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Tong Nai Pan Yai Beach - it's always beautiful here!

If I was crazy, I would say that the wave was calling me back again....... Well, even I'm not I say the same.

After a long break, no more full time job. Being a freelance writer and being free now. So why would I stay home? The beach, the beach i wanted to meet you - again!

This time I didn't go there alone. The other two friends, Aod and Jane, who never go to this beach before asked me to join.  I've known Aod for 5 years now as we've worked together in advertising agency. For Jane, I've known her for just one year since I interviewed her to join the company as an English copywriter last year. She's filipino who lives in Thailand for 3 years now.

I watched the movie "the beach" one day before the trip.
Too bad that the water was going down but I still love it!
Actually I don't like this movie as much as the book. I read this book more than 10 years ago at Koh Chang because someone left it in the bungalow I stayed. About some years later they made a film. There's no beach like the beach they said. They filmed it at Maya Bay. (yes, it's a beautiful one but the real Maya Beach is not difficult to go) But one thing that I agree is about "cancer" - cancer is anyone who's lessen the beautiful side of the beach and ruining the culture with or without noticing when they are there.

The movie says about two kind of people - and I think maybe they want to seperate these two kinds to "traveller" and "tourist" but for me I don't care. Maybe some people want to say that they are traveller and others want to call themselves toursit.
Tong Nai Pan Yai Beach - it's always beautiful here!
Sorry that they have two words in English but in Thai we have only one which means the same.  And even i am a traveller or tourist,  I always know where i've been to and I remember every single of the moment I have had anyway. I don't mind to stay in the cheapest bungalow or the most expensive one (if I have enough money). I don't try to make myself being cool by travelling with budget (but sometimes I do because I don't have that much much money) :), I don't mind being a backpacker or samsonite-er .. But I do mind for where I go, what I see and what I experience and how those experience fulfill my happiness more than doing it just to show off.

In the movie, they said people who are not at the beach are the parasites but I don't think so. Only agree about "cancer" as they say. People are different.
The bar
Some people like it but some people just don't. And people who like it doesn't mean that they are wrong. They want to release, they want to relax so they want party. Sometimes me too. But full moon party at Had Rin beach is too much for me. Most of people know Koh phangan as a full moon party island but for me I know that there are many more beautiful sites to make them feel happy than that one.

That's why I always go to Tong Nai Pan Beach. The beach that they said there's nothing but old people, no party, quiet. But those reasons suit me. Going to the beach is my way to relax. I only want the sound of wave and wind being my background music than the hip-hop or dance beat from the stereo and  I want a quiet place not crowded ... let the nature free my mind.

And even this trip is my seventh time here I still love here not less than before.
 

newtampo says:
hahahahhahahaha what if i say yes?! :D
Posted on: Jul 16, 2010
stabber911 says:
After I read your blog, I really just wander if you are a talkative person?
Posted on: Jul 15, 2010
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Tong Nai Pan Yai Beach - its alwa…
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Too bad that the water was going d…
Too bad that the water was going …
Tong Nai Pan Yai Beach - its alwa…
Tong Nai Pan Yai Beach - it's alw…
The bar
The bar
Fried squid with garlic
Fried squid with garlic
Stir fried vegetables with Shrimp
Stir fried vegetables with Shrimp
Panana Shrimp
Panana Shrimp
My Singha Beer
My Singha Beer
Wonderful!
Wonderful!
Sucking mango juice
Sucking mango juice
:D
:D
Aod and Jane
Aod and Jane
Central Cottage Resort
Central Cottage Resort
I was fried!!!!!
I was fried!!!!!
Central cottage resort
Central cottage resort
Aod
Aod
The beach bar
The beach bar
Nice?
Nice?
I love to sit here
I love to sit here
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