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Ko Samet Travel Blog› entry 9 of 22 › view all entries
October 19th, 2008 – by: bcbusdriver
Last time we went we barely made a bus as it was rolling down the street and ended taking the slowest bus I had every rode on made worse as it did not have a washroom.
After a four hour bus ride we were in Ban Phe. I have been here a couple of times and the only thing to do in Ban Phe is buy your ferry ticket maybe book your hotel from the booking desk and stock up on some beach supplies as the prices are cheaper here then on the island. We ate some noodle soup from one of the vendors as we waited for the ferry and then we off onto the Bay of Thailand sailing towards paradise.
I love Ko Samet. It is easy to get to from Bangkok. It is small so it is very easy to get around and it has a bunch of nice small beaches to chill on. It also as a good mixture of Thais and farangs visiting so you know you can use your English here without troubles but not every traveler is white so still feel you are in Thailand. On the ride over Voon was just so excited she was vibrating. The little girl has not had many chances to travel and this was going to be her first trip to an island. In her broken English she kept asking me if I would swim with her in the ocean.
The ferry we took arrived on the other end of the island then the boat we rode last year.
Next step was to find a ride to our hotel White Sand Resort. Getting a ride on Ko Samet just look for the bright green trucks. There are very few trucks on the island and all of them seem to be green. These basically are the public transit system of island.
Shortly we were unloading at our hotel. I now remember walking past this place last year and happily it is right on the beach. Or bungalow is just down a lane and only about 200 meters for the beach. We can't quite see the beach but it is close enough. Bad news though is I think there must have been some chillies in the soup we had in Ban Phe as I am feeling sick. I get to spend the next 12 hours being sick in paradise with a high fever. Good thing is this food reaction goes through me quickly and the next day I am ready to hit the beach. While I am trying to stay cool in our room Voon and Benny spend the rest of the day on the beach enjoying some time together.
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