Travel Notes from Koh Tao, Thailand

5:30:00 PM Jerik De Guzman 0 Comments


ALL-TIME FAVORITE POST FROM 2010 RE-BLOGGED: By the time you leave Koh Tao, i know that you are now feeling really sad to leave one of the most beautiful places on earth. Don't worry! With too many islands down South of Thailand, i am pretty sure you will have an equally grand time in a deserted island somewhere. I left in the middle of afternoon. I've researched prior that numerous ferries and boat trips that leave for the other islands like Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Samui leave from Koh Tao. At the same time, for those who are ending their journey, there's package that will take you from this island straight to Bangkok on your way back home.


This is one of the scene you will see at the ferry port. There's too many people waiting for their journey somewhere. I waited for my ferry to Koh Pha Ngan from Koh Tao. The ticket costs less than i thought it would be. As i was smoking my cigarette and drinking my cola, i opened my guidebook to find out where to stay in Koh Pha Ngan. After staying in Haad rin for a long time last time for the full moon party, i wanted to discover the other beaches and attractions there in hippie Pha Ngan.

I asked a kind gentleman i don't know from where. He bummed for a ciggie, and referred us to the greater beaches of north, east and west. He was referring to the two awesome beaches up north. You need to ride a water taxi going to the beach; less people, less amenities, just pure nature. I kind of liked the idea. But with time and money pressured, I had to forgo the suggestion and go somewhere else.


Waiting for the ferry to arrive gives you enough time to adjust yourself and keep cool. Leaving is particularly shitty as always, so the waiting time gives you the opportunity and go back realizing how it was so amazing to actually roam around Koh Tao.


Here you can see the price index for the different trips you might book onwards from Koh Tao. I must say not a very bad price at all. Somehow it is cheaper to travel from here to the other islands than taking it from somewhere else.

As i leave Koh Tao and head out to Koh Pha Ngan, there's one thing i realized, "Sometimes, you need to leave a place you really like because missing it really warms your heart."

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