Koh Samui + Koh Tao + Koh Phangan, Thailand - #AtoZtravelTuesday, November 11, 2014
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Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan are famous for their beaches, snorkelling and night life, and all three islands are well established on the tourist trail these days. So if you want to have a taste of Asia without it being too challenging then this is a great spot of the world to visit.
Hubby and I spent many a day chilling on the beach in Koh Samui, and I had one of my most memorable travel sleeps ever in Koh Tao.
Of course the real attraction of travelling to these islands is are the famous Full-Moon parties held on the sandy shores of Koh Phangan every month!
The night we made our way to Koh Phangan for some full-moon party action it was pouring with rain - a real typhoon and we almost didn't make it. The short version of this tale includes an illegal boat with no lights crammed with party goers crashing through the dark waves and us praying we would make it to the party in one piece. The great news is that we did (yay) and then made up for the rather 'bumpy' boat ride by over indulging in 'bucket cocktails' and dancing till the sun came up the next morning.
A word or warning - there are very few toilets at full-moon parties so most people use the ocean instead and tell themselves 'hey - it's Thailand - the water is this warm'. Ekk gross! Oh to be 20 again!
This November I'm blogging every day in a A to Z travel challenge, where I'll share some of the amazing but more obscure places I've travelled to in the world as I make my way through the alphabet.
If you'd like to join me on this travel blogging challenge please do. I'd love to hear about some of your favourite travel destinations. Tweet using #AtoZtravel and I'll retweet you, or just share your posts in my comment feed. Enjoy and Happy #AtoZtravel November!