafür auf etwas Komfort verzichten, aber da wir eh nicht vorhaben im Zimmer zu hocken, sondern uns auf den Scootern die Insel anzugucken, war das die ideale Lösung :) Hat auch nur 7 Stunden für diese Entscheidung benötigt :-D
    Unser Zimmer im Three Trees Resort war top! Der positive Beigeschmack, nämlich kostenlose Kayaks, kam uns sehr zugute... Nachdem wir unsere Sachen abgelegt hatten, schnappten wir uns ein Zwei-Mann-Kayak und fuhren links an der Küste entlang. Unweit von unserem Startpunkt sollte es Felsen geben, die Aussehen wie die Geschlechtsteile von Mann und Frau. Ich wollte das natürlich nicht sehen, da ich zu erwachsen dafür bin, aber was tut Mann nicht alles! Vorzeigefreund :-D
    War letztlich eine gute Entscheidung, da es ein echt gemütlicher Platz mit einer tollen kleinen Bar im Felsen war. Echt urig.
    Der Rückweg war gespickt mit zornigen und trauernden Ausrufen meiner Paddel-Partnerin... „Bestimmt habe ich morgen Muskelkater“ und „ Man, hätte ich gewusst, dass Kayak fahren so anstrengend ist!"
    Endlich am Strand angekommen schnell das Kayak aus dem Wasser, umgezogen und zum Essen ins G Spot of Lamai. Der Name passte auf jedenfall zum Rest des Tages :-D
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  • Day21

    Koh Phangan to Koh Samui

    March 16, 2017 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    You would be forgiven for thinking from the last post that Koh Phangan is all party party party and whilst that is true in the concentrated south of the island - it does have some other calmer options.

    When I finally stirred from my slumber after the full moon degeneracy, I thought I'd spend the last day having a look around the island. Before any of that, it was required that I feed myself in order to stay alive, after which I felt much better.

    A few of my fellow party goers also decided to venture out to explore a bit, so we arranged moped rentals from the hostel and headed up to a waterfall. They dont seem to care if you can ride or not or if you even have a license! But they drive on the left in Thailand which was good for me and the moped was pretty easy to get used to.

    Climbing the falls was a bit of a mission though and I felt slightly older as my younger companions breezed up the hill as if on speed! Knackered, we had a dip in some of the waterfall pools and took in the breathtaking scenery - there's something I love about water, it's calming, life-giving yet unstoppable and flows anywhere. Definitely my favourite natural element. As Bruce Lee said "be like water my friend" I concur. 🤓

    After this, we jumped back on the bikes and headed off to see the sunset before going to a place called Amsterdam Bar on a remote hill. It was billed as a 'chill out bar' overlooking the sea (hmmm, based on the relaxed atmosphere and obvious waft in the air, I wonder what they sell here?! ... 🤔) It was good though and the views were amazing.

    In the evening me and another guy went to watch a Muay Thai event that was being hosted on the island at a training camp - it was brilliant. There were two knockouts and a few westerners were fighting Thai guys (in the ring I might add) not just having a brawl! A Dutch guy and Candian won their matches so it was a good atmosphere all round.

    After the madness of Koh Phangan I headed for Koh Samui, the largest of the three Gulf Islands known for its more relaxed vibe.

    Here I rented another moped and cruised around the island. I went with a couple of guys I met in the hostel to another waterfall (more climbing!) The climb was supposed to only take about 1/2 hr or so, but we took considerably longer because we idiotically climbed directly up the waterfall rocks having missed the clear path! Duh. Still it was a good climb and I got a sense of achievement (even if it was avoidable). We wisely took the path on the way back down.

    The following day I went to Anthong national park on a boat trip. It's a beautiful set of largely uninhabited islands with amazing views across Thailand's Gulf. We did some snorkelling and kayaking, at one stage we went under a cliff and you literally had to limbo in the kayak to get through. This was in pitch black too - I heard several people bump their heads ahead of me so at least I was forewarned.

    The last day in Koh Samui I had the entire day to myself - a bit of rarity so far, no-one was in the hostel so I decided to rent a moped and drive around the island to see the sights. First I went over the top of a massive hill and through the jungle on to a place called Fisherman's Village for lunch (I didn't see any fisherman, mainly shops/restaurants, but still nice). Then I headed for Big Buddha, which as you can imagine is a large Buddha! Not much more to say... it was cool, but after 15 mins I'd exhausted all the angles you can look at it from so hopped back on my bike.

    I stopped off at a place called Chewang which felt a bit tacky and had a bloke driving around announcing club nights and promoting events in the town. The van drove past at least eight times in just the hour or so I was there, blaring the speaker and stating the exact same garbled phrases over and over - I would have gone insane if I'd stayed here! The poor guy driving must hear it in his dreams! 😲

    For the evening I headed to a hotel called The Jungle Cafe with an incredible view of the Koh Samui, before going to look at Hinyai and Hinta rocks - they look a bit like the nether regions of a man and a woman, and have been providing a source of mirth to tourists for ages - I didn't think they were all that to be honest, but a group of Chinese tourists were loving it. After that I popped into a bar and chatted to a fellow building a silly sounding website for a while before heading for dinner.

    Next stop Cambodia...
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  • Day18

    Overlap Stone Koh Samui

    December 28, 2019 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Ein interessante Formation der Steine sind hier zu finden. Diesen Platz kennen die wenigsten, weshalb auch hier nur wenig Touristen herkommen und man längere Zeit alleine ist. Der Weg hier her ist für das Moped Mal wieder eine Qual. Steigungen bis zu 38% haben wir hier festgestellt. Da man über ein privates Grundstück muss werden 20THB dafür verlangt.
    Der Ausblick von hier ist echt Klasse und paar schöne Bilder mit dem Gestein gibt es auch. Nachdem wir oben waren, ging es wieder runter und zu dem Gegenüberliegenden Tempel. Was bei diesen Tempeln teilweise für Aufwand drin steckt ist enorm.
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  • Day7

    Ausflug zur Golden Buddha Statue

    March 26, 2017 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Im Hotel haben wir uns einen Motorroller gemietet und sind an der Küste entlang trotz widrigster Verkehrsbedingungen zur Golden Buddha Statue gefahren.

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