Olivia, Pics, Thailand

Viewpoints, snorkeling and beaches. Thats pretty much sums up our time here on Koh Tao. Honestly I could stay here for another week (would've loved to do some diving!!!) but unfortunately all hostels here are quite expensive, and we wanna have time to enjoy Bangkok as well. So tomorrow we'll be leaving this wonderful place and I'm definitely not excited for the 12h journey. But we've done really bad journeys in the past so I'm not that worried.

We also managed to stay up after 11pm and go on a pub crawl with our Welsh friends from Phangan. A lot of pictures were taken but I hope they never reach the public eye cause my god are those pictures bad. But I'll probably post one later cause it's still quite funny.

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Emma, Pics, Thailand

A few pictures from amazing Koh Tao. By far the best place we've visited in Thailand and a place that absolutely don't get enough recognition. Sadly enough we're doing our last
day here today :(

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Olivia, Pics, Thailand, Travels

First day on Koh Tao! Or we actually arrived yesterday but then we were really tired from all the craziness on Koh Phangan so we did basically nothing.

Since this island is pretty small we decided to simply walk instead of taking a taxi/moped/pig or whatever. Super nice! It was cloudy so it wasn't too warm either. Went to two beaches to snorkel and also a viewpoint. At one of the places you could see sharks (it was called shark bay) but unfortunately or fortunately we didn't. It took us all day so now we're in bed super tired haha.

Tomorrow we're going to some island near by that's supposed to be very beautiful. Excited! Really liking Koh Tao so far, striking views and cheap food. But expensive hostels :(

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One of the last days with the family we went around the Krabi area visiting different touristy places. Almost died climbing a staircase with 1280 steps! We also went to this beautiful hotspring. Now we know that you dont really need a hotspring when it's already 30°C outside. Pretty sweet anyway though!

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Emma, Thailand

Second day on Koh Samui, currently eating a really fat breakfast at some random hostel. Our first day here... didn't quite turn out the way we wanted. The weather was shit (but we knew that already cos I'm the weather forecast god), so that's why we booked a hostel that was supposed to be super social and party. But actually it's like the worst hostel on koh Samui... and the worst one we've ever stayed in lol. Super small, super boring and really dirty and gross.

But even after that bummer, we tried to stay positive so we went out for a cheap lunch and some sightseeing. On the street we met some nice German guys who invited us to their house party. So we went back to the hostel, had a rest, got ready and went out for dinner and pre's. And that was def the highlight of that day haha. Around 9pm we were ready to go, but first we could not find the address on Google maps. And when we finally did, it was 30 minutes away with a taxi. Still, we stopped a few taxis asking about the price. Turns out, it was mega expensive and we were not mega excited anymore. So we went back to our lousy hostel and got a good 11h sleep instead.

So today, we're well rested and a bit more positive than yesterday. And really full after this breakfast! And so I sure today will turn out much better than yesterday l. The plans are (the weather is still pretty shit but no rain atm):
Maybe book a new hostel (only paid 35kr/$5 a night for our current one)
Go to a spa and get manicures/pedicures/massage/plastic surgery or whatever we feel like
Go shopping and spend loads of money
Get daydrunk
Go out tonight!

Maybe today will even be the day I buy a new pair of sunglasses, after my old ones broke in Cairns?? To be continued..

  • Emma, Thailand

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Emma, Thailand, Travels

Yesterday, we said goodbye to our family after 10 amazing days together here in Ao Nang. Sad to see them leave but it's not long now until we return to Sweden! Olivia and I are already going Christmas crazy.

Today we're taking the bus/ferry to Koh Samui, which is about 5h away. Excited!!!!

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Olivia, Thailand

In bed where I've honestly spent most of today.

Yesterday we had a drink or two on the balcony after dinner, and ended the night with some dancing at one of the local clubs. Super fun night!! Among other things we got a tequila shot and a vodka red bull for 100baht (25kr, 5$) and played jenga. We also met a Finnish girl who asked us if we had seen her boyfriend.
We: No what does he look like???
Her: He's handsome.

This morning we felt ok but after not even 5h of sleep I was a bit tired. We took a boat to a beach near by where I slept for a while. Started raining mid afternoon and by the time we got back with the boat it was absolutely pouring down. The rest of the day was spent in bed which was pretty wonderful as well haha. Ended the day with a delicious dinner at an Italian place!

Tomorrow we're probably gonna rent a car and go to a temple and stuff. Fun!! Hopefully I'll get some sleep before that, I've had nightmares almost every night since coming here. So annoying.

  • Olivia, Thailand

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Emma, Pics, Travels, Thailand

Hired a longtail boat today and went to Poda Island where we spend the day snorkeling, playing beach tennis and sunbaked. We saw an octopus!! Easily the highlight. The lowlights were probably seeing a monkey steal our food and one of us also lost his toenail. But over all a super fantastic day!

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