Thursday, May 01, 2008

Koh Samui, Thailand

The other spot that expats kept telling me to hit was an island off the coast of Thailand called Koh Samui

As soon as I got there, I was immediately feeling decompressed. The place is gorgeous, and it's less touristy than a lot of the other islands surrounding Thailand.

Did some boating out into the ocean

Landed on a deserted island with absolutely no one else there - was great!

There were some really amazing views out here

Did some snorkling just off the coast of the island, saw so many fish I felt like I was in the middle of Finding Nemo

Also made it out to a remote village for lunch, was cool to chop it up with the locals there

Eventually we had to split from the village and get back to the main island since it was starting to get a little late

Since we were on an island, I knew there had to be great seafood

Dinner was incredible - had an absolute seafood feast

The chef even brought out the shark's head to put on display

The area was nice at night, with bars opening up right on the water and subtly lit

It was nice because tourist season was fairly low, yet there were enough people out to make things lively

Despite being full from the meal earlier, we managed to find an Irish bar on the island, which was so clutch

There were so many Irish folks at this place, for a minute.......I started to feel like I was back living in Dublin again.

And of course, 2 Guinnesses is always better than 1

At the end of the night, we set off a night lantern from the beach. It was a nice ending to a great trip.

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