Travel day: Koh Phangan to Koh Tao

We left our favorite beach on Wednesday to check out Koh Tao – the small island just north of Koh Phangan known for great scuba diving. It’s a chill little island, and we’re staying in a busier beach town than before. We had about and hour long ferry ride, then found a place to stay … Continue reading

Full Moon Party

So I know I said we’d leave before we got body painted… The big party drink here is the “bucket”. It’s a plastic beach pail that they fill with ice, a pint of booze, a soda and a bunch of straws. There’s also a Red Bull concentrate included, but we asked them to leave it … Continue reading

Amazing Koh Ma

We are on the beach of our dreams. We went snorkeling again today, and will bring the Go Pro tomorrow. It’s like swimming in an aquarium. The urchins are my favorite – they are so spiny and show up out of nowhere in shallow water, but are really beautiful when hovering just above. We decided … Continue reading

Day…4?… Koh Pangnan

We discovered Koh Ma beach today, just one dip north from our beach, and have decided to stay two more nights. No photos exist because we forgot all the possible cameras when we went there to snorkel today. I am not a water baby, and have only snorkeled a handful of times, but this was the best ever. I immediately made the rounds of the hotels on the beach. I can’t wait to share it all with you.

People watching


We watched a different sunset tonight – all the islanders coming into town for the Saturday night market. There aren’t many specific traffic rules that we could see, just an overlying tenet to ‘not be mean’. We’ve seen no accidents or road rage. Remarkable, really.

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