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Ko Samet

Well, we ditched Pattaya and we went to a really cool island called Ko Samet. We got in a Song-tao (I have no idea how to spell that)... it's kinda like a truck with two bench seats in the back that are facing each other... and asked them to take us back to the bus station. We told them we were going to take a bus to Rayong... so, we start heading towards the bus station... and then we passed the bus station... we got the driver's attention and told him again that we wanted to go to the bus station... and he said: "bus! yes!"... and we kept on driving... so, like many situations we've been in while living in asia... we just sat back and went along for the ride and decided to just wait and see what would happen... well, after a couple more minutes, the song-tao driver started motioning to a bus driving by us and got the bus to stop. The bus stopped and our driver said that that was our bus to go to Rayong!! It was really funny, we had to give them our bags and jump on the bus :) It was funny!At the end of the bus ride, we were dropped off in Rayong and made it to the port where we got on a boat. (I made it sound like that was an easy task, but it was quite an adventure also... to get on the boat, we had to climb across 3 other boats... it was funny!) The boat ride was pretty bouncy and wet (we rode in boats like the ones in the middle of the pic above)... but we arrived in Ko Samet! We didn't have a place to stay, so we got in a Song-tao and drove around for a while until we were tired of driving and stopped at the next place - which was totally cool and perfect!!We were on a small private beach area - it rocked! There were three places to stay on that beach area and there were about 6 people staying on it. It was really cool! We stayed on our own little cottage right on the beach!! It was so cool! (you can see a pic of it below)...We had fun just chillin' at the beach and relaxing... it ROCKED! We did get a little sunburned though... we used some Thai sunscreen that was supposed to be waterproof, but I'm not sure that it was....
You ever wonder where your old computer monitor went at the end of the 80's?? Well, aparently it retired here in Ko Samet... (see pic below) :) This totally cracked me up! It was just sitting there :)

Well, we got back yesterday and we're just starting to get back into the swing of things... and it's HOT :) Our AC isn't working well again... yikes!! Hopefully it will be OK....


Jacob said…
Glad you guys had a great time here in Thailand. Wish we could have seen you more than we did. Looking forward to the next time!

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