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Koh Samui 02.-06.03.07

Having booked a package in the TAT office in Bangkok (Tourism Authority Thailand), Cindy and I left Krabi to go to Koh Samui for 5 nights. We had to take two busses to Surat Thani, the trip took about 3 hours (we were in a strange half sleep all the time on the bus - either due to a lack of oxygen or they put something in the aircon to placate the travellers ). From there we went by ferry (another 1.5 hours, but at least we could walk around and enjoy the refreshing sea breeze).

I heard from a lot of people about how wonderful this island in the Gulf of Thailand should be. Therefore, I was hoping for something really amazing. But I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed (you might think i'm crazy - but Cindy had to admit it too). We found nothing special there since there are no mentionable sights except maybe for the big buddha (which we could see from our beach but would be rather boring after all the glitter and gold of Wat Doi Suthep), and we were very glad to be able to avoid the crowds in Chaweng, which is the most famous destination and just overloaded by tourists. We stayed in a calm garden-like resort in Hat Bo Phut in the north. It was almost to luxurious for us, and we found ourselves drawn to the even more quiter beach bungalows just a bit further down the beach (just in case: we keep their business cards for the next time or for you ). So it turned out to be the most quiet and unadventurous part of our travels - and the most relaxing. We spent the days by the pool and on the beach, going swimming, getting thai massages, swinging lazily in the hammock and enjoying the fresh food of a cozy family restaurant just 20m from the ocean.

While we were on Koh Samui, it was the time of the full moon. We met a lot of travellers who were on their way to Koh Pha-Ngan and its famous full moon rave party.  Drug induced happiness and techno beats are not our favourite and so we decided not to go over there. I saw videos and photos afterwards on my travel back to Krabi. I can only say it was what I expected and don't regret to have missed it.

25.3.07 12:01

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