Koh samui does indeed have the most, how do I say this, unknown airport I have ever seen. I’ve never been to an island before, so maybe this does happen in the other places like the Philippines, is that even an island? Its unknown to be but for a newbie its out of this world crazy. Its like arriving on paradise in some sense. So small and remote yet has a beauty about it. Maybe because its something I’ve never seen before. Feeling slighty dodging on arrival due to stomach bug, something obvs went strong in bangkok, wasn’t exactly in high spirit. I could be negative and say, when am I ever in high spirits, oopps I said it. Never mind, guess its part of my personality. So koh samui, the island started talking and welcomes us into a high shower rain led by a thunderstorm. Tropical. Not really realising where our place of stay was, slightly remote but a few minutes walk to a local village. So it wasn’t too bad but obvs lead to discussion within limited time to what we can explore for the following day. As it goes all seems to be fine but then again plans do change. I like the sense that travelling can be fun and exploring ability. To have the chance to people watch, see the customs of locals, they aren’t that different from bangkok. Maybe slightly different as they do like an inside joke when they know they are ripping of travellers. What can you do, punch them in the face, guess that would be a little uncalled for. As we are on an island, I have never been to one before as stated, but I’m guess as I’m seeing first hand that the islands are a little more expensive than Bangkok the city. Which is to be expected. I know Thai baht is cheap to the pound, but your not living the English money at the current moment your living the Thai money. The whole currency money does confuse me. I just live by it when I’m in it, if that makes sense. Anyway so first impression of koh samui, its more laid back than bangkok but nice. I like that it gives you the chance to look out into the sea and just be. Nothing wrong with staring out into the ocean, just seeing.
Islands are tropical aka humid, that’s probs an obvious thing. Its peaceful in the mornings, its a great place to have a stroll along the beach at 8am in the morning before anyone else is up and about, that’s humans. The dogs on the other hand are more out and about in the morning. A long with our stroll along the sand we hand a guided local aka doggy. Very loyal to the end of our stroll. It was very humbling in a way. Miss the sense of a dog walking by your side, it was nice to be reminded of what its like. I think in some way the dog would have liked to spend the day with us, maybe that’s just me a doggy mind. The atmosphere is less livily than in bangkok but it has a nice twist to it. Not many people start their day until 11 here, so its nice to have the quiet of the nature for a few hours.
As I’m travelling its nice to hear from people back home, obviously very blown away with the sight of pictures that seem to be popping up on the internet turf. At times I just wish…. I’m not realy sure. Trying for a more positive vibe today. I do like being on my own, whether that’s due too always having been, but at times I don’t. But I know if I had started out this journey on many own it would have never happened. I’m very grateful for the is chance of a life, but I know it doesn’t seem like it. Island is lovely. Its just….
Food is, I want to say lush but its not really the word I’m looking for. The food is indeed more flavoured than I’ve had in a long time, but in a sense I miss the freshness of vegetables. Guess I’m still looking for a rememberable meal, so far I would say it would have been the salad in Dubai. Fried chicken house salad. It had a nice twist to it. Might just see what I can come across later today.
The sun isn’t out but its humid enough to appreciate the weather, guess my mind might change later on.
Spend the day touring, seeing some of what koh samui has to offer. Spending a long afternoon with a funny day safria group. Wasn’t anything funny about it, it was just called that. Started of visiting a big Buddha temple, yep another temple, Thais are religious. It was on our list to see, which is always good. Its huge, like high huge on a step of mountains, but these steps are baby steps. For some reason in Thailand they have little steps and lots of them, not sure why that is. It was the same in bangkok. The temple wasn’t very impressive, just big Buddha high on steps but it was good to see, like I said it was on the list to see.
We then when to the part where all animal entertainment happened. I like animals and they always intrigue me, but when I was seeing this, obviously they train these animals but you never know the extend to how they train them. You could ask, but of course they are going to lie. Wasn’t exactly comfortable watching most of iit but it was part of the programme. The one thing that did amaze me was the elephant trek. We didn’t go far into the jungle or anything like that. The place is set in the nature zone though. A good experience. The fact that you can say ypouve Ben on elephant is wow. It is indeed another thing I wanted to do. It’s again how are some of these elephants treated as looking around a few were changed. These animals aren’t exactly going to be free. Within the animal entertainment we saw a baby elephant show, were they danced to music, monkey show, a very reluctant tied money.crocodile show, showing a mans stupidity. The shows in some way was about the people get more tips, even though you had paid for the day of seeing and doing these things.
The two things I did enjoy about within the safrai rride 4*4 drive ride, where you got to sit on top on the actual car, driving ridiculously fast through out back roads. Mind you, you did end up with leaves slapping you in the face. It was a smile good thing tho. The other was seeing the waterfall. I’d like to say it was within the heart of the jungle. Heat of humidity beating of you as you climbed the rocky forum of a path in flip flood, not exactly great food wear. Like baby babi taking first steps, but obviously a lot heavier. It was a good feeling to finally have reached the waterfall and just see. So it was a busy day but a good day. Weather stayed at bay until the final leg of drive home, heavy pours of shower struck again but didn’t last long. Giving us the ability to go out and enjoy another Thai meal. This time I went for a spicy curry. It was nice, pudding was a slight disappointment but never mind.
So koh samui has come to an end. How do I feel?
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