Tom and Tessa

South East Asia 2016-17

Month: October 2016

A wondrous hour at the immigration office

After our earlier mishap, we arrived back to the Phuket immigration office at 09:50am – ten minutes before opening – to extend our tourist visas before we were due to be picked up from Amici Miei at midday for our ferry to Phi Phi.

Happy Birthday, Papa!

Alles Liebe & Gute zu deinem Geburtstag!😘🎁🎉🍾 ❤️-liche Grüße von James Bond Island!


Arriving into Patong Beach, Phuket in the early afternoon, we checked into our hotel Amici Miei (meaning ‘My Friends’ in…

Khao Sok – A rainy adventure🌧💦

“Bye Larry”. It was time to say adios to our new friend Larry the Lizard who had been living in…

Koh Samui part two – Ang Thong National Park

Our second day on Koh Samui started at the very early time of 07:15 to join our boat for a…

Koh Samui part one

Today – our first full day on Koh Samui – we decided to hire and moped to travel round the…

Koh Tao part two – The King is dead. Long live the King.

We’d just finished eating sushi for dinner (happy hour, buy two get one free – very tasty) and were walking…

Koh Tao part one

After two chilled out and lazy days in Chumphon, having watched the complete first season of Stranger Things on Netflix…

A bus ride to remember🚐

“TAM. Hey TAM! How do you say? Taveller or tavelling?” ‘Not again’, I thought to myself. When will he go…


Today, on our last day on Koh Phayam, we finally had some sun! Which we used to explore the other…

Buddhas, buses and beaches

Our final day in Bangkok before heading south was to be spent exploring the two biggest and most famous temples in the city – Wat Pho and the Grand Palace.

Sunset on the rooftop

Sun setting over Bangkok from the roof of our hotel in Chinatown.

One night on Khao San Road

“…a short road that has the longest dream in the world”

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