In the paradise of Koh Samui, one of the islands off the south east coast of Thailand I became a beach bum. For two days all I did was lay on the beach, swim, read and eat all day long. Well it didn’t take long for me to get bored, being the busy body that I am and it was time to get off our resort and explore a bit of the island and the best way to do this was to rent a scooter.
I had never been on a scooter before so I was a little bit nervous about the whole thing at first. I still can’t believe that most of the locals don’t wear helmets, and even carry children and infants with them (also wearing no helmet) especially considering the traffic on the main roads! But once we were on the scenic quiet roads I began to really enjoy myself zooming through the wind.
There is a lot to see on Koh Samui other than the beutiful beaches. We saw a mummified monk (which is exactly what it sounds like), lots of water buffalo, small fishing villages and traditional Thai longboats. There is also buffalo fighting and Muay Thai boxing to watch of that is your cup of tea.
There are many places in Koh Samui where you can rent a bike for the day as well as many vendors who sell gasoline in empty alcohol bottles that you can pour into your tank. In total the adventure only cost us about 300 bhat total for the rental and gas which is about 10 Canadian Dollars. It is a fun and inexpensive way to spend the day.
I had so much funthat we decided to rent a bike again the next day too!