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Published: August 5th 2012
The day started off with a walk down the beach. We wanted to see the Grandmother and Grandfather rocks which are at the end of Lamai beach and we wanted to go in the morning since it is much cooler. We started walking and little did we know the end of the beach was about 2 miles away. It didn't look that far from where we started, but it really was and walking in sand made it seem even further. We finally made it to the end of the beach expecting to see these famous rocks, but we found out that we were not able to get to them unless we made a long swim around or went up into town and around the large cliffs we ran into. Since we did not have any shoes with use we decided we would try another day. The end of the beach with the massive granite rocks out of the water was beautiful though. We took a break from our walking and enjoyed the area for a minutes before heading back down the beach to our hotel.
We enjoyed the majority of the morning and afternoon laying on the beach and people
watching. I think people watching is our favorite thing to do here in Thailand. There is always something new to see and experience. The beach didn't seem as busy today as it has been, but there are still a lot of people. Pretty much everyone here is European and they have no shame in what they wear to the beach. There are way too many men in speedos and women who should not be in bikinis, but who are we to say anything. That is their way of life.
Tonight we decided to go into town to eat and do a little shopping. We ended up stopping at an Aussie restaurant where I had the best fish and chips ever. It is like what you get at Long John Silvers, but the real thing. We noticed across the street that there were some food vendors setting up so we ended the dinner early to go and try some of the street food. It looked much more promising that what we had previously seen. I picked a beef noodle soup which was amazing and a nice French man sitting across from me at the tables taught me how to use
chopsticks. When I say taught me I mean "tried" to teach me. I did get better at it throughout the meal though. Kevin chose another vendor who had all kinds of meat skewers. You choose which skewers you want and the lady grills them right in front of you. We both enjoyed our meals and will definitely go back another night for dinner to try something else. Before leaving the area we ordered a fresh strawberry kiwi smoothie with rum to share on our walk. The fruit smoothies are very popular here in Samui.
We are going to take it easy the rest of the night and plan on heading to the NaMuang Safari Park tomorrow morning to ride an elephant.
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