Published: December 11th 2011December 6th 2011
the boat ride to the island
This weekend I went with my friends –best colleagues in the world to Ko Samet :) It was difficult from my side to find the bus station but when I did trip could begin.
The best place I have been to so far – with white sandy beaches, palms and turquoise water. The journey from Ekkamai took almost 5 hours. We went through fields of pineapples and pineapples – never ever seen so many if my life. Everywhere there were decorations ahead of His majesties birthday (I was told not to say anything bad about the royal family – but my question is why would I say anything bad when I have nothing against them?).
Thailand is amazing – forests (when there aren’t fields of pineapples) and very green. If it wasn’t palms but pine trees and it was 30 degrees less I would say I am again in Sweden. Going of the bus I broke my favorite shoes :(
We had lunch –some sea food and than we took boat to the island. The ride was amazing, all my holiday have to include boat
the ride to the hotel through the national park
ride even though the sea wasn’t very calm. When we came to the island the most amazing ride to the hotel started – imagine going through jungle on a jeep (you are sitting in the open back), on some places I really taught that this are my last moments.
On the way I saw white beaches and you guest right (or probably not) Christmas tree in the middle of it all in the shock I have forgotten to take a picture. I don’t know about anybody else but this creeps me out – 30 degrees and xmas!? I need snow and cold in order to enjoy it – this year probably no presents for me :( and I sooooo love getting them (people who know me know that I love more giving presents away). But at least I won’t be depressed since there isn’t snow and I don’t really get that it is xmas.
At the end of the ride there were nice bungaloves from which it was only 20m to the water, which contrary to my mum’s sayings was quite refreshing. First think – put on bikini, some sun block and
water here I come.
In the evening we went out to the Silver sand bar and had partied the night away. To be honest I have never seen so many gay men in my life – nothing against gay people, I danced with some. I even tried creeping under a bar which was on fire – twice.
Next day swimming again and than we had to leave this paradise. On Monday was the kings birthday so I went to the city and while walking around the palace something in the water ditch which goes around the palace moved, something big and scared the hell out of me (looked like a crocodile) and I took an oath never to walk around Bangkok again. On my way back to the MRT I almost got lost and was quite scared (with my orientation sense I was never lost it just took longer than expected) – still cant properly tell the taxi driver where I wanna go.
My next story will be about my first night out with Aiesec :)
There are more photos below