Koh Tao 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 Tao To Chumphon Easily

Our ferry from Koh Tao to Chumphon was lovely. Well, the ferry itself was lovely. It was spacious, had comfortable seats and even air-conditioning. The ocean however was fairly rough leading to there being a lot of very ill people on board which may possibly have included both of us. The video doesn’t do

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Play Time On Koh Tao, Thailand

The many dive schools around Sairee Beach on Koh Tao, Thailand means that there are a lot of non-Thai people to be found on Koh Tao. Each diving school, and there are a lot of them, seems to be staffed almost entirely by foreigners servicing customers who are themselves almost all foreigners. Everyone from

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Learn To Free Dive On Koh Tao

I used to wind surf. It was great fun. Being out in the warm sun, occasionally getting dumped into the cool river or ocean, skipping along the water. The only problem was that feeling of freedom lumbers you with a small mountain of equipment. Before you could get to the fun part you needed

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Delicious Papaya Som Tam On Koh Tao

Som Tam is one of our favourite dishes in Thailand. It is a fully rounded raw salad consisting of green papaya, beans, tomatoes, chillies, lime and peanuts although there are a number of other ingredients that can be added to the salad like crushed baby crabs, mini eggplants or even chicken that makes the

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Not Learning To Dive On Koh Tao, Thailand

Our initial impressions of Koh Tao were not great. It was certainly pretty but it was another tropical island and one that seemed to have even more tourists than Koh Phangan. They were a different sort of tourists, mostly people here to dive, but the near total lack of Thai faces around town was

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How To Get From Koh Phangan To Koh Tao Easily.

It always pays to be at least a little organized when it comes to ferries. Book your ferry tickets from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao the day before through your hotel or guesthouse. Why? Well, most places will offer free transport to the ferry pier at no extra cost. How handy is that? Brilliant

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