Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort
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... towards Bangkok, The around 9 hours flight was very bumpy, not too convenient, but all in all went ok. When arriving in Bangkok at 1.10 in the morning, we expected to get through custom in the speed of light. Ha,ha, we got three Asian jumbos just ahead pf us, which made us waiting one full hour before we could collect the luggage!! That's not fun! But finally we found our driver, who brought us into the hotel, just 10 ...
... directing the traffic and just off the side of the road was one of the colourful double decker buses lying on it's side. A few people around but little activity except for the police. (these were the first and only police I saw in Thailand except for those at the airport with their very large guns).
Got to the plant and worked the morning away. As we were on the bus to go to lunch we asked the HP ...
... I've grown accustomed to certain standards, and there are
many impecunious backpackers more deserving of a fan cooled hut with
mosquito infested bathroom than I!
Koh Samet is about 3 hours from
Bangkok so if a very popular weekend escape. No problem finding a place
to stay Mon - Thur, the trick is keeping it over the weekend.
the sand is white, the sea and sky are ...
... and cajeput trees grow abundantly. Owing to the lack of rain the island still ships in potable water. Interestingly it is believed that once upon a time, Koh Samet was the home of pirates and that until this very day there is still lost treasure buried somewhere on the island. The classical Thai Poet, Sunthorn Phu (1786–1855), set part of his epic work, Phra Aphai Mani, on the shores of the island. Statues of the title character, Prince Aphai Mani and ...
... enjoyed it - though Miya didn't enjoy going tandem with Vanessa, she looked terrified when she got off!
After stripping off our harnessess, we had a nice Thai lunch - watching the torrential rain fall outside; luckily it finished by the time it came for us to leave, and we had a little shop in Ban Phe (me trying on shorts in the middle of the shop - oh for changing rooms, I've never shown my knickers to so many people!), before heading back for dinner in the Banana ...