Friends of mine who took 'gapyahs' (to be fair none of them are gap-yah people.) after finishing university went to Koh Chang. No roads, no electricity, just some bloke with a boat who dropped you off on a sandy beach. We decided that we wanted a short break on one of the islands but hated the idea of Phuket and the like. In the end this seemed to be right up our soi.
A bit of diving, a bit of beach, a bit of pool-lounging, eating, a cheeky beer or two and doing nothing much at all. Not our normal trip but, variety is the spice and all that.
This end of the island used to be a fishing village. Most of the new buildings are built on stilts going out into the bay which makes it look lovely. You also feel that the verdant mountains are right on top of one. You can also enjoy your well earned beer looking down through a glass table-top and a hole in the floor straight into the sea, which is a little odd. Relaxing, but odd!
If (when) we go next time, we will take a car. It is only a few hours, apparently, from Bangkok. So, by the time you've waited at the airport, flown and so on, there can't be much in it. Also, it is cheaper and has a lower carbon footprint. The real benefit is though that you can see more of the island. We found local transport to have fixed ideas about where we should want to go. Renting scooters would be an option, but not for the children and probably not GIll either!
I do fancy going back and seeing more of the islands, very, hilly interior.
Although the sunsets were nice, I have to say we've had some dodgy weather in Bangkok of late and it followed us up here This is supposed to be when it really hots up and is dry! The picture below was taken in the aftermath of an early morning storm that certainly managed to hide that boat from us.
This will be a blog about my latest shots and what I liked or was trying to do with them
I am a teacher of Economics and have worked in various schools in Europe & Asia. One of the things I love doing is getting out and about with my camera.