Other than Phuket and Ko Samui, which have their own airports, expect to travel by boat or ferry in Thailand if you plan on doing any island hopping. And let’s be honest, who goes to Thailand and doesn’t intend on exploring any of the tropical islands or stunning archipelagos?
Ko Samui was the first beach destination on our Thailand itinerary. We were definitely enchanted with this initial sampling of bright turquoise water Thailand has become overly famous for. So much so, in fact, that we did little else during our stay on this island besides frolick on the beach soak up the sun’s rays.
I try to be as open and honest as I can about our travels. Hopefully, you’ve already noticed that for yourselves… You’ll find a number of posts on this site discussing the regrets and misadventures we encounter. The majority of them happen to be from our month in Thailand (and Laos). Does this mean that trip was a failure? Certainly not. In fact, it still remains one of my all-time most favorite voyages. Some of the highlights, like playing with baby tigers in Chiang Mai, more than makeup for all the broken down buses and dodgy hotels.
If you think regular kittens are cute (and even if you don’t), let me tell you, tiger cubs are a whole new level of furry cuddly cuteness! Continue reading
No matter how many hours you spend researching and planning a trip, there’s bound to be an unavoidable regret or two. Riding elephants in Ko Phangan was not one of those. I regret doing it, obviously (as the title of this post clearly indicates). But what’s worse, is it was completely avoidable. Continue reading
Our one-month jaunt through Thailand brought us to Khao Lak on a whim. The question that had been plaguing “Pants” and I for days before we split off from the guys, was “where would we go once we were on our own?”.
Sitting by ourselves for the first time in weeks, in our dingy Phuket hotel room, we flipped through our Lonely Planet guidebook and considered our options.
Khao Lak was the forerunner due to its close proximity to Phuket. After a hard speed couple of days, we welcomed the idea of a charming beach destination where we could unwind and regenerate. One that wouldn’t require a full day of travel to reach. Continue reading