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A brief, but powerful tropical storm over Thailand’s Koh Phayam transformed the normally peaceful ultramarine waters of the Andaman Sea, into a brownish-green soup just before we boarded the boat back to the mainland.

Koh Phayam's pier, Thailand after a tropical storm

Koh Phayam’s pier, Thailand after a tropical storm

Though the sign at the pier wished us a good trip, we hit more bad weather on the water and were soon drenched by blowing rain, madly shivering, and praying for an end to the ride.

We survived though, and wouldn’t you know it… the rain stopped just as we came ashore. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sunny days are here again

Sunny days are here again

Have you traveled in Thailand? Any transport horror stories to report? Tell us all about it in the comments below!

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  1. Oh no, that does not sound like fun. It’s always a bummer when those pesky tropical storms hit during a vacation. I can’t think of any major transportation issues during my travels to Thailand. I suppose I’ve been pretty lucky!

    October 4, 2014
    • Oh, you are lucky! I’ve hit some pretty crazy weather on boats in Thailand. One hydrofoil from Samui to Ko Tao was particularly scary, with the boat getting mad air on the ride over. We were all white-knuckling the seats by the end. Survived though. ๐Ÿ™‚

      October 5, 2014
  2. Definitely a sign! I’d have had a hard time reboarding the boat!

    October 4, 2014
    • Lol…the water seemed pretty calm WHEN we boarded the boat… we hit the bad water halfway through the ride. Kinda fun and kinda terrifying at the same time… ๐Ÿ˜‰

      October 5, 2014
      • LOL. Someone had a quote one day about how an adventure is terrifying until you’re home telling the story!

        October 5, 2014
  3. Sha #

    Have not really gotten such problems like these but wet weather tends to affect my mood more actually…haha…I really do not like it when I’m not prepared for wet weather…not just physically but mentally! ๐Ÿ˜„

    October 6, 2014
    • I don’t mind these tropical storms because they’re usually short and dramatic, and cool things off! It’s in Seoul, when it’s just grey for days that my mood really gets affected. I really feel like just drinking cup and cup of coffee and hiding under the covers. You can relate, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      October 6, 2014
      • Sha #

        Oh yes, can totally relate! That day after was so wet and grey, I was so reluctant to go out sightsee…I ended up not seeing anything at the Hi Seoul festival cos of the heavy rain and ended up with wet and squisht shoes instead. I hate having wet and squishy shoes, I was seriously contemplating going back to the hostel instead. And I actually went out only after 3pm! Hahaha…๐Ÿ˜‚

        October 7, 2014
        • Unfortunately you were here for this weird spot of rain… I’m sad to tell you that it’s been really beautiful and sunny ever since. Just getting a bit cold in the evenings now…

          October 7, 2014
          • Sha #

            ๐Ÿ˜ก bad weather! It’s ok, another excuse to come by again…kekeke…๐Ÿ˜„

            October 7, 2014
  4. Never been, but that is on our ‘to do list’ this year before we leave.

    October 6, 2014
    • Oh yes, you must visit before you leave Asia! It’s one of our absolute favourite destinations, so affordable with such delicious food and lovely people! Let us know if you need any tips… we’ve been 6x and spent a lot of time there… ๐Ÿ™‚

      October 6, 2014
      • I would love that… we are not sure what is the best place to go to or even where to begin.

        October 6, 2014
  5. I had the similar in the Philippines with my sister and ex. It was a boat ride to destination. When we got to the other side, it stopped raining. One of my few weather woes when travelling. It’s good adventure though. ๐Ÿ™‚

    October 7, 2014
    • Isn’t that always the way… the boat ride is rainy and it stops the second you get off the water. I suppose it’s good that it stops at all, but not so good for sea sickness. Ugh. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      October 7, 2014

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