Koh Samui

Trip Start Nov 14, 2013
Trip End Apr 17, 2014

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Flag of Thailand  , Changwat Surat Thani,
Monday, December 9, 2013

We had found a real good deal on the net, booked for two nights in the Chaweng Chalet resort with rooms right up to the beach and a little restaurant in front of them where you can hang out and have dinner on the beach in the evening, really great. They came to get us at the airport and we liked it that much that we negotiated a good price to stay until the 26th.

A fantastic day at the beach, lots of sun bathing, swimming and walking on the sand. In the evening dinner on the beach in front if our resort and after that some strolling along the shops, café's and restaurants.

Today the weather was slightly clouded but in fact real nice to lie on the beach and read.
At around 5 PM the foreseen rain arrived and man did it ! A real curtain of it with some interruptions in which we managed to walk out and have dinner at Ranong a small restaurant with lots of Thai people, so good and cheap.
After that a cup of coffee and tea at a small café and back before the rain started again which went on all night.

Today was basically a copy of yesterday, so as long as there's rain only at the end of the day and night than that's perfect !
My mother called me on Facetime, quite easy here as there's wifi everywhere in this resort.
In the evening we had dinner at our restaurant, cozy and with a beautiful view.

Beach day, walking and playing in the water. In the evening dinner at another small place with girls from Myanmar working there. Coffee at the coffee club, good cappuccino,

A beautiful day, we rented a motorbike and drove to the south stopping at different beaches , first Chaweng Noi, than Lamai, Bang Kao, which we remembered well, 'cause there's a poor little monkey. We had a great banana shake there. Then we had lunch at I-Talay (Nasai Garden) (see video) and than we arrived at Nikki Beach which is a amazing place like the other Nikki Beaches in for instance Cannes, Marbella, Ibiza, San Tropez, Toronto etc. (see video) so we just hang out, had a swim and had a drink and lay and dreamed on the beautiful white mattresses that we were rich and could stay and take a room here (€ 1200 a night). We got Renato, Corinne and Zoë on Facetime so we could show them a little of this beautiful place. We had a great time and left around 5 PM as we had around an hour and a half of driving back. We came back with a sore bum but satisfied and went to have dinner at our nice and cheap Thai restaurant. Later in the evening before going to sleep we were able to speak to Fré, Katleen and Ayko, Katleen's tommy is really starting to show and she has been calculated to give birth exactly on the day we come back, the 17rh of April. We've been gone more than a month now and starting to miss our family and friends ! Love you guys !!!

Today we took the motorbike and went North instead, we passed and visited the peninsula with the big Buddha and kept going till we found the old fisherman's village which is really beautiful and restored with little boutiques, café's and restaurants. We stayed for a while, off course had to buy a little this and that and had a drink. Than we carried on and followed the coastline. We found out that after the fisherman's village the road was rather boring and more a business road and the south road is a lot nicer with better views. So we carried on and ended up where we stopped yesterday and had lunch at I-Talay and stayed there the afternoon at the beach, lovely !! At around 5 P.M. we left to get back and arrived around 6:20 at our hotel. Another nice day !!

I felt pretty energetic this morning and after breakfast went to a sports club I spotted before while Andrea did her usual laps of swimming and running on the beach. Tired but feeling real good I came back to the beach where we stayed and had lunch and enjoyed the rest of the afternoon. When we returned to our room my mother facetimed us, so that was nice and than after our shower we went for dinner.

17th and 18th
Nothing special really, did some sunbathing, swimming, shopping etc.
Today Wednesday it was rather cloudy which actually was rather nice for a change so we staid in bed a bit longer and than read a lot and walked around a bit and went to the sports club.
We got a card from Mariette and Berry which is funny and Monday we've sent a card to my mum via Greetz in Holland which than transfers it via the regular post. I hope it arrives. I have put Asia & Remco and the kids' card and a card from Buddy and Monica in the blog as well.

.19th and 20th
The water was extremely high these 2 days and came up almost to the stairs of the restaurant, so it was quite funny to lay on our beach beds and get wet by the waves ones in a while. Met a few new people, some of them interesting. Like a young English professional soldier just finished a round of 7 months in Afghanistan and having a few weeks holiday before flying home. He told me about a few pretty intense situations he had been in like a guy asking for some water and than getting into his car and driving straight into a group of soldiers and blowing himself up with his car full of explosives. What a world !!!

We took a bike again and drove slowly with several stops direction Nikki's beach on the opposite side of the island. We enjoyed the views on the way and had lunch at Bang Kao with their fantastic banana shake (the best) and their little monkey.
We met a real nice Italian couple Silla and Lorenzo with their two boys Dario and Davide.
They asked us if we knew some nice beaches and places so we told them we were on our way to one, Niki's beach. They followed us and we had a nice drink and chat together and enjoyed this beautiful place together. They are staying near the Old fisherman's village but we exchanged info so we could use Whatsapp to stay in contact.
We got back around 6:30, we found a bakery on the way back with small baguette's and bought some cheese, so we actually could make a cheese sandwich, mmm great, funny how you can enjoy something like that when it's hard to find !


The water has gone down slightly, so we've got a small beach. Strangely enough the temperature has gone slightly down and in the evening you need a long sleeve t shirt on the bike. We spoke to Carlos our friend who had just arrived in Jomtien and who told us that there it was only 20 degrees with a cold wind. That's a new one, we've never heard this before, 20 degrees in Jomtien end of December..... weird !!!

No beach today, we just didn't feel like it, so we went to do some sports, had lunch and spent some time on the computer.
We tried another small restaurant which turned out to be cheap and real good with a perfect banana shake ! Yeahhh.

Tonight is Christmas Eve, so in some restaurants they organize a kind of Christmas dinner. Some of the massaaaaaaage (that's how they say it) on the beach wear Christmas hats, real funny, so they're trying !!
We had a great dinner on the beach at "Your place's" restaurant the guesthouse we stayed last time we were here. A big red snapper fish, squid, crabs, gamba's, mussels. Miammiii, really great. Then we walked on the beach and had a drink in town. We enjoyed it all very much.

We slept till real late and had breakfast only at around 12, so it was going to be a lazy day. We met and talked to Elvis, (yes he's alive) :-) A nice guy from Perth Australia who was traveling around for a bit, than going back home, selling his house and wanting to go and travel around in Europe. We off course had a lot of things to talk about with him and giving him ideas. Who knows, he might come and visit us.
We're slowly thinking and preparing to leave for Koh Phi Phi on Friday.

Today Andrea wanted to do a pedicure and I was gone walk around a bit in town. So after a couple of hours on the beach and lunch we headed there. Yesterday we both had a foot and leg massage which was real nice so Andrea went to the same place.
In the evening we had dinner on the beach at our guesthouse for the last time and we went to bed not to late as we had to get up at 6 AM.

We got up at 6 am and a mini bus picked us up together with Lars and Son that we had met before on the beach. At around 7:45 we got on our ferry to get to the mainland.

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elvis.dawe on

No, I WILL come and visit you guys!

Thanks for the mention. I've setup a Travelpod myself, and when my house finally moves (crosses fingers) I will be off on my adventure! Hooray!

Good luck guys

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