Sunset between the palm wood

Ko Samui thirty years ago


The island Samui (Thai: เกาะสมุย) in the gulf of Thailand is a clear example how a paradise change into a nasty tourist stronghold. It changed from one of my favorites targets in to the most disliked one. Samui has changes into a center of overcharging every oncoming tripper. In February 1981 I spent my honeymoon with my wife after our wedding party with 600 guests. We escaped this giant festival …  (read more)

Express boat from Ta Chang (elephant pier) to Baan Ang Thong on Koh Samui

After sitting on the rooftop of this boat, enjoying the fresh air breeze western foreigners suffered under serious sun burns.

Koh Wua Te on the way to Koh Samui

Ang Thong National Park was got a very amazing sightseeing target for every visitor of Thailand.

Reaching Koh Samui Taling Ngam Beach


Baan Ang Thong 1981 on Koh Samui

No hotels, no resorts just a dozy small village.

Road on Koh Samui

The road around the island wasn't bituminized yet and finished at the point between Chaweng and Lamai Beach. The roundtrip wasn't possible not either by a moped.

Fishing village near Bo Phut


Beach at Mae Nam on Koh Samui


Try to open a coconut

I wasn't able to look at it and went to the neighbor hut to borrow a long machete. The resort promise still was under construction, no much service was available.

Cut and open a young coconut

Koh Samui also called the island of the millions coconut palms. Coconut there is our daily refreshment delicious to eat but hard to open it.
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