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Apr 13, 2006 - Ko Samui

Wow, what a beautiful place this is! Fricken hot though. April is Thailand's hottest month of the year, but somehow that fades away when you're sitting on the white sand beaches sipping a soda and going into the water whenever you feel like cooling off. It's a perfect follow up for India. It's nice too to be hanging out with a few people from home just taking it easy; we're going to spend 4 days here which will be long compared to the pace we've been keeping up until now. The change in food is also very welcomed with all the great Thai...

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honeymoonplanet

Apr 1, 2006 - Life's a beach!

Greetings everyone from Ko Samui! It's been over a week since our last journal entry so we thought it best to wrestle ourselves off the sunbeds, ditch the cocktails and put in a shift at the internet cafe. I'm telling you, it's a hard slog out here! We ended up staying for a week in Ko Tao before heading back to Samui because we only stayed here for a couple of days the last time. Tao was lovely, very small and remote island with beautiful scenery and a nice vibe to it. We did find it a bit strange it being an almost entirely...

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Mar 20, 2006 - KOH SAMUI - storms

We're now in Koh Samui and we're staying in a ht right on the beach, but its been raining and storming all day with thunder and lighteningso we haven't been able to actually enjoy the beach yet. On an upnote we have a new friend - Tallulah the cat who slept with us last night...jst call me Dr Dolittle. Dan has also just finished his 2nd book...its only taken 5 weeks but I'm very proud. I've nearly finished my 7th book since we've been away. This week is going to be a week of budgeting really hard and so we'll just be reading and chillin out...

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Mar 13, 2006 - Ko Samui, Thailand

Hello Everyone! Nick and I arrived in Ko Samui on March 9th, via ferry from Surant Thani. We got here at about 10pm, so there was not very many huts to choose from. We went to sleep amongst the spiders and cockroaches in the only hotel that we could find a hut. Yuck! The next morning I got up early to seek out another hotel, and for a dollar more I found a great hut right on the beach for about $6US. The beaches are lovely here and not too horribly crowded. There seem to be more vendors on the beach than tourists. They are funny. All of the...

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Jan 30, 2006 - Singapore to Koh Samui, Thailand

We went through immigration at Koh Samui's "International" airport and then on to Long Island Resort, where we were going to meet Mark (Luna: Jonas' brother)!! As most people had warned us, the main tourist parts of the island were innundated with expensive resturants and girlie-bars, so our stay was short! When Mark arrived the next day we decided to go to Koh Phang Ngan, a small island North of Koh Samui for a few days. This was definitely the right thing to do. Opposite to the loud, smokey girlie-bars, you had to take a long boat from...

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Jan 17, 2006 - Go East to Ko Samui!

We travelled (Bus, Boat and Shuttle - 10 hours) to Samui. We needed a place of refuge. A place to regain, rest and recapture. It was handed to us. We were met at the ferry doc on the way to Samui by the owner of Grass Huts in the quite beach town we were headed to. Price was just right, huts right on the beach and her husband was sent to pick us up on the other side. We've been here for a few days now. We eat in the restaurant over the water, read, swim, walk into town for a bit during the day and Tyler rests when he needs to (he's doing...

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Dec 22, 2005 - Island of Koh Samui, Thailand

We arrived in Koh Samui on Monday, 19th December at Bill Resort, Lamai Beach and this is to be "home" for the next two weeks and over the Christmas and New Year Period. It is a great feeling knowing that we will not have to pack the bags and move for a while ... we can make a mess of the room, put clothes in the cupboard, toiletries out the bag ... you know what I mean!! It was also a fantastic surprise when we arrived at Bill Resort to find out that they now have a pool. When we booked and looked at their website etc. they said that they...

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MacsMLCTour2005-2006

Sep 23, 2005 - Koh Samui

As far as tourism goes, Koh Samui has it all. From Elephant trekking, to Thai Boxing, to clear white beaches, there is no wonder why this is the busiest of Thailand's islands. You can't escape the resort hotels which swallow ever inch of the island. Per usual, as soon as arrived we were hounded by thirty or forty locals hounding us to stay at their guest house or go to their bar. Eventually we got in a tuk-tuk and told him to take us to Chaweng(one of the more famous beaches on the island). When we got out we checked the prices of three or...

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Jul 6, 2005 - Koh Samui

Lazing on a white sand beach, reading lots of books, drinking lots of watermelon juice. Did Thai cooking class - red tofu curry, sour fish soup, stuffed king prawns. I'm so clever. More Thai massage. Tourist stuff - elephants, (baby elephant very sweet), waterfalls, buddas, temples, etc.

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Kath in London

Jul 3, 2005 - Ko Samui

After a long journey ( now know why they only charge 5 pounds) i got to ko Samui! Whoopeee!!! The journey was actually very comfortable but very slow and the boat, well I think we could have rowed quicker! but all in all one of the best long journeys I have done and definately the cheapest! When I got to the pier for the ferry I was touted by a woman showing her guesthouse and bungalows on the sea front. Usually i would say no but she was so sincere and showed me loads of pictures I signed up, a bungalow with your own facilities for 3...

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Jun 13, 2005 - Ko Samui

So we had a little change of plans - instead of going to Krabi we headed straight to Ko Samui. They wanted double the amount to take us to Krabi, which is 200Km close than Ko Samui!! Nothing seems to make sense here! We arrived in Ko Samui without accomodation (not shocking) and walked around a little with our packs on. We stumbled upon a really nice resort that was discounted because of low season and because they were doing a little construction. The place was amazing, and it included breakfast!! Since we stayed in a nice place for two...

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May 30, 2005 - Paradise By Trial and Error...

After roughly 16 hours of tuk tuk-train-bus-ferry-van transports we arrived in Ko Samui. Wide-eyed as most new visitors to the island, we got a little taken in by a local pushy person. The next thing we knew we were checking in at a bungalow on Chaweng beach (what we wanted)and for roughly the price we wanted. Our driver, of course earned a commission which I'm sure added to our costs. Tired, hungry and pretty weary at the time we didin't realize the bathroom walls had more mold on them than paint! Not to mention the place was overall...

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