23 October 2016
The "high season" has started for the resorts which means more tourists then higher rates but the weather hasn't been very good. It has been raining and very cloudy.
And when it's raining, roads are slippery and more dangerous. It's better to not use motorbikes if you don't want to end at the Koh Chang clinic like it has happened to few people this week.
Every year during October, thousands of jellyfishes go along the coast of Trat. Then they will all disappear until next year.
There are small boats going to those jellyfishes swarms if you are interested. Against few hundreds of bath a guide will bring you there.
Don't worry, those swarms don't go to Koh Chang but there has been few jellyfishes seen in the sea on different beaches. Some are harmless, others can sting. It's better to avoid them all and stay on the sand.
Next month there shouldn't be anymore.
I will end with a nice story.
One year ago a poor stray dog was found in Klong Son, at the Chinese temple.
With the help and love of Tina from Happy Dogs, Christine from Boonya Resort and Lea, this dog has been cured and it's now a loved and lovely pet.
Tina is the person on Koh Chang who has devoted her life to save the dogs. It's more than a passion, she really loves animals and dogs especially. Tina spends her life, energy, time and money to feed, rescue and cured all the dogs. If you want to help her, just send her a message from her Facebook page or contact me and I will forward her your message.
All kind of help is welcome, money, medicine, food, anything to help "her" dogs.
17 October 2016
A new place where to stay has been added to the recommendation list!
Sea You Place is a small, cheap and comfortable resort located in Bang Bao, nearby Klong Kloi beach. With only a few bungalows, a very nice owner, not so far from the beach, close to Klong Kloi village and close to the nature, this place is perfect if you want to be away from the busy west coast.
14 October 2016
If you haven't already read it on the different social media or see it in the News, our beloved King has passed away yesterday morning at the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok at the age of 88.
We are all very sad and the whole country is in mourning.
His Majesty the King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej has been the world's longest-serving monarch and the most loved by his nation. We will all miss him :(
Yesterday evening streets were very calm, no music in the bars or restaurants. Today and for few days a lot of Thai businesses will be remain closed.
The King's body will be moved tomorrow afternoon from the hospital to the Grand Palace.
12 October 2016
Crust Bakery is my favourite bakery on Koh Chang. It's located in Klong Prao village, just next to 7-11 supermarket and in front of Wat Kong Prao, the temple.
They have the widest selection of breads but also cakes and pastries. Naming them will be too long but believe me, they are delicious.
Without forgetting their ice creams, coffees, sandwiches, salads and breakfast.
09 October 2016
The Koh Chang Rescue Team is composed of voluntaries who are ready to risk their lives to save yours, 24 hours a day and 365 days per year, no matter what time it is and how is the weather.
Drowning, road accidents, fallen trees on the road, fire, animal rescue, ... they are all the time present. Even to catch snakes when they are too close or inside habitations or like today, repairing the roads by filling those big potholes.
They are Koh Chang heroes.
To be more efficient they are now building a radio station in Chai Chet, nearby the Crocodile and Snake show.
All donations are welcome to achieve this project.
If you are in Koh Chang and if you are willing to help them, stop by at the Crocodile and Snake Show (in Chai Chet, not the one near Klong Plu waterfall which is now closed) and give them what you can. Even the smallest donations are welcome.
05 October 2016
Kai Bae is a small quiet village located on the west coast between Klong Prao and Lonely Beach. There are a lot of shops, restaurants, pubs,.... anything you need to spend nice and safe holidays in Koh Chang as well as nice resorts, hotels and guesthouses. The small beach is lovely and also quiet. Kai Bae could compared to White Sand Beach but smaller and quieter.
30 September 2016
You have maybe heard about Panviman Resort which located on the south part of Klong Prao beach. The resort has a new management and a new name which is now Santhiya Tree Koh Chang Resort.
Some of you who have visited Panviman in the past may be a bit confused like it's still named Panviman Resort on some booking websites.
29 September 2016
Lonely Beach is located on the west coast between Kai Bae and Bang Bao. It's the backpackers favourite place, there are lots of pubs, restaurants, tattooists, small shops and a busy night life, especially during the high season. And of course lots of cheap places to stay, huts, bungalows and guesthouses.
26 September 2016
A new place has been added to my "where to stay" list. Margaritaville is located in Lonely Beach and it's not only a pub and a restaurant but it's also a very nice guesthouse where you will feel like being in your own home. The owners and staff are very friendly and really taking care of their guests.
The pub and the restaurant are serving delicious cocktails and food. There is a very friendly atmosphere and I recommend to stop-by.
16 September 2016
What's new in Koh Chang?
It's still very quiet which is normal for the "low" season. And who says low season says rainy season!
September is normally the month of the year which gets the highest precipitations. This week we got a small storm. Heavy rain and wind for a full day and a full night then it started to be sunny again. There has been few fallen trees and electricity breakdowns which is normal here, but no big damages. This is how the weather can be, it can change very fast.
In my opinion this new inflatable sofa, Bubble sofa or whatever it's called will be the next high season hot sale. I started to see some of them on the beach and to be honest I also bought one :)
It's very easy to carry, it has its own bag, easy to inflate, you don't need any tool, just the wind and it's very comfortable. For now only Coffee from Naka Tattoo Studio in the north of White Sand beach is selling them and it's from where I got mine.