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katherine’s Travel Diary

Thursday, 14 Apr 2005

Location: Island of Koh Tao (east coast), Thailand

MapHappy New Year! Celebrations are going on for three days and involve soaking each other with water at every opportunity- a welcome relief as I don't think I've ever been so hot! We're on the island of Koh Tao on the E coast of Thailand and having a wonderful time. The island is absolutely beautiful and there is so much to do if you have the motivation! The atmosphere is very relaxed and there are loads of shops, bars and backpackers.

I went on a boat trip around the island and stopped off at various bays to snorkel - it was amazing. Never seen anything like it! Just like all those underwater TV documentries, but actually right in front of you! Saw some wonder coral, bright exotic fish and even a few sharks. An experience I'll never forget!