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Wow!!! What a day!
It was visible that it rained all night because when we woke up, the roads were all wet yet the sun was shining. Perfect! It's Going to be a sunny day then! We headed to the beach with the intent to go kayaking around koh matlang; a smaller island close to chewang beach. The kayak itself was so cheap to rent: 100B per hour ($3.30/h)! The first 20-30 minutes we were out in the bay kayaking, I noticed some nasty clouds brewing in ...
We headed off at 8.30 for this tour which was one of the best tours we have been on. The 4WD holds 10 people in the back tray and has two seats on top of the drivers hub. Our first stop after picking everyone up was the Grandmother and Grandfather rocks. It is a sacred place and word is that if you are having trouble falling pregnant, come to these rocks and you will be pregnant within 12 months. Let's hope not!! They are two rocks in the ocean ...
... round Ko Samui. Our first stop was at the ancient monk south of Chaweng. It is basically a monk that died in the lotus position and he has been preserved in this position for donkeys, encased in a glass box. Someone has put a pair of shades on him and he is homed within one of Thailand's beautiful temples, glittering with ubiquitous gold leaf and bright colours. Our next stop was up the steep hills to see the Na Murang waterfalls. It is advisable to get a four wheel ...
... the glorious food market. Cheap yet beautiful food from all over the world, stone baked pizza, barbiqued meats, curries, noodles, fish, smoothies and even deep fried ice cream, yum!
The place we stayed had a beach pretty much to itself so we spend some of our days here just chilling out and drinking their £1 smoothies in the sun and going for a swim in the sea every now and ...
... which I found quite illuminating was this farang that was visiting his Thai girlfriend's family. When they heard an airplane take off overhead, one of the family members commented "aah, there goes the farang ATMs" !
After a number of additional beverages we decided to head home after a truly memorable evening. I can still hear Phil's gruff voice above the music "just sell off your things and move to the ...