Koh Samui is the biggest island on the east side of south Thailand. Coming from Koh Phangan, which is very small and not as developed, Koh Samui was very touristy. We arrived in the afternoon and was welcomed with POURING rain, it rained so much the roads were flooded all the way up to the top of the tires. It was an interesting experience and since it didn't stop raining during our 3 days on the island, we tried to do the best of the situation and rented scooters together with our friend Jim and explored the island's many waterfalls and viewpoints.
It was so much fun driving to the waterfalls, beaches, viewpoints and markets. We saw wonderful sunsets between rains and chased planes since the island has an airport located quite near the pier which gives such a great opportunity to take cool photos of planes. Unfortunately we failed quite hard with that, but the sky isn't gonna fall down because of that ;)
One thing we've been dealing with is elephant trekking. Both of us love elephants and would love to see them, as long as they are WILD. Now all around Asia, and in this specific case Thailand, you can go riding, feeding and swimming with elephants. Activities that might seem fun at first glance, but when you actually think about it, it's terrible. The way they're treated and then the fact that they're captured isn't into these small areas is just awful. As we were hiking up a hill to a waterfall we came across one of these "sanctuaries" and studied the way they acted and were treated, we also took some picture, mostly because we wanna show what it looks like. We just want to make clear that we DO NOT support this business whatsoever, and we DID NOT take part in any sort of elephant/other animal activity/"adventure".