Thailand (March 2008)

2008 Thailand Trip Staying in a Treehouse in Khao Sok National Park Scuba Diving in Koh Tao Exploring Koh Samui

Exploring Koh Samui

Days Six & Seven: I left Koh Tao at 3PM on the Lomprayah Catarmaran and arrived in Koh Samui just before 5PM. Lomprayah offer passengers a free taxi ride to their hotel, but as I hadn't booked a hotel I just asked the driver to drop me off at Chaweng Beach. Then I walked along the road and walked into the first half-decent place, which turned out to be the very nice Chaweng Villa Beach Resort. It was more expensive than many of the travellers' resorts mentioned in Lonely Planet, but I thought the 2,500 baht (7,500 yen) was pretty reasonable for the huge bungalow I was given right next to the beach, and the price also included breakfast. The next day was my last in Thailand and I rented a small motorbike to do a little exploring and some final nature photography...


Restaurants along Chaweng Beach
Restaurants along Chaweng Beach
Beautiful Chaweng Beach
Beautiful Chaweng Beach
Chaweng Villa Beach Resort (the place I stayed)
Chaweng Villa Beach Resort (the place I stayed)
Chaweng Villa Beach Resort
Chaweng Villa Beach Resort
Chaweng Villa Beach Resort
My bungalow at Chaweng Villa Beach Resort
Chaweng Villa Beach Resort
Entrance to Chaweng Villa Beach Resort
Chaweng Villa Beach Resort
Outside the restaurant at Chaweng Villa Beach Resort
My room at Chaweng Villa Beach Resort
My room at Chaweng Villa Beach Resort
My room at Chaweng Villa Beach Resort
My room at Chaweng Villa Beach Resort
My room at Chaweng Villa Beach Resort
My room at Chaweng Villa Beach Resort
Sunrise on Chaweng Beach
Final day: Sunrise on Chaweng Beach
Sunrise on Chaweng Beach
Final day: Sunrise on Chaweng Beach
My bike on a coconut plantation road
On my final day in Thailand I rented a bike and went exploring.
The point at which I gave up!
The point at which I gave up!
I wasn't the only one riding on this road!
I wasn't the only one riding on this road!
Buffalo in a coconut plantation
Buffalo in a coconut plantation
Bananas growing at the side of the road
Bananas growing at the side of the road
Mimosa
Mimosa
The road where I did most of my insect hunting
The road where I did most of my insect hunting
Tawny Coster (Acraea terpsicore)
Tawny Coster (Acraea terpsicore)
Leopard Lacewing (Cethosia cyane)
Leopard Lacewing (Cethosia cyane)
Common Crow (Euploea core)
Common Crow (Euploea core)
Blue Glassy Tiger (Ideopsis similis)
Blue Glassy Tiger (Ideopsis similis)
Blue Glassy Tiger (Ideopsis similis)
Blue Glassy Tiger (Ideopsis similis)
Blue Glassy Tiger (Ideopsis similis)
Blue Glassy Tiger (Ideopsis similis)
Blue Glassy Tiger (Ideopsis similis)
Blue Glassy Tiger (Ideopsis similis)
Peacock Pansy (Junonia almana)
Peacock Pansy (Junonia almana)
Peacock Pansy (Junonia almana)
Peacock Pansy (Junonia almana)
Tortoise Beetle (Aspidomorpha miliaris)
Tortoise Beetle (Aspidomorpha miliaris)
Tortoise Beetle (Aspidomorpha miliaris)
Tortoise Beetle (Aspidomorpha miliaris)
Tortoise Beetle (Aspidomorpha miliaris)
Tortoise Beetle (Aspidomorpha miliaris)
Tortoise Beetle (Aspidomorpha miliaris)
Tortoise Beetle (Aspidomorpha miliaris)
Leaf beetle
Leaf beetle
Bee
Bee
wasp
Wasp
wasp
Wasp
wasp
Wasp
wasp
Wasp
wasp
Wasp
wasp
Wasp
wasp
Wasp
wasp
Wasp