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In the lavatories at Samui airport

Woke early and took a taxi to the airport.  The driver drove so fast. I really thought I was going to die. Not exactly the most modern car and did not feel good in the back.  Anyway I made it in one piece and had a great short flight to Samui. This was a great decision. The sort of luxury you can afford on a short holiday. This same plane actually skidded off the runway about 2 weeks later at Samui whilst landing and tragically the pilot was killed.

I had a couple of hours to fill before the ferry left so had a walk along Bophut beach and check it out. I was thinking of staying up here when I came back to Samui.  Im glad I did  as I wasn't very impressed. It was quite dirty and very quiet.  I was in the sun too long and was starting to feel sick so was happy to see the 7 eleven.

That was the best water I had drunk in ages.

Finally time to take the ferry to Koh Tao.  I booked the slow boat and found a good seat up top.  It was a really great sail up to  Koh Tao and if you have the time I would reccomend taking the slow boat instedd of the noisy faster high speed ferry.

Upon arrival I met up with a fellow TBer, Paula (essextraveller) and had a beer and good talk.

Finally I had some company and was looking forward to a good meal and somebody to speak with.  I was a bit disappointed as I found out Paula doesn't really drink and she went off to bed about 9pm.  Once again I had a lonely night, so I poured myself a spiced rum and coke and sat outside my room drinking alone.  We had agreed to rent scooters the next day and have a look around the island.

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In the lavatories at Samui airport
In the lavatories at Samui airport
shuttle buses at Samui airport
shuttle buses at Samui airport
Bophut beach , north Samui.
Bophut beach , north Samui.
only took this as its my daughters…
only took this as its my daughter…
ferry to Koh tao
ferry to Koh tao
approaching Koh Tao
approaching Koh Tao
first night on Koh Tao
first night on Koh Tao
Koh Tao
photo by: RyanCorrea