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Apr 26, 2007 - Koh Samui - Days 23-25

Wrapping up the trip now and are just finishing a few days at a very nice resort on Koh Samui. Some of the beaches on Koh Samui are apparently very busy and touristy. We stayed away from those ones and found a nice resort where we are the only guests. The first night we were here, there were a few others, but they checked out the next morning, and for the past day and a half, it has been just the two of us. Well, and about 15 staff who seem very bored. Always eager to help though. The beach is quite nice and the ocean is good for swimming....

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Jan 19, 2007 - Bangkok - Ko Samui

January 19, 2007 We spent the majority of our first day in Bangkok in Thai Airlines office and the Vietnamese embassy, trying to arrange our travel for the rest of our stay in SE Asia. Despite some jetlag induced nausea, it was relatively uneventful. We finally made our way back to Ko Sahn Rd. for a yummy plate of Pad Thai for dinner...well earned after a day of running around this city! January 20, 2007 We felt compelled to squeeze in some Bangkok sightseeing prior to our departure for Ko Samui, so we headed for the beautiful Wat Phra Kew...

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Dec 30, 2006 - Koh Samui

Second to last stop on the way to Ko Pha Ngan was Koh Samui. Landed at the really random tiny airport after a relievingly uneventful flight, we were taken to the baggage collection - a tiny square conveyor belt that I'm sure was hand driven - on little carts, then took a taxi to the other side of the island and found a hotel. Next morning we packed up and went to the wharf to get the boat to Koh Pha Ngan, missing the mmorning ferry by about an hour and a half. So we spent the five hours until the next one playing cards and drinking beer by...

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Geraint's World Trip

Jul 30, 2006 - Koh Samui, Gulf of Thailand

Sawadee!!! After 10 days of watching movies, walking around with mouths agape - trying to comprehend Bangkok - eating, absorbing the smells, sounds (read noise), intensely different visuals - aaaaaahh!! - sleeping too much and trying to learn how to talk like Tarzan, we gathered our wits about us and booked flights to leave the big city for the beach. Koh Samui, by air, is only an hour and a bit south in the Gulf and is pretty much the Waikiki of Thailand. Perfect for us old folks just looking for some peace and quiet by a beach....

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Jul 11, 2006 - Reilay Beach - Koh Samui

We had to be up early again so we could down at the tour office at 8.40am and catch our taxi boat to Krabi. Jesse and Katie were there, as they were also going to Koh Samui. We were told there that the weather could be bad in Krabi, so we would be dropped at a closer port and picked up by a minivan which would take us to the bus station in Krabi. From there we could then get our bus to Surat Thani on the East coast of Thailand, and from the port at Surat Thani we could get the ferry to Koh Samui. We got on the small taxi boat by wading...

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Jun 13, 2006 - Koh Samui

Got a lift from Guitar (Seethanu owner) on the back of his truck with a few of the local thai guys down the the pier at Thong Sala. Hung out there for a while then got on board our nicely air con'd boat and made our way to Koh Samui. Almost got ripped off when we got there a guy offered us a taxi ride for 400 baht but luckily was asked a tuk tuk guy and it only cost us 50 baht. The ride into town took about 40 mins and we saw some baby elephants on the way that were VERY cute! We don't think they really knew the place where we were staying...

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Jun 6, 2006 - Ko Samui - The Villa

Very brief quick update as no where near email... Hanging out in an amazing villa up in the samui hills. Great Views (sunsets every night) great pool. Got attacked by a spikey fruit. Went to some waterfalls, swam in some pools. Climbed a steep cliff, sian fell over - had to go to hospital. Went snorkling on the 10th up near ko tao, lots of fish and coral. Sian went diving. Climbed up some little hill on nangyuan (small little island off of koh tao) 11th Went to full moon party. Turned in to a bit of a disaster, too many people, everyone got...

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Rich Goes Travelling

May 5, 2006 - On Vacation...back soon

Yeah, I am soooooooooooooooooooo on vacation. "But you haven't worked in nearly two years", some might be inclined to point out. True, but I've been "travelling" which is all apart distinct and separate from "vacation". After the toil of India and the turmoil of Nepal, Thailand offers a completely carefree vacation atmosphere. No pesky culture to absorb, no unidentifiable foods to stare down, no dodgy bus schedules to decipher, none of that stuff that makes travel so challenging and interesting. But I'm on vacation; screw the...

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May 4, 2006 - To Koh Samui (second visit)

04 May 06 - to Koh Samui (second visit) Had decided to go to Koh Samui today as my 30 day free visa for Thailand expires tomorrow, and there is an immigration office in Na Thon (the main town/port) where I could extend it for 10 days at a cost of 1900 baht (about 28 pounds). The only other way of extending it would be as I did before, leaving the country for either Burma or Malaysia. I was thinking of going to Burma again, which didn't seem too far but spoke to Emma this morning who told me it was a nightmare of a journey, you had to get a...

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Apr 30, 2006 - Ahh! Beach and sun in Ko Samui Island

This island is picture perfect. White sand beaches with crystal clear water line the shore. Dense green jungle fills the interior. In between, tourist resorts pack in tanned and burned bodies by the thousands. We spent four days here relaxing by the sand. Our residense was a bungalow about a stones throw from the water. We shared our accomodation with mice (they raided our food supplies the first night and pooped all over our stuff), giant snails, fleas (think Hanta virus and plague!), and mosquitoes the size of cessnas, but for 8 dollars a...

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Apr 24, 2006 - Koh Samui

Six thirty was the time Lynne chose to rise, I arose a bit later and after breakfast we selected all the tours we were going to take for this half of the cruise (the eastern side). We got most of them but missed out on the elephant trek for today. Today was Lynne's birthday and being an elephant aficionado would have liked a tour of the Koh Samui jungle on the back of a pachyderm. We found out that these had been pre-booked by those who received tour booking forms with their tickets. We didn't, so settled for a 7 ½ hour multi-stop bus tour...

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Apr 21, 2006 - Ko Samui

Zum ersten Mal gehoert haben wir von dieser Insel im Golf von Siam waehrend einer Reise durch Malaysia anfangs der 1980er Jahre. Sie war in den Jahren davor von den Hippies entdeckt worden und einer der beiden jungen Deutschen, die uns davon erzaehlten, sagte: "Ganz Ko Samui hascht." Das hat sich inzwischen etwas geaendert. Heute verfuegt die Insel ueber einen eigenen internationalen Flughafen. Die Badegaeste, die hier fuer vierzehn Tage anreisen, brauchen also in Bangkok gar nicht mehr umzusteigen. Dementsprechend ist das Publikum - aber...

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