While we all love traveling the world, the fact is, that experience doesn’t come cheap. How many times have we wished that we had Read more
There’s nothing wrong with tourist traps. What’s the first thing people think of when they consider a trip to Paris? The Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. New York City? The Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Broadway. San Francisco? The Golden State Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf. There’s nothing wrong with hitting up any of these places. They’re iconic. Often, there’s a reason that sites are as popular as they are – because they’re beyond amazing. Read more
“I won, I won, I won” – isn’t that one thing you want to say when you set foot into a Casino? So the next time you plan to enter the high risk high reward world of casinos, consider our Top 5 suggestions. You never know, it could end up paying for your entire trip!! Now, isn’t that going to be a perfect vacation? Read more
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.
And it was. Read more
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.
Let’s talk about how to get there.
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.