Marco Polo Resort & Restaurant
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Travel Blogs from Ko Samui
... Get on the ferry!' Sure enough, the skies opened up just as the last people - us included - got on board. There were no seats left, but there was a standing area with a ledge along the back windows so we staked out a spot there. In the meantime, the waves had really kicked up, and lots of people were helping themselves to the plastic bags available for seasickness. I grabbed one, too. Soon we headed out and it was choppy. At one point, those of who were standing along ...
... soft shell crab for the first time....very nice.
Checked out the popular Ark Bar a few doors up from our hotel, during the day it plays chilled out tunes which changes about 3pm to more of your duf duf music. Also stumbled across the night markets on Saturday night which was cool, they have all these food stalls cooking on their little bbqs and it smells so good, loved these little honey pork skewers for 10thb and also had ...
... many similar stories from the Thai people that we spoke to. Their wages are so low and they work 12 - 14 hour days just to survive. We ended up giving Lek a good tip to keep for herself to help out with her daughter. She was so overwhelmed and thanked and hugged us all. We went to get ready for dinner and when we got back to reception, Lek was in a golf buggy on her way up to our rooms to give Deb and I each a beautiful scarf that she had crocheted. She just couldn't stop ...
... around my knees but plastered flat to my back. Our hotel is fine but as we are here for a week I wanted a little bit of luxury but Steve isn’t having a bar of it so doesn’t look like it is going to happen, damn. How to get over the disappointment, drink with friends!!! So down to the beach and a few bevies it is, after a nice salad of course, responsible drinking. After a few wines I was just finishing my last mouthful and went to put ...
... and over-the-top. Feeling even sicker, we left and made a long journey back to our hotel - drawn out by the driver's insistence on waiting to squeeze as many people as he possibly could before departing. In the end we climbed into bed at 5am feeling slightly sick but, blissfully unaware of the horrors to come. I woke at 8am and have blurred memories of a high fever and an indescribably bad bathroom experience. I loaded up on Gastro-Stop and Panadol - saw that Caitlin was ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool