Imagine waking up on a boat, watching the sunrise from your cabin and having an exciting day of diving ahead of you. You’ll get to explore the unique underwater world of the Similan and Surin islands in Thailand. If you’re lucky you might spot Whale sharks or Manta rays. And all of this every day for a full week. Doing a liveaboard makes this possible.
Having a wholesome breakfast or brunch is the best way to start your day. On Koh Tao there are plenty of cafes which offer fresh and healthy food. In this post I’m writing about my top five breakfast cafes on Koh Tao. I’ll tell you more about the vibes, menu, whether it’s a good place to work at and also included an exclusive coffee review!
Koh Tao is one of Thailands most beautiful and special islands. It’s famous for snorkeling and scuba diving as there is coral reef around the island. Although Koh Tao is only 8 km long and 3 km wide, there are plenty of things to do. I’ve lived on the island for over six months and want to share the top five things to do on Koh Tao.
At a pretty early stage in my life I noticed that I want to do more than travel around and be a tourist. I didn’t just want go to a country, have a good time, use lots of resources and then leave after one or two weeks. It felt much better to contribute in some way apart from spending money. Here are four ways for you to do good while traveling and make your trip much more meaningful.
Koh Tao is a great place to spend your holiday. There’s plenty to do under water, on the water as well as on land. The small island in the Gulf of Thailand features some beautiful jungly, mountainous hikes. One of them is the famous lighthouse hike which leads you to a hidden lighthouse at the north east tip of the island. The path for the hike is very hard to find. In fact, it’s neither on MAPS.ME nor on Google maps. But with this guide chances are very high for you to find it!
The Mae Hong Son Loop is a really popular route in Northern Thailand. Many travellers do the loop by motorbike or scooter and get to see stunning scenery as well as rural towns. My boyfriend Brad has done the Mae Hong Son Loop by 125cc scooter and will share his experience with you. Read more about if it was possible doing the loop by scooter and what to expect from this adventure.
To get from Krabi to Khao Sok you can either take the bus, a private van or also just go by scooter. Going by scooter or motorbike is the cheaper and more adventurous option which is a little bit like a sightseeing trip. Read more about the journey and why it is worth driving this route yourself.
Khao Sok National Park left me speechless. Located in South Thailand its rainforest offers wildlife, iconic limestone hills, waterfalls and great biodiversity. I joined a two night trip with Thai National Parks. If you want to feel like Na’vi from Avatar this adventure is perfect for you. And the most important fact: This tour operator doesn’t offer any elephant activities which was a basic requirement for me.
With Thailand opening its borders to the world in 2021 it becomes possible again to think about a holiday in the land of smiles. Thailand is one of the few SEA countries that is open to tourists during the COVID pandemic. However it is not as open as it seems as there are some requirements and restrictions in place. What is Phuket Sandbox? How easy is it to enter Thailand? What documents have to be prepared to travel? Is it worth going to Thailand for only a few weeks? I travelled to Thailand in October 2021 and want to share my experience.
I started traveling solo when I was 22. My travels and experiences have been the best life teacher so far. I want to share things I learned from traveling solo and how they benefit my life today. This is part two.