Lying in the war water at sunset on Koh Samui, Thailand.

White beach and warm blue sea. With crowds of people that we have to fight to get some privacy. That was my expectation of Koh Samui. I did some research and chose the ‘calm’ side of the island. So we got a songtheaw ride (60 THB/person) to Mae Nam in hope to find Silent beach bungalows that seemed to be one of the cheapest places in Koh Samui. It was hot, we were tired of 15 hours of traveling and all night on the bus, we haven’t eaten…

After a great experience of Hindu culture in Sivanada ashram (and more info on the ashram) we decided to visit a Buddhist monastery near Pai, Wat Tam Wua.   How to get to the forest monastery Wat Tam Wua? Take a bus or mini van from the arcade bus station in Chiang Mai or Pai that is going to Mae Hong Son. The driver will know where to stop if you tell them you’re going to Wat Tam Wua in Baan Mae Suya village. Off the bus, the signs will lead…