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uberscheisse



Joined: 02 Dec 2003
Location: japan is better than korea.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 2:43 am    Post subject: ko samet Reply with quote

hey everyone

i'm going to ko samet for my one week holiday...

what's the best place to stay? hotel recommendations, places to stay away from, infrastructure?

i prefer places where i can do the following

1. escape dimbulb disaffected western youth who dance to electronic music and think it's good music but don't know that they're just stoned and stupid
2. rent motorbikes
3. sit on a beach
4. eat amazing thai food
5. go out and get plowed if need be
6. go snorkelling
7. discreetly buy local herbal refreshments
8. make fun of 'firedancers'

anyone with any experiences, info, hook me up!
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the_beaver



Joined: 15 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 2:51 am    Post subject: Re: ko samet Reply with quote

uberscheisse wrote:
1. escape dimbulb disaffected western youth who dance to electronic music and think it's good music but don't know that they're just stoned and stupid
2. rent motorbikes
3. sit on a beach
4. eat amazing thai food
5. go out and get plowed if need be
6. go snorkelling
7. discreetly buy local herbal refreshments
8. make fun of 'firedancers'


Excpet for #8, any place at all near the entrance to the park.

What is #8, anyway?
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Nowhere Man



Joined: 08 Feb 2004

PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 7:26 am    Post subject: ... Reply with quote

And there's always Koh Chang.

KP bungalow on Ao Khlong Phrao.
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jajdude



Joined: 18 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One week on Ko Samet? Seems like a long time for a small island, but maybe? Watch out for ripoffs... same as anywhere. It was nice enough. I like that green water on the boat ride just as much as the beach.
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osangrl



Joined: 04 Nov 2003
Location: osan

PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im gonna be in Phuket for 8 days.... i want to book some tours... but they are like 100 bucks each through royal thail holidays.... is there a cheaper way to do this when i get there???
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uberscheisse



Joined: 02 Dec 2003
Location: japan is better than korea.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, already been to ko chang...

i just want to lay on a beach and recuperate. i want minimum travel, maximum relaxation.

if ko samet sucks, i'll go on to trat to hit KC for a day or two. the lonely beach paradise bungalows is one of the best places i've ever been.
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the eye



Joined: 29 Jan 2004

PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

osangirl....

Phuket is hugely developed. Its been a tourist mecca for decades, and as a result, quite pricey.
If you do want a deal....there will be agents at your point of arrival to set you up with a myriad of choices. All of the hotels and bungalos have tour agents as well.
In my experience, Phuket isn't worth it. Its very crowded and commercial.

Try Krabbi. Its still pricey, but more justifiably so.


uberscheisse...

Ko Samet doesn't have the nice white sand of the southern islands. the beaches are quite rocky. but if you are just looking for relaxation, it will do you well!
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Arthur Fonzerelli



Joined: 22 Jan 2003
Location: Suwon

PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watch out for old, pot-bellied, bald German men wearing speedo swimtrunks with their Thai "Rent-a-girlfriends" riding around on scooters..
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The Hammer



Joined: 18 Jan 2003
Location: Ullungdo 37.5 N, 130.9 E, altitude : 223 m

PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arthur Fonzerelli wrote:
Watch out for old, pot-bellied, bald German men wearing speedo swimtrunks with their Thai "Rent-a-girlfriends" riding around on scooters..


Sex tourists are scum.

Have a good time on your trip!

P.S. I am not implying that you are a sex tourist.
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uberscheisse



Joined: 02 Dec 2003
Location: japan is better than korea.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

actually i'm going to ko chang again. might as well, it's beautiful and a safe bet i'll have a blast.

there's a long weekend in thailand this weekend so every thai person is headed out pattaya/rayong way. i'm dodging that.
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peppermint



Joined: 13 May 2003
Location: traversing the minefields of caddishness.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arthur Fonzerelli wrote:
Watch out for old, pot-bellied, bald German men wearing speedo swimtrunks with their Thai "Rent-a-girlfriends" riding around on scooters..


You just described a friend's dad! Laughing
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Iwanttoberich



Joined: 11 Jul 2004

PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

uberscheisse wrote:
actually i'm going to ko chang again. might as well, it's beautiful and a safe bet i'll have a blast.

there's a long weekend in thailand this weekend so every thai person is headed out pattaya/rayong way. i'm dodging that.


Hate to break this to you, but on Thai holidays, Koh Chang is overrun also. Prices will be up.

Have you considered Koh Phan Ngan ? Not the full moon party side, there are some awesome places uon the northern part of the island, shouldn't be too crowded.
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Arthur Fonzerelli



Joined: 22 Jan 2003
Location: Suwon

PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iwanttoberich wrote:
uberscheisse wrote:
actually i'm going to ko chang again. might as well, it's beautiful and a safe bet i'll have a blast.

there's a long weekend in thailand this weekend so every thai person is headed out pattaya/rayong way. i'm dodging that.


Hate to break this to you, but on Thai holidays, Koh Chang is overrun also. Prices will be up.

Have you considered Koh Phan Ngan ? Not the full moon party side, there are some awesome places uon the northern part of the island, shouldn't be too crowded.


Koh Tao is in the area also. This island is pretty secluded and has great beaches...
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captain_radar



Joined: 10 May 2004
Location: Seoul - 37:35:00N 127:03:00E. Or there-a-bouts.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just came back from Ko Samed last week. Pretty good if you just want to lay around and not do anything. Not a lot to do. Everyone speaks English there, so you won't have to speak like an English teacher for the whole time.

I stayed at the Sai Kaew Beach Villas which was excellent but it was the most expensive place on the beach. You will want to go to the east side. Its a very small island so its only a short trip to anywhere.

Just not a lot to do, but if thats what you want......Thats what I wanted and it worked perfectly.

As for rip-offs, there didn't seem to be a lot of bartering. Mostly set prices.
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