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Koh Tao

Thailand

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We got the boat from Bangkok to the island of Koh Tao.
The vibe was much more chilled on the islands in comparison to the city and a lot cleaner! It was magic at night too with all of the lights and lanterns. It was bliss.
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And it wouldn't be Thailand without the beach, sunsets and long boats.

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Koh Tao was fantastic for snorkeling and diving tours and we had such lush weather which really set the beach vibe.
There was loads of restaurants and hippie shisha / rasta bars. We stayed in only as I can describe as a giant tree house. Climbing huge sets of stairs to get to our dorms. The owners had 2 dogs just chilling like they own the place - they basically did. There were lots of friendly south american backpackers, chatting away in Spanish, playing guitar, cards and drinking their terrible tea that tastes like gravy.

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Across the road from our hostel was a rasta bar. It was so alternative we loved it. It was hidden away in what looked like a bus that lead down into a wooden tree house den with loads of floors with live music, drinking, smoking, dancing, beanbags and puppies! It was my favourite place ever and I didn't want to leave.

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We booked a snorkelling tour and poor Crystal, I'll give her credit, she can't swim! So I pulled her round in her life jacket so she could see the fishes and the turtles! I tired very quickly swimming for two people with the buoyancy aid giving extra resistance in the water. I felt guilty swimming away from her but she told me to go and that she will just float around for a bit. The snorkelling group really looked out for her which was great. We helped her to swim over to the steps to get back in the boat.

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My back got so burnt from the snorkelling it was insane! Someone had given us their Banana Boat sunscreen which did absolutely nothing! Trying to sleep was painful and some she-beast in my room didn't stop snoring grrrr.
One of the guys in our hostel was living out there and brought us to a fire show that following night and showed us the best bars, clubs and places to eat.

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Me and Crystal even braved the fire limbo! - sort of..

If I could, I would have spent longer here than 3 days. There was so much to do and see and I would definitely recommend doing your Padi (Scuba Diving) Licence here.

The next day we travelled to Koh Phangang for the Full Moon Party!

Posted by Travel__Tease 03:24 Archived in Thailand Tagged boats snorkelling beach thailand swimming koh_tao tree_house Comments (0)

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