My Hammock with a View in Koh Lipe
Trip Start Jan 25, 2011
14Trip End Feb 21, 2011
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So I moved over to the other side of the island, to the beautiful beach and Mountain Resort that Maureen and I stayed at, and loved several years ago, Diane you stayed here too as well? The resort has gotten a little bigger, and fancier. The staff wears uniforms now! And there are brand new bungalows right on the beach. But the beach is still as awesome, and hasn’t changed a bit. Its layered with shades of blue that is surrounded by a pure white sand beach, and a sand bar that extends into the water
I got the same fan bungalow as I did on my last visit, with a Thai style toilet that you flush with a scoop of water, and the bungalow is very basic but I have an amazing view from my deck and a hammock that I put up to enjoy it. . This side of the island is quieter, and the beaches are picture perfect, it’s a great way to start winding down my trip, since I have one island left and then it’s the journey back to Bangkok…will I fly? Bus? Overnight train? I haven’t decided yet, a lot depends on what’s available. That will probably make the choice for me!
I spent my first day on that beach, mostly just swimming in the clear blue water. When I was lying out in the sun, I noticed this 70 year old French woman lying close by on the beach, topless, as I being rather shy about that sort of thing, left my bathing suit top on
For such a light sleeper as myself, it’s hard to get a good night sleep sometimes. I could never date a snorer, I have to sleep with my IPod and my headphones for my few friends I travel with who do snore (you know who you areJ) and sleeping in huts made of bamboo, with neighbors close by, you can only imagine how difficult it is for me sometimes to make it all the way thru the night. Right away when I checked in to my bungalow here at the Mountain Resort I noticed the high tech stroller parked outside the bungalow next door…great a baby! Less than a year old to be exact. Now that baby is not even going to remember this trip…is it necessary to bring them along? Ha, ha, I know the parents are enjoying themselves and they aren’t bothered with their baby crying in the middle of the night., lol. And then there are the sounds of nature. Birds, roosters, monkeys, those large geckos that say "oh-ohhh" I wish sometimes I could be like Fonzie in that one episode of Happy Days( now I’m really aging myself) where he goes camping with the Cunningham’s and he’s sick of the sounds of nature in the middle of the night and he snaps his fingers and gets them all to silence. Well, that won’t work for me, so in the meantime there’s always Tylenol Pm.
So my next day while taking a nice afternoon nap on the beach I was woken by one of the creepiest attempts by a man to get my attention
I had my last dinner in Lipe at the place that we had those yummy grilled prawns sitting a little raised booth sitting on cushions Maureen! They were just as yummy, but not the same without you. I am happy to report that my tummy is all better. The walk back on the beach was lit by the almost full moon. And no, I’m never afraid of walking around any of these islands by myself, I’m very comfortable here, and feel very safe.
Tomorrow I’m off to my last island. I will take my hammock down and pack up my backpack for one of the last times, next week its back to Bangkok, and then the journey home.