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5 Islands for the Perfect Beach Wedding in Thailand

Thailand has some of the most stunning beaches in the world. It’s not a surprise that it’s not a stranger to destination weddings. Some of the islands located in the southern part of the country are perfect locations to tie the knot. Ko Phi Phi Ko Phi Phi is an archipelago located in the Krabi province of Southern Thailand. It’s beaches are often considered as having some of the most beautiful in Thailand and such is a perfect destination for a beach wedding. Between the gorgeous ocean views, jagged cliffs…

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Why I stopped traveling to Koh Tao.

Well if you’re in Thailand right now or if you’re following the news about Thailand then you probably understand that headline. For everyone else here’s a short break-down of why me and many others decided to not visit Koh Tao anymore. Early in 2014 a tourist had been found dead. Police claimed he fell from a cliff and then drowned. Independent doctors from the UK then said his body doesn’t show symptoms of a deep fall and his blood doesn’t resemble the blood of drowning victims. The parents still claim…

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James Bond Island

James Bond Island is located along Phang Nga Bay in Phang Nga Province, southern Thailand. The Island is a part of Ao Phang Nga National Park (Phang Nga Bay National Park)which is surrounded by around 42 small islands. The reason why this island is named“James Bond Island” is because it was used as a location for “The Man with the Golden Gun” the series in James Bond film produced in 1974. To get to the island, you can start at Ao Phang Nga National Park and take a long tail…

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By Beach Resort Koh Samui – Amazing value for money.

Finally I made it to Koh Samui and since I was traveling with my little sister who visited me for three weeks over here I did something I don’t do very often in Thailand: I booked in advance via agoda.com. The guesthouse I booked was the By Beach Resort and it was, by far, the best place I ever stayed in at this point! Me and my sister (17) travelled on a budget as backpackers and where looking for something that most backpackers want. Close to the beach and affordable. By…

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Koh Samui – The Big Daddy of all Islands in Thailand

I took almost 3 years for my first ever visit to Koh Samui. I usually avoid those places where ‘everybody’ goes but I simply had to check it out once. A short public holiday (Asanha Bucha) and the visit of my sister from Germany formed the perfect opportunity for a short trip to the Grand Daddy of all Thai Islands: Koh Samui. First things first: I’m kinda disappointed by Samui – as expected. For me personally it’s to big, to huge, to touristic and to ‘developed’ (but yeah, I’m thankful…

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Honeymoon destinations in Thailand

The other day I received an email from one of my friends from Germany. It contained a pretty awesome message: He’s getting married. Congrats, dude! You’re becoming a real grown up ;-)   In the same mail he then asked me for advice regarding honeymoon destinations over here in Thailand. After giving it some thought and talking with many of my (Thai) colleagues I came up with this list. I am very aware of the fact that there are hundreds of great places here in Thailand where one could spend…

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Koh Tao – Bay to go!

After 2 years I finally came back to Koh Tao. One of the most beautiful and charming islands i’ve seen so far. Why I like Koh Tao so much? It simply as a nice charme and so many different kinds of spots to go. It’s not only high class white beach resorts or completely individual hiking. It’s a mix of all of that. You can find beautiful beaches, a bit of a individual style (diving) community and more. Having talked about Koh Tao in general in my last post after…

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Drive By – Taking the ‘real’ Thai Train.

So I already talked about my trip to Koh Tao and all the awesome experiences there. What I didn’t mention so far was how we got there. While I usually take over night busses (I can sleep almost everywhere) in order to reach my destinations here in Thailand I was asked whether it would be possible to take a train this time. I didn’t do it before because everybody warned me of taking a train (unless you take the sleeper or first class of course). This time however we aimed…

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Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee – Pancake Style on Koh Tao.

While traveling you sometimes come across interesting, strange, weird or just memorable individuals. That’s what makes trips so worthwhile and awesome. One of the memorable people I saw during my last trip to Koh Tao was THE pancake man himself. Mr. Ali! Of course you can get pancakes everywhere! All around the world, in every touristy spot in Thailand, heck you might even don’t have to walk more than 100 meters to see the next pancake booth. However Mr. Ali on Koh Tao lives up to his name and puts on a great…

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Hotel Review: Infinity Resort Koh Tao

This is going to be a short review since talking about that place is actually not really worth it. The pictures don’t look bad but that’s exactly why I went there and was so disappointed. I was looking for a place to stay that is a) close to the beach and b) after a long trip to the island not toooo basic. According to agoda.com the Infinity Resort matched those requests. As always agoda showed insanely high prices for the accommodation but claimed to have special prices. We all know by…

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