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Week 3 in South East  Asia

Welcome to week three of the trial! This week covers a lot of traveling and relaxing!

During this week, we travelled from anchanaburi to Bangkok. This took about 3hrs. When we arrived some of us visited China Town. It has changed a lot since I was last here. It is much more up-scaled as it used to be. It is still somewhat dirty around and items remain cheap. If you want to do any shopping, it is a fantastic area. After a few hours we went to the train station. Here we met up with the rest of the group. Here we took a night bus followed by a Ferry to reach Koh Samui. We arrived and would stay four nights in this area.

Koh Samui is an island in the Gulf of Thailand. It is somewhat of a melting pot with budget travelers to the more upscale market. There is a lively atmosphere in Chaweng Beach. A very relaxed and sandy beach in Lamai. Then Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village provides a timeless feeling. Some of us went to visit Lamai and saw Grandfather and Grandmother’s rock while others visited the Big Buddha. We relaxed, sunbathed and swam in the sea. It remains an amazing island full of wonderful adventures to make.

At the end of the week we travelled from Koh Samui to Koh Pha Ngan. Koh Pha Ngan is located approximately 17km north of Koh Samui. This island is well known as the party island and laid-back atmosphere. The full moon party is the reason, why most travelers visit this island. However, it has more to offer than just that. Next week we will be able to discover much more of this island as the two days have been filled with a ton of rain. This allowed us to stay inside and play a couple of games and get to know each other much more.

See you soon,

By Joëlle Glerum - South East Asia Trail Leader

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