There are these kind of places that you just have to visit and check off our list, even though you already know they have gotten really touristic and have lost a lot of its original charm and character. The Similan Islands in Phang Nga are the perfect example for that, for that they are being …
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Koh Samui Highlights

Last updated: July 26th, 2017 | in Islands | Koh Samui | Southern Thailand | Surat Thani | Traveling

What makes Koh Samui the most visited island in Thailand after Phuket? It’s probably the great mix of nice beaches, huge range of hotel choices from cheap backpacker dorms with shared bathroom to five star luxury resorts with private beach, fine restaurants with both Thai and Western dishes, modern shopping malls, a bustling nightlife and …
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If you are looking for the perfect island in Thailand that has it all – beautiful beaches, a huge choice of both fine Thai and Western restaurants, shopping malls, and overwhelmingly many Farang friendly Thai ladies – then you will find your paradise on Koh Samui. The largest island in the Gulf of Thailand (even …
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Koh Samet Highlights

Last updated: September 1st, 2015 | in Central Thailand | Islands | Koh Samet | Traveling

Last month I went on the first trip together with my girlfriend. Since she only got three days off from work I thought it might be just nice to go to Koh Samet for two nights. Hua Hin and Pattaya would have been good options too – distance wise – but then with all the beer …
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Koh Samet may not be among your top choices of the ultimate island trips in Thailand. However, if you are looking for a good mix of calmness, uncrowded beaches (with the exception of Hat Sai Kaew that now sees a lot of Chinese package tourists) and a few places to drink and party after sunset – …
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The Trat province has so much to offer. There is the island paradise of Koh Chang with lots of quiet and unspoiled neighbor islands like Koh Mak & Koh Kood and even the fairly small province capital has its own charm that makes travelers stay longer than they’re planning to. You can find my post about the best …
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You don’t go to Koh Kood for long and hard partying but rather for experiencing one of Thailand’s last unspoilt islands. With a population of only about 2,000 people, this is actually the district (amphoe) with the lowest population of the country. This means the infrastructure here is more than basic, there is no public …
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The Koh Chang Archipelago is a true island hopping paradise. There are 54 islands in total and while there are enough things to do in Koh Chang alone for a couple of weeks or more, I’m glad that I have taken the ferry to explore two of the less developed islands last month: Koh Mak …
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Koh Chang has a lot more to offer than beautiful beaches and tropical rainforest. The nightlife on Thailand’s second largest island is wild, diverse and thriving. There isn’t anything to do on the island’s quiet and unspectacular east coast (apart from some remote five star resorts), so if you are out exploring this part of …
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There are places in Thailand that are best explored with your own vehicle. Koh Chang, Thailand’s second largest island, is such a place. Even though there are frequent songthaew (pick-up taxi) services along the popular west coast, it’s not just a lot more fun but also easier to discover the most beautiful beaches, viewpoints and …
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Koh Chang Highlights

Last updated: August 23rd, 2017 | in Central Thailand | Islands | Koh Chang | Trat | Traveling

Koh Chang is Thailand’s second largest island (after Phuket). How often I was told by backpackers how developed it was by now and that it lost a lot of its charm and laid back character compared to five or ten years ago. They complained that especially on White Sand Beach, the island’s most developed beach, it’s terrible …
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