Plans for Koh Samui

Ko Samui reunion

Me and Cez again ended up in one place, this time it’s Koh Samui, an island off the East Coast of the Kra Isthmus in inspiring Thailand.

Cez and Agness ready for a scooter ride.

What brought us here? Work for me as Poki company I’m currently working in has moved its office from Amsterdam to Koh Samui for 3 weeks. As for Cez, he took some time off to have a little break during his travel and teaching adventures in China.

Cez on his way to Koh Samui from Koh Phangan.

We are both staying here for 3 weeks from January 2nd to January 23rd working, exploring the island, trying local dishes and enjoying local beaches. A big part of our daily routine plays fresh coconuts and riding a scooter. You probably don’t have an idea how much fun it can be!

Coconut time!

First impression of Koh Samui

Beach time.

Koh Samui is an island where you certainly can’t get bored. It hosts a great deal of natural and man-made attractions that every visitor can experience – Hin Ta and Hin Yai rocks, stunning waterfalls or, for example, Ang Thong Marine National Park.

So much green around us.

Moreover, there isn’t a better place to eat healthy. The island offers freshly squeezed juices (oranges are our favourite), grilled meat and fish and plenty of salads served with cashews, peanuts and some beautiful flowers.

Thai-styled lunch.

Plus, you will find here the most beautiful villas that could be a perfect fit for a honeymoon lovers!

Agness’s kingsize bed.

Things we want to see and experience

Koh Samui has a lot to offer, not only the stunning beaches.

Hin Ta and Hin Yai rocks

These two rocks resemble male and female body parts, which we normally don’t show to other people. These rocks formed naturally, and funnily enough, just so it happens they are very closely located. We’ll go there to take some photos (I doubt our photos will be original, given the sheer number of people doing it every day).


There’s a number of beautiful waterfalls on Samui island. We plan to visit Na Mueang, Lat Wanon, Tan Rua, and hopefully few others. We might take one day out just for the waterfalls around the island to create a beautiful gallery for you guys.

Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai)

There is a huge Buddha statue just off the coast. We can see it nearly every day passing by on the scooter, but we haven’t been in yet to have a proper look and take photos. Something we’ll do very shortly.

Ang Thong National Marine Park

Translated as “golden bowl”, is an area of the sea densely populated by little islands, most of which are not inhabited by humans. It’s a National Park, so its flora and fauna are much better preserved than other places around Koh Samui, and it makes for an amazing experience. We’re going to visit the Park with one of the tourist boats, so we will also experience some snorkeling (can’t wait)

What’s next after Koh Samui?

No, we are not going to be lazy.

In exactly 2 weeks we are off to Burma, Malaysia, Nepal, and India. We are planning quick visits in few small and big cities in each countries (planning still in progress) so if you guys are around, feel free to drop us a line. We will be updating our location daily via Facebook and it would be lovely to have a drink or dinner together.

Daily life struggles in Thailand.

For now we are enjoying the Thai sun and look forward to further exploring the island!


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Agness Walewinder
Agness Walewinder
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28 thoughts on “Plans for Koh Samui”

  1. working in Koh Samui? I wish my job would do that! :) As for Cez and Agness being in the one place at the same time – Agness! You need to tell Cez to get blogging! You write 80% of the posts if not more at the moment!
    You’re half way to Melbourne if not more. Why not come all the way???

    1. Agness Walewinder

      I’m in charge of blogging. Cez is making this magic happen :) He blogs from time to time as well, but I will make him blog more this year, I promise. Wish I could visit you in Melbourne, but we’re heading to Burma soon :-(.

  2. Not surprisingly I’ve never heard of Koh Phangan before. It look like a beautiful place! Have you and Cez been there before?

  3. Love Thailand! I am glad you guys are having fun. It’s great to spend time with your best Friend, right? ;)
    We are leaving to Asia in 3 days and we are thinking about spending some time on Koh Samui. Hopefully we will be there on February!

    1. Agness Walewinder

      Working your with BFF is the best thing so yes, we are having a lot of fun, indeed. Have fun in Asia. Who knows, maybe we can meet on the road! :)

    1. Agness Walewinder

      Dziękuję Ci kochana. Tutaj jest tak pięknie, że zdjęcia nie potrzebują żadnego filtra. Widoki pierwsza klasa! :)

  4. Anna @ shenANNAgans

    Yes please to a spot of work in Koh Samui! :) Loving the social shares, the pineapple smoothie was amazing. :) Also, its cool to see you and Cez hanging out, travelling with your BFF is the best.

  5. Tim UrbanDuniya

    Ahhhhh that life looks so difficult – I don’t know how you buys manage it!! I’d love to go to Koh Samui – it’s one of two places in southern Thailand (the other being Krabi) that everyone tells me I shouldn’t miss!

    1. Agness Walewinder

      Thank you, sweetheart. It’s good to be back on the road together once again. It’s gonna be an awesome year!

    1. Agness Walewinder

      You may always come back, Heather :). We’re enjoying that sunshine every single day. Greetings from stunning Koh Samui!

  6. wilbert cacafranca

    So how do you find KOH SAMUI compared to the PHILIPPINES 7,101 islands? still you were not able to find good food? why not add more to your budget and eat well and healthy food in a known restos, you can no longer find below 1500 bhat for two people including meal/lodging. good luck. be kind to the thais i love them too, give them a generous tip..

    1. Food is just amazing in Koh Samui, thanks for asking. We’ve been indulging ourselves here in the budget eateries, where even though the price is very little, the taste and hygiene is still at very high level. Hope you will be able to experience something like that too one day :)

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