My little bro (Mike) and his girlfriend (Becca) were in Thailand for a little holiday before Mike headed over to oz for a mates wedding. While they were here I figured I might as well make the most of having some travel buddies around and take a long weekend (in the middle of the week) and head down to Ko Samet for some sun, sand and singa beer.
Due to the crazy Bangkok traffic the taxi ride to the bus station was longer than the bus/ferry trip to the island – so it ended up being a semi-epic journey… but 7 hours after leaving Dad’s place I was drinking beer with Mike and warming up my liver for more boozing to come.
You see, Mike has been living in London and thinks he’s British…. I’m living in Thailand and trying to avoid a beer belly… Consequently, Mikes BPH* is now a lot higher than mine… I just couldn’t keep up. It’s sad to think that in the old days my BPH used to be equal to (sometimes higher) than my brothers – I think I must be getting old(er) and maybe even wise(r).
Anyways…. Ko Samet. It’s a lovely place, the beach is beautiful and the sea is warm. If you are in Thailand and can’t make it to the beaches down south it’s definitely a good place to top up your tan before going home!
The bungalow we stayed in was a bit below average – we had an incident where the fan fell apart in the middle of the night – I’m amazed that mike managed to sleep through what Becca and I thought was an avalanche tearing down our crappy little bungalow (the plastic bit of the fan being tossed around in the fan). Mind you, his BPH was pretty high that night so it’s not really that much of a surprise he slept through a virtual avalanche.
So… it was a lovely weekend of lazing on the beach, drinking beer with my bro, going on several missions to find a decent egg for Becca and drinking Mojito’s by the bucket (very classy).
Here are some pics…
* BPH = Beers Per Hour.