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Jul 31, 2017 - Last Slice of Paradise

Our last few trip days were spent on the island of Koh Samet. At this point, we really just wanted to relax and reflect. Got out on the water (Josh in a kayak and me on a paddleboard), saw a fire show, and spent quite a bit of time just staring at the ocean. Quick final trip back to Bangkok and then we board a plane home!

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Apr 4, 2015 - 23/02 First stop koh Samet for sun sea and relaxing.

Well if im honest we've already done koh samed. discovered/decided to start doing one of these blogs recently, mainly because I want to look back myself and what better way than a detailed blog. So we've said our goodbyes at Heathrow, boarded the plane to Bangkok stopping over at Vienna, literally off one plane and onto the next, 16 odd hours later with the worst bags under our eyes we arrive in Bangkok. (When I say we I mean me and my travelling partner, my girlfriend emma) so both arrive tired and blown away by the difference in heat, we...

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Mar 24, 2012 - sametin pehmeää hiekkaa

viimeisiä viikkoa viedään pikkuhiljaa ja ollaan koh sametin saarella ottamassa sitä pakollista lomarusketusta. kivan pieni saari, jossa kaikki on lähellä, rantoja on useita, hiekka on valkoista ja pehmeää, ja ihmisiä on jonkin verran muttei liiaksi. ollaan lähinnä syöty, hikoiltu rannalla ja luettu kirjoja, sopivan leppoisaa elostelua loppuajaksi. ens viikolla vielä muutamaksi päiväksi bangkokiin shoppailee ja sitten onkin aika palata kotisuomen lämpöiseen kevääseen.. toivottavasti on pakkaset ohi siellä.

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Dec 17, 2010 - Exploring the island

It was cloudy today so we made use of the non sunbathing weather and rented a scooter to travel around the island. Koh Samet is very small and we rode down the east cost in 20 minutes. The roads are dirt tracks covered in dust and potholes, riding was very uncomfortable. As we drove down the coast we stopped and admired the other white sand beaches. The island is quite family orientated and children were playing in the sea and on the sand. In the evening after dinner, we went to the Pog bar and watched the fire show. A group of 15 Thai...

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Dec 16, 2010 - Koh Samet beach

Finally a day to relax on the beach again. It seems so long since Mui ne and the weather here is incredible - not a cloud in the blue sky and scorching sunshine. Straight after breakfast we hit the white sand beach. The sand is so soft it feels like powder beneath our feet. The beach is lively with jet ski's and paraglyders, but not too over crowded. We hired deck chairs as the sand felt too hot through our towels and spent about 3 hours soaking up the rays and reading. The sea is warm and crystal clear and made a perfect escape to cool off...

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Dec 15, 2010 - Journey to Koh Samet

We left Bangkok this morning and travelled down to Koh Samet. Koh Samet is the island closest to Bangkok but it took most of the day travelling as we had to wait for long periods between transports. We started on a bus first from Bangkok’s east terminal which took just under 4 hours. The buses here are very comfortable and we were able to recline back and have a nap, also the roads are better condition which prevents profusely wobbling about the whole way. When we arrive at Ban Pe pier we were told we had to wait until 20 people arrived...

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Feb 9, 2010 - West and wewaxation at wast

Hi Everyone We finally arrived in Thailand stayed at a funky little town called Trat .Marc would have been happy to spend a month there, I on the other hand need water so on a bus, off a bus ,on another bus , put off at the side of a road with baggage, walked to the next crossroad ,a motorcycle ride (with backpack)a ferry ride and finally a four wheel jeep ride over five kilometers of dirt rode to paradise. White sandy beach ,85 degree water , 90 degree air temperature beside a bar that plays soft jazz. Dinner on the beach with candles and...

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Mar 9, 2009 - Koh Samet.

9 March Finally I have decided to go to Koh Samet. My trip started from Bangkok’s Eastern bus terminal. The bus trip took almost 3 hrs and the final boat trip to Koh Samet took 30-40 minutes. Koh Samet is a new experience for me; I have never been there before. My first expression of the island was that the beach was beautiful; fore sure the beach is among the finest beaches that I had ever seen in Thailand. And once again I was lucky to find a guesthouse at the best part of the beach. The rest of the day I spend on the beach and in the...

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Jan 7, 2009 - Koh Samet

From Chaing Rai we flew back to Bangkok for one night. The following morning we embarked on a four hour bus ride south to the ferry wharf for Koh Samet. Koh Samet is one of the Eastern Seaboard Islands of Thailand in the Gulf of Thailand. It is the largest and westernmost of this cluster of islands and is just off the coastline of the province of Rayong, approximately 220 km south east of Bangkok. A short ferry ride across the gulf, and a open air taxi ride along a bumpy road brought us to Sai Kaew Resort. The resort has many bungalow style...

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Jul 9, 2007 - Koh Samet

Louie's log: 12 hours on the bus from Mae Sariang to Bangkok (overnight), 30 minute taxi ride to the Southern bus terminal, 4 hour bus ride to Rayong, 40 minutes on a songtaew to the small town of Ban Phe, 30 minute ferry ride to the island, a 2 minute safari type ride on a roofless pickup truck to the guest house where we have finally arrived. Note : time indicated does not include time spent negotiating payment for each change in mode of transportation. A word to the wise - when visiting any island in Thailand by bus, please consult the...

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