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Two Weeks in Koh Phayam

by | Jan 23, 2017 | CITY GUIDES, Koh Phayam, Thailand, Travel | 0 comments

Desperate for a place to rest, relax and rejuvenate, I made my way from Bangkok to Koh Phayam. I had booked only 4 nights, but I knew as soon as I stepped off the ferry that I’d be staying much longer. I’ve now been here for 10 nights, and will be staying for another four. Instead of breaking down my trip day by day, I’ll be doing a five-part series about my time here. As I share each post, I’ll add a link here.

I debated how much I wanted to share about this beautiful oasis, as I don’t want it to become as overpopulated as the islands of Ko Phi Phi or Koh Samui. Most of the blogs I did read about this island described it as what Koh Samui and other Thai islands used to be 20 years ago. Beautiful beaches, friendly locals, delicious food and just the right amount of entertainment. That being said, I think this island could use a few more Canadians! I’d say almost half of the tourists I’ve met are from Germany, which surprised me at first. Apparently, there’s a popular German travel guide that talks about this place. Here’s a list of all the different countries that people are from (ranked in order of the number of people I’ve met from there):

  • Germany
  • France
  • Switzerland
  • Netherlands
  • England
  • Italy
  • Greece
  • 1 couple from Croatia
  • 1 couple from Scotland
  • 2 people from Australia
  • 1 person from Zimbabwe
  • 1 person from California, USA
  • 1 person from Ireland

North America hasn’t caught up yet, but I’m not sure I want it to. What fascinates me is that every single tourist I’ve met on this island, and most of the Thais, are either fluent in English or know enough to get by. It makes me realize both how lucky I am that English is my first language and how much I wish I was fluent in a second language. Guess I need to brush up on my French! Here are some pictures of some of the friends I’ve made this past week:

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