... or of fat brits, maccy d's, starbucks and load music!!!
16.05.2008 33 °C
So here we are in Koh Samui. We left Chiang Mai with tears in the eye as it was such an amazing place and we had had the best time... our hostess gave me a big cuddle and wished us well - we 110% recommend the Green Tulip Guesthouse for fellow visitors!
After checking in at the airport in plenty of time we were told we had a one hour delay... which turned into many hours... 5 hours after arriving at the airport we FINALLY boarded our plane! It was a short flight - 1 hour 20 in total and we got a nice little meal to fill our empty bellies. That same nice little meal then poisoned my belly and I was violently ill for several hours after - although the chemist in Koh Samui prescribed me some charcoal and magnesium tablets which worked a treat!
After landing in Koh Samui we had to take a tourist bus to our resort - the airport is privately owned and so public raxis can't get in to pick anyne up. It was a bit of a pain but we arrived in the end. Koh Samui is a hrad one to sum up - the main drag is horrendous; McDonalds, KFC, Starbucks, Boots, etc etc... the island to an extent has been destroyed by tourism and we felt it even more so after our first week being so off the beaten track. I was so upset! But our guesthouse was gorgeous and cool and the owners very friendly; and the owners cousin ownsd a gorgeous beach front resort so we are allowed to use all the facilities there for free! We decided tot ake a wander and get our bearings... the up side of the island is the beach. It is almost empty, lush white sand and warm blue sea. Heaven! So basically our plan is to spend our time here on the beach or in our room - and avoid all the crap littering the streets! It genuyinely feels like we are in Spain so we are looking forward to leaving in that respect!
This mprning we sunbathed and had a lovely swim in the sea - until I discovered there were jelly fish where we were swimming and promptly decided swimming was no longer for me!
Tonight we will prob have dinner and some drinks but nothing mad as tomorrow we are going on a boat trip to Ang Thong Marine PArk - I am so excited! Then sunday lunchtime we are getting the boat to Koh Phangan where we will be spending the next week.
I am delighted to hear the weather is deteriorating in England as I was jealous as hell follwoing our first week of rain! Fortunately, touch wood, we are having sunshine today!
Can someone emasil me some English news? It is hard to get a paper or access English news sites here and I feel lost!!! How is Boris settling in? Any news on Maddie situation? etc etc...
Love to all... especially the puppy who inevitably will be crying himself to sleep without me (mum - you are just not the same!).xxx