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    Koh Samet... Go there .. It's nice.

    Decided to go to Ko Samet for a few days with SBF (Speccy Brace Face )....

    Got a taxi along from Pattaya to Ban Phe near Rayong where all the boats leave from... We hadn't booked anything so was taken to the taxi drivers favourite agent at Ban Phe and was shown their list of options for accommodation...

    I decided to avoid the busier beach called Sai Kaew which I was told was full of 'gypsies and backpacker scum' and opted instead for Vong Duan beach... Also booked a speedboat through the agent, thus avoiding contact with the gypsies and backpacker scum on the ferry...

    The speedboat looked like this one... And the beach looked like this one...



    The accommodation was a beach hut at a place called 'Vong Duan Resort'....



    The bed... That's the bed that is...



    And the balcony... Very nice hut but a bit pricey at 3500 baht per night...



    I was very happy to be relaxing on the island....




    So... chilling on the lovely beach and hiring big inflatable turtles is what it's all about in the daytimes...



    And the night time is about stuffing yourself with lots of great seafood and booze at one of the beachfront restuarants...





    Found a nice spot for breakfast where you could have the water splashing around your feet as you ate during high tide...




    We decided to try and be romantic one night and go in search of the sunset.... We were on the wrong side of the island for the sunset but on my travels I had seen a sign that simply said "sunset" with an arrow pointing away from the beach.... Luckily, the island is very thin where we were at so we didn't have to wander through the jungle tracks too far before we found the other side....

    Plonked our arses on this rocky bit...



    And were rewarded by this...






    Then it was back to the beach hut for some more booze and a game of this.... (I lost 500 baht to SBF playing this)



    On the last day we took an organised boat tour around the island which included the chance to catch some tiny fish and do a bit of snorkelling.... At the drop off point there was a stall selling fireworks... I had to buy some...


    The problem with fireworks though is that you get all excited before it, spend a lot of money and then it's all over in seconds... (and I was trying to escape that Pattaya feeling... )


    I'd recommend a visit for anybody that likes to relax in lovely surroundings.... And for anybody that likes to float around on big inflatable turtles...



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    Good Weed then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post

    Good Weed then.
    I asked for a 'Happy Shake' but they wouldn't make us one at the restaurant... I don't like smoking and of course, would never touch anything illegal in Thailand....

    That picture shows how content and happy I was to have escaped the madness of Pattaya for a few days... The island can have that effect on you...

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    Nice thread. Good effort.

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    Could do without the mug shot, but sums up Samet nicely. Not much to do there and very quiet.

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    Last time I stayed on Wong duan those huts were 400baht per night, must have been a while back I guess , prefer the beach at Hat Sai Khao though, lots of topless farang girls

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    SBF is confusing me because I always think of Slimboyfat.



    Good photoshop skills, I almost thought it was real!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Last time I stayed on Wong duan those huts were 400baht per night, must have been a while back I guess , prefer the beach at Hat Sai Khao though, lots of topless farang girls
    You can keep your topless farang girls....

    400 baht?.. before my time, I think...

    Some of the backpacker types had spilled over onto Vong Duan - they could be found belting out that wonderful song "Engerlaaand, Engerlaaand..." in one of the beachfront bars...

    Foul specimens.


    NickA - that's really me... that's what I look like... Cute eh?..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawlins
    NickA - that's really me... that's what I look like... Cute eh?..
    Oh really, it's just my kids saw it and I don't think they'll sleep properly for a week or two now

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rawlins
    NickA - that's really me... that's what I look like... Cute eh?..
    Oh really, it's just my kids saw it and I don't think they'll sleep properly for a week or two now
    Speccy Brace Face (SBF) got a pillow with that photo printed on as part of her Christmas present... I don't imagine that she can sleep properly either...

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    Your identikit, oops, sorry avatar is a very close likeness.

    Excellent thread thanks.

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    Great thread. Cheers

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    Nice thread and some very good pictures. I have only ever made it to Samui but Samet looks like my kind of place. I have put it on my list of places to visit for next time. Sounds a little pricey but should be ok for a couple of days though. I like to see a good mix of sandy beaches and rocky bits.

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    ^You can get a decent room in the 1000-1500 baht price range, Rawlins is just a yuppie with too much money.

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    A face only a mum could love anyway who is going to put the, "I love SBF" tattoo on his forehead


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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    A face only a mum could love anyway who is going to put the, "I love SBF" tattoo on his forehead
    Have already got it tattooed on my arse... wouldn't want to overdo it...

    SBF actually made a show of committment to how much she loved me while we were on the speedboat on the way back from the island... She chucked her simcard in the sea...

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    ^You can get a decent room in the 1000-1500 baht price range, Rawlins is just a yuppie with too much money.
    Feckin' wish I did have too much money... It's nice to treat yourself now and then and I didn't want to be in some cockroach ridden stinky hovel...

    (was too expensive though... why do the rooms never end up looking like the one in the photograph that the agent shows you?... was nice enough..)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA View Post
    SBF is confusing me because I always think of Slimboyfat.
    it had me worried too. i know i was drunk over New Years but surely not that drunk.

    Nice thread rawlins

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    How is throwing her sim card into the sea a sign of commitment does it mean she wil not run anymore massive mobile bills up that you will be exspected to pay or is she saying that she is throwing away all the other boyfriends phone numbers

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    ^ The second bit... True love or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawlins
    True love or what?
    When's the wedding?

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    ^ I can't marry Speccy Brace Face.... I'm already married....

    (Divorce papers are in the post as I type I think.... but once is enough in anybodies lifetime)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawlins View Post
    ^ I can't marry Speccy Brace Face.... I'm already married....

    (Divorce papers are in the post as I type I think.... but once is enough in anybodies lifetime)
    That's what i said after a divorce from hell in the uk, didn't fooking last long though, but been 'happily' married now for 5 years with a 4 year old daughter so can't really complain.

    Specky brace face want to get married then????
    Last edited by buriramboy; 07-01-2008 at 04:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawlins
    I can't marry Speccy Brace Face.... I'm already married....
    So. You're in Thailand now where the rule of law doesn't apply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    Specky brace face want to get married then????
    I feckin' hope not.... MTD mentioned the marriage word, not me....


    Can you have more than one wife in Thailand?... Not just a collection of mia nois, but 'Proper Wife Number 1', 'Proper Wife Number 2', etc....

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