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Just been to Koh Samui and MY GOD!!!

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2 hours ago, Pilotman said:

all the 'holiday ' destinations in Thailand are going to the dogs.  Environmentally they are deteriorating rapidly.  The locals are killing the industry with their greed and criminality and they don't seem to see what is coming. Given a very short time, Vietnam and Cambodia will kill the Thai tourist industry.

If the foreigners want to ruin beach areas, the Thais are more than willing to help.  I always hated the aggressive ripoffs in the tourist areas...makes me glad I live in the Big Mango...so many options.

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57 minutes ago, CNXexpat said:

Hmmmm, I am living in Chiang Mai and want to leave northern Thailand for 3 months during the burning season next year. My idea was to go to Koh Samui for this time. Following this thread to find out if it´s really so bad there. 

At Phuket I have been 3 times and was not so impressed.

AVOID BOTH PLACES !!!! Thailand believes that mass tourism and a resort and girly bar on every inch of beach attracts crowds of foreigners. It does the worst of humanity.

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3 hours ago, kellersphuket said:

Its all about the money money money. 

You know what country you're in, yes ? 

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1 minute ago, Mitkof Island said:

AVOID BOTH PLACES !!!! Thailand believes that mass tourism and a resort and girly bar on every inch of beach attracts crowds of foreigners. It does the worst of humanity.

I am neither interested in beaches (hate staying there) nor in girly bars (will come with my wife). I only want fresh air and a sea view from my accommodation, what should easier to get at Koh Samui because there are hills where I can find a condo or house to rent with sea view.

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41 minutes ago, Mitkof Island said:

Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, or any other foreigner slum

Do you know what a slum is? Do you have ever been in Chiang Mai or do you only heard that it´s bad? I am living here and I am feeling fine. Yes, here are many foreigners from all over the world, tourists and expats, but this happens always at nice places like New York, London, Paris, etc. At the end the city is not really beautiful, it´s the vibe and the friendly people what makes it so special - and the many possibilities in the nature around the city. But perhaps you prefer foreigner-empty places like the deepest Isaan, where nobody wants to go because it´s so boring...

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32 minutes ago, CNXexpat said:

I am neither interested in beaches (hate staying there) nor in girly bars (will come with my wife). I only want fresh air and a sea view from my accommodation, what should easier to get at Koh Samui because there are hills where I can find a condo or house to rent with sea view.

Plenty of quiet non touristy areas .. and beautiful uncrowded sandy beaches with no beach sellers or mafia .

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I used live on Samui for 2 years.

I went back 10 years later for a holiday and could believe how bad it had become.

Full of miserable looking Thais trying to fleece me of my money.

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46 minutes ago, CNXexpat said:

I am neither interested in beaches (hate staying there) nor in girly bars (will come with my wife). I only want fresh air and a sea view from my accommodation, what should easier to get at Koh Samui because there are hills where I can find a condo or house to rent with sea view.

 

Why do you need to go to an island for that ?? Inflated prices for just about everything.. There are lots of nice beaches on the mainland that are much better value and atmosphere..

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19 minutes ago, cornishcarlos said:

Why do you need to go to an island for that ??

I only see mountains and I like to see the sea. So relaxing to sit with my morning coffee and my cigarette on the balcony or terrasse and looking on the water. Love it. But at the end I don´t need an island for that. Koh Samui was only an idea.

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59 minutes ago, CNXexpat said:

Do you know what a slum is? Do you have ever been in Chiang Mai or do you only heard that it´s bad? I am living here and I am feeling fine. Yes, here are many foreigners from all over the world, tourists and expats, but this happens always at nice places like New York, London, Paris, etc. At the end the city is not really beautiful, it´s the vibe and the friendly people what makes it so special - and the many possibilities in the nature around the city. But perhaps you prefer foreigner-empty places like the deepest Isaan, where nobody wants to go because it´s so boring...

Sorry i hurt your feelings. I would prefer BORING Issan to Little Europe/ Smoke Ridden/ Chiang Mai any day. Besides having to deal with its mafia taxis. friendly Thais don, t tend to hang around masses of foreigners that treat them like crap every day.

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4 minutes ago, CNXexpat said:

I only see mountains and I like to see the sea. So relaxing to sit with my morning coffee and my cigarette on the balcony or terrasse and looking on the water. Love it. But at the end I don´t need an island for that. Koh Samui was only an idea.

Direct flights available from CNX to Surat and from there you can go to many beaches both East and west coast...

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Just now, cornishcarlos said:

Direct flights available from CNX to Surat and from there you can go to many beaches both East and west coast...


True, I have been there, but it´s a bit too quiet. I like to have a bigger town near me - and minimum one good sushi restaurant. 😉  So the options are somewhere between Jomtien and Sattahip or Koh Samui. I also have been at Koh Chang before but that´s also a bit boring.

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2 hours ago, churchill said:

Plenty of quiet non touristy areas .. and beautiful uncrowded sandy beaches with no beach sellers or mafia .

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I think you posted the wrong pics...

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