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Khlong Kloi

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  • Day54

    Day 54 - Koh Chang Arrival

    November 2, 2017 in Thailand

    After a crazy speedboat ride from Koh Kood to Koh Chang, we checked into our seaside bungalow by about 11:00 am. The bungalow is amazing, right on the sand and about 15 feet from the water. We spent the whole day on the beach. This beach is beautiful with white sand and clear water, stretching about a mile down the southern side of the island. We had a delicious candlelit dinner on the beach - spicy chili basil shrimp for me and a whole snapper for Tim. Excited for the next 5 days here!Read more

  • Day59

    Day 59 - Koh Chang Scuba

    November 7, 2017 in Thailand

    Wow! Scuba diving is incredible. I was finally able to get past my anxieties and enjoy the dives. We did two boat dives today with our awesome instructor, David. The first stop was at a giant rock sticking out of the water with a coral reef and incredible marine life surrounding it from about 4 meters down to the sea floor at 19 meters. David held my hand and helped me with the descent but once we got down past 4 or 5 meters, my fears were lifted and I had a blast. Non-certified divers are only supposed to go down to 12 meters but I checked his computer once we got to the floor and we were at 18.6 meters (61 feet!!). We saw so many fish. It is the coolest feeling in the world looking up and seeing literally thousands of fish surrounding you. The coral was incredible - mountains of it surrounding us on every side. We were under for about 40 minutes on the first dive before we had to come up. The ascent was a little scary. Apparently I hadn't been breathing deep enough (I only used half of the air that Tim had used) so I got dizzy on the way up and had a bloody nose once we reached the surface. That was a little unnerving and the dizzy feeling lasted about 20-30 minutes so I was of course nervous again for our second dive. But by the time we got to the next dive site, after some food and water and resting, I was ready to go. The second dive was a shallow reef, which only went about 12 meters deep. The visibility wasn't quite as good but it was still incredible. This dive had the coolest coral I've ever seen and we were able to swim in and out and around it and see lots of awesome fish. We also controlled our breathing a lot better this time and were able to stay under for an hour - Tim breathed slower and used less air and I breathed deeper and used more, which is what David had advised. David also gave us a little more independence on the second dive to swim around and explore. I did much better on the ascent this time and didn't get too dizzy, but I did have another nosebleed at the surface! Overall, it was a huge success. I faced my fears, Tim continued to be comfortable and awesome, and we had so much fun. After the scuba trip, we got lunch and then basically relaxed all afternoon until dinner.

    ...oh and I also got pooped on by a gecko today.

    Heading back to Bangkok tomorrow, then the journey on on Thursday. What an amazing trip!
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  • Day58

    Day 58 - Koh Chang - White Sand Beach

    November 6, 2017 in Thailand

    Best day ever. Koh Chang is huge - the third largest island in Thailand. There are several beaches surrounding the island. We are staying on Bangboa Beach on the southern part of the island, which is beautiful and desolate and popular with long-stayers and hippies. It is great here - the sand is soft and white, the food is amazing, the people are so friendly, and our bungalow is perfect. But there's not too much to do so we decided to venture away for the day. The most popular and most beautiful beach on the island is White Sand Beach, on the northwest coast of the island. We didn't stay here because it is supposed to be incredibly touristy and crowded. But after visiting and seeing how beautiful the beach is, it would have actually been a nice place to stay. It's kind of like the 7-mile beach in Negril, Jamaica, without the annoying hustlers and hip hop music blaring from the spring break beach resorts. And there's really not all that many people. We could've stayed forever.

    We were going to rent a scooter to get to the other side of the island but after seeing how crazy steep the jungle roads were after the ride to our scuba pool session, we decided to take a taxi. We got there right after breakfast and spent the entire day and evening at the beach. We swam and drank coconuts with rum and beers and ate so much seafood - scallops and garlic shrimp and a spicy white snapper. We had so much fun. After dinner, we took the long taxi ride home. Now it's time for a good night's sleep before our final day and scuba trip.
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  • Day55

    Day 55 - Koh Chang

    November 3, 2017 in Thailand

    Another beautiful day in Koh Chang. We woke up early and went to the nearest restaurant on the beach for breakfast - yummy Thai chicken soup for Tim and eggs and bacon for me. Then we got picked up by David, a scuba diving instructor that we've been chatting with (and had a beer with last night). He took us to the dive shop to try on the gear and then we drove across the island (passing monkeys, elephants, a lots of little towns) to an outdoor pool for a practice dive and basic training in a pool. Tomorrow's the real deal (and now we actually have some training rather than just getting thrown from a boat)! We returned to the beach around noon, had a delicious lunch, then relaxed on the beach all day. We laid in the sun, swam, read our books, had a few beers, and napped in hammocks. After watching the sunset, we showered and went to dinner. A local restaurant had a barbecue to celebrate Loy Krathong, a celebration in which people light incense and candles on floating baskets made of banana leaves and flowers. After having a delicious dinner of grilled red snapper (Tim ate the eye once again!), we lit a basket, made a wish, and floated it into the sea. Now time for bed. Diving early in the morning!Read more

  • Day57

    Day 57 - Koh Chang "Tropical Storm"

    November 5, 2017 in Thailand

    Well...there was no storm. Not one drop of rain. Very little wind. It was a bit cloudy but there was still enough sun that we needed sunscreen and lots of water! It was another great beach day!! Tim did a lot of swimming, I did a lot of reading, we went for a couple of walks, and went on a long kayaking trip. We finished the night off eating BBQ at our favorite beach restaurant.

  • Day56

    Day 56 - Koh Chang Wind Storm!

    November 4, 2017 in Thailand

    Well, today's scuba trip was postponed because of bad weather. There was no rain but there was a pretty crazy wind storm that started last night and continued on and off all day. The sea was way too rough for a dive. We woke up this morning and the power was out on the whole island (it actually still is but the hotel has a generator running from 6:00pm - 11:00pm). We were still able to enjoy a nice day on the beach. Tim swam and walked on the beach most of the day while I was lazy and laid out in the sun and read all day. Despite the occasional wind gusts (and falling coconuts), it was actually a very pleasant day. We played some chess on the beach, watched one of the most beautiful sunsets of the trip, and then got ready for dinner - red curry with shrimp for me and panang curry with seafood for Tim!! Now we are having a relaxing night.

    The storm is supposed to continue into tomorrow (with some rain added in), but there really isn't a better place to watch a storm than from our covered deck in the sand, or even from our bed that is 15 feet from the water. Hopefully this clears up so we can dive on Monday or, more likely, Tuesday!

    No pictures today because I was trying to save my battery since the power was out and I wasn't sure when I could charge it again.
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  • Day6

    Angekommen ~ Koh Chang ~ Sea you Place☮

    November 26, 2017 in Thailand

    6:00 Uhr Skytrain zur Bus Station > 7:00 Uhr Abfahrt nach Trat, 12:00 > Uhr Fähre... endlich angekommen und sofort Wohlfühl-Feeling.

    @Very, die Tradition kam sehr gut an.

    🌍Berliner Luft goes to Koh Chang🌏

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