Koh Samui Archive

Suggested South East Asia Railway Adventure

Due to the amount of time we’ve spent wandering around south east Asia we’re occasionally asked for itinerary suggestions by people planning trips. Below is a favourite itinerary idea of ours. We’ve done all of the legs of this railway adventure at various points but have never done it all in one go. Even

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Organising Thailand Tourist Visas From Singapore

The first port of call after having my Australian passport renewed was the Royal Thai Embassy in Singapore to organise our 60 day Tourist Visas. For those of you who aren’t aware, Australian’s receive thirty (30) days of free tourist visa access if they fly into Thailand. If you enter by land then it

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Malaysia To Japan – Trip Update 1

Oh my. The photo above was taken so long ago! It was a self portrait taken out front of the Perth International Airport in Western Australia. Back on the 1st November 2011. We have both changed a lot since then. This is what we have been up to over the last four fantastic and

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How To Get From Koh Samui To Koh Phangan Easily

Note: This is one person’s personal opinion recorded shortly after taking a ferry between Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. Unless the author listed below the post is you it may not match your own experience. If you have a different experience and are willing to tell others about it then include it in the

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Getting Banana Pancakes On Koh Samui

Banana pancakes can be found everywhere that there are backpackers in south east Asia. They are as ubiquitous as iced coffee and usually about as cheap. There is even a so called “banana pancake trail” which winds through south east Asia and is traveled by tens of thousands of sweaty, 20 something, occasionally barefoot,

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Koh Samui Day Tour Review

Given enough time even swimming, eating and getting massaged gets a little dull. I’m not expecting much sympathy but it does. So, after around a week on Koh Samui, we decided we should make the effort to go and see some more of the island. Our first thought was renting a little motorcycle and

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Red Snapper Restaurant Koh Samui Review

We went to the Red Snapper Restaurant on Chaweng Beach on Koh Samui twice in our stay on the island. The first time wasn’t a very remarkable meal. However, we spoke with the manager Daniel and he invited us to come back again. So we did! Red Snapper really is a lovely restaurant. With

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