воскресенье, 10 ноября 2013 г.

Koh Phangan

I still have a ton of photos from the time I lived in South East Asia, so here is something from Koh Phangan.
It's a beautiful island not far from Koh Samui, a true heaven on earth. I've spent some time there and it was amazing. I went there alone, and I had a great opportunity to relax and get some tan.
I lived in a small bungalow by the sea, explored some amazing restaurants near by, swam in the sea and lied by the pool, and by the time I had to leave for Hat Yai, I felt like a new person.
So I hope this pictures will bring some sunshine into the somewhat gloomy days we have now.

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A shore by my bungalow - I went there to swim every day.

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Bangkok railway station, the beginning of my journey South. At that point I was living in Bangkok on my own for some time and decided that I really need to see some islands before I go home (I didn't and still don't know how much time I'll spend in Kyiv this time). So I made a decision, bought a ticket to Surat Thani and left the next day.

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Donsak pier - if you're going to Koh Phangan or Koh Samui by a ferry this is where you need to go.

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A resort I stayed at.
I'm not a super rich person and I can't afford saying in fancy places, especially when I travel a lot (I much rather spent that money on a chance to see one more city). One of the people I've met on my travels told me about 'Sun View' and I was very happy with it. I came to Koh Phangan with a backpack and no plan at all. After getting of the ferry I just went into '7 Eleven', bought a shrimp burger and a cappuccino and  sat on the curb for a while, just enjoying the amazing sea view. I thought about going to Haad Rin, but after sitting there for a while I decided that I want some peace and quiet, not a South-East Asia's Ibiza. So I took a song-tao to 'Sun View' and stayed there the whole time.
The only bad thing about it was that I absolutely couldn't work there) I was just sitting on my terrace, looking at the sea, doing nothing. But the place is absolutely magical.

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My terrace. I've spent hours here - reading a book, watching some movies from my laptop, enjoying the sea view.

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Koh Phangan port and '7 Eleven' I was talking about)

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A small restaurant not far from my place.

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Two of my best Koh Phangan friends)) If you've been reading my blog for a while, you must know that I love dogs, and these two guys truly were my friends and always came to visit me.

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I really need to tell you more about Bangkok, so I hope I'll have some time to blog next week)

2 комментария:

  1. Good morning, how are you?

    My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

    I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because trough them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately, it is impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are very small countries with very few population, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

    For all this, I would ask you one small favor:
    Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Thailand? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Thailand in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

    Emilio Fernandez Esteban
    Avenida Juan de la Cierva, 44
    28902 Getafe (Madrid)

    If you wish, you can visit my blog www.cartasenmibuzon.blogspot.com where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

    Finally, I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

    Yours Sincerely

    Emilio Fernandez

  2. Hola, Emilio!
    Gracias por tu comentario! Sobre las cartas de Thailand - por desgrasia, no estoy en Thailand ahora, porque volvia a Ukrania. Puedo escribir una carta de Ukrania (si quires).