The East Coast of Koh Chang – Rural Idyll (Part II)

I reached Salak Kokh after a few kilometres. As mentioned before I expected another tourist trap and lots of souvenir stalls. But to my surprise this was really a very traditional fishing village. The first thing I saw was a little shipyard, the only one on the whole island providing repair service to the local fishermen. There were two old vessels which looked like in urgent need of maintenance. I then came across an old boat wreck that … Read More

Koh Chang – Another Paradise Island

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For quite some time I have been thinking about spending six to nine months in a year in Asia. And Phuket has always been my favourite place to stay. After having seen Koh Samet first doubts came up. But now being on Koh Chang Phuket is loosing even further ground. Koh Chang! What a beautiful island! Koh Chang, the name means elephants island, is the second largest island in Thailand situated at the eastern coast of the Gulf … Read More

170 KM – A ten Hours Trip to Kho Chang

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When I travelled from Pattaya to Koh Samet it took me one hour by minivan and one hour by ferry to reach my destination. All in all for the roughly eighty kilometres it was only two and a half hours from door to door. From Koh Samet to Koh Chang it is around 170 kilometres. My mathematics capabilities have never been my strength, but I could still make the simple calculation that for about twice the distance I … Read More

Koh Samet – The Beach Paradise

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Have you ever dreamt of going to one of those beautiful tropical postcard like beaches you have seen in magazines or on television? White sandy beaches, palm-fringed with turquoise crystal clear water? And have you ever asked yourself where to find those paradise places? Ok, the answer is simple now: Go to Koh Samet. This small island is a true beach paradise with not only one such dream beach but lots of them lined up on the east … Read More