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April 4-8 2008

Again for 4 days (for my fifth trip) in Phangan. Can't believe that last year I didn't step on the beach at all. So it's good to do it again now!

Phangan was our target. It's not around full moon nights but we just need to be relax. Planning two weeks before going. Would like to stay at Tong Nai Pan noi beach but they're fully booked, every guesthouse, hotel, resort! What happened?!!

So had to think about where to stay. We don't like Had Rin. Last time we're there for Full moon party, well, it's not for us, we thought. So only one idea was the same place we've been in the last two years, Central Cottage Resort at Tong Nai Pan Yai Beach. They had room, enough for us all!! Wow!

We heading on Friday night, Ale was just arrived Thailand on that day then he had to move again to Phangan.

I like this picture
Don't wanna ask how he feel? After sitting on the plane for 12 hours from Milan to Bangkok then 12 hours on the bus from Bangkok to Phangan, nice? Hahaha.

Don't have any plan for this trip. Just to be relax really. Central Cottage was different from the first time i've been. They re-decorated, rebuilt new houses. i'm glad that they still have those huts I love. And now they have swimming pool!!! oooh.

Tong Nai Pan beach is a quiet beach. They called it "a beach for old people". Anyway we're old so it suits us well. We stayed in the big houses with air con. This is the first time in the last ten years that I stayed in the aircon room on the beach. But as my friends booked for us all so .

I don't know what is it. Maybe a jelly fish, small one?
.. we stayed. It's hot but it's not too hot to open the air con as we're on the beach and it's raining some days. The beach wasn't nice as I've seen and I can't swim because my period was coming on the first day I stepped there!! It's too early so I didn't prepare!!! Well well well ...

I love this beach but this time was like I wasn't ready to travel. Not only couldn't swim but one of my eyes turned red on the last day also. I was like a monster. I saw it in the morning. Everyone was wondering what was happened to me? Me too! After the trip, I met the doctor. He asked me a lot of questions to see what happened. "Did you scratch your eyes?" No. "Did something attack your eyes?" No. "Did you fall down?" No. "Did you drink?" Yes "A lot" Yes. "Ok I know now why!" ... The doctor said the conjunctiva was blew out because there were a lot of pressure in my right eye as I drank too much. !!!!!!! I drank a lot often in the last two years but nothing happened. After I stopped drinking a lot and do it just socially, it happened! And just one eye?!!! Well. The red spot became bigger then fully filled in my right eye. Just be cured three weeks after that. Aww, I don't wanna drink ... no more.  Should say thanks Phangan, right? :)

 

newtampo says:
Erna it's not true!! :D:D:D Anyway would like to cheers one more cocktail with you again :D
Posted on: Jul 14, 2008
ErnaButterfly says:
Told ya, New.. the red eye is because u went drinking without us!!
Posted on: Jul 07, 2008
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Welcome to Phangan!
Welcome to Phangan!
I like this picture
I like this picture
I dont know what is it. Maybe a j…
I don't know what is it. Maybe a …
Ale with the first dinner on the b…
Ale with the first dinner on the …
Welcome back to Thailand again, Al…
Welcome back to Thailand again, A…
Our late dinner. The bus took a br…
Our late dinner. The bus took a b…
The gang
The gang
Sleepy but hungry
Sleepy but hungry
nid and knot
nid and knot
:)
:)
Donsak Pier
Donsak Pier
The big buddha. Symbolic of this a…
The big buddha. Symbolic of this …
The guard who took care of our stu…
The guard who took care of our st…
nid nui and ale
nid nui and ale
Theyre like Koreans actors! Phon …
They're like Koreans actors! Phon…
On the cab to tong nai pan.
On the cab to tong nai pan.
:)
:)
Going to swim!
Going to swim!
A view from our room
A view from our room
Not so nice for this time.
Not so nice for this time.
Rooms
Rooms
Dinner time
Dinner time
hello
hello
:)
:)
Lunch time haha always eat.
Lunch time haha always eat.
What are you thinking?
What are you thinking?
We stayed there
We stayed there
on the beach
on the beach
it said were at phangan now!
it said "we're at phangan now!"
walking along
walking along
Its gonna be raining soon
It's gonna be raining soon
Anothe resort.
Anothe resort.
Quiet
Quiet
:)
:)
Phon and Ale. Waiting for food.
Phon and Ale. Waiting for food.
at the restaurant of the resort
at the restaurant of the resort
:)
:)
:)
:)
oooh ... look at the sky and every…
oooh ... look at the sky and ever…
After the rain, there is the rainb…
After the rain, there is the rain…
In Thailand!
In Thailand!
Chumporn pier
Chumporn pier
Chumporn pier
Chumporn pier
yo!
yo!
Chumporn pier
Chumporn pier
Yeah!
Yeah!
Hola!
Hola!
Two chefs :)
Two chefs :)
Koh Phangan
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