A white sandy Xmas
Trip Start Aug 09, 2010
124Trip End Feb 01, 2012
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We spent the afternoon making the most of the beach of course. Every time I tried to get out of the warm sea I looked around me at the sparkling water that was practically deserted and couldn't bring myself to leave, wrinkled fingers or not! This was by far the most beautiful beach I've ever been on and even writing about it now makes me sigh.
In the evening, as it was Christmas eve we had a special buffet dinner and show put on for us. The entertainment was ahem, let's say interesting. The aim was to mix different types of shows found in Southern Thailand. This was mainly Thailand's famous Ladyboys miming (very badly) to songs such as 'I will survive' (we actually had that song twice, a clear favourite!) and a group of Thai dancers doing traditional Thai dances. The grand finale was mixing the two together which was comical even though I'm not sure it was intended to be. My favourite part was when a plump ladyboy was singing in his mike, clearly making up the words as he went along, started to lose his costume. A silver sequinned strapless top he wore (thankfully) on another white top was quickly becoming a belt and then a skirt. At one point he gave up the whole miming into the mike thing, gave his mike away pulled up his top and gave us a few more moves instead.
The whole shambles was sometimes interrupted by the manager who came on stage to ask us all if we were having a good time. Of course the microphone she was speaking on only worked intermittently so the speeches were marked by frequent stops and banging on the mike. It was great seeing the looks on the faces of the other guests who all didn't know how to react!
At the end of the show the dancers came into the crowd to bring the guests dancing on stage, as you do. Paul and his parents all got dragged on while I clicked happily away feeling like a paparazzo who'd just caught a star in an embarrassing situation.
Ah well, the night will certainly be a memorable one.
It was such a wonderful day and it was great to see my Parents act like children, especially when they first saw the resort. I thought that they might have missed the traditional Christmas but they liked it so much they are thinking about going away next Christmas too! We only wished that Karen's family were here too with us. Next time you will be!!!
We did not want to leave this island paradise but unfortunately our money would not allow us to stay any longer. Our next port of call was back on the mainland at a place called Klong Muang in Krabi. We had our own longtail boat to take us from Ko Ngai to the mainland which was lovely. Karen & I fell asleep at the front of the boat with the spray of the waves hitting us. I love the ocean!
See you back on the mainland!
Love as always,
Karen & Paul xxx