Asia | South East Asia | Thailand | South Thailand | Ko Pha Ngan – Ko Samui
The past three day where really enjoyable. Much better then the hot, busy and crowded Bangok. On the 7th of July I took the night-train to Surat Thani. To use the train is not that bad at all, they have air-condition and you even get shower on the train (second class).
After the arrival in Surat Thani, I took the ferry to Ko Samui. I spent the last two nights in Ko Samui. The Island of Ko Samui is a place I don’t recommend at all. They have all the stuff you get all around the world, Mc D, Starbucks, they are allready opening up a Burger King (!!) And – it’s very expensiv compaired to Bangkok. Allthough, the beaches are really nice and I got sunburned while I was walking from one end of the beach to the other… (Ouch).
Today I took another ferry to Koh Pha Ngan, which is less touristik then Ko Samui. I got an bungalow next to the beach (just a few steps) which I share with an german girl I met in Bangkok (Sandra).
I had an very funny afternoon. I met a twenty year old monk next to our bungalow. We ‘talked’ for about three hours, (it took me 15 minutes to find out that he asked me for a coke) and he showed me different ways of Thai Fighting’ .
After Sunset Sandra and I decided to get something to eat and we walked along the beach to the next town, which took us about 30 minutes. We just had dinner and are now about to walk back to our bungalow.
I will spend the next three days in Koh Pha Ngan, do some hiking trips and may rent a motorcycle before I go to Trang, which is a city in the very south of Thailand.