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