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KO SAMUI (bounty island)

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so... we're on an island - Samui - we flew in from Bangkok on Wed.

i actually am afraid to write how nice the beaches are - as you would probably hate me if i wrote in detail....
in SHORT: the sand is white and soft, the water turqoise/green - very warm and totally clear all the way to the bottom, the sky blue, palm trees around... 30-35 degrees all the time - but not too hot - we there's a refreshing sea breeze. what else do you need

our usual ''concerns'' are:

  • ''should i rather go swim in the sea, in the pool or continue lying and doing nothing''?
  • ''do i want a fresh pineapple, or grilled spring rolls??'' - both brought to my chair on the beach by nice Thai people
  • ''watermelon or pineappple juice?''

haha :)
i better stop writing NOW :)
[as little bird told me that the weather situation in Europe isnt as great at the moment ;))]

the island is great, but it's not totally stunning. the beach IS. but the rest of the island is very COMMERCIAL - everything is for tourists. People who only go to this island, would never get a feeling of the real Thailand. It could be an island in Greece as well. Same stupid street stores with souvenirs, same loud nightlife. It's even hard to find real Thai food here (!!!) and the number of 'schnitzel''-restuarnats/fast-foods etc is huge.... We're so surprised to see all these Europeans comning o Thailand only to catch back on spare ribs or Wiener Schnitzel... :-S What's the point...

also: the Thail people here are very different from the ones we've seen before. They are not smiling all the time like elsewhere, also: we have a feeling everybbody is trying to cheat us... They know they CAN cheat tourists... And they seem to be very lazy - they usually try to charge us double the GOOD price for taxi - and when we refuse to take this ''offer'', they dont even bargain down - they just continue sitting on their ass, as one good scam later on will be enough to earn as much as they would if they were honest... sad...

In ANY case: we are very happy to have these 4 days on the beach - to recharge our sun-batteries :) yay!!!

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OLGA's PART

Leniwe dzien dobry z wyspy Samui na poludniu Tajlandii :)

Jestesmy tutaj od srody, robiac nic. Zdazylysmy juz podpiec sie na sloncu i dzisiaj troche cierpimy, ja zas w szczegolnosci. Czesci dotad osloniete (jak uda, brzuch czy ramiona) przy pierwszym kontakcie ze sloncem staly sie jaskrawo czerwone. Obecnie moje cialo ma rozne odcienie poczawszy od bialego, poprzez rozowy, czerwony, az do brazowego i ciemnobrazowego. Taki ciapek ze mnie.

Wyspa sama w sobie jest ladna, ale nie powalajaca. Moglaby byc kazda inna wyspa w Europie. Jest najmniej azjatyckim i tajskim miejscem jakie do tej pory odwiedzilysmy. Pelno tutaj turystow, przede wszystkim Niemcow. Co za tym idzie, baza gastronomiczna podporzadkowana jest im gustom, co oznacza liczne restauracje z pizza, makaronem czy sznyclami!!!! I Ci "prosci" turysci, bedac tutaj, w Tajlandii, zamawiaja te same dania, ktore mieliby w swoim kraju. Zenujace......

Nasz czas mija tutaj powolnie, zaczynamy dzien od sniadania na "stolowce" pod golym niebem (a wlasciwie pod palmami), tuz przy plazy, gdzie slychac szum fal..... Zaraz potem przenosimy sie na lezaki nad wode i tam spedzamy kolejne godziny. Woda w morzu jest tak przyjemna, ze wchodzi sie do niej bez zmruzenia oka. Ma turkusowy kolor. Co kilka godzin wcinamy kukurydze i springrollsy z grilla, sprzedawane przez Tajki na plazy. Acha, a na deser swiezy ananas i kawalki kokosa.

Poza europejskimi restauracjami, nei sposob nie zauwazyc, ze ceny sa tutaj takze "turystyczne", a kierowcy taksowek probuja "wynegocjowac" krocie za przejechanie kilku kilometrow (a przy tym sa bardzo leniwi i nie kwapia sie do pracy za "male" pieniadze).

Jutro wieczorem lecimy do Bangkoku i spedzimy tam niedziele, po czym wsiadamy w samolot do Amsterdamu. Powoli koncza sie nam te cudowne wakacje. Na szczescie udalo sie nam odpoczac i poznac troche ten piekny kraj. Zgodnie stwierdzamy, ze chetnie bysmy do niego wrocily.

Dobrego weekendu!

Posted by Camerowska 21:08 Archived in Thailand

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