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Nov 1, 2008 - Ko Samui

Ko Samui is a little island off the South of mainland of Thailand, oh my god this beautiful island has got such clear water and white sandy beach... just stunning. Without wearing a snorkel or anything, water visibility is still so good, probably 20m or so. Our accommodation was located at Lamai beach, 10mins drive from main beach, but much nicer and quiter location. Our $50 a night room has a beach front pool with pool bar and restaurant, free wireless internet, breakfast included etc,,, it was just amazing and everyting was cheap. As you...

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Oct 20, 2008 - The Gulf of Thailand - Koh Samui

“There are one hundred and ninety-three living species of monkeys and apes. One hundred and nine-two of them are covered with hair. The exception is a naked ape self-named HOMO SAPIENS” - Desmond Morris On the island of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand, south of Bangkok, there is a “monkey school.” At this school, monkeys are trained to climb high coconut palm trees, select ripe coconuts, pluck them from the trees, and then drop them down to the ground. These palm trees are in the neighborhood of 60 feet high, so utilizing monkeys for this...

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Oct 20, 2008 - National Park Boat Safari etc

We had booked a boat trip into the National Park today so it was an early start. After about a 90 minute boat ride from Ko Samui we arrived at a beach on one of the many islands in the National Park. Please excuse the fact we have about a million photos of scenery but I don't really want to delete this off as our camera is playing up a bit as I think the SD card we are using/have used has got a virus which makes it unreadable. Annnnnnnnnnnyyyyyyyyyyyyway the islands/scenery in the National park is largely untouched and is really beautiful...

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The A&E Adventure

Oct 19, 2008 - Beach, Pool, Spurs

We headed on down to the beach for some brecko today. It was like perfect sand and crystal clear sea.......which we looked at while we ate!! We had a wander up/down the beach which was wicked but was quite busy and the tide was in so space was at a premium. Because of this we headed back to the space and safety of our mountain pool and splashed about until the sun set. We headed back into town tonight to get some authentic Thai food...............PIZZA HUT BABY!!! Come on man it's our first Pizza Hut in 3 months!! Then we hung in a bar to...

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The A&E Adventure

Oct 18, 2008 - Over to Koh Samui

We got a ferry over from Ko Phangan to Ko Samui at about lunchtime today. The full moon party was wicked and everything but the place is getting really Westenised so we weren't THAT sad to be leaving. Especially from the GBP 45.00 a night hut!!! Our hotel/bungalow in Ko Samui was ok but was on a hill about 2 minutes on a scooter out off the main strip of bars and stuff. Not a major problem except for the fact the pool (which looked really cool in the photos on t'internet) was up a path straight from Everest training camp!! (We worked out by...

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The A&E Adventure

Jun 23, 2008 - Arriving in Ko Samui

After a 2 hour flight, we arrived in Ko (Island) Samui in the afternoon. Our resort was positively beautiful. It had beautiful palm trees and flowered trees everywhere. The main pool was huge with elephant fountains around the perimeter pouring water into the pool. At one end the water appeared to just run off the side. There were two other beautiful pools right next to the beach. We spent the day in the elephant pool which was filled with very lightly salted water instead of chlorine. At night we ate at the hotel as part of our "holiday...

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Month in SE Asia

May 23, 2008 - Koh sok National park+Ko Samui+ Ko Tao

Hey everyone!! Sorry I havent written in a while, I've just been in the most beautiful places and I didn't want to waste too much time on the internet. In Bangkok we met our new group, 2 people bigger than the last one! Our group leader is named Tik and she's really cool. Most of the people in our group are from England. 2 are from Ireland and 1 is from Austrailia. It is accent overload!!! So we got on the train and sadly no ladyboys sang to us on the way south. Also our table on the train wasnt working so it was really annoying!! Our...

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May 1, 2008 - Ko Samui

GREETINGS. Let me just vent for a few sentences, and then I can get onto the positive. I can't be Miss Mary Sunshine all the time. My hotel here in Ko Samui sucks. I tried to be positive, but the bottom line is that it has been a horrible experience staying here. My room smelled like sewage, the mattress was unbearable, somehow there were mosquitos in an air conditioned room, the people working here were not helpful, construction started outside my window at 7 am sharp, and the hotel was right in the flight path of all the airplanes taking...

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Apr 4, 2008 - Weiterreise nach Thailand

Am fruehen Freitag morgen ging unsere Australien-Reise leider schon zu Ende. Es waren wunderbare 5 Wochen. Von Sydney flogen wir am spaeten Vormittag weiter nach Bangkok (9 Stunden). Von Bangkok fuehrte uns ein 45minuetiger Flug auf die Ferieninsel Koh Samui. Hier wurden wir von Danielas Eltern bereits freudig erwartet. Sie geniessen auf Koh Samui einen 2-Woechigen Urlaub. Und auch wir wollen die letzten 6 Tage nochmal so richtig entspannen. Mangels geplanter Aktivitaeten wird es natuerlich nicht mehr allzuviel zu berichten geben. In den...

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Mar 24, 2008 - KO SAMUI

TOILET #4: Peephole,spray wash, great view. MYTH #4: Human Gas does not power a mope head (scooter) FUNNY FACT #4: Amy can arouse a dog LESSON LEARNED #4: That farting in bed can be heard throughout the village. BEST BOOK: Eat Love Pray Today we flew to Ko Samui from Bangkok. Apparently my flash light with emergency squeeling alarm really does work well, oops i did it again... couldnt shut the bloody thing off.... Feeling rough, those malaria pills are harsh...We caught a ferry over to Ko Phangan where amy and Travis picked us up on their...

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Feb 21, 2008 - Leaving Ko Tao

Ko Samui photos I did eventually track down SH today but it took some time. I went to the dive shop and got them to stalk him down while I had a nice lunch with one of the guys I met diving. It took me until the afternoon but when I did find him, he was half drunk and half hungover, and missing large chunks of flesh. It turns out last night he mistook himself for Superman and thought he could fiy over road barriers on his bike. In reality he isn't much more than Clark Kent but he found this out the hard way. And now he looks like Rambo...

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Feb 20, 2008 - Ko Samui

We stayed in Ko Samui for 3 nights and it was lovely. Shame we couldn't say the same about the journey - it took 22 hours, which is at least 5 hours longer than in took to get from London to Bangkok! The minibus from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok took 2 hours, then we had a 3 hour wait, then the coach took 8.5 hours to get to the ferry port at Surat Thani (where we arrived at 4.30am) and then had to wait 4.5 hours only to then be picked up by yet another coach which took us to a different ferry port to get the boat to Ko Samui. When we got...

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