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May 17, 2007 - Ko Samui

We woke up very early in the morning, about 6 am, had a little breakfast, and set out on the longtail boat. This was a very enjoyable and relaxed safari - we saw some langurs and some gibbons. Gibbons make the craziest noises! Check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmiMt2HurfI to hear some. Back at camp, we had time for one last swim before we headed back to meet the others. Yao and the other people on the safari had been concerned about me being apart from Brian and asked me if I was ok throughout the trip; on the way back, they teased...

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Jan 12, 2007 - We're Here

Hi everyone, greetings from Koh Samui Thailand. After 34 hours of travelling, swollen ankles and about 4 hours of sleep we arrived at Bo Phut beach in Koh Samui. Of course not without a few hiccups. When we arrived at the Koh Samui ariport we discovered that all of our electronics were missing from our bags. We lost our ipod speakers, USB port for our camera and battery charger along with a few other items. We have two theories, they were taken out for secuirty reasons in Vancouver or they were stolen. We are leaning towards option two...

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Jan 3, 2007 - Koh Samui

Didn't spend much time here after my flight in from Vietnam and I didn't need to- it's a resort town with a nice beach but that's all. The towns are completely set up for tourists and the only Thais that live there work in tourism. The airport was the most interesting thing here I think- the arrival lounge was nothing more than a wooden roof for shelter- no walls let alone security! It would be possible to run from the street straight on to the runway if you were stupid enough to want to.

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Dec 21, 2006 - Day 99 - Evil catamaran again from Koh Pha Ngan to Koh Samui

Slightly frightened by my vomit-a-thon on the previous cat journey, we boarded once more for the shorter crossing to Koh Samui. Although the sea was just as choppy, all stomach contents were held in check!! Hooray!! We were whisked to our hotel and were pleased to find that we'd been given the best room in the place. A bit of comfort over Christmas isn't too much to ask is it! R

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Nov 20, 2006 - Koh Samui: Onde os brasileiros fizeram as pazes com os franceses.

Chegar em Koh Samui foi uma maratona. Pegamos um barco, ônibus para atravessar para o outro lado da Tailandia, mais um barco e um caminhãozinho para o hotel. Ufa! O pior foi quebrar o ar-condicionado do ônibus, sem janela e mais de 35C. Até dei um chilique com o rapaz responsável pelo ônibus. Ele tentou levantar a voz, gritei, apontei, ameacei... bom, pelo menos o descontrole rendeu uma parada para consertar o ar e um lugar fresco na frente do ônibus. Eles precisam entender que a gente anda muito estressado. eheheh.... Depois de passarmos...

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Sep 19, 2006 - Theres only gone and been a fecking military coup

Blimey, I wasn't expecting this. After travelling from Bangkok to Chiang Mai for three days (lovely place, I'll post an entry when I get a faster internet connection), we spent about 28 hours travelling south by train to the islands, via Bangkok station, reaching Ko Samui on Tuesday 19th at about 2pm. From here, we got a taxi to a nice quiet beach (Maenam - there are few quiet ones on this island - most are more like Ibiza/Majorca resorts than anything else) and found some nice seaside bungalows. After chilling out on the beach for a bit,...

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Sep 6, 2006 - City Island Tour, you want tuk tuk, and a shirt to end all shirts

This morning we had our Phuket Island tour, where we picked up by a very friendly tour east guide, whose husband was also a tour guide. Firstly we went to Sunset point where we could see Karon Beach (where we are staying), Kata Beach and Noi Kata Beach (little Kata). We'll try and put some photos up of how beautiful the view was. From there we went to another lookout further south of the island, pretty much on the tip end of the island. Yin showed us a beach next to the lookout which use to have bungalows for rent overnight for really...

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Jul 27, 2006 - THAILAND: Koh Tao, Koh Phangan, Koh Samui

KOH TAO In keeping with our recent 'roughing it overland' travel style, we took an overnight bus from Bangkok to Koh Tao. However, it was a VIP bus with reclining seats, air-conditioning, a toilet and English movies - and we even managed to score the front-seat that had extra leg room. So, maybe we didn't rough it that much. All was going well until our 5am arrival at the boat terminal where everyone had to get off the bus and wait with our bags at the port for the next 2 hours until the boat arrived to take us to the island. Scott without...

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Jul 8, 2006 - Sun, Sea and the Sex Industry(Koh Samui)

We arrived at the airport in Bangkok to find that Bangkok Airways puts on a free spread as well as free internet while you wait for your plane! Excellent, so we filled ourselves up on the free grub. We also got fed on our flight to Koh Samui so we were well and truly stuffed by the time we reached the island. We got taken to our bungalow on the south side of Lamai and then went and sat by the sea for the rest of the day in the sun - lovely!! Koh Samui basically has two main towns. Chaweng has a very long beach and loads of posh hotels and...

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Jun 27, 2006 - Ko Samui

This morning Randi, Steve and I met up with the rest of the group at the ferry to head to Ko Samui - one of the big touist, beach island destinations. The ferry ride was not too long and when we docked we walked off the boat onto the beach - not a bad welcome! We are staying in a cute little bungalow "resort" right on the beach. The ocean isn't that nice in the area we are in but they have a BEAUTIFUL pool, which is where Monica and I spent basically all of today after we arrived. We are here for 2 nights, then overnight train to Bangkok.

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Jun 23, 2006 - Koh Samui...

Jamen saa gik turen soerme til Koh Samui, maatte jo videre fra Koh Phangan efter at ha vaeret "fanget" der i saa mange dage! Men dagen efter Christine, Signe, Tine og Lea smuttede til koh phi phi, kunne jeg jo ikke blive der! Nyt eventyr... saa booked en billet til baaden til samui. Og her er jeg nu. Samui er meget anderledes! Der findes MacD, pizza hut osv... mange familier og nygifte, knap saa mange backpacker. Men det lykkes mig da alligeveller at moede en fransk pige paa stranden og imens vi ligger og soler os, kan jeg hoerer nogle...

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Jun 10, 2006 - The Thai Islands

Having become a little travel-weary and tired of our 'whistle-stop' tour of over crowded cities, Neeta and I headed to the southern Thai islands of Ko Samui, Ko Phangan and Ko Tao to do a little bit of absolutely nothing. There are a number of ways to tell if a once culturally rich tropical paradise has turned into an uber-commercial, overpriced, tourist-laden holiday destination rife with package tour groups and beligerant intoxicated young party-goers whose only souveniers of their two week island romp are a fresh tattoo, a bad sunburn...

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