Sunday, January 24, 2010

The last few days

The last few days have been a total whirlwind of travel!  On Wednesday Alex and I flew from Chang Mai back down to Bangkok.  We had planned to spend our last three days in Thailand there but once we got off the plane we changed our minds.  People started hasseling us and we just looked at each other and quickly decided that we were just to tired for the hassel.  So.... we went and got on a bus and four hours later we got on a ferry and one hour later we were in the back of pick up truck bumping down a crazy scary road to our beach side vila!!  The island we went to wasn't one of Thailand's best but it was reachable from Bangkok and we had a great little bungalow with AC and a bath right near the beach for only $40.  

We had a great time at the beach on thursday and then friday it rained like I have never seen it rain.  We had to ride back to the ferry in the back of the pick up in the rain and then had to do the ferry in the rain.  Oh the joys of travel.  The bus ride should have only been about 3.5 hours but their was a big accident and so with traffic it took us 6 hours. 

When we finally arrived back in Bangkok friday night we decided to splurge and stayed at a fancy (by Thai standards) hotel at the airport.  It was AMAZING!  I took a hot bath and the bed was so gloriously clean and soft!  We really enjoyed the nice hotel, it was a great end to the trip.  We had to get up at 3am to catch our (in total) 22 hours worth of flights back to Denver.  We had a great trip but I have to admit that I am glad to be home, and bree (our cat) was super glad to have us back!

Below are some pictures of our last few days in Thailand.

Our little bungalow on Ko Samet

One of the many little coves on the island.

Alex had a blast climbing and playing amongst the rocks.

Our last night on the island Alex got to pick his fish - he could choose from shark (upper left), grouper, squid, huge prawns and many other kinds of freshly caught fish.  He chose the grouper.

One thing I love about going to other countries is looking at their chip flavors.  They are always so different from ours.  Here you can buy flavors like wasabi and grilled shrimp amongst the normal flavors. 

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