Koh Tao was my favourite island in Thailand. I loved all of them, but Koh Tao has a perfect size, beautiful beaches, outstanding diving and snorkeling, as well as the perfect amount of partying – there is some but it’s not at the crazy annoying level. These are my favourite things to do in the island.
Do a diving course
This is probably the number one reason people come to Koh Tao, and that’s because Koh Tao has a the perfect combination: amazing snorkel, and really low prices. So a lot of people will come here just to do the PADI Certification. I didn’t do mine because I had already done it somewhere else, but I’ve heard Ocean Sound is good.
So many people told me they didn’t like Bangkok. Ok, I do find everywhere I go worthwhile and interesting, I can’t lie. There are very few places where I’d be like, don’t go. But Bangkok? I absolutely loved it! I found it interesting, clean and not as chaotic as everyone puts it. I spent approximately four days there and enjoyed every second. It’s a big city, that has everything big cities have: great cafes & restaurants from all cuisines and for all dietary restrictions, culture, art, nightlife, amazing shopping, markets, etc. Team that up with gorgeous temples, cheap mango shakes – or well – cheap everything and you have good times guaranteed. These are the most exciting things to do in Bangkok.
Argentina has shitty beer. At least it did when I left over four years ago, I’m aware it’s got better, but then it was hard to escape Quilmes, Heineken or Stella Artois and only a few craft beer bars where around. Getting to London was a total upgrade. So many options in the bars and pubs, beer brands from all over Europe. But I still had to get to the next beer level, so I discovered craft beer bars, shops and the Bermondsey beer mile, which is essentially a bunch of awesome craft breweries all located within approximately one mile. I’ve written a detailed guide to it here. But those breweries are not open to the public all the time, so how do I get my craft beer fix the rest of the time?
This was round two of Bangkok for me. I had never stayed in Sukhumvit before so I was quite excited about my stay in Solitaire Bangkok Sukhumvit. And I was not disappointed!
The hotel is located in the trendy neighborhood of Sukhumvit, in Sukhumvit 11. This area has a ton of nice restaurants, and surprisingly most of them are actually not Thai. It is one of the few places I’ve seen where there are a lot of options when it comes to food: Japanese, Peruvian, Mexican, Italian, burger joints, and the list goes on. I even found an Argentinean grill! The area is very alive specially at night, where you’ll see a lot of tourists from everywhere in the world enjoying themselves. There also are many cool rooftop bars a short walk from the restaurant. As a warning, it’s a pricy area for eating out specially if you are aiming for nice places but there are are cheap options if you look around and there are many street food stalls where you can get cheap Thai food if you just want to get a quick meal.