📸 — Koh Tao, Thailand

We spent 6 days in Koh Tao and it turned out to be way more safe than we initially thought. After being sent a few articles on the “dark side of Koh Tao” we were on the fence if it was worth the trip (a couple of tourists had been killed as recently as last fall..)

But everywhere we researched told us that if we are smart travellers (no drugs, no fights, no guns and be good) we’d be fine, so we took the chance and booked a boat ride out there. We arrived on the most humid day of our lives… 100+% humidity and it was terrible… you could barely move without just being angry 😑

It took a few hours, but finally rained relieving us of the terrible sweat. We coordinated some incredible scuba trips in between the storms and now have 1,000+ minutes logged in our dive books!

If you scroll to the bottom.. you will see our 2nd(!!!!) encounter with more whale sharks in the clearest waters we’ve ever had the chance to dive in. The visibility was around 20–30 meters and the experience was for sure a overall highlight of our trip.

We ate, we dived, we slept and we did it all again. So the photos reflect that adventure. On our way back to Koh Samui to catch a flight, we were on boat with hundreds of eager Full Moon partiers waiting for the night to begin.

Now I know that the Full Moon Party is a thing you are suppose to do while traveling Thailand… but it is 200K+ people on an island that leave the beach an absolute mess after each monthly party. 👈

And between the crazy rainstorm that night that made the most ridiculous waves (and Oli so sea sick that Maeghan was sure he was dying…), the fact that this party is so harmful to the environment and so many people get hurt jumping over fire ropes, stepping in broken glass, or getting harassed… we decided to skip this experience.

Oh my god…I just realized how old that paragraph just made us sound 😳

Anyway, here is the adventure we had in Koh Tao.

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The “big” burrito. Literally the size of my head
Oli jumping for joy after seeing his 2nd wild whale shark!
The whale shark swam with us for about 40 min, circling back and forth. It was something so wonderful words can’t describe.
Nudibranch! These guys are tiny (the size of your little finger) and hang around reefs. Its kind of like an easter egg hunt when you find one!
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