Cosmos: Southern Thailand

19 – 22 January 2004

We took a 12 hour all night train from Bangkok to Surat Thani, on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand. From there, we boarded a ferry for a five hour trip to Ko Pha Ngan. We stayed on a beach on the northern side of the island. The nearest town, a small fishing village, was a 30 minute walk down a dirt road.

We spent three nights relaxing and enjoying the warm water and good food at the hotel’s restaurant. The last night we ordered a variety of fish and squid straight from the gulf waters. Our bungalow was very rustic with only six hours of electricity a day, but the gulf views and sounds of the waves were wonderful.

The waves lapping on the beach at Ko Pha Ngan:

To watch an overview of our time in Thailand, click Thailand Video.


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