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Floating village of Kampong Phluk, Cambodia

There are plenty of day trips you can take from Siem Reap, for example to one of the many floating villages in a few dozen kilometers distance. After reading about differences between them, we decided to go to Kampong Phluk. Located 30 km from Siem Reap in the margins of the river that flows into the Tonle Sap lake, Kampong ...

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Angkor’s gateway: Siem Reap, Cambodia

We got to Siem Reap by night time, tired, after a long 28 hour trip between boats, buses, trains, tuk-tuks and taxis. It was already dark, but after finding a place to stay, we went out to visit a nearby night market on the opposite side of the river, a place with lots of movement that sells a bit of ...

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28 hour trip from Koh Tao to Siem Reap

It was 3PM when we got in the boat that took us from Koh Tao to Chumpon. The sea was a bit rough due to a strong rain right before we had sailed away, but the trip was ok. When we got to Chumpon, we were supposed to wait for 3 hours for the bus that would take us to ...

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Last but best surprise: Koh Tao, Thailand

After seeing Railay, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, another beach destination couldn’t impress us that much. WRONG! Koh Tao was by far our favourite island in the gulf of Thailand. Koh Tao is a small island, with just 21 sq. km and a population of 1400. It is one of the world’s most popular destinations for scuba ...

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What if there was no Full Moon Party? Koh Phangan, Thailand

If it wasn’t for Full Moon Party’s odd fame, Koh Phangan would be a quiet, averagely interesting island with few beautiful beaches and almost any attractions. The popularity of the beach craziness organized every month transformed the island into a party mecca, with thousands of people coming here to sunbathe and celebrate with alcohol. I wonder if the people living ...

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Full Moon Party: Koh Phangan, Thailand

We are entering the island, going on the pick-up to our hotel on the main road going through the south coast of Koh Phangan. On the right we can see dozens of shops with fluorescent T-shirts, on the left posters with party locations, in front signs leading to thousands of rooms and houses for rent and next to us a ...

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Suggested motorcycle route through Koh Samui

When we were on Koh Samui, renting a motorbike was the best way of visiting the island. Of course, there are private taxis and songthaew, but it is a quite expensive and not very convenient mean of transportation, as after visiting each attraction you have to look for the next car. I already wrote about the island here. Below I’m ...

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More than just beaches: Koh Samui, Thailand

After a week of laziness on gorgeous turquoise beaches in Railay and Koh Phi Phi, Koh Samui was a great escape from colorful fish and white soft sand. You will not experience that here. The island, in general, is not pretty. It’s far from azure tiny bays of Koh Phi Phi or tawny orange cliffs hanging above the bluish water ...

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Sheer fun: Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Our second beach destination in Thailand was Koh Phi Phi Don, the biggest island of the Phi Phi Archipelago in the Andaman Sea. We left Railay in Krabi very early and arrived around 11AM together with hundreds of other tourists that were going to visit the island only for a couple of hours and then would go back, either to ...

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How to move around in Thailand

Before we left to Thailand I promised myself I will not travel with organized tours, I will not get conned for a combined ticket by bus prepared especially for tourists. I will look on my own, because it’s cheaper and there is much more fun to ride with Thais in local buses than in packed coaches with lots of tourists ...

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