As we all celebrate Thanksgiving, lets take a moment to be grateful for what we have today and what we’ve achieved till date. Thanksgiving is not just about gathering together to eat a sumptuous meal and shop. Its about your friends and family who have been there for you and supported you. Let’s acknowledge them and celebrate Thanksgiving and attempt to bring a smile to everyone’s face.
We’d like to take a moment to ‘Thank You’, our dear readers – who truly are a gift to know!
There’s that familiar feeling that you desperately need a holiday. It’s the get away from the mundane and the promise of something exciting. But choosing where to go can be the hardest part.
I decided to let the experts do the hard work. I spent a little while flicking through the suggested destinations until I settled on something unexpected. Croatia.
It’s that moment that the excitement begins to build and you begin to accept that this is where you’ll be spending a blissful week of your life with no commitments. I flicked through picture after picture of the hotel, the beach, the sand – everything looked gorgeous.
Let’s refresh our memory a bit. The last time we spoke to you, we were on our first ever backpacking adventure in Koh Samed at the Baan Thai Sang Thian resort; relaxing and just like that those 2 days were over. So, the night before we checked out, we did the same thing again, we started hunting for our next adventure and that’s then we found Koh Chang.
When we talk about Diwali, we directly relate it to being call as the ‘Festival Of Lights’. True to what its known for – if you are in India or traveling to India during this festival season, you will love the glitter of light, the delicious sweets, the rangoli patterns(creative patterns made on the floor) made outside homes or temples and people geared up to celebrate this festival by lighting fire crackers. Read more
We have been traveling for over 10 years. Through our travel journey, there have been a few things that have stood out and have changed our life for the better. Which made us believe that ‘Travel Can Change Your Life’. So, we’d like to share the top ones with you so that you can change your life too.
As you’d read ahead you’ll realize that the process of traveling and visiting new places can make you fearless, give you a sense of achievement and much more.
So it was a couple a years’ back and as someone said that ‘the first impression is the last impression’, well, to add to that – we’d like to say that, that the first experience is always priceless!
The check-in at Banthai Sanghathian, Koh Samed, Thailand was super easy, we got a room which was right on the beach. Yes, who wouldn’t want that!! The room was nice and clean. They had their small private white sandy beach; the view was just perfect! And, here when we say sandy, we mean that it was so soft and non-grainy that you could just feel the smoothness on you palm.
On the flip side, the hotel didn’t have a restaurant, though there were plenty of places just next door, additionally, we had some visitors in the form of mosquitoes, so you might want to carry a mosquito repellent with you.
So now let’s get to the facts… yes, how to get there?
We traveled to Baan Thai Sang Thian in 2013, it was our first trip overseas. We knew we wanted to spend time on the beach but we didn’t want to go to Phuket or Pattaya. That’s when one of our dear friends suggested Koh Samed. It’s a small but beautiful island located on the South East of Thailand. It’s a 2 to 3 hour drive from Bangkok by car/bus. We boarded the shared cab in the morning from our hotel in Bangkok (Grand President, Bangkok, Thailand), got down at Nuanthip Pier and from there we took a ferry to Koh Samed Island.