Koh Samet (Samet Island)
Just a quick update on a quick trip to Koh Samet, Rayong province, Thailand...
By quick trip, I mean leaving Bangkok on Saturday morning at like 7-8am and arriving there around 10-11am. Spent Saturday night there and left on Sunday before noon! I know it sounds kinda pointless but since it's incredibly difficult to have the same free time for all of us...this is the best we could do :(
We took a bus at Ekamai eastern bus terminal, the most rundown bus terminal in Bangkok so far.
After 2 hours something on the bus, which made me realize that I'm getting too old for bus ride, we arrived at Ban Phe where the piers are.
You can either take a speed boat (around 1000-1200 Baht depends on how many ppl) which takes around 15 mins to the beach, or take the cheaper one that you share with bunch of ppl (fun for college kids and those who have time to spend on the boat rather than the beach) which would take 30-45 mins.
*Ao actually means 'bay' in Thai
The beach we went is Ao Pai, where the famous Silver Sand bar is. It's actually the first time we stayed there. Last time we stayed at Ao Wongduen which is a bit further but I think it's nicer. The reason we chose Ao Pai this time is because we had good memory with Silver Sand bar last time we went, hehe.
Ok, enough whining ;) We spent the afternoon at the beach, I'm not much of a beach person either because my hometown is also a beach town so I'm sick of it, or something else hehe. My friends went to play in the sea and get salty water on body while I prefer wearing bikini, lying down reading a book, or falling asleep, hehe. (yes i know i'm boring!)
and then..my camera was out of battery...
The trip was short and not that magnificent, no wild sex, no crazy bong hit, but it was pretty relaxing and it's always good to be spending time with my friends :)
Though, if we are going to a beach trip again..can we fly??