Author Archives: Lesley Durston

Koh Samui – Popular as ever

According to travel writer Naomi Lindt,  Koh Samui ranked number 3 in the New York Times 2011 list of must places to visit A toned-down version of Phuket, heavy on wellness and food. As Thailand’s third-largest island, Koh Samui isn’t … Continue reading

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Why not a stopover en route?

The only thing that make life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next. (Ursula K LeGuin) Not sure I totally agree with that ‘intolerable uncertainty’, but some level of surprise is good!  So now you’ve decided to … Continue reading

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Songkran Water Festival

Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody. (Mark Twain) So if you happen to be staying in Samui Island Villas for the Thai New Year national holiday, from April 13th – 15th, get yourself some water bombs, or a little … Continue reading

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Thai Green Curry Recipe

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. (J R R Tolkein) You’ve done Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and a few other places in between.  … Continue reading

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Welcome to Samui Island Villas blog

Travel is only glamorous in retrospect. (Paul Theroux) Now!  Let’s all prove him wrong! Welcome to Samui Island Villas blog. Travel is enlightening, mind-expanding, astonishing – and one of the very few pleasures of life most of us can now … Continue reading

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