Ko Samet

We have slept through for 12 hours and wake up feeling slightly more rested than the last 2 previous mornings. We have our breakfast and set off on what I can only describe as an arduous journey that went something like this sawngthaew, ferry, sawngthaew, bus, sawngthaew, coffee, sawngthaew, speedboat, knackered converted fishing boat ( worried here I may never be seen again) sawngthaew. I now have a pressure sore the size of Wales on my arse, a blinding headache and indigestion through lack of food.

Still when we finally arrive on Ko Samet I just know I’m going to have a good time here, its busy and the bars and restaurants and fairly packed but the music being blasted out onto the beach is my kind of thing. We bypass the pier beach and get out at the next beach having paid 400 baht national park entrance fees first. The roads are terrible but I quite enjoy bouncing around in the back of the sawngthaew, it’s a bit like low key mountain climbing for jeeps.

We eventually get somewhere to stay after trailing round for 40 minutes, its dark and the little bungalow we have chosen is basic but the bed is so so and its cheap. We have dinner on the beach, although we wait ages for our food, beef with basil, chicken and cashews, fried vegetables and steamed rice, when it comes it really good and we wolf it down. After a few drinks we make our way up the hill and crash out, plenty of time for Ko Samet tomorrow.

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