Koh Samui Island

lita and me

A friend asked me to meet her on Koh Samui, which is an island off the southern part of Thailand.

the water

I flew to the coast, and then took a boat the rest of the way. It was a nice journey, and I saw a lot of wonderful things along the way.

the loft sign

When I got there, I checked into my hotel. I hadn’t seen any pictures when I booked it, so I was surprised to find that it had a spider theme. Some might find that unsettling, but it just made me laugh.

another loft sign

Nazialita came to join me, and the two of us spent some time riding motorcycles around the island, renting jetskis, and generally trying to see the place.

jetskis are fun

We also spent plenty of time just being lazy on the beach.

beach wave shot

And of course, we ate a lot of amazing food.

island food

Island food is a little different than the food on the mainland. They cook a lot more pigs on spits and BBQ a lot more.

bbq pig

This seems to be a thing on all of the islands in Southeast Asia, so I have just accepted it.

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It was a really pretty island, and since we were mostly there to relax, it fit the bill. There are other islands if you want to eat mushrooms and go to a full moon party or if you are really into scuba diving.

food on koh samui

However, Koh Samui is really just a place to kick back and relax, and that was exactly what Nazialita wanted, so that is what we did.

coconut trees used to seem exotic

I recommend it if you aren’t planing on doing too much adventuring and you just want to chill at the beach and look up at coconut trees while people walk by selling cocktails or offering to give you a massage.

in front of my hotel

Author: jendelemont

The Phoenix from the desert rises again in Asia.

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