ko samet - from beach hut dreams to reality

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ko samet is the ilha grande of bangkok, a beach island 3 hours away by bus & ferry where all the locals go on there free days to chillout & party! sounds like a great place? it is!

the plan was to spend 2 nights in ko samet to escape busy bangkok for some beaching. we took a cab to the eastern bus terminal, hopped on the bus leaving 20 minutes later which stops right next to the ferry terminal. the boat ride was nice, but a bit wet and it was great to see the first beach huts appearing on ko samet.

we did not have reservations and arrived pretty late on the island, normally not a problem. but if you arrive on a friday of a 3day weekend at 6pm that's not that great :-)

we took the songtao to the beach we thought we will have the best chances to get a nice hut only to hear everywhere that there is nothing available... one guy came and offered a room for 500 and, lacking other options (or mood to walk around forever) we took it. and it was so bad! cockroaches, dirty, small fan, no security... everything i don't like in my rooms :-)

chona and me are quite similar in terms of patience & drama so we were madly pissed at each other and it took us about 2 hours to deal with the fact that we have to stay together for the night hehe

as she is addicted to food the great eats on the island helped a bit to get everything back to normal and we even visited the local beachparty clubbing area next doors before spending the night in our dodgy room. next morning i went out early to find a new place and found a lovely little aircon bungalow with all the nice things missing the night before. we moved and got ready for the first beach day
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