I Need to Go Back to Koh Tao

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I was really, really excited to visit Koh Tao. I know a few people who have visited and I’d read a huge number of travel blogs raving about this perfect little island. We didn’t have much time to spare before we headed up north but we had set aside three nights to relax and explore what I was sure would be paradise!

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See ya, Samui

Everything was perfect when we arrived and other than being a little sad about leaving our adoptive-home of Koh Samui, we were in good spirits about having a new island to explore right at our fingertips. By mid-afternoon, just a couple of hours after catching the boat from Samui, we had already hired a rather jazzy off-road scooter, navigated a very steep and unforgiving hill on a gravel road and checked into our gorgeous accommodation (Lungpae Resort) at the top of said hill, with a breathtaking panoramic vista.

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Things continued to go well as we hopped back onto the scooter, manoeuvred our way back down the hair-raising hill and ventured out for dinner that night. After a close call with a snake quietly slithering across the road, we found a quiet little beach and relaxed back into cushions, blissfully overlooking the sea as we contemplated what to order to eat.

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And that’s when I made my fatal error. Let’s just say I won’t be ordering tofu noodle soup again any time soon!

I spent the entire next day feeling sorry for myself in bed, not out beach-hopping and exploring Koh Tao in our off-road scooter like I had anticipated. Probably fed up with my whining, Alan set out on his own adventure and kindly bought me back some gatorade, along with the photos like this to show me exactly what I was missing out on. So generous.

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Thankfully I had Kitty-kat to keep me company, the cat which seemed to be as much a part of our room as the curtains – he certainly seemed to think it was his domain. What a cutie.

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Still not feeling well enough to bump all the way back down that hill in the evening, we decided to simply wander up the few steps to the restaurant at our accommodation. Luckily, the restaurant is actually very popular in Koh Tao for its steak (which comes highly recommended by the Queen of Koh Tao herself, Alex in Wonderland!), so Alan indulged in the melt-in-your-mouth E4 steak which he still raves about to this day…while I wasn’t even able to finish my sandwich. Damn that tofu soup!

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The next day I actually woke up feeling considerably better so we ventured to Tanote Bay, a beautiful, peaceful beach that Alan had come across on his solo escapades the day earlier. We hired snorkels from our resort and had a wonderful few hours relaxing on the beach and snorkelling around the rock which had zillions of colourful fish!

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By the evening I determined that I was on the road to recovery, hunger had finally set in, and that I could really demolish some pasta (if you’ve been reading a while you’ll know how much I like pasta!). Referring to Alex in Wanderland’s Where to Eat on Koh Tao we hightailed it directly to Porto Bello in Sairee for a hearty dose of Italian food. A few pesto doughboys and a bowl of spaghetti later, I was feeling like myself again.

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Unfortunately, the next day came far too quickly and before we knew it we were back on the ferry, headed towards the mainland for the next part of our Thai odyssey: the north!

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Food poisoning sucks. I knew it was bound to happen at some point on this indefinite Asia adventure of ours, but I really hadn’t anticipated it happening in perhaps the place I was MOST looking forward to of all, and had very few days in anyway.

I simply have to go back to the paradise of Koh Tao and give it another shot – even if just to order an E4 steak for myself!

Have you ever had sickness ruin a holiday? Tell me I’m not the only one!


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2 Responses to I Need to Go Back to Koh Tao

  1. Petra says:

    Aw, sucks that you couldn’t enjoy Koh Tao’s awesomeness! Food poisoning sucks. Both my fiancé and I had it when we were in transit from Yangon, Myanmar to Koh Tao (via Bangkok then on an overnight train and ferry to Koh Tao)! Yuck. Fortunately it went away the day after we arrived in KT 🙂

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