Sunday, June 18, 2006

The Beach

Today I was free of the hospital and walked around the small exotic island of Koh Toa. The island is beautiful and the beach therapy which I needed wasnt far away.
The beach on the island is more rugged than those in Cape Town and Sydney, and has a much more secluded feel to it.

The first island I visited in Thailand, Koh Samui, was consumed with tourism with building eating away into the sand. Koh Tao however had alot less people with areas away from dive sites being completely empty and secluded. The beaches are tranquil and the water is almost clear at places making you think your in paradise. Its funny how different the worlds beaches are, I always just thought a beach was a beach. Also talking about the beach the movie was filmed in Thailand and I know its one of my mates favourite movies, so hope this page looks familiar.

Everthing is so cheap here by western standards and the thai people are so friendly that I think it is an amazing place to come. However, everyday more and more buildings are being built and the natural beauty of the islands are being lost. Soon I think Thailand's islands will look alot like the commercialed holiday islands which is a shame.

Next on to Bangkok for some cheap shopping, if anyone wants anything email me. Then to North thailand to do an elephant trek, the way i see it no adventure is complet without an elephant.

Over and Out.



Blogger xianfu said...

interesting blog here...It got me addicted on reading it.. Keep it up.. leave me some comment too at my blog InvernoKL wanna have ur words on it.. :p take care, xian

ps: thailand seems kool!!!

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