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Location: Bangkok

Day 1 - 1 Nov 2017

Suvarnabhumi Airport

Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi Airport
Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi Airport

Content: Originally we began in Bali, had a stopover in Singapore, and arrived at the Bangkok airport the next morning. The Bangkok airport is such a large airport, it’s easy to arrive from anywhere! From the airport we took a taxi ride into the city. Taxis in Thailand are super affordable!

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Day 1 - 1 Nov 2017

Temple of the Emerald Buddha - Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram / Wat Phra Kaew

, Temple of the Emerald Buddha - Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram / Wat Phra Kaew
, Temple of the Emerald Buddha - Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram / Wat Phra Kaew

Content: After grabbing a quick bite to eat, we first visited this amazing temple. It has so many large golden pillars. Definitely a must see in Bangkok!

A Ramen

, A Ramen
, A Ramen

Content: Near the temple, we stopped for a quick bite to eat at a ramen place. It was definitely a place that locals went to. The ramen was affordable but so good. Beware, if you don’t like spicy make sure they don’t add the chili on top.

Khaosan Road

, Khaosan Road
, Khaosan Road

Content: After lunch, we took a while to explore Khao San Road. There’s a lot to see here. You can shop, try all the snacks they sell in carts, and people watch.

Hua Lamphong Railway Station

, Hua Lamphong Railway Station
, Hua Lamphong Railway Station

Content: In order to get to Koh Phangan, we took an overnight train from Bangkok. It is super affordable. The seats pull out to bunk beds. It’s a long ride but your are able to sleep a lot.

Location: Surat Thani

Day 2 - 2 Nov 2017

Suratthani Station

Surat Thani , Suratthani Station
Surat Thani , Suratthani Station

Content: After a night of sleeping on the train, we arrived at the Surat Thani station. The ferry bus met us here to then take us to the ferry station.

Location: Koh Phangan

Day 2 - 2 Nov 2017

Ko Pha Ngan

Koh Phangan, Ko Pha Ngan
Koh Phangan, Ko Pha Ngan

Content: We took the ferry from the mainland to Koh Phangan island. The ferry was very comfortable and the water looked amazing. We spent most of the ferry ride outside.

Paragon Resort

Koh Phangan, Paragon Resort

Content: Paragon Resort has tiny bungalows that are super affordable and very comfortable. We took a taxi there that’s super affordable. It’s steps away from a beautiful beach that is not crowded! Plus the wifi is great! We were very content with our stay here.

Paragon Resort

Koh Phangan, Paragon Resort
Koh Phangan, Paragon Resort

Content: In front of the Bungalows is a travel Agency where you can rent scooters. Renting scooters makes it easier to get around. They are super affordable.

Location: Ko Pha-Ngan

Day 2 - 2 Nov 2017

Haad Khom Beach

Ko Pha-Ngan, Haad Khom Beach
Ko Pha-Ngan, Haad Khom Beach

Content: We spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing at the beach right across from the place we stayed.

Location: Ko Pha-ngan Sub-district

Day 2 - 2 Nov 2017

Phantip Night Food Market

Ko Pha-ngan Sub-district, Phantip Night Food Market
Ko Pha-ngan Sub-district, Phantip Night Food Market

Content: For dinner we explored the night food market. There are so many options for traditional Thai food. Plus it’s very affordable!

Location: Ko Pha Ngan

Day 3 - 3 Nov 2017

Haad Khom Beach

Ko Pha Ngan, Haad Khom Beach

Content: Once we woke up, we headed out to get our usual 1 dollar smoothies from the smoothie lady in town. Then we grabbed a coconut and spent the morning chilling and swimming on the beach. It’s never crowded so we had so much space to ourselves

Location: Mae Haad

Day 3 - 3 Nov 2017

Mae Haad Beach

Mae Haad , Mae Haad Beach
Mae Haad , Mae Haad Beach

Content: In the afternoon, we explored Mae Haad beach. The beach is covered with the most amazing shells. This was definitely one of our favorite beaches!

Location: Tambon Ko Pha-ngan

Day 3 - 3 Nov 2017

Good Time Restaurant

Tambon Ko Pha-ngan, Good Time Restaurant
Tambon Ko Pha-ngan, Good Time Restaurant

Content: This was our most visited restaurant on the whole trip. It’s owned by a Thai family and has amazing and affordable Thai food. Try the masaman curry!

Location: Haad Rin

Day 3 - 3 Nov 2017

Full Moon Party Tours

Haad Rin, Full Moon Party Tours
Haad Rin, Full Moon Party Tours

Content: That evening, we met up with friends we had made and went to the full moon party. It’s definitely an experience to go here. It only happens during the full moon, so plan accordingly

Location: Ko Tao

Day 4 - 4 Nov 2017

Ko Tao

Ko Tao, Ko Tao
Ko Tao, Ko Tao

Content: After sleeping in, we woke up to take a ferry to the next island, our favorite island, Ko Tao.

Location: Sairee Beach

Day 4 - 4 Nov 2017

Big Blue Diving Koh Tao

Sairee Beach, Big Blue Diving Koh Tao
Sairee Beach, Big Blue Diving Koh Tao

Content: I decided to get my open waters diving license while we were in Ko Tao since it is one of the cheapest places to get a diving license. They came and picked me up from the ferry. A hostel room is included while you do your diving license. It’s a couple hundred dollars, but I highly recommend it!

Cantina De Koh Tao

Sairee Beach, Cantina De Koh Tao

Content: After a long day of scuba diving, we were craving some Mexican food. It definitely wasn’t the best, but we found the food to be pretty good!

Location: Sairee Beach

Day 5 - 5 Nov 2017

Big Blue Diving Koh Tao

Sairee Beach, Big Blue Diving Koh Tao
Sairee Beach, Big Blue Diving Koh Tao

Content: In order to get your diving license, it takes a couple of days. So plan for that if you choose this excursion.

Location: Koh Tao

Day 6 - 6 Nov 2017

Hakuna Matata Koh Tao

Koh Tao, Hakuna Matata Koh Tao
Koh Tao, Hakuna Matata Koh Tao
Koh Tao, Hakuna Matata Koh Tao

Content: We stayed at this hostel for the rest of our time on Koh Tao. You can’t go wrong with any hostel. They are all affordable!

Sai Nuan Beach

Koh Tao, Sai Nuan Beach
Koh Tao, Sai Nuan Beach

Content: Hands down the best beach in the world! The water is so clear and warm. We spent a lot of our time there. The walk there is also amazing!

Location: Ko Tao

Day 6 - 6 Nov 2017

Coconut Monkey

Ko Tao, Coconut Monkey
Ko Tao, Coconut Monkey

Content: Here they have more European cuisine. It’s also more on the pricy side compared to more of the local food we were eating. The food is really good though!

Location: ตำบล เกาะเต่า

Day 7 - 7 Nov 2017

COFFEE HOUSE

ตำบล เกาะเต่า, COFFEE HOUSE

Content: This was the usual place we got coffee from in the mornings. We loved it here!

Songserm Pier

ตำบล เกาะเต่า, Songserm Pier
ตำบล เกาะเต่า, Songserm Pier

Content: We stayed a total of two weeks on Koh Phangan and one week on Koh Tao. To return to Bangkok, we took the same way back but a bus instead of the night train. From Bangkok we travelled on to Australia. These are just some recommendations from our travels!