Koh Phangan and Koh Samui
Arrived in Koh Phangan with tons of ideas on what the island life would be like and might i add my experience has been nothing short of great. Koh Phangan is famous for its full moon parties that attract people from all over the world, with its beach front row of bars serving sand buckets full of cocktails, its flame throwers and large range of music from all genres its definitely the party thats goes strong through the night. During the days the streets are lined with little local shops and restaurants blaring all sorts of english movies and tv shows. It was a nice retreat from the sun but it definitely killed the vibe.
After enough of the all night beach parties and jam packed backpacker restaurants and bars, we jumped on a ferry and headed south to Koh Samui. Landing in Big Buddah Beach we hopped in the back of a pick up truck(aka what they call a taxi) and headed south to a town called Hat Chaweng. Spending two nights there we decided its was too developed and commercialized (if thats possible in thailand) for our taste and headed south to where I sit today, Hat Lamai. We just checked in to a little triangle shaped hut right on the beach front. Consisting of only mattresses, a mosquito net, and fan its true roughing it paradise and all for only 250 baht a night (US $ 5/night and thats for two people). So yeah its a real bang for your baht!!
I just cant help but wake up to a beautiful secluded beach and not wonder why everyone doesnt live somewhere like this. Its the text book definition of a getaway. But with every secluded beach there is a tourist destitionation lurking about, a twenty minute walk down the street you can satisfy your fast food craving at the local mcdonalds. Keep posted because Ill be adding pictures as soon as July comes around. Miss everyone tons and cya all soon!!