Sunday, May 9, 2010

Wish you were here: our week in Thailand

We just got back from a dream holiday in Thailand, and what an incredible experience! We have a few stories to share with you over the coming days, but if you just can’t wait to learn more, here are a few highlights:

  • Flight segments to our final destination, Koh Samui island: 4
  • Long flight duration: 11 hours (Auckland-Singapore)
  • Size of Koh Samui: 12ish miles wide by 15ish miles long
  • Cost of an hour-long massage on the beach: $250 Thai baht ($10 NZD or $7 USD)
  • Number of souvenirs for which we under-negotiated the price: all of them
  • Number of taxis that didn’t take us where we asked: 2
  • Favourite cocktail: Pina Colada
  • Favourite beer: tie between Chang and Singha
  • Number of credit cards accidentally left in ATM on busy street: 1
  • Best airport feature: free foot massage chairs in Singapore
  • Best day: snorkel day cruise around Koh Tao
  • Awkward cultural misunderstandings: several
  • Best adventures: communicating, public transport and bargaining for purchases
  • Why we’ll go back: beautiful beaches, friendly people, relaxing vibe


victorian inn bed and breakfast said...

The Thailand is a place of appealing and attractive beaches and fascinating sights and views and it has cheap accommodation and stay.

The Koh Samui Island is a dream paradise on earth with clean and lovely sandy beaches and clear crystal water to explore.

Corey said...


Jamie Stark said...

"I still hate you guys" - love, Jamie

Yer Mum said...

Wow, can't wait to see all the pictures and hear all the details! Glad you guys are home now.