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Dan Kao Beach a.k.a Sai Daeng Beach a.k.a that Beach just South of the Ferry Piers

February 8, 2015 – 5:09 PM |
Amber Sands Beach Resort

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Drive a couple of minutes south of the main ferry pier on Koh Chang and you’ll pass Centrepoint pier, the much quieter ferry from the mainland, and then a few hundred metres to the south you’ll reach a small beach which is home to three great …

The Findig Shop – Proof Time Travel is Possible

February 2, 2015 – 8:18 PM | One Comment
The Findig shop Koh Chang

If you can remember shopping in the late 70s or early 80s then this is for you.  Koh Chang offers visitors a chance to relive their youth with a throwback to the days when stores such as Littlewoods or Woolworths ruled the world.
They succeeded by piling all manner of crap …

Ao Sapporot Ferry Pier From The Air ( Video )

January 28, 2015 – 7:44 PM |
Ao Sapporot Ferry Koh Chang

Chances are this will be where you set foot on Koh Chang for the first time.
Ao Sapporot is the Koh Chang pier for ‘Ferry Koh Chang’ the busiest of the two ferry companies which bring people from the mainland to Koh Chang.  The majority of buses and minibuses coming from Bangkok …

Snorkelling ( Feeding the Fish ) at Koh Yuak

January 25, 2015 – 9:20 PM |
Koh Chang Snorkelling

I just got a cheap underwater camera, in preparation for a proper snorkelling holiday in a few weeks time.  Today we decided to test it by having a late afternoon, ‘Baan Rim Nam’ staff outing to  the island of Koh Yuak, a few kilometers off Klong Prao beach.  This is …

How to Get to Soneva Kiri’s Private Beach

January 21, 2015 – 12:27 PM | One Comment
Soneva Kiri Beach

Soneva Kiri is a luxury 6 star resort ( similar to a luxury 5 star resort, only it’s one better )  on Koh Kood.  The resort prides itself on keeping their guests and normal people well away from each other.
If you try to ride your scooter to the resort you …

Crossing the Aranyaprathet / Poipet Border ( Siem Reap – Koh Chang )

January 18, 2015 – 12:17 PM |
Aranyaprathet to Poipet border

I thought I’d add a few photos of the Aranyaprathet / Poipet border crossing experience as a lot of people are now combining Siem Reap and Koh Chang in the same holiday.   A typical 2-week itinerary consists of flying into Bangkok then heading to Siem reap for a few …

Koh Kood By Scooter

December 28, 2014 – 7:45 AM |

I’ve added a few galleries of photos from Koh Kood over the years.  It’s a great island to visit if you love nature, peace and quiet, crystal clear water and deserted beaches.  But it is too quiet for some people and you can find yourself stuck in your resort.  It’s …

The Dan Mai Bypass

December 17, 2014 – 2:49 PM |
Dan Mai

Dan Mai, the administrative capital of Koh Chang now has a new road.  Pretty exciting news ( if you happen to live in Dan Mai ) and, to be fair, it is probably the most interesting thing to happen there since the fish sauce factory closed down over 20 years ago.
I’m …

East Coast of Koh Chang Trip

December 1, 2014 – 7:36 PM |
Around Koh Chang

A few days ago I took a couple of our  guests, Seppo & Anita, on a little trip around the island.  They’ve stayed with us a few times but never made it away from the west coast of the island.  Last time they were here I convinced them to go …

Klong Kloi Beach – the new Lonely Beach(?)

November 24, 2014 – 9:30 AM | One Comment
Klong Kloi Beach

I was down in Klong Kloi beach the other day and it struck me that it was becoming another Lonely beach.  I don’t mean the modern Lonely beach where bars compete with each other to have to loudest sound systems and you can’t get to sleep until 5am due to …

Blessings From the Godfather – at Lonely Beach

November 14, 2014 – 10:22 AM |
Lonely beach Sprits

In Klong Son, there’s a Chinese style temple.  The original settlers on Koh Chang were Chinese sailors and until around 100 years ago there was a Customs office in Dan Mai village that dealt with Chinese merchants who were sailing past on their way to ports on the east coast …

Loy Krathong Festival on Koh Chang

November 8, 2014 – 10:13 AM |
Loy Krathong 2014 Koh Chang

SITREP: Mission Accomplished.  Novelty plastic garlands secured. Request permission to take out the old lady attempting to sing on stage.
Another year, another Loy Krathong festival at Klong Prao temple.  These don’t really change much year on year.  You know what you’re going to get.  Occasionally there’s a nice surprise – …