6 Tips for Surviving and Thriving in India

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India is a huge and varied country and if you’re planning a holiday there, it will be an experience you’ll never forget, but you want to make sure that’s for the right reasons. The first thing to note is that it will be a very different trip depending on where you go. Most people choose to head to Goa and Kerala for a chilled out hedonistic holiday by the beach, others choose Rajasthan for the historical forts and palaces or if you’re into yoga or trekking the Northern States might be more up your street. Whichever area you go for, don’t forget that this is a country like no other, and mishaps can be easily avoided by following some of my key tips.
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Where to stay in Koh Chang

Kai Bae beach
Kai Bae beach

Koh Chang is a popular destination for pretty much every type of tourist because of its close proximity to Bangkok. Backpackers, flashpackers, honeymooners, families and Thai tourists all make the 5 hour bus journey or 2 hour flight and ferry trip here searching out sun, sea and sand. Choosing the right place to stay is of paramount importance here though, as each beach or village has its own personality, something you realise quickly when you explore the island on a motorbike as many tourists do.

Luckily I’ve done that for you and have put together my candid guide of what to expect and where to book your next holiday. I’ll start by the pier and move round in an anti clockwise direction, as all the developed areas are on the west coast. The east coast is great for exploring with a motorbike to find some lovely hidden gems, and worth looking into if you want to stay somewhere isolated, a few resorts have started popping up.

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