From Ko Pha Ngan to Bangkok
Last summer, Ru came back to Stuttgart and stayed at my place. It was the second time for her, and she liked it. She told me that she would open a hostel on Ko Pha Ngan or Koh Phangan so I said I visit her on the island when I get to Thailand. I never had the intention of going to Ko Pha Ngan in the first place. All you hear is the Full Moon Party, Half and Black Moon Parties.
The hostel is in Thong Sala – the town where the ferry arrives. So far I did only see that part of the island. So I was quite happy when Ru asked me if I can take Elena on her free day around the island. Guess lazy me would just hang out around the hostel all the time.
And I have to say – I was wrong about Ko Pha Ngan! There are so many beaches – quiet, white sand and great watercolor. In the middle of the island, it is mostly forest and green with some waterfalls. In Thong Sala is a food night market and that was good as well. So it is an island where one can go!
There are a few waterfalls to visit – not really my cup of tea.
So we went up to the view-point. Quite hot and humid – that makes for a lot of sweat. But then you have a nice view.
On the way back down to the bike, we stopped here. Nice view as well.
Time for the first beach. It started to rain like hell, so we had to stop for some food and went to a bungalow place next to the beach. Friendly owner and restaurant staff. After the rain stopped, we walked to the beach and the girl went to get some waves.
On this site of the island, the roads go up and down. If you can ride a scooter, take one for a day and explore the island!
Sleepy little boat parking
That was a wide beach with super fine white sand – great!
No time no time!
Since I had to pick up Laura in Bangkok and meet a few friends before that, it was time to leave after a few days. Got the bus – ferry – bus combo to the bus station in BKK. The bus leaves with the 17:30 ferry or something, so you still can enjoy a day on the island.
See you again, island!
When it gets dark it gets boring outside, so I went inside. It was boring too!
Lucky me – a girl had the seat in the front and her boyfriend the seat next to me. So she wanted to change. Yes – more legroom – thank you!
Hello Bangkok – Wires in front of my guest house. They gave me a room at 6.30 in the morning and I could sleep a bit.
Then to the little park for some foooood!
Ok – they do look loud!
Hello old friend – still healthy-looking
Melanie & Me
Gerben & Me