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Jul 8, 2005 - Koh Samet

Coming back again into Thailand we headed for Bangkok once more. Three days were spent in a blur of eating, drinking and shopping, before we went off to visit the island of Koh Samet. Only four hours away from Bangkok, Koh Samet is where the Thais from the capital go for the weekends to relax and have a good time. It is a picture postcard island with it's whiter than white sand and clear blue sea, the perfect place to spend some time relaxing and sorting out what to do and where to go next. It was also the perfect place for Chris and I to...

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Jun 5, 2005 - Last day on Koh Tao

For our last day on the island we were treated to a downpour which lasted from when we got up to when we left the island. Thankfully we had decided against the Advance Open Water Course as people we met today were warned against doing it as the weather was too poor to carry out a decent dive. Looks like our decision paid off. We had little to do so sat in the hotel rest area and did just what the area was designed for - rested. Come 14:30 we boarded the boat for Chumphon and after a really choppy sea in which the boat looked and felt like...

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Feb 12, 2005 - Chumphon

Well it's described as a stop over town, and for good reason really. We stayed for about 9 hours - enough to get some food and sleep (on a bed which appeared to be a door frame covered with a blanket) and book us a boat out of there. Not really much more to add...

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Oct 5, 2004 - Ko phayam

So lovely Ko Phayam. Where no cars exist, only motorcycles, two roads and a couple of beaches. Nescafe is totally our favorite. But I'll just tell you how we got there... So Bangkok traffic was crazy, it was raining, and earlier we took a local bus to the station to buy our tickets and it took like 15 minutes. So we left our hostel at around 8pm thinking we would easily make our 9:10pm bus. The taxi was moving, only for a few blocks. We started driving weird directions, but realized he did know where we were going. It was raining hard and...

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Aug 2, 2004 - Back to the mainland

We're now back on the mainland in a town called Chumpon. We took an overnight (aged) boat from Koh Tao here. The boat journey was very cheap and we did get what we paid for. We precariously boarded the boat and followed other travellers to the second floor where there were about a dozen matresses laid out. Not the most comfortable journey, it was pretty rocky and stormy. Everyone slid around the floor with their bags every time the boat moved and swayed over the waves. We managed to get a couple of hours sleep though. We got here at about...

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