It’s 8AM and I’ve been awake for a couple hours (thanks jetlag!) and given that I’ve already took out the little OCD in me and organized my room and given that I’m trying to procrastinate on actual work until at least sunrise, I decided to finish up the second post from the Thailand trip.
If you’ve missed the first part, you can find it here!
So, after Phuket we made our way to Krabi, which I actually really enjoyed because it was a little calmer than the craziness of Phuket tourism. Granted the place is still touristy, but it’s a little toned down.
We spent two full days in Krabi hanging out at beaches, watching gorgeous sunsets, finishing books, and enjoying live music at night.
On the third day, we took a cab back to the Phuket airport and made our way to our final stop: Koh Samui. The island sadly greeted us with some clouds and rain the moment we landed, but the sky quickly opened up and thankfully stayed that way the rest of the time.
We spent NYE at the beach and it was a lot of fun. So many crazy personalities! And a dip in the sea to celebrate 2016 doesn’t hurt either especially when the water is so warm!
Judy and I also went on a dive trip to Ko Tao which was pretty nice. The corals had some beautiful colors during our first dive (oh and I saw Nemo!) but sadly the visibility got worse during the second dive, and we ended up in the middle of a mini storm on our way back to Koh Samui.
Overall, if I have to rate the islands we’ve seen, I would put them in the following order:
- Phi Phi Islands (We were only there for a day trip though)
- Krabi (It was a good balance of touristy and allowing you to venture out to different beaches and islands)
- Koh Samui
- Phuket (too touristy, would probably skip it)
I really wish we had a little more time to venture out to the north of Thailand, but I guess that we’ll have to wait for another time. For now, we are all back to our daily routines of school and work, but the tan will hopefully stay for a couple more weeks in this rainy weather 🙂
My final status when we left Thailand:
“Two weeks, one country, four cities, a bunch of islands, several Toktok and cab rides, a fresh coconut and watermelon a day, a bazillion Pad Thais, Pad See Eews and curries, one scorpion and a handful massages per person, 86 new ‘besties’ including but not limited to humans, elephants, dogs and crabs, two dive trips, one 2AM dip into the sea, four completed books, two nights spent in airports and a total of seven flights for each of us (to be completed) sum up this fantastic trip. It’s been a blast; khob kun kah, Thailand!”