Tags » Ko Samui

Ko Tao & Ko Samui

This weekend I visited the Thai islands for the first time – Ko Samui (very briefly) & Ko Tao. :)

Most of my time was planned to be on Ko Tao to get diving certified – but my plans went awry and it turned out to be quite a different weekend than I expected, full of too much drinking and a bit of self-discovery, hah. 1,564 more words


Ko Samui - Chewang

Ko Samui we’re baaaaaaack! In a different resort this time; we’re staying in Chewang which is a lot bigger and closer to the airport.

Samui Beach Residence Hotel is owned by a very chatty Frenchman and has a whacky pond in reception where Molly loves watching the fish. 207 more words


Surathani and the islands


At 12.28 Train 48 pulled out of Prachuap Khiri Khan station and just over 4 hours later – a jaunt by comparison with earlier journeys – arrived at Surathani. 987 more words


Ko Samui , Thailand (Samui Island)

Ko Samui (or Koh Samui, Thai: Thailand, pronounced ) is an island off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus, Thailand.

Geographically in the Chumphon Archipelago, it is part of Surat Thani Province, Ko Samui was granted Municipality status and thus is now locally self-governing. 50 more words


Ko Samui - Lamai

We flew down to Ko Samui on Valentines Day. Molly must have known it was an important day as she decided to not do her usual sleep on the flight and instead devour Marcus’ in flight chocolate brownie – along with a strangers to whom she sat next to! 155 more words


Bite the bullet : ... and go with the flow 

Like most backpackers, we had formed some sort of idea where we wanted to go and when before we left to travel! We quickly learned that it’s not always best to lock yourself into certain situations … as you may need to escape them quickly. 619 more words