Traveling away from the rain had us end up on Koh Samed, one of the smaller islands in the east of Thailand. Escaping the rain is the only way to travel around Thailand during rainy season. Do not plan anything, just make sure that damn rain cannot catch up with you! We had flown from Chiang Mai to Bangkok, had gotten caught in the tourist souvenir and alcohol trap and had spent 4,5 hours in a bus to reach the boat to Koh Samed. Arrrgh have I mentioned how much I hated boats? Yeah, probably.
But, as always, the destination was worth it. And I have to say, this island was some weird place. Just look at the pigs!