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Old May 1st 2007, 10:39 pm
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... to go to Thailand for out honeymoon in August. We are going to Koh Yao Island for two weeks. We know it will be coming up to the peak of the rainy season out there at that time (20th August to 3rd September) but our friend, a seasoned traveller, says it's not too bad. He says it never, ever rains torrentially all day, but might chuck it down for an hour or so.

Can anyone corroborate this? Are we completely stupid, or actually quite clever? I don't mind a bit of rain now and then - in fact I love it - especially if it's not going to be cold as well. Going then might just mean that there won't be many tourists around so it will be more peaceful. In addition we have found a really good bargain.
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Think you might be better off posting this in the Far East section.

Although saying that I went to Koh Samui last year in July and the weather was great. Rained most days for about an hour mid afternoon but nothing to worry about came and went very quickly. Enjoy
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FD I have wanted to try Koh Samui for a while, where did you stay and did FD Jnr enjoy??? Have you been to the Maldives and if so which did you prefer???

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BC, Koh Samui is much better than the Maldives!!! There are loads of good places to stay...keep away from Chaweng Beach and you'll be fine. We stayed in the Santiburi, with a villa on the beach, and it was really fab... http://www.samui-hotels.com/santiburi/index.htm

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Why would anyone on honeymoon be bothered about the weather?
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FD I have wanted to try Koh Samui for a while, where did you stay and did FD Jnr enjoy??? Have you been to the Maldives and if so which did you prefer???

Not been to Maldives - always appears to be a bit quiet to me - might get that married couple syndrome of not speaking to each other We stayed a new place that had just been finished - cant think of the name right now but can let you know it was at the north end of chaewang so much quieter but within easy access of the town if you wanted.
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Why would anyone on honeymoon be bothered about the weather?
Maybe theyve been together for some time and just want a nice holiday
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Why would anyone on honeymoon be bothered about the weather?
Koh Samui, Bognor Regis, well I'm of pack my white hankie hat and get my sandels and white socks out.....
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Why would anyone on honeymoon be bothered about the weather?
We have lived together for five years. We're as if married already, only not legally. We're bothered about the weather as we'll spend most of the time outside. Like I said, we're already like a married couple.
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Koh Samui, Bognor Regis, well I'm of pack my white hankie hat and get my sandels and white socks out.....
Absolutely nothing wrong with socks and sandals. Very comfortable and sensible, and your feet don't get dirty. I always look at the English pensioners on holiday then down at my own feet (I am tall, slim, blonde and young - at least comparatively) and see the same thing mirrored, socks and sandals and white legs (not hairy). Why not?! If they can do it, so can I.
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[QUOTE=Fairydust;4726062]Think you might be better off posting this in the Far East section.QUOTE]

I looked for that but for some reason didn't see it. I will post my original message there too.
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We have lived together for five years. We're as if married already, only not legally. We're bothered about the weather as we'll spend most of the time outside. Like I said, we're already like a married couple.
Oh right. No nookie for Mr. zengirl then.

Excuse my manner; I'm stuck in Doha without my wife and without any Frankie.
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Think you might be better off posting this in the Far East section.
I looked for that but for some reason didn't see it. I will post my original message there too.
I see, our advice isn't good enough for you.

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Koh Samui, Bognor Regis, well I'm of pack my white hankie hat and get my sandels and white socks out.....
Don't forget your black beanie hat
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Originally Posted by zengirl View Post
... to go to Thailand for out honeymoon in August. We are going to Koh Yao Island for two weeks. We know it will be coming up to the peak of the rainy season out there at that time (20th August to 3rd September) but our friend, a seasoned traveller, says it's not too bad. He says it never, ever rains torrentially all day, but might chuck it down for an hour or so.

Can anyone corroborate this? Are we completely stupid, or actually quite clever? I don't mind a bit of rain now and then - in fact I love it - especially if it's not going to be cold as well. Going then might just mean that there won't be many tourists around so it will be more peaceful. In addition we have found a really good bargain.
If you have FINALLY decided it means it is FINAL and you are going ...Can't change your mind now so take pot luck and your wellies and have a great time.....Let us all know what it was like for future reference.
(Typical woman always wanting to change her mind )
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