Hi, Lovelies! Part three of my Thailand Travel diaries is finally here! If you read my previous two posts, you’ll know that I ventured from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, followed by Pai, Phuket, Phi Phi and Samui. Keep reading to discover what antics I got up to in week 3 of my Thailand trip.
Thailand Travel diaries: Week 3
Day 15: Koh Samui
On our first full day in Koh Samui we did nothing – which is basically what we did on all of our days in Samui. We chilled around the incredible infinity pool and lounged on the beach, taking a well deserved rest from our travels. We did actually leave the hostel and wandered around the Samui markets and got some food. All in all, a very chilled day! That night, it was my friends birthday eve so obviously we had to have a big night. We met up with the boys we met in Phi Phi and had the shittest of the shit shirt nights. It was a fab night and we were all paying for it the next day.
Day 16: Koh Samui to Koh Phangan
Rightly so, the next day was a hangover day. We literally got a McDonalds and chilled by the pool. Did you know that Thailand has a chicken sharebox?! Strips and nugs all for me, no way was I sharing. That day we got the half an hour ferry journey to Koh Phangan – it was seriously rocky. Honestly, I thought we were about to capsize at some point!
We arrived at the Mad Monkey hostel where the rooms looked like they should be in a prison. Metal beds and concrete walls – very comforting. Then we went for a wander around Phangan were we discovered a food market. It was insane – any food you wanted and it was right there waiting for you, needless to say we went there every night in Phangan. After we filled up, we had an early night, I know shocker right? It was quite hard to stay in when you could hear the entire party hostel having a good time but we did it!
Day 17: Koh Phangan
On our first full day in Koh Phangan we did ‘The Challenge’. If you’re from the UK you will have definitely heard of the Total wipeout course. Well I gave it a go. And failed miserably. Some of the easier obstacles I could just about do, but ya girl could not handle those big red balls. I absolutely stacked it, swallowing so much water in the process. It was a fun experience but so tiring, and I am definitely not doing it again! We got some food nearby, hello massaman curry and then went to the Amsterdam sunset bar to, well, see the sunset! That night, the boys from Samui joined us again and we did the music quiz. My team should have won if my team member would have written down the scores correctly. All those bonus points I got for dancing went to waste – still fuming!
Day 18: Koh Phangan
The following morning some us went for a full English breakfast, I swear to god it was magical. I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy! We wanted to have a really productive site seeing day, but it was basically a day of disasters. We went to visit two different waterfalls and guess what – no water. We were in monsoon season, why on earth was there no water?! Geographers and Geologists lemme know in the comments. If that wasn’t enough, at the second waterfall our taxi driver abandoned us at the side of the road, stealing a newly bought ball in the process. We were forced to fork out for another taxi and we didn’t get to see the secret beach that we were so excited for. Bloody fuming. Anyway, a few beers later and we managed to laugh it off before we got ready for the Half moon party. The night featured lots of neon paint, glitter, space buns and drama – it was unforgettable that’s for sure.
Day 19: Koh Phangan to Koh Tao
The following morning we booked an early ferry to Koh Tao which was probably not the best idea after last nights antics. Funnily enough, the boat was fine as I just sunbathed on the top deck reading my book. When we got to our hostel in Koh Tao, we discovered a pig. Yes you read that correctly. Not a cute lil one oh no, a giant bloody pig. We had to climb over that thing to get to our room – an experience that’s for sure. After the journey we went to a nearby beach for a well deserved rest and watched the sunset, totally beautiful.
Day 20: Koh Tao
Ready for a big day we went for breakfast by the port to see the lovely views. That day we went to two beaches – Aow Leuk and shark bay We hired snorkels from the hostel and tried to snorkel in the beautiful clear water. I am not the best snorkeller I won’t lie to you but we managed. I saw so many cool fish and it was nice to just chill on the beaches and take in the views. We also went to the John Suwan view point and it was lovely to just sit and take in the scenery.
That night we decided to do the infamous Koh Tao bar crawl which was absolutely insane – 2 bars and a cabaret show, it was certainly unforgettable and a crazy night.
Day 21: Koh Tao
A lot of my last day in Koh Tao involved me stressing. I’d basically spontaneously decided to go to Bali instead of flying back home but I was waiting on the airline to tell me whether it was possible. This meant I didn’t know whether I should head to Bangkok or Phuket depending on which flight I could get. I had to risk it for a chocolate biscuit and planned to go to Phuket regardless. Whilst I was waiting for the airline I went to the Nang Yuan viewpoint – totally beautiful, i would 100% recommend going there to anyone visiting Tao. We snorkelled, walked along the thin strip of sand between the three islands and hiked the viewpoint – stunning.
Day 22: Koh Tao to Phuket
The next day I got to the two boats and a bus to Phuket. I chose a hostel right near the airport so the next morning, I only had to walk 10 minutes to the terminal. I got an early night and was ready for my next adventure!
Day 23: Fly to Bali!
Bye Bye Thailand – off to Bali I went!
So that was my Thailand trip. I had the most incredible time, and even though I traveled by myself, I met so many incredible people. So much so, that they convinced me to go to Bali. Thailand was unforgettable and the best summer of my life.
Have you been to Thailand, where was your favourite place, let me know in the comments!
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