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Koh Samui

Hello Lisa... Goodbye Terry!!

rain 20 °C

So Terry and I made our way to Koh Samui, the largest and most touristic of the 3 islands that we had left to visit!
We made do in a cheap hostel for a couple of nights whilst we explored the islands and waited for the arrival of Miss Frost.
We stayed in a tiny hostel around the Chaweng lake.. you can see a few bars along the river!

Koh Samui in our opinion was the most touristy, most expensive and un-impressive place in Thailand!
The main road...

After 2 nights we checked into a more acceptable resort Nids Bungalows) or when Lisa arrived... unfortunately the weather was probably the worst in our whole 2 months in Thailand... which was great as Lisa was expecting sun! So as I headed to the airport to meet Lisa I had everything crossed that the pouring rain would stop!!!

Nids Bungalows may have been more expensive than Terry and I were used to but it was also one of the strangest....
The pool was spotless, however the communal areas were covered in animal fur... the bungalows were run by local people and their pets...there were guinea pigs (dead and alive), rabbits, dogs and even a pig!!
Our triple room and the pool..

Unfortunately the first few days were over cast and although Lisa was sleepy and wanted to get over the long journey - she was not impressed with the lack of sunshine!
Despite the weather the first evening we had a stroll along the built up tourist beach and toasted to her arrival with a few 2 for 1 cocktails!!

Followed by some more along the strip before dinner..

Next day we couldn't do much because the rain poured down most of the day... but it stopped in time for the night market.... we introduced Lisa to Asian night markets and market food...

And 70bath cocktails...

And then buckets....

And then what happens after buckets...
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After a few days in over-cast/ rainy Samui Terry left us for Pai Boxing Camp and the girls were left to their own devices!!
The last supper... we treated ourselves to a good meal and said our goodbyes (18 months of 24 hours together come to an end)!!

Unfortunately for Lisa the nights events had left her with a grotty hang-over... perfect for a rocky 3 hour boat trip to Koh Phang-Nan...
I on the other hand was just keeping my fingers crossed that we would find some sunshine!

Posted by becs and terry 12:53 Archived in Thailand

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