The Emerald Residence
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We had the alarm set for 7am and after showering and re packing we headed to 'I love salad' for our last meal on Koh Tao (pesto scrambled eggs and avocado and coconut juice). We then headed toclamber into our songthaew to the port to get the 9.30am Lompraya boat to Koh Samui. The seas were very calm and it was a beautiful day, it only took about two hours to get to Koh Samui, stopping first at Koh Panghan where we shouted our ice cream orders to a lady ...
... decided to go the full-fledged route as you learn so much more by the sessions in between the asana practice of yoga.
The slow travel would have to wait until day two. My first full day in Thailand included a plane ride, train ride, taxi car, taxi boat, taxi scooter, bus, ferry, songteow and hiking to get to my Bamboo Hut. The ferry ride at sunset was beautiful but my favourite part was the scooter ride from one port on Koh Phagnan to the other. ...
... up some Thai takeaway to eat on the wide timber verandah. Comfortable beds and couch, a yard to play in, a cat, a DVD player and a lovely bathroom really made the week for us - the bathroom especially since Nigel and I both had a night neither of us will forget hugging the toilet.
One day we hired a car to explore the beaches and island further afield. We found some beautiful quiet beaches and some more crowded ones - Ko Samui ...
... The expat lifestyle is fairly
comfortable there with all the fancy high quality international schools and
hospitals. And there were Hiluxes everywhere, a dutchman's dream! It was
bizarre in the context of Ibiza where small buggered cars were all you saw
(despite obvious wealth). We drank wine in the pool (yes!) as the sun set and the
jungle around the house came alive with exotic chirps & background purrs.
Dinner in Fisherman's Haven was amazing - drinks on ...
... good deal. On the way back we stopped off at the Wat Plai Laem Buddhist temple for a walk-around, see pictures, quite amazing. Patrick also showed us the best way to the airport, noting specifically that arrivals and departures are at two distinct different locations, which could be confusing. Now it was time for our last supper... of our holiday. We decided to spend our last evening in Fisherman's Village, and found a ...