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    Is Koh Samui as bad as Phuket ?

    I'm gonna pop there for a few days in December to see a friend

    What are the pitfalls to avoid and where are the nice spots ?

    My friend will be staying by Big Buddha Beach

    The hotels I've been looking at are on Chaweng Beach, Maenam Beach and Bophut Beach along with Big Buddha Beach





    Grateful for any advice, Cheers

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    nice beach on lamai, few bars there, go to the shooting range, great way to spend a few hours, bonny hotel in lamai is good value, go see cock and fanny rock while your down that way too
    Last edited by sunsetter; 19-11-2011 at 08:58 PM. Reason: havent been for 10 years so info is a bit dated :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabaii sabaii
    The hotels I've been looking at are on Chaweng Beach, Maenam Beach and Bophut Beach along with Big Buddha Beach
    I'd go with Maenam out of that little lot but it all depends on you and what are you looking to take away from this holiday?



    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetter
    bonny hotel in lamai
    Are yes, the old Bonny. Do you remember the Mawney Arms pub just round the corner, setmeister?

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    ^^ Cheers bud, I'll try Lamai,

    What's Cock and fanny Rock ?

    Is that like Neo's lollipops ?

    ^^ I need a base away from the lads if you know what I mean

    Chaweng does look favourite now

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    Those little green roads between Chaweng and Big Buddha Beach are swinging the balance.

    Looks like a nice Scooter escape route, after she's fell asleep

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    I'd go with Maenam out of that little lot
    Hmm, this looks nice

    http://www.samuiburi.com/


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    Someone told me there's a waterfall somewhere in Samui, good for a shower in the morning

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    ^ ^looks expensive.

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    ^ how many airmiles you got? Enough for me to come along? Can I bring the missus and her mum? The cats?

    I'm really looking forward to this buddy, can you give me the hard dates. Also, due to the flooding, I'm a bit short on hard cash, so I'll be needing to throw a few minor items on your CC. You Northerners are bloody great!
    How do I post these pictures???

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    I stayed at Mae Nam beach resort [at] Bht 2,000/night/double room in March.
    Next to Shady Rest, (dont go there unless you're desperate Bht600.)

    Beach front chalets, no weird smells, swimming, clean beach, no pool.

    Nice and quiet, comfortable, clean, tidy, good menu,alcohol good service.

    Up the soi from there are a few bars, the one at the end is full of Belgians and a pool table with a hell of a sexy barmaid, belongs to the Belgian owner.

    There's a corner Mom 'n'pop store, supplies all your usual bits and pieces and tomato juice for your bloody marys.

    Around the corner on the main road are a couple of eateries, one run by Willy, a Pom.
    Safe and clean, unpretentious place.

    Beside it a bar with some girls, keen, young, one was m....took her home.,,no HIV, tested

    Across the road a more upmarket eatery, clean, good food.

    Taxi mafia, everywhere a real rip off, tried to smack my son in law.
    Enjoyable stay, otherwise.

    Good security.

    Further east toward Big Buddha beach, the places get ritzier and more expensive, but closer to airport and the racket from the planes is a piss off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    ^ how many airmiles you got? Enough for me to come along?
    Yes, I have actually

    Unfortunately it's a Northerners only Hotel Award scheme, so unless you can borrow a ferret and a flat cap you won't be allowed in.


    ^Cheers ENT

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    ^ Ooooh...

    I don't know how I'm gonna tell the missus and her mum; they'll be devastated.

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    ^ I can send you a postcard, if thats any consolation,

    Maybe not, it might get wet

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    Northerners are heartless!


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    Where did you get my pic, Betty?

    Hansum man, eh?

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    ^ seen worse...

    When I used to visit me grandpa in Sheffield, everyone looked like that...

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    ^ Same in Wales

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    I thought they all looked like this in Wales:


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    Judging by the hat and the shirt, he's an Ocker, from Oz.
    The green and yellow striped drum is also Oz colours.

    No wellies to hold the sheep's back legs, definitely not a Kiwi, mate.

    The sheep is obviously a Scottish black faced highland breed, reportedly much discriminated against by farmers in Oz, as you can tell.

    Welsh sheep are much prettier.

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    ^ you seem to be quite the expert; I'll bow to your superior knowledge.

    Out of interest, where do these Slagish sheep come from - the Bridgend area perhaps?


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    ^ Looks like a South Dorset Romney cross, a regular mutton dressed as lamb.

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    ^ An English breed.

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    ENT....your knowledge on this subject is alarming...


    ....Betty....is that what they call...cross dressing...



    sabaii sabaii ....lived in Samui for seven years....liked Lamai the best...can come up with a contact on accomodation....8000 baht/ mth...50 mtrs walk to the beach....1/2 a click from Lamai Post Office, if you are interested....
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    i am just the nowhere man...
    living in the nowhere land...
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    If she had a nice line in conversation, I'd take her out, see if we 'connect'...

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