In case you just tuned in, I am backpacking through South East Asia, meaning I am living out of a backpack. No luggage, doing everything on a budget, and just enjoying life. I’m here to let you in on some of my secrets like how I get to some of these places, and how long you need to stay at a place to really enjoy it. Koh Phangan was my gunsteling eiland ek het in Thailand. You have the calmness of yoga and tranquility on the north side of the island, then you have the parties going on in the southside of the Island. The full moon party originated in Koh Phangan, cool huh lol.
Duration of trip: A week and a half, we could’ve stayed longer but it was our first stop in the islands and wanted to split our time up. We originally booked for four days, but we loved it that much that we kept extending lol. You can really do the island in four days, but you have to cram everything in.
Expenses: The island was not expensive at all, actually one of the cheapest we went to. The food was really cheap, accommodations were also pretty cheap but that’s us staying in a hostel. I think the most expensive thing was buying tickets to the half moon party which was like $30, but it included two drinks!
Getting around: I would highly recommend renting a motor bike. If you don’t know how to ride one, this would be one of the best spots to learn. There’s not crazy traffic, and for the most part everyone drives respectfully. We never really rode a motorbike till we got here, and it was really good practice for the adventure we were just beginning. We were able to map out everywhere we wanted to go, and do everything we wanted on our own time. It gets pretty expensive taking a taxi to all the spots you want to check out, and we were able to roam the whole island for way less then what we would’ve had to pay in a taxi truck. Ek dink 'n taxi vragmotor kan wees soos 50 baht n rit, en as jy vul 'n hele gas tenk op 'n motorfiets is dit soos 50 baht wat jy kan neem om die hele eiland.
Waar om te bly: Ons bly in hierdie koshuis genoem Cats in Space. Jy kan kliek HIER to check out prices and stuff. Dit was super goedkoop, ons betaal minder as $10. B also did a CATS IN SPACE piece outside in the backyard, jy sal dit nie misloop nie, want hy geverf in neon kleure lol. As jy nie koshuise doen, Ek voorsien onder 'n ander skakels.
Hoe om Koh Phangan te kry: So there’s two ways to get to this Island. Die vinnigste manier is om te vlieg in Bangkok, dan vlieg na Koh Sumai, dan vang 'n spoed boot. Dit is die roete mense neem wanneer hulle op 'n vinnige vakansie. As jy meer tyd, en wil 'n paar ekstra dollar te red kan jy die oornag bus wat gekoppel is aan 'n boot kaartjie te neem. Jy verlaat op die bus by 19:00 en arriveer in stad met die naam Surat Thani by 06:00, en neem 'n boot vir vier ure. So jy sal aankom in Koh Phangan op soos 10 am. Neem oornag busse in Asië is glad nie sleg nie, en ná partytjies of loop vir so lank jy pretty much net slaag op die busse lol.
Next on the blog: Waterfalls in Koh Phangan