Over the next weeks i’ll be reading through my Thailand guidebook for places to go based on “Action! - Reading your Guidebook” from my website.
We’ve decided to visit the islands of: Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, and Ko Tao. (Ko means ‘island’ FYI) These island are all located within the area of the red Ko Samui dot. We’ll probably go to Phuket too. (Pronounced Pookget)
My girlfriend Melissa has been these places before, wants to go again. She thinks I would love them too, so this is our starting point. She’ll get an itinerary started for these island and I’ll continue reading through the travel guidebook looking for good places for us to visit.
We’ll probaby dedicate 7-10 days on these islands which leaves 2 weeks for before and after…
I don’t believe so. I like to have a route planned out, enough so I know an itinerary inside out enough to adapt on the fly and return to the original plans if nessesary. I’m a planner, but plans are never carved in stone.
We’ll start in Bangkok and probably work our way down and over to the west coast for a fairly typical trip to Thailand.
I wanted to head north and see some things off the beaten track but i’m so eager to kick back on the beaches of Thailand that my vision for a well rounded trip to several parts of the country might not happen the way things are falling into place.
We have 3-weeks to soak up Thailand and we can only do so much. That’s a typical traveler statement which applies to us at the moment.
I’ve never swam in truly warm water before. I’m a Canadian who actually enjoys the refreshing chill of a Canadian lake but What we’ll call warm on a hot summer day isn’t actually warm, but it’s warm for us. Does that make sense?
Local Canadians at their favorite lake will praise the warmth only after jumping in to “get through the first 30 seconds… then it’s warm” kind of water. I want the universal warm water, the kind of water everyone calls warm.
The best warm blue water i’ve ever swam in was in Dubrovnik, Croatia (below). Although it looks green, trust me it’s crystal blue!
Cool water, totally refreshing, and perfect once you’re in. As much as I loved that water, i know there’s more to come!
I filled out the forms, now all i need to do is send them in. Hopefully I do this soon as procrastinating the passport form submission is a bad idea.