Monday, 30 May 2016

.S U N. S E A. S A L T. S A N D.


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Enjoy life today,

Yesterday is gone,

Tomorrow may never come.

Photographer: Vaskola, S.

Model: Kerttu Kajalainen

Locations: Thailand; Koh Yao Yai // Koh Samui

Asia was a blast! Just quick hop there and back, but we worked hard and got so many good photos! I flew to Krabi, straight flight with Finnair and from Krabi by boat to Koh Yao Yai. There I spent three nights in a small cozy wooden house. I liked Koh Yao Yai a lot! It's more quiet than other islands. It's very small, not many tourists, local life and very laid-back place. You can easily find private beaches just for you! There is cheap acommodations but also more fancier ones if needed.

Easiest and funniest way to explore the island is to rent a scooter and drive all day long. Gas can be bought from everywhere. They sell it in coke or other plastic bottles.

Eating in Koh Yao Yai is easy too, depends what you like - they have all you need. You can eat in a huge buffet which has all you ever can imagine or just grab a grilled chicken or fresh fruits from the street from locals. There is loads of different fruits and my favorite one is pineapple. They are also more than happy to cut it for you.

After three nights was time to move on. Took boat from Koh Yao Yai back to Krabi. And from there took a bus which took us other side of the Krabi. And from there we continued to Koh Samui by ferry. Was a bit windy day then and I was a bit afraid if I'm gonna be a seasick - but luckily all went well. At Koh Samui we took a taxi to the hotel, about 30min from the harbour.

We stayed in Mantra Samui hotel - very recommended! It's such an beautiful place, peaceful - real tranquility. Staff was super helpful and nice. We were treated very well. Top place!

Also in Koh Samui we rented a scooter - which really is the best option when travelling in Asia. It's super easy and fast way to go anywhere. Need to be careful though when driving, because traffic is a bit crazy sometimes, but people are used to scooters so they are quite aware of all the time. Most of the locals drive scooters and carry all kind of stuff with them. Common to see is also whole family driving on one scooter. For example two kids, mom, dad and sometimes a little baby too! Not many people wear helmets.

Koh Samui is much more busier and tourists are everywhere - you really can't find a private place at all. You have to drive somewhere really deep in jungle or waterfalls far away if want to find some more private place. The center is super busy and it's all for tourists. Beaches are crowded too. We found one private beach though. We asked from one local and it truly was a place where you wouldn't go for first.

Thailand offered us perfect weather every day. Lots of sun and sweat. It was suppose to rain for three days, but did't rain not even once!

Thailand is beautiful place, so much to see and explore. So many island, so many attractions - will definitely go back. Recommended.


Surfboard: King Surf Custom Surfboards
Helsinki Surf Shop
Clothes: Rip Curl / Helsinki Surf Shop
Bikini: Love n Surf, Rip Curl
Wetsuit: Billabong

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