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    koh samet for new year

    well my new year was spent doing nothing but eat sleep and beach on samet, bloody lovely, heres a few piccies from the trip

    first off get yourself to ekamai, buy a ticket for ban phe, 550 baht i think it was for 2, that includes the bus,ferry over and ferry back, not bad, and go wait here



    they leave on the hour, standard thai bus, free water and a taro bun




    roads werent too busy, but a fair few familys hacking past all loaded up







    waiting for the ferry to fill, and away we go for the 30 mins trip across

    ketamine-only fools and horses

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    well that was easy, arrived about 1 ish,then decided to catch a taxi to the resort, i wanted to walk but the smily girl wouldnt dream of it



    bumpy as you like as the roads are still mud once you get out of the main town part thing bit, bit of a traffic jam through there to the national park post





    you will get parted with 200 bahts here, while the missus pays 40.............

    love was in the air for these 2 for sure, taxi nearly run em over



    like i said before, the roads were just dirt tracks, so bumpy, they got us there in one piece though, ahhh time to check in and get on the beach, more pics to come

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    lomantic swans on the bed, and a crackin little balcony







    toilet pic for you dd



    great shower, hada quick blast then time for the beach!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetter View Post
    you will get parted with 200 bahts here, while the missus pays 40.........
    Even if you have a Thai Driving License?

    And very interesting thanks, still to research what island Ill take my 63 yr old mother to in May for 4-5 days. So this all helps.

    Looking forward to pics/info of the beaches and resort. Cheers.

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    ^Samed Villa Resort: Welcome to Koh Samed (Samed Island) Rayong Thailand

    mastercool, i dont know about the driving licence thing as i dont have one, solly


    couldnt get on the free sunloungers at our place as it was all full, zee germans had got there at 5 am, so we paid 60 bahts for one at the place next door, thatll ding dang do for me!!



    coconut man wasnt far away





    magic, well they had a buffet dinner, with free sangria so it was off for a shower and time to fill up
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    all laid out nice on the beach and surrounding terraces





    580 bahts per person, steak loads of thai food, fruits, everything, oh and free sangria....

    bit blurry this one of the buffet tables, but they were kept well stocked up right the way through the evening, i had a couple of plateloads and was stuffed







    threw a few more sangria down, then a tiger, then off for a stroll up the beach to ploy pub to watch the fireworks



    lots of this going on all up the beach




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    Heard they do a good fireworks show on new year.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Master Cool
    Even if you have a Thai Driving License?
    Yep you get the Thai price with your Thai license or work permit.

    Last time we went we got the speed boat across and got him to drop us on the beach past the national park check point, but they've got cheeky little national park guards hiding in the bushes and they accost just when you think you've got away with it. But we just spoke Thai to them and they let us off with the Thai price, no need for the identification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the dogcatcher View Post
    How much?
    2400 per night with brekkie

    yeah 580 baht for the new year dinner buffet, bargain, the food was good

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    BTW, can I take my motorbike over on the ferry? I might check it out on a 2 day trip from BKK.

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    there was a bloke coming back when we crossed with a bike on the ferry, one of those gay fino things though, they are passenger and cargo only boats

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    Nice thread SS. Makes me realise just how much its changed since my last visit, 25 years ago. Then, they flashest place on the Island cost 50 baht and was made of bamboo with only 3 walls !!

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    cheers mate, few more pics to come, but yeah i like samet, they cant really develop it anymore as its quite small so it should stay the same for a while

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    lots of partys going on for new year all up the beach, people flying lanterns by the shedload




    fireworks were pretty good but quite difficult for my little canon ixus 100s to get anything much cop



    plenty of punters, loads of gay thai lads, fair few farangs getting 2010 out the way aswell


    that was new years done then, the next 3 days were spent having a moose around, and laying on the beach, found some good food and some cracking spots to sit and have a beer.....coming soon

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    ^ Blimey, the place is rammed. I forgot what crowds of white people looked like..

    Nice thread, SS..keep it going son..

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    sent the missus out early with towels to secure an umbrella with a nice view,so after getting stuck into the buffet brekkie, 2 eggs on toast, bacon, sausage, coffee, juice and fruit, it was time to hit the beach



    not much talent about, but the missus was amused when she heard some thai boys saying 'watch out !! here come a big red mammoth!!'



    as it was nearing beer o'clock we decided to take a walk down the beach into the town to grab a bite to eat, saw this along the way



    not keen on the colours,but an ideal little machine for flying around on samet

    stopped at this place on the main road, was kind of busy, for some stramed rice and stuff
    tasty

    had a wander up the road and came across this little gem of a place to watch the world go by






    frozen beer glass, and beer so cold it had flecks of ice when poured, lovely....want one?

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    there ya go, get your laughing gear round that


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    took a nice stroll back down the beach


    had a swift beer here



    quick shower then out for some seafood, lovely little place right next to the resort


    velly lomantic, and velly cheap too, kilo of prawns
    and table full of food, beers and a screwdriver for the car thief missus, 800 baht





    magic
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    kilo of prawns
    and table full of food, beers and a screwdriver for the car thief missus, 800 baht
    Very cheap.

    Good report mate. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetter View Post

    This kind of reminds me of valentines day in the adverage restaurant in the U.K.
    Romance is taken care of with a candal on every table , and every table in every corner is packed to the gunnels with ordinarily unromantic blokes paying token lip service to the one they love.

    As for this :



    ' Well , of course I love you petal, but I just don't feel like face sitting tonight thats all.'

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    ^ few more tomorow if i get chance, some sunsets and beach and stuff

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    Noice one

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    Nice pics cheers.

    I aint been there since 89.

    I hear they have a malarial problem ?

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    hmm wasnt many mossies at all to be honest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao View Post
    kilo of prawns
    and table full of food, beers and a screwdriver for the car thief missus, 800 baht
    Very cheap.

    Good report mate. Cheers.
    OMG how i envy you guys.
    I came back to Queensland for christmas and it has'nt stopped raining for weeks. Left the missus behind on Samui as she has a business to run. I was feeling sorry for her when i left, but now i am feeling sorry for me.

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