Southeast Asia

Spicing Things Up: Koh Tao

So, we have moved on towards our next island, Koh Tao. After a 1.5 hour ferry ride from Koh Samui we landed on this smaller, laid- back resort island.

Vlog #3: Contiki Thai Island Hopper East: Koh Tao, Thailand

Koh Tao, Thailand

Our first evening here consisted of a bit of free time down by our private beach, which was quite a nice change from Koh Samui’s bars and public beaches.

Inter-island Ferry - Koh Tao, Thailand

Inter-island Ferry - Koh Tao, Thailand

That evening a few very brave souls took part in the Suicide Spicy Wing Challenge. The name pretty much sums up what it was. The wings were so hot just touching them made your hands burn. I believe my insides thanked me for passing on this challenge.

Snorkel Adventure Tour

The following morning we ventured onto a medium sized Thai boat for a snorkel adventure tour around Koh Tao.

Snorkeling - Koh Tao, Thailand

Now it was no Great Barrier Reef , but for snorkeling I’d say we saw quite a few fish and some beautiful, although small, coral reefs.

Snorkeling - Koh Tao, Thailand

Snorkeling - Koh Tao, Thailand

One of the small islands we stopped at on our snorkel tour.

Snorkeling - Koh Tao, Thailand

LadyBoy Show

That evening we went for dinner at a very inexpensive, cozy restaurant by the beach. A couple of girls we were with, tried Pad Thai for the first time tonight. I was very surprised they waiting that long; Pad Thai was the first dish I tried when I got to Thailand. But then again, I love Thai food!

Beach Bar - Koh Tao, Thailand

After dinner we watched a LadyBoy Cabaret Show. Yes, all the dancers were once men. This is Thailand and I love the openness of the people here.  You would not find this back home.

Now they didn’t sing any of the songs themselves,  it was all lip synch tracks, but their costumes and dance moves were mezmerizing. I was very impressed, I couldn’t dance even half as decent in 3 inch heels.

Ladyboy Show - Koh Tao, Thailand

Ladyboy Show - Koh Tao, Thailand

You Might Also Like

1 Comment

  • Reply
    Sometimes You Gotta Improvise | Contemplations, Southeast AsiaHey Nadine
    September 1, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    […] highly recommend climbing to the top. I’ve very lucky this time around as last time I visited Koh Nangyuan I was far to “ill” *cough hungover* to journey any farther than the first […]

  • What are you thoughts?