I've been in Koh Samui for 15 days, and I've only been well enough to enjoy myself for 5 of those. I'm recovering from my second illness now, so I thought I'd start my Samui travel thread now and add to it as interesting things happen. First some general observations. I'm in Lamai, the next largest town after Chaweng. It's less developed, so more my liking, but for its size there is a pretty large mongering scene. It's low season, so you can have pretty much any lady you want for 1000 baht. That includes bar girls, freelancers, and massage girls. When I last visited (March 2015), 1500 was most often quoted, but now they usually say "how much you give me", and no one’s ever turned down 1000. I suppose I could make a lower first offer, but I don't see the point. Talking to other sexpats, 1000 is pretty standard this time of year. Taxis are a ripoff. I forgot about this, and took a taxi to Tesco-Lotus to get a new phone charger since I was still sick enough to not feel like walking. I didn't ask the price before getting in, and the 5 minute ride was 200 baht! (for comparison, the group shuttle from the airport was 170) I intend to rent a motorbike at some point, and learn on some deserted back road, but until then I'm mostly limited to walking, which suits me just fine. I've tried WeChat and Badoo out here. WeChat is dead. It's landscape photos with Chinese writing, ladyboys, and the occasional hooker. I was chatting with one and she told me the bar where she works and wanted me to come by. Hah! Yeah, that's what I'm going online for, to go pay a barfine. Or, better, instead of walking by the bars, waiting for a cute girl to catch my eye, I'm going to go to a specific bar, ask for someone by name based on a profile picture just so they can say "Oh, she with customer". I'll pass, thanks. Badoo is a little better, but since the pool is small in Samui, almost all of my matches are on the mainland. Chatting with them is a good way to pass the time while sick in bed, but ultimately pointless. Those that are in Samui are mostly not in my area anyway, like Chaweng, Bophut, Bangrak, etc. I have yet to get anywhere with a good girl, but this really isn't the town for that. We'll see. That's it for now. More when I have the energy.