10 more days and it is time to head to Brazil. Very excited.  We will be posting here pretty regular here, on our Facebook Fan Page ,Twitter as well as our Instagram .  Follow us if you would like to see all the craziness of Brazil, Brasilia and the World Cup!

On the boat to go Snorkeling

Woke up early, packed up my mask & snorkel and headed out to the local 7/11 (yes that’s right Slurpee 7/11, unfortunately MINUS the Slurpees) to await pickup from the tour company. Before getting picked up I went inside and grabbed what I believe is the greatest discovery on this trip so far, ham and cheese croissants! Seriously these things are delicious and the perfect breakfast! A few minutes later a tuk tuk showed up packed with people. Oh well squeeze myself in and then we are off…

View from the Tree-house Bar

After a relaxing day yesterday I decided to head over to one of the dive training schools recommended by the hostel. It has been a few years since I have been certified and a year since I have been on a dive, so I wanted to do a S.C.U.B.A. refresher course. Safety first! After talking to the front desk I found them to be a very professional outfit so I signed up for the 2-day refresher course starting tomorrow.  Awesome, now off to explore the island a bit.

Docking in Ko Tao

I hear a few years back after the Full Moon Party, most backpackers got out of Ko Pha Ngan as fast as possible, but a lot of hostels have gotten wise to this and make you book a minimum of 3 days if you are going to be there for the party. Well today is exodus day for many backpackers. Some are heading south to Ko Samui, some back to the main land and some (like me) are heading north to the small island of Ko Tao. Ko…

Bottle Beach

Woke up yesterday hurting a little from the full moon party so I just wandered around the island.  Found a great little t-shirt shop in Tungsala and might come back and get a cool t-shirt I found before leaving the island. Got street food for dinner and headed back to the hostel to sleep. Going to the north part of the island tomorrow. Backpacker Tip: One of the most important things to remember when on a Backpacking trip is to stop, relax and have a lazy day (or…