Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Koh Samui by Motorcycle

The Gulf of Thailand in October is not exactly mild. It's the tail end of the monsoon season, and the heat is absolutely brutal. Our arrival on Koh Samui was no exception. The blistering sun made walking anywhere absolutely unbearable, and after hours of riding a cramped ferry we were ready to find a place and stick with it.

After being vastly overcharged for a taxi ride across the island (oh yeah, Koh Samui is a beautiful tropical island, if you didn't pick up on that yet) we ended up at a section of beach on the eastern end. Quickly we located a row of rustic bungalows set down in a tranqil garden and backed up to a beach. At 1000 Baht they were a bargain - roughly thirty-five dollars for an exception location. We ended up booking four nights total, with the intention to explore every square inch of the island.

We managed to do a pretty good job of it. Pictures will tell the rest of this story; we rented a motorcycle for a few days and toured the island on it. Here's a few of the fun shots we got...

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