Saturday, September 29, 2012

Thailand - Koh Tao

This one's a story about how fear won. How sometimes we give up, take a bow and admit that this was not meant to be. Scuba Diving. Koh Tao is one of the world's cheapest and best dive sites. I had been steeling myself for this. Snorkeling had not been that big a scare. It had actually been a lot of fun. Barring the initial few seconds of jitters, I had managed pretty well. Even though I say so myself! So I thought - Hell how big a deal can scuba be! Instead of being on the surface, you got to be a few feet below.
Koh Tao

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Thailand - Koh Samui

Koh Samui is a long way from Krabi. Here's the route we took -
  • Mini bus from Pak Up hostel to Krabi bus station (30 Baht per head)
  • Bus from Krabi to Surat Thani (3 hours, 140 Baht per head)
  • Seatrans bus + ferry from Surat Thani to Samui Pier (2 hours, 240 Baht per head)
  • Mini bus from pier to Penzy Guesthouse (1 hour, 100 Baht per head)
The total came up to 510 Bahts. On hindsight, we should have just taken the Pak Up hostel offer for 400 Bahts from the hostel to Samui Pier. Would've saved us a lot of running around! Koh Samui is on the east coast of Thailand. Pretty much the hub for heading out to places like Koh Phangaan, Koh Tao and so on. Our plan was to stay a few days and then head out  to Koh Tao for scuba.